Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Apr 032020

Earlier this year, PlatinumGames launched the “Platinum 4” website, which was later revealed to be four upcoming announcements.

The first was The Wonderful 101: Remastered, which they held a successful Kickstarter campaign to self-publish as a multiplatform release later this year.

The second was Project G.G., a new giant superhero IP being self-published by PlatinumGames.

While people expected each announcement to be a game, the third was actually their new studio PlatinumGames Tokyo, which will work on developing “live ops” (live service) titles.

Finally, the fourth announcement was teased for a big reveal on April 1, which should have been a warning sign, but when it turned out to be their April Fools’ Day joke, people became furious. I’ve seen so many people angry at Platinum for making their fourth big announcement a joke, especially since some felt the announcement was hyped up too much.

However, now the Platinum 4 website has been updated with a “5” after the previous reveals, as a “Bonus Stage” is coming soon.

Some fans are once again hoping for whatever game they want to see the most, while others are still mad over the April Fools’ joke. Personally, I think the chance of it being news about an already-announced game like Bayonetta 3 is slim, and the widespread theory that it’s Drakengard 4 seems to have no real basis except that Platinum worked with Yoko Taro on Nier: Automata.

So I’m expecting the fifth announcement to be another new self-published game, but we’ll see. What do you think Platinum’s final reveal will be?

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  3 Responses to “Fifth “Platinum 4” Announcement Teased After April Fools’ Joke”

  1. Drakenguard 4 would be so random. I’m surprised that they ever made more than one and it wasn’t mostly forgotten by now.

  2. […] after the April Fools’ Day joke, PlatinumGames updated the Platinum 4 website to tease a fifth announcement. Since then, we’ve been […]

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