Ex-Tango Gameworks Developer Ikumi Nakamura is Working on Gungrave Sequel

During Tokyo Game Show 2021, Gungrave G.O.R.E publisher Koch Media showcased a new gameplay video, and announced that Ikumi Nakamura is involved in the game’s development.

While the first half of the trailer is dedicated to cinematic scenes from the Gungrave sequel, the second half shows the game in action, including scenes showing combat with guns and swordplay.

Gungrave G.O.R.E is the latest title in the “Grave” series of 3D action games. The title centers around Grave, a former mafia member who died once and has returned after being resurrected through a surgical procedure. He acquired a stronger body in exchange for losing his memories and as a result can perform superhuman feats.

In the trailer, Grave was seen unleashing stylish attacks against large numbers of enemies. According to the trailer, Grave can attack using a combination of guns and swords, and by kicking enemies.

Publisher Koch Media announced that Ikumi Nakamura, who previously worked on The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo at Tango Gameworks, is involved in the development. Nakamura’s role on Gungrave G.O.R.E was not specified, but it sounds like more information will follow.

“This Gungrave G.O.R.E collaboration has been a valuable experience for me,” Nakamura said. “I played the original Gungrave, so this has brought back lots of precious memories. You can expect more updates and other news from now on!”

Gungrave G.O.R.E is being developed by Iggymob for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Jason Coskrey is a writer based in Tokyo. Find him on Twitter at @JCoskrey