Binary Domain, the recent third-person shooter from the Sega development team responsible for Yakuza, is coming to PC.
According to Steam, the game is due for release on the 6th April and will set you back a paltry $39.99. There will also be a boxed version you can acquire through traditional means, if you're so inclined. As usual, pre-ordering the game on Steam will net you some swag. Namely an extra map, two weapons and a set of retro ninja outfits.
According to a Sega marketing exec, the impending port is the result of Sega listening to fan feedback.
"As well as the excitement generated by Binary Domain in the console press we were seeing increasing numbers of players asking for a PC version. So we listened and we delivered." he said.
Binary Domain, directed by Toshihiro Nagoishi, of Super Monkey Ball and F-Zero GX fame, is a tightly paced, fun shooter with a quirky sense of humor. It isn't perfect - our own Paul Goodman gave it three and a half stars - but it does have a robot with a ridiculous French accent, which buys a lot of affection from me. Unfortunately, much like Vanquish, Sega's previous attempt to break into the third-person shooter market, Binary Domain seems have gone largely ignored both in Japan and the West. Hopefully it'll fare better on PC. I'll certainly be picking up a copy.