Well, color me impressed. I do quite like the art style, very comic book like. Bandai Namco has announced a brand new project that is as yet unnamed but has the tagline “prepare to dine.” This combined with the first few seconds showing a character licking their lips of blood and a sharp fang appearing, implies that the main character is probably the one doing the dining.
The trailer reminds me vividly of Sin City, all black and white except for the color red. However, we should probably keep in mind that Namco states quite clearly that the animation here was “inspired” by their new project. Thus, it’s not necessarily what the game is going to look like. Which would be a shame, I wouldn’t mind seeing a game done completely in this style.
Namco also doesn’t mention who is developing the game, so we can’t look for clues there. With a healthy variety of games spanning many genres, Namco offers no hints in that respect either. There isn’t much to go on, but it’s certainly piqued my interest. Though the style is more related to American comic books (if not Sin City, then The Art of War by Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese) the characters and animation itself are distinctly anime and manga related.
Nonetheless, we’ll be finding out more next week on April 20th, according to Namco, when the game is officially announced. What do you think of the teaser trailer? Do you like the art style? Let us know in the comments below!