New GigaBash Character Pays Tribute to Japanese Hero Series

New GigaBash Character Pays Tribute to Japanese Hero Series
GigaBash, the B-movie styled 4-player arena brawler in which giant kaiju, monsters and ranger heroes cause merry mayhem as they battle for supremacy, revealed a new character ahead of Tokyo Game Show 2020: Gigaman. A new stage, Siberia, was also unveiled.

Now, IGN has an exclusive 17-minute gameplay video showing the new character in action in five matches, along with recently unveiled new monster Skorak and stages including Sibera, Hawaii and Tokyo. Check it out below:

Power-suited hero Gigaman is a homage to Japan’s tokusatsu effects series, firing laser-based projectile attacks with his Giga Beam that ricochet around corners and aerial boost attacks in addition to fighting with his fists. As a limited special move, he can target and fire a powerful volley of lasers that burns a “G”-shaped emblem into the ground, for an extra adorable touch of collateral damage. His suit is blue by default but several color skins are available, as shown in the gameplay video.According to the character’s profile, he is a once-mighty hero who has emerged from retirement to kick kaiju keister. Although he has seen better days, he has managed to retain his acrobatic skills, pulling off cartwheels, flying kicks, dive kicks, somersaults and tornado kicks.The press release accompanying his unveiling says “Gigaman is ideal for players looking for a high mobility type, fast-paced, combo-oriented character. His core mechanics require mastery in spacing and precise timing in each attack. In the right hands, Gigaman can overwhelm his foes in an unending string of air juggles and combos, perfect for players who prefer to beat their opponents with style points.”

The Siberia map is a snow-covered industrial complex of factory buildings, most of which are destructible. The gigantic statue of a pickaxe-wielding worker at its center can be toppled during play, to launch a missile from the silo hidden within and damage your foes.

Developed by Malaysia’s Passion Republic Game, GigaBash will feature 1-vs-all battles as well as team battles among other modes when it is released on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2021. For more information, check out GigaBash’s website, Twitter account or Discord server.

Tokyo Game Show 2020 is taking place 24-27 September as an online-only event. IGN will be covering the show in collaboration with our Tokyo-based team at IGN Japan, so stay tuned for much more.

Daniel Robson is Chief Editor at IGN Japan. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on life and games in Tokyo.

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