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Ikumi Nakamura is Working on Gungrave G.O.R.E.

by Morgan Shaver

This year’s Tokyo Game Show has had a number of exciting announcements, and the latest update regarding the latest project Ikumi Nakamura is helping work on is no exception.

Previously, Ikumi Nakamura had been working on Ghostwire: Tokyo as a creative director prior to her departure from Tango Gameworks, and her enthusiasm for the project garnered quite a bit of love back at E3 2019. 

Now, those wondering what else she’s been up to have an answer, and it’s a pretty darn awesome answer at that! 

Ikumi Nakamura is Working on Gungrave G.O.R.E. 

As reported by outlets like IGN, Ikumi Nakamura is working with developer IGGYMOB on Gungrave G.O.R.E., though her role in the game’s development has yet to be outlined.

Game Informer recently offered a profile of Ikumi Nakamura’s career over the years, which ended by noting that she’s currently working as a freelancer right now while preparing the launch of her very own studio.

We imagine her work on Gungrave G.O.R.E. is part of that freelance work. Or to sum it up, she’s keeping busy with a variety of projects while also opening her own studio, and we’ll undoubtedly be hearing a lot more from her in the future!

Touching upon her involvement in the development of Gungrave G.O.R.E., Nakamura said:

“This Gungrave G.O.R.E. collaboration has been a valuable experience for me. 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!”

For those unfamiliar with Gungrave G.O.R.E., it’s the latest title in the Gungrave franchise that’s currently being developed by South Korean studio IGGYMOB. In the description of the latest gameplay trailer, the following information on the game was provided:

“Gungrave G.O.R.E is a stylish third-person action shooter by South-Korean Studio IGGYMOB, in which you take on the role of Grave, a gunslinger of resurrection and badass anti-hero of your dreams, mowing down tons of enemies in a gory ballet of bullets.

As a sequel, Gungrave G.O.R.E is the ultimate resurrection of the Gungrave franchise for veteran gunslingers and Gungrave fans, but also a gloriously gory standalone story experience for a new generation of gamers, and on a new generation of consoles.

Grave returns in 2022 to PS4 and PS5.”

It’s nice to hear that gamers who haven’t experienced a Gungrave game or watched the anime in the past will be more than welcome to check out Gungrave G.O.R.E. thanks to its standalone story.

Of course, if you have the time and the ability to do so, we certainly recommend checking out games like Gungrave and Gungrave: Overdose. And of course, checking out the Gungrave anime

All in all, we’re excited to hear about Ikumi Nakamura’s involvement with the development of Gungrave G.O.R.E. and were stoked to see a gameplay trailer for the game drop during TGS 2021. You can check out the gameplay trailer embedded below.

Stay tuned, as we’ll be sure to post updates on Gungrave G.O.R.E. and other projects Ikumi Nakamura is working on in the future. 

Related: Sony Shares Exciting New Gameplay Footage of Ghostwire: Tokyo


Morgan Shaver

Morgan is a writer, metalhead, horror lover, and indie game enthusiast. When it comes to games, they love nothing more than to wax poetic about all the latest and greatest indies to anyone who'll listen. They're also a Tetris fanatic who's fiercely competitive in games like Tetris 99... and all games in general. But mostly Tetris. You can follow Morgan on Twitter @Author_MShaver