Gungrave Gore Release Date, Trailer, And Gameplay - What We Know So Far

Resurrecting a series that's been dormant since 2004, "Gungrave Gore" is an upcoming third-person shooter with futuristic flair. The original "Gungrave" from 2002 and "Gungrave Overdose" received lukewarm Metacritic rankings in the 60/100 range, however, enough time has passed that "Gungrave Gore" could be considered a fresh start for the franchise. Though some may be concerned by the critically panned "Gungrave VR," considered one of the worst games of 2018, "Gore" seems to lean more on the series' roots.


Merging Eastern and Western design, "Gungrave Gore" integrates multiple styles and gameplay complexities. It picks up where 2004's "Gungrave Overdose" left off, putting players back into the shoes of anti-hero Grave, a.k.a. Gunslinger of Resurrection. Developed by South Korean studio Iggymob and published by the Germany-based team at the incredibly prolific Prime Matter, "Gungrave Gore" was first teased way back in 2019. Iggymob and Prime Matter have shared many updates since then to get players hyped for the release.

What is the release date for Gungrave Gore?

Thanks to the aptly titled release date trailer that debuted on August 27, 2022, fans know exactly when to expect "Gungrave Gore." The game will officially launch on November 22, 2022. Once the world gets access to "Gungrave Gore" later this year, there are a few options for how to play it. The title will drop on Xbox Game Pass for Console, PC, and Cloud immediately, giving people in those programs every reason to try it out since it's included with the membership.


In addition to availability on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, "Gungrave Gore" will also launch on PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as PC via Steam. There are no clear differences between the editions shared so far, though it's worth noting that GameStop had the physical console versions listed at $59.99 at the time of this writing, while "Gore" was priced at $49.99 on Steam. Xbox Game Pass users will essentially get access to the title for free, and some players may consider a membership to try "Gungrave Gore" since it's cheaper right out of the gate.

What do the trailers reveal about Gungrave Gore?

There are multiple trailers available for "Gungrave Gore." The lineup stretches all the way back to the 2019 reunion trailer, which offers a cinematic sneak peak of the game with a heavy focus on combat. Next came the teaser trailer from Gamescom 2021. At just over a minute, this one focuses on a group of baddies taken aback by a flaming, flying object hurtling their way. The comet-like UFO turns out to be none other that Grave himself, who does what he does best: slinging a storm of bullets.


The gameplay reveal and extended cinematic trailer from September 30, 2021 borrows a chunk of the teaser trailer. From there, it builds off of what happens after Grave takes down his enemies. There's a conversation with Asagi Mika, who helps Grave claim the area he descended upon, followed by more high-action gameplay footage.

Last but not least is the release date trailer, which introduces the narrator Quartz, who is part of a crew tasked with killing bad guys. It also highlights her teammates: the explosive Bunji, mad scientist Dr. Aso, shot-caller Mika, and, of course, Grave. The trailer then profiles the team's enemies. Known as The Seed, the antagonistic organization features the witch Big Wushen, the top hat-clad Turonty, katana expert Yensen, and super muscular Ganpo. More combat follows.


How does the gameplay work in Gungrave Gore?

The trailers for "Gungrave Gore" give an ample look at gameplay. On top of those previews, the Steam page offers a bunch more details. As described by its creators, "In Gungrave [Gore], play the gun-wielding badass anti-hero of your dreams as you mow down tons of enemies in a gory ballet of bullets and experience a story of vengeance, love and loyalty, all in a beautiful third-person action shooter, combining the best that Eastern and Western game design have to offer."


Unlike many shooters where stealth is a component, Grave does not run away or hide — he faces his foes head-on with reckless courage. In addition to gun slinging, Grave has some mean martial arts skills. There are also various weapon and ammo upgrades that can be combined in different configurations, offering opportunities for multiple playstyles and strategies. "Gungrave Gore" includes over 12 hours of gameplay, and Prime Matter emphasized that the story will appeal to new fans, as well as those returning to the franchise.