Interesting point – Why Are There NO Godzilla Games? – Godzilla VS Kong (2020) – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6V5xesBEiY (about 8:37 minutes long).
There was a Kaiju game a while back on Bundle of Holding – New Bundles Available on Bundle of Holding, Humble Bundle, and Fanatical.com (Fate4) and numerous crowdfunding Kaiju campaigns on Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/advanced?ref=nav_search&result=all&term=Kaiju. One of the oldest Kaiju boardgames was The Creature That Ate Sheboygan: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/1783/creature-ate-sheboygan. I am surprised there have not been more Kaiju video games or apps.
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
With a new Godzilla movie expected out next year and the most recent Godzilla movie released this year, I would be surprised if we don’t see more board, video, and RPG games involving Kaiju. From reports, it’s expected that Toho plans on releasing Kaiju movies every other year and another company, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MonsterVerse, plans to come out with Kaiju movies on a regular basis. From one review, https://screenrant.com/godzilla-upcoming-movies-list-release-dates/, Toho and Legendary Entertainment (not mentioned in the ScreenRant link, but from other articles), have taken a page from Marvel Studios on a shared universe, Kaiju-style.
Other uses of Tag: Kaiju