While it’s always fun to look at the personalities and styles of the video game babes of the past, ahead of us lie many recent additions to the ever growing list of dominant divas in games, and this one is no exception. Upon the release of the Playstation Vita, many games were out to take advantage of the new specs the handheld device had, most notably the touch screens and the built-in gyroscope. One title to make the most of the hardware was the game aptly titled Gravity Rush, a game released this past summer that depends on the player’s centering of gravity in places that are otherwise impossible to reach if not for the heroine of this hour’s special gift. She will literally have you bouncing off the walls and literally have you falling for her, the lovely lady called Kat.
Her auspicious debut begins with Kat literally waking up after a great fall and having amnesia from the impact. When she awakes, she is accompanied by a star-patterned cat which she affectionately calls “Dusty.” But she is immediately thrust into action when the locals of the city Hekseville charge her with the duty of rescuing a child from a freak storm, to which she gains her powers to shift her personal gravity on surfaces most normal people are unable to stand thanks to Dusty’s powers that empower her from within. With these powers at her disposal, she makes her living continuing the city’s people with specific tasks while also fighting dangerous monsters known as “the Nevi.” Even without all her memories, she takes a light-hearted approach to everything and has deep appreciation for whatever friends she makes. But at the same time she has signs of eccentricities when she makes her home in Hekseville’s sewers.
It’s revealed at some point though that Kat was, prior to her memory loss and fall, that she was a queen of a certain land high above Hekseville and had a much different personality then what players see her as during the main story. In fact, she was supposedly less confident and more apathetic for her duties and responsibilities to the point where she was said to have “given up” and abandon her life as a royal. Which in part would probably explain her embracing her new role as a hero in Hekseville. But she also finds hardships in the form of rival gravity shifters like Raven and stronger Nevi monsters. At the apex of the story, Hekseville’s police force “The Jellyfish” attempt controlling the Nevi and creating a living weapon called the Anemone. Naturally, the Jellyfish are overwhelmed and Kat, along with the friends she makes during her travels, must defeat the Anemone to save the children captured by the mysterious storms.
Taking all this into account, does Kat have what it takes to figuratively reach a higher level of fame that few can claim? The people at Sony must certainly think so, as Kat and a few other characters from Gravity Rush were included into one of their signature games Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. Even more important is Kat’s inclusion as a DLC playable character in the highly touted Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale for the PS3, a roster spot that some would say isn’t easy to get. With the overall praise that Gravity Rush has received in such short time, the game’s director Keiichiro Toyama has expressed interest in doing a sequel, even though no formal announcement’s been made. Regardless, Kat has made a literal impact on the latest generation of Sony’s handheld gaming hardware to the point where the sky may literally be the limit. It’s conclusive to say Kat is the video game babe who can stand atop on her own, even when it’s on the ceiling and walls.
This is Greg P., examining video game babes for you and me.