P.N.03, short for Product Number Three, is a 2003 video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo GameCube. P.N.03 is a third-person shooter featuring a dexterous, cybernetically-enhanced woman named Vanessa Z. Schneider who the player controls to destroy a series of robots.
The game was designed to have a “classic” feel through use of use things such as point combos for destroying multiple enemies in a row. Originally, during the planning stages, P.N.03 was a wargame known simply as “Robot War Game”. Five days after starting development, graphics were put on-screen and Shinji Mikami felt nothing from how the game was turning out.
He then decided to change the direction of the game to its current form, with the female protagonist. Later during development, Mikami felt that the game’s name should be Jaguar to reflect Vanessa’s cat-like agility. However, other staff members did not like the name; some claimed that it didn’t describe the game well enough and others thought that White Jaguar would be a better title. Mikami then forced himself to come up with the name Product Number 03, which he shortened to P.N.03 to give it a more mysterious feel. Even after the name was changed, a staff member made Vanessa’s crouch pose on her hands and knees to resemble a jaguar, saying that the game would always be ‘Jaguar’ to him. [Infos from Wikipedia
In these early screens we can see Vanessa using “real” weapons, while in the final version she just shoot energy from her hands.
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