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''VideoGame/GravityRush'' is a game for the PlayStationVita.

Set in a city known as Hekseville, the player takes control of Kat, a young woman suffering from amnesia, who gains the ability to control the gravity around her from a mysterious cat. The gravity-controlling mechanic can be used to fly through the air, walk on walls, and thrust devastating kick attacks towards enemies. Gravity Rush also boasts some role-playing game elements, such as powers and abilities to level up, side quests to undertake, optional villains to fight, and large worlds to explore.

It has been met with critical acclaim since its release. It was released in Japan on February 9, 2012 and then in North America on June 12, 2012 and in Europe on June 13, 2012.

On November 14, 2012, Kat was confirmed to be one of the first two {{DLC}} fighters, packed alongside her rival, [[VideoGame/{{Starhawk}} Emmett Graves]], in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale''.

''Gravity Rush 2'' was [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlMbfOA1zxo teased at the Tokyo Game Show 2013]].

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Kat's [[SpyCatsuit Spy costume]] features this, which is lampshaded shortly after it's acquired.
--> '''#1 Fan''': Wait 'til I tell my friends I saw ''the'' Gravity Queen, and ''so much'' of the Gravity Queen!
* ActionGirl: Kat, Raven, and Yunica all fly around and fight enemies like the best of them.
* ACupAngst: Kat tends to wince at offhand remarks about her less than impressive bust.
* AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The Snakerabbits from the Spy DLC missions. They're a group of rowdy drag racers who fly customized air boats recklessly. [[spoiler:[[HeelfaceTurn Though they get better]] once [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority they made Kat their boss]] after she saved them from Nevi. They stop being thugs and move on with their lives, but reunite to help Kat stop the bombs set by Kat's crazy fanboy.]]
* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:According to Cyanea's "Dream Guardian," everything and everyone in the world of Hekseville are figments of Cyanea's dream. Before the finale, the Dream Guardian saves Kat from [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] only because that was the only way to keep the dream going.]]
%%* AmbiguouslyBrown: Kat herself. Also a DarkSkinnedBlonde.
* AmnesiacHero: Unlike most amnesiac protagonists, Kat moves on and is optimistic about living and protecting Hekseville, rather than looking moody and trying to piece together clues. You might forget about this cliche and it's essentially a super hero origin story.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Kat's fate after being tricked and frozen in the last episode. Thankfully, Syd and Cyanea free her.]]
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Reversing the usual way things go, the extra outfits for the DLC missions are given to you at the start, rather than at the end, for the purposes of the story.
* AnimalMotifs: Crosses over with MeaningfulName; Kat gets her gravity shifting powers from a cat, while [[TheRival Raven]] gets hers from a crow.
* AnkleDrag: Done to [[spoiler:Kat by Nushi right after she defeats it.]]
* AutomaticNewGame: Starting up ''Gravity Rush'' for the first time automatically starts up the opening.
* BadassInANiceSuit: The ChaoticEvil master criminal Alias displays a unique fashion sense, as he combines a tailored pinstripe suit with headgear that looks like it was modeled after that of a [[Film/ANewHope Tusken Raider]].
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: You thought a Nevi was gonna be the boss of episode 8, but Raven [[TheWorfEffect worfed]] it and fights Kat instead.
* BraidsOfAction: Once Kat switches over to her military uniform, she uses these.
* BonusBoss: The rare Nevi [[spoiler:hiding in each of the Rift Planes.]] Each one is significantly tougher than the other Nevi, deals more damage and is [[NoSell inexplicably immune]] to your special attacks.
* CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker: [[spoiler:Once Kat returns from the bottom of the World Pillar, D'nelica has become mayor, and enjoys blaring uplifting military propaganda over the city PA system,]] especially in Vendecentre.
* TheCape: Kat, personality wise. She will always save others above anything else, even if it means disobeying another order.
* CelShading
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Being the good-natured girl Kat is, she can't say no. [[spoiler:It is to the point where Adreaux takes advantage of her in episode 18.]]
* ColorWash: Each section of Hekseville has its own color wash; Auldnoir is reddish-brown, Vendecentre is light green, etc.
* CoupDeGraceCutscene: When you whittle down a boss's health bar, you're told to "finish them" by tapping a crosshair that appears on their weak point, causing a cutscene where Kat attacks them with what appears to be a powered up version of the Spiraling Claw. This is subverted in your [[spoiler:first battle with Raven; she does the same move to counter it and sends Kat flying back]].
%%* CombatStilettos: Kat and Raven.
* CreepyDoll: When Kat goes to Aki the fortune teller, Aki tells her fortune through a somewhat damaged, perpetually grinning ventriloquist's doll named Pandora. Kat is considerably unnerved by the entire encounter and is relieved when Aki conducts subsequent readings without the doll.
* CurbStompBattle: A literal example in the cutscene with Kat's first face-to-face encounter with Raven, who knocks Kat around and then steps on her head hard enough to cause a concussion. Luckily, by that part of the game, it had been well established that Kat [[MadeOfIron can take quite a lot of punishment without getting seriously hurt]].
* CuteClumsyGirl : [[https://web.archive.org/web/20130218130956/http://beamspams.tumblr.com/post/36415134107/behold-the-most-well-coordinated-superhero-of-all Behold]], [[SarcasmMode the most well-coordinated superhero of all time.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: Although the game never states it outright, "Sea Wasp" Yunica apparently is partly machine. She sports a multifunctional arm cannon, she initiates a self-repair protocol when she is injured, and she has legs that are mechanical in appearance and that terminate in impossibly tiny stilettos.
* DegradedBoss: Some of the bosses in the game appear as regular enemies in later episodes and challenges.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When fighting the boss Nevi's first form in Episode 7, its "head" looks like the wrong kind of head. It's even more disturbing due to the fact that [[spoiler:Echo]] is partially trapped inside of it.
** The spear and shark type Nevis also have their cores in highly suggestive places (respectively on the rear and on the crotch. It doesn't help that the former has unnecessarily shapely legs and rear, and the latter is dealt with [[GroinAttack by kicking it in the core while it's lying on the ground]].)
* DownloadableContent: [[SideQuest Extra missions]] and [[AndYourRewardIsClothes unlockable costumes]] in the form of SpyCatsuit, {{Meido}}, and military outfits.
* DubNameChange: In Japan, the game is called ''Gravity Daze'', while the heroine is named "Kitten". Raven was originally "Crow".
* EccentricMentor: Gade appears to be an elderly, homeless man who is regarded to be crazy since he claims to be the creator of the world. However, he provides Kat with the means to access the Rift Planes and to restore the missing parts of the city and all of the people who were trapped there.
%%* EldritchAbomination: The Nevi give off this vibe, particularly some of the larger ones.
* EldritchLocation: Hekseville, a floating Steampunk city built around a titanic stone pillar and plagued by gravity storms, probably qualifies. [[spoiler:The World Pillar itself and the Rift Planes]] definitely qualify.
* {{Familiar}}: Kat's cat and Raven's raven, who are integral to Kat and Raven's gravity-shifting abilities.
* {{Fanservice}}:
** The most likely reason as to why Kat [[MinidressOfPower wears]] [[{{Meido}} such]] cute [[SpyCatsuit costumes]] and feels the need to lounge and stretch out on her bed whenever you return home. It's also shown numerous times throughout the game that she sleeps in the nude, and there's a few times where she's wearing nothing but a ModestyTowel...which falls off in one scene, giving Syd a nice view.
** Raven is dressed in a typical superheroine-type costume that covers up strategic areas while still managing to expose quite a lot of skin.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: [[spoiler:Alias, who gets crushed to death in an industrial-size garbage compactor.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: One of the first things you do is collect furniture for Kat to use, one of which being a chair which she doesn't use at all... [[spoiler:instead Cyanea uses it once she meets Kat in Hekseville.]]
* GenreBusting: Not quite a platformer, not quite an RPG, not quite a straight-up action game...
%%* GirlishPigtails:
%%** [[StrangeGirl Cyanea]] has them, and they're [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue!]]
%%** Kat herself gains them when wearing her school uniform costume.
* GravityMaster: The basis of the game's mechanics. Kat (and other gravity shifters) can hover and alter the direction "down" is for themselves; by pausing and adjusting, this shifters can [[NotQuiteFlight basically fly]]. Kat can also use her power to carry items in a stasis field and chuck them at enemies.
* HeroAntagonist: [[spoiler:Raven attacks you because D'nelica promised that he will send a search team down to rescue the children down in Boutoume if she kept the missing cities apart, and Kat was in the way. But he really just wanted to make the current Mayor look bad.]]
* HeelFaceTurn:
** Raven becomes allies with Kat when she sees that Kat is trying to rescue the Lost Tribe from Nushi. [[spoiler:That's also the point at which Raven realizes that D'nelica is not as trustworthy as he had seemed to be.]]
** As soon as the Sea Anemone takes out the military command ship, Yunica rationalizes that she can now make her own orders and chooses to side with Kat to destroy the shared menace.
* HomingProjectile: Kat can actually turn into one of these using the Gravity Kick.
* JustFollowingOrders: Yunica's rationale for trying to arrest Kat even though Kat had done nothing to deserve it. Yunica later neatly sidesteps this trope when the Sea Anemone goes berserk and incapacitates the military command, leaving no one in a position to give Yunica orders anymore.
* KickChick: Kat's default attacks all involve kicking in some way. Or stomping from on high.
* LeftHanging: There's a climactic final battle with a nearly-unstoppable monster, and afterwards the apparent BigBad gets injured and impeached, and all the monsters stop showing up, but there's no definitive explanation for ''anything.''
* LethalLavaLand: The aptly named Inferno Rift Plane level. Kat even has to be careful not to run into lava on the ''ceiling''.
* LevelUpFillUp: Upgrading your health also completely restores it. It can come in handy in a pinch.
* LittleMissSnarker: She mostly keeps it to herself. Her sarcastic side is shown in her thoughts in dialogue, but she occasionally opens up, and get shots at Syd for example.
* LivingWeapon: [[spoiler:[[FinalBoss The Anemone.]] It was an attempt to harness the Nevi's power as well as a replacement for Kat. It didn't end well.]]
* MadeOfIron: Kat can fall from extremely great heights without taking any damage at all; and it takes multiple hits from Nevi opponents to cut into her health meter significantly. She can even walk on lava as long as she doesn't do it for too long.
%%* MirrorBoss: Raven.
%%* MsFanservice: Kat and Raven
* NamesTheSame: [[invoked]] While in Pleajeune, Kat is asked to look for a schoolgirl named Echo who had gone missing due to nasty rumours about her. [[spoiler:It turns out these rumors were about an older woman named Echo, an escort.]]
* NotQuiteFlight: You don't really fly so much as control the direction you fall in.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler:Adreaux.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: Happens multiple times because Kat has built a reputation as the Gravity Queen. She [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by questioning the purpose of her SpyCatsuit.
%%* PoweredArmor: Yunica
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Gade the Creator and Cyanea. They have the ability to transport others to different realms and alter elements or the world as needed.]]
%%* ScarfOfAsskicking: Kat again.
* SceneryPorn: A given, since this is one of the major selling points of the PlayStationVita.
* SequelHook: The ending outright says the fight is just beginning, and several dangling elements remain, like [[spoiler:the slumbering children and the mysterious figure D'nelica speaks with]], that beg for a sequel.
%%* ShesGotLegs
* SlideAttack: Kat can hover across the ground with her Gravity Slide, and enemies she comes into contact with are automatically hit with her Slide Kick.
* SpeakingSimlish: What little voiced dialogue is in the game really sounds like French combined with Japanese, but is actually gibberish [[AsLongAsitSoundsForeign influenced]] by French.
* StalkerWithACrush: Kat's "#1 fan". She has no idea who he is. [[spoiler:He goes so far as to impersonate Alias and set up fake bombs around the city in order to get her attention.]]
%%* StalkingMission: DLC Maid mission 2.
%%* SteamPunk
%%* TheStoic: Yunica
* TeenageWasteland: Boutoume is inhabited by a tribe of children led by young Zaza. They were all stranded there when their bus fell off the edge of the world; and only Zaza has realized that the adults are probably no longer looking for them.
%%* ThisIsADrill: Kat's final attack is this.
* UngratefulBastard:
** At the start of the game, Aujean gets Kat to save his son Eugie from a gravity storm, but then he holds a grudge against Kat when she couldn't also save his house. [[spoiler:He gets over it by the end.]]
** Same goes for [[spoiler:the woman that asks Kat to receive the letter she lost from her dead lover. By the time she gets back, the woman had moved on and tells her to throw it away.]]
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Kat's powers tend to pick up whatever is in her immediate vicinity when she shifts gravity, including people and stray dogs. It is also entirely possible to use Stasis Field to pick up random civilians and hurl them into the void. [[KarmaHoudini There is no penalty for this whatsoever.]]
* WolverinePublicity: Kat is often played up as the face of the Vita, and Sony makes sure to let her appear in plenty of Vita titles. Along with the aforementioned playable appearance in ''VideoGame/PlaystationAllStarsBattleRoyale'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuUlSarc9HQ&t=1m25s she can be seen here]] playable in ''VideoGame/RagnarokOdyssey Ace'' along with Alias (and the Sorcerer from ''VideoGame/SoulSacrifice''). Following in the footsteps of [[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Sweet Tooth]], [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Ratchet]], and [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos]], she was made a playable golfer in ''VideoGame/HotShotsGolf 6/World Invitation'' as well as a Sack costume in ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' (in line with other mascots like the [[VideoGame/ApeEscape Pipo Monkeys]], the VideoGame/{{Patapon}}, and the VideoGame/LocoRoco). Kat, Raven, and Yunica were added as summonable spirits in the free-to-play Vita game ''Destiny of Spirits'', and finally, [[http://www.siliconera.com/2013/04/25/gravity-rush-characters-cross-into-vita-beat-em-up-rpg-picotto-knights/ Kat along with Yunica, Gade, Alias, and Raven are playable]] Cocoroids in the Japan-only dungeon brawler ''Picotto Knights'' (a game whose servers have since been shut down).
* YearInsideHourOutside: [[spoiler:Boutoume. Kat only spends a few days there, though when she returns to Auldnoir, an entire year passes.]]
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