Raging Beast is a sandbox-style superhero video game for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable inspired by the Sega Genesis game Altered Beast.
Raging Beast takes place in Champion City, a big hussel-and-bussel city similar to Liberty City from the Grand Theft Auto series and Empire City from inFAMOUS which both look like New York City. Champion City is located in California right on the coast. The city has urban areas where people from parts of the world live, these areas include Chinatown, Little India, Japantown, Koreatown, Little Manila, Little Bohemia, Greektown, Corktown, and Little Italy. The city is abundant in culture not only in the ethnic enclaves but in the rest of the city where different cultures thrive. The city is named for the band of rebels from the American Revolution called the The Champions who founded the city after defeating enemy brtitsh forces and named the named the town in their honor. The city is full of superheroes of all kinds.
- Samson Hughs/Raging Beast - A 24-year old man working as a full-time comic book store employee who has a love for movies, video games, and comic books. When he recieves a mysterious watch from an unknown person via mail, he soon discovers that the watch gives him the power to transform into an half-human half-animal hybrid. Inspired by the superheroes from comic books, he makes himself a costume and adopts the monkier Raging Beast to defend Champion City and bring evil down.
- George Baldur - Samson's best friend, George admires and envies Samson's superpowers. He provides Samson with imformation about criminals and such.
- Sarah Jackson/Hot Stuff - A cocktail waitress, she is Samson's girlfriend and decides to become a costumed crimefighter like her boyfriend. She takes on the identity of Hot Stuff and fashions herself a skintight outfit and fights crime.
- Johnathon Cage - An FBI agent who is looking for an assassin named Killer Z. He dislikes the fact that Samson is taking the law into his own hands but feels that his heart is in the right place. He provides top-secret information that George cannot get to.
- Moira Cage/Zoom Girl - Johnathon's daughter, she is the superhero Zoom Girl. She is a genius and a colledge graduate who has invented a formula that allows her to run at superhuman speeds. She keeps her super identity a secret from her father in fear that he will forbid her from doing her job. she helps Samson on several occassions.
- Gene Monger - Samson's arch enemy, he is the one who gave Samson the watch in the first place so he would be distracted by other villains that he would not interfear with his master plan. He hopes to create a race of half-animal half-human creatures that will overthrow the human race. Its up to Samson as the Raging Beast to stop his evil plan.
- Killer Z - An assassin from Japan hired by Gene Monger to keep an eye on Samson. Skilled with the katana, shurikens, and a master of ninjistsu, he will stop at nothing till Samson is dead.
- Warren Lionheart/The White Knight - A british man working at a bank, he is given the mystical blade Excalibur and becomes the White Knight and defends Britain from evil villains such as the Jester and Amoeba. He travels to Champion City to track down Jester and teams up with Samson as the Raging Beast to stop him.
- Kyle Richardson/Hotshot - A hot-headed teenager with the power to control fire as Hotshot. He teams up with Samson on several occasions. He also tries to hit on Samson's girlfriend Hot Stuff but she turns him down for Samson.
- Mason McGarth/Charge - A man who is given electromagnetic powers in a freak accident. He teams up with Samson in fighting the Brimstone Gang
- Jester - The White Knight's enemy, he travels to Champion City for a better chance at villlainy and is hired by Gene Monger to stop Samson.
- Kaun, the Dragon Lord - The crazed leader of the Brimstone Gang. He has the magical power to transform into a dragon as do the others. Samson as the Raging Beast teams up with Charge to stop him.
- Hannah Joanne/Tornado Gal - A girl with power to turn herself into a miniature tornado. She has a crush on Samson but rejects her advances.
- Cole MacGrath - A man from Empire City with the power of electricity. He comes to Champion City after saving Empire City from his evil future self Kessler to start a new life as a hero and teams up with Samson several times to defeat several bad guys. Note: He is from the video game inFAMOUS.
- Alex Mercer - A man infused with a mutant virus that gives him superpowers. After saving New York City from a deadly virus he came to Champion City to start a new life as a hero. He teams up with samson several times. Note: He is from the video game [PROTOTYPE].
You can transform into a variety of different half-animal half-human hybrids to combat enemies. You aquire different animal forms by extracting a drop of blood from the animal, let the watch convert it into the watch, and then you can transform. you can find most of the animals at the zoo but special creatures you find in different areas but these creatures can only be found when you are not on a mission.These include:
Mermaid (at the beach near the wrecked boat but sometimes you will find it swimming in the water)
Fairy (at the flower shop on North Wind Avenue)
Alien (at the UFO crash site near the woods)
Dragon (at the Brimstone Gang's lair)
Jackalope (at the woods in the open field)
Bigfoot (at the woods on the trail)
Thunderbird (at the woods near the burnt tree)