Shadows of the DAMNED! is a third person action game formed with the partnership of Grasshopper Manufacture (Well known for their niche games such as Killer7 and No More Heroes) and EA Interactive (Known for their even more niche games such as M.U.L.E, Terra Driver and whatever Madden is). The game is set to come out in America for June 21st after being pushed back by two weeks. To lessen the wait, Suda51 and Shinji Mikami (The developers of the game) prepared a rather bizarre (and that’s putting it LIGHTLY) trailer demonstrating some of the gameplay concepts they introduced in the game along with some more gameplay footage. Anyone who can remember as far back as 2006 will remember that Grasshopper released some concept art for a game called Kurayami which seems to have a lot of the concepts from that game introduced into Shadows. The trailer can be viewed after the jump.
Continue reading Suda51 and Shinji Mikami reveal new Shadows of the Damned trailer
Shadows of the Damned is the product of an unusual collaboration between Grasshopper Manufacture (Creators of Killer7 and the No More Heroes series) and EA (the company that EVERYONE knows because they publish Soukyugurentai under the name Terra Diver to the US, making it the first time a Raizing game has made its way to western territories… and EA make a couple of sports games that no-one really knows much about). The game focuses on Garcia Hotspur’s quest to go into the depths of Hell to rescue his girlfriend. Some new concept art from the game was recently released today showing some of the nightmareish monsters from the game including monsters with minotaurs clouded in electricity, Zombies with exoskeletons and a guy with a cage round his face. See the full roster after the jump.
Source: (VG247) Continue reading Shadows of the Damned Monster Concept Art Surfaces
Thanks to the recent Games Developers Conference that is currently taking place, EA confirmed today that the latest game by the insane genius’s at Grasshopper Manufacture: Shadows of the DAMNED! Would recieve a release on June 7th. According to CVG, This will be a worldwide release for the game which is very good news for anyone not willing to shell out more money in order to import. Grasshopper have already confirmed that they will be announcing a brand new title at the end of this month via a live broadcast through Ustream dubbed “Grassstream 2: Travis vs Garcia” (Refering to the protagnists of No More Heroes and the aformentioned Shadows of the DAMNED!) so with Grasshopper continuing their conquest to become the greatest games company in the world, It’ll be interesting to see what else they have in store for their fans.
No More Heroes 2 is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and contains blood and gore, intense violence, partial nudity, sexual themes, and strong language, all of which may be featured in this review.
Released in 2010, No More Heroes 2 definitely had a lot to live up to. The first title in the series developed quite the following, making it one of the most appealing Wii exclusives from third party publishers. And while No More Heroes 2 does a lot of things right, there are some issues with the title.
Hit the jump to find out in our video review of No More Heroes 2!
Continue reading No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Video Review
While Heroes Paradise is already out in Japan, it has been critisised for numberous amount of glitches and occasional times of slowdown. For the Western release, these problems are being addressed along with added bosses from No More Heroes 2 (Fingers Crossed for Margaret and Alice). While the game had a censored version released for the PS3 and an uncensored versio for the 360, Konami have only confirmed that PS3 version will definetly see an overseas release. On the flipside, the PS3 version will be uncensored keeping in all the blood and gore that was removed in the PAL version of NMH Wii and the game will be modified for Playstation Move so you can destroy the game as well as your furniture. Konami released five sparkly screenshots of the Western release which can be viewed after the jump.
Source: (JoyStiq) Continue reading No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise recieves Screenshots
In Suda 51’s attempt to make Grasshopper manufacture the greatest games company in the world, he announced on his twitter that he has hired Yashiro Wada (creator of Harvest Moon) and Yoshiro Kimura (creator of Little King’s Story and Chullip) as chief officers to the company. It’ll be interesting to see what that collaboration brings as Grasshopper is hard at work on Shadows of the DAMNED!, Sine Mora and Codename D (So what, has Kurayami dropped off the face of the earth then?)
Goichi Suda, in the past, has shown interest in creating a sequel to the 2005 sleeper hit, Killer 7. Unfortunately, it seems things may be out of his hands.
When speaking with CVG, Suda spoke briefly on the chances of a sequel happening. He said he personally would like to make one, but things aren’t looking bright. “Unfortunately, Capcom owns the rights, so it’ll probably never happen.”
Unfortunately, we may never see another title in the series. On the bright side, Capcom is a company that listens to fans. Considering how poorly the first one sold, I think Capcom is one of the few companies who would actually consider reviving the property. Although ideally, it would have been nice if Grasshopper owned the rights.
But for now, fans will have to be happy with the Killer 8 mode in Killer 7.
VideoGamesDaily.com’s Rupert Higham recently spoke with Suda 51 for the upcoming European release of No More Heroes 2. The interview was light on No More Heroes 2 talk, but there was a bit of talk about the future of the franchise.
Suda 51 spoke about the possibilities of a No More Heroes spin off. He said that he would like to use another character instead of Travis. “There is a robot character in the game called Glastonbury. It might be interesting making a game with the robot – maybe a shooting game.” Suda went on to clarify that it would be a shmup and not a first person shooter or anything of that sort.
With No More Heroes 2 only launched in one region so far, Suda 51 has no concrete plans for a third entry in the franchise. But, he does have a good idea of what platform he would like it to appear on. “I’m not sure if it’s possible to do it right now and there are no definite plans for No More Heroes 3 yet, but if I do, I want to make it on the new Wii – Wii 2.”
Europeans can check out No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle April 30th exclusively on the Wii.
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Last we heard of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle in Europe is that the title will be coming late April for Europe. Now Europeans can mark their calenders for April 30th which is when No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will be in stores.
Get ready to have a KITTY PARTY Europe!
Rising Star Games, publishers of No More Heroes 2 in Europe, was orginally going to have a announcement about the title this week. Unfortuantely they were unable to keep their promise, but said to keep an eye out next Thursday for the announcement.
They did not say why the announcement was delay, but they assured fans that there is no reason to be concerned
(Source: Rising Star Games’ Forum)