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 Third Person Shooter action game from the “Nightmare Team” of Suda 51 (No More Heroes, Killer7), Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil series) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill Composer). As part of GDC, Grasshopper Manufacture revealed a new trailer for the game as well as letting attendants having the very first chance to play the game. For anyone who isn’t currently at GDC right now, A trailer was also supplied showing Garcia Hotspur’s wave after wave of demons to save the woman he loves, While riding a motorbike. The trailer in question can be viewed after the jump.
Continue reading Shadows of the DAMNED! Recieves new trailer
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
Last week I mentioned that Hideo Kojima and Suda 51 were working with 5pb on a new adventure game as part of 5pb’s Science Triogy following Chaos Head and Stein’s Gate (both of which have animé adaptations). Today, despite the game apparantly only being 1% complete, a trailer for the game has been released making people believe that the game is going along faster than people expected. The scenario writer for the previous two games will also return in this undertaking and while a platform has not been confirmed yet, more details are expected to be announced at Comiket. The trailer in question comes after the jump.
Continue reading Robotic Notes trailer released
An Adventure Title between Kojima and Suda51 isn’t exactly something that has come out of the blue. After the release of No More Heroes and Metal Gear Solid 4, Rumours of “Project S” started to circle after Suda, Kojima and Mikami were interviewed and Kojima brought up Project S which was supposed to be a sequel to Snatcher that he would collaborate on with Suda51. In the end, this turned out to be a radio drama although there were even more rumours of something else being in the works. Now it turns out that they ARE working on an adventure game after all along with the CEO of 5pb: Chiyomaru Shikura (They ported a lot of CAVE games such as Ketsui and Ibara as well as creating the visual novels Chaos Head and Stein’s Gate). See more after the jump.
Source: (Eurogamer) Continue reading 5pb creating Chaos Head sucessor with Hideo Kojima and Suda 51
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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North American gamers just recently got the sequel to one of Suda 51’s more popular games, No More Heroes. No More Heroes is probably one of Suda’s best selling games, and even then it didn’t sell a boat load of units.
Suda 51 has quite a history of titles. While many of these titles haven’t done well in the market, Suda 51 is still interested in going back and revisiting some of them.
“I think that it would be very interesting to create something like Michigan again in the future – it could be really good,” said Suda 51. “I still talk to Sakurai-san, who is the president of Spike Games which was the publisher of Michigan. They’re also interested in making a game like that again in the future.”
Suda 51 was also asked about another cult hit of his, Killer 7. “If I had the chance, that would be great too!”
Michigan has a better chance then Killer 7 since it seems as Suda actually has a publisher interested. Hopefully we will be hearing from these franchises in the future!
We have known about No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle for almost a year now, but fans will have to wait just a bit longer. Eurogamer found that No More Heroes Desperate Struggle is scheduled to be released in January 2010 through Ubisoft’s No More Heroes T-shirt design contest page. The contest has you submit a T-shirt design made by you and Suda 51 will pick his favorite to into the final copy of the game. The contest ends September 10th so anyone interested in entering needs to submit their design within the next few weeks.