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News: Killer is Dead Concept Art is... Alive

Killer is Dead Concept Art is... Alive

Worldwide release planned

As promised, Japanese gaming bible Famitsu has released the very first images of Grasshopper Manufacture’s new PlayStation 3 title Killer is Dead. The concept shots focus on a futuristic city and an alarmingly tidy office. Seriously, how do people cope with such cleanliness? It makes our skin crawl. Posting in the...

News: The Killer is Dead in New Grasshopper Game

The Killer is Dead in New Grasshopper Game

Not a sequel to Killer 7

Grasshopper Manufacture may be hard at work putting the finishing touches to bonkers high-school zombie slasher Lollipop Chainsaw, but that’s not stopping the utterly insane studio from raising the curtain on its next project. Entitled Killer is Dead, the title promises to blend the gameplay of Killer 7 and No More Heroes...

News: Grasshopper Considering Shadows of the Damned Sequel

Grasshopper Considering Shadows of the Damned Sequel

Spurred on

Shadows of the Damned didn’t get the respect it deserved. In what other third-person shooter do you feed crying babies strawberries in order to open locked doors? Exactly. If you haven’t played it, you’re part of the problem. Still, despite the game tanking like a weight in water at retail, former Silent Hill composer (who worked on...

News: Lollipop Chainsaw's Boxart Is Appropriately Awesome

Lollipop Chainsaw's Boxart Is Appropriately Awesome

Good boxart should summarise a game's contents in a single image

Lollipop Chainsaw's front-cover does exactly that. The artwork shows protagonist Juliet Starling clutching at a chainsaw with her beheaded companion key-fob dangling from her waist. In the background are high-school lockers with zombies inside. Pretty much tells you everything you need to know. The Grasshopper Manufacture developed..

News: Lollipop Chainsaw Celebrates Hallowe'en The Only Way It Knows How

Lollipop Chainsaw Celebrates Hallowe'en The Only Way It Knows How

The latest trailer for Grasshopper's bizarre third-person slash 'em up, Lollipop Chainsaw, pretty much sells itself when it plasters enormous curse words all over the screen

Oh, and the part where protagonist Juliet Starling chainsaws a dude in half, only for him to immediately heal back together and ask, "Did you think that hurt?" Judging by the way he asks the question, we'd guess he..

News: GamesCom 2011: Grasshopper Manufacture Announces Black Knight Sword For PlayStation Network

GamesCom 2011: Grasshopper Manufacture Announces Black Knight Sword For PlayStation Network

Grasshopper Manufacture and imaginative game concepts go together like cheese and pineapple, so the Japanese developer's latest PlayStation Network title won't come as a huge surprise

Entitled Black Knight Sword, the downloadable title — which is set to be published by Digital Reality early next year — is a 2D platformer with a "picture book" art aesthetic. "Black Knight Sword is..

News: Grasshopper Goes Dieselpunk With PSN Shmup Sine Mora

Grasshopper Goes Dieselpunk With PSN Shmup Sine Mora

We had to look up "dieselpunk" on Wikipedia

Apparently the buzzword represents "a sub-genre of the pop surrealist art movement, as well as a budding subculture, that combines the aesthetics of the interbellum period through the early 1950s with postmodern technology and sensibilities". Right. To be honest, all you really need to know is that Grasshopper Manufacture and Digital Reality's..

News: YES! Warner Bros Confirms Western Release Of Lollipop Chainsaw In 2012

YES! Warner Bros Confirms Western Release Of Lollipop Chainsaw In 2012

Grasshopper Manufacture's bonkers looking zombie slasher, Lollipop Chainsaw, will be published in Europe and North America by Warner Bros next year, the company has announced

The pop-music inspired slasher will feature Suda 51's outrageous design and Akira Yamaoka's audio skills. There's now an official website for the game through here. “Our exciting partnership with Kadokawa Games allows us to..

News: In The Interests Of Proving That Lollipop Chainsaw Is A Genuine Product

In The Interests Of Proving That Lollipop Chainsaw Is A Genuine Product

Some of you may have seen our story on Lollipop Chainsaw earlier in the afternoon

The project may have drawn a stern, "Yeah, whatever, it's not even April fools," from the most cynical amongst you. We can confirm that the girly zombie slayer is indeed an actual product. In fact, Famitsu has released a batch of new screenshots to prove as much. The game features an eighteen year old girly..

Rumour: Grasshopper Working On Cheerleader Zombie Slaying Game Called Lollipop Chainsaw [Updated]

Grasshopper Working On Cheerleader Zombie Slaying Game Called Lollipop Chainsaw [Updated]

Original story: If this rumour had any other developer's name attached to it, we'd call it rubbish

But this is a rumour for Grasshopper Manufacture's latest title; y'know, the Suda51 joint. That means it's hard to treat any rumours as nonsense — the crazier they are, the more likely they are to be true. Take Lollipop Chainsaw, the studio's latest title if you believe a series of leaks from..

News: Shadows Of The Damned Launches With New Trailer

Shadows Of The Damned Launches With New Trailer

Shadows Of The Damned is getting rave reviews from all corners of the Internet

The problem is: no-one knows that the game is coming out. The reviews aren't unexpected — this is a game from Suda 51, Shinji Mikami and Akira Yamaoka after all — but it's disappointing to see such a collaboration of super-creative minds slipping under the radar so badly. In case you didn't know, the game's out today..

News: Shadows Of The Damned Shows You Who Is Boss

Shadows Of The Damned Shows You Who Is Boss

It's funny

We know virtually nothing about Grasshopper's Shadows Of The Damned, but we've had the game preordered for months now. How much more do you need to know beyond "Shinji Mikami" and "Suda51"? The game's even been scored by ex-Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. Sure, we would have preferred the game to take a more psychological horror direction than the grindhouse style..

News: Shadows Of The Damned Pushed Back Slightly

Shadows Of The Damned Pushed Back Slightly

The release date of Shinji Mikami and Suda51's grindhouse horror romp, Shadows Of The Damned, has been pushed back a couple of weeks

The game was originally due out in early June, but has now been given a more firm June 21st date. The change has probably been implemented in order to avoid the E3 media vaccuum that's due to kick off at the start of the month. We've seen very little of Shadows Of The..

News: Suda51 Is Keen On Doing Another No More Heroes, Won't Be Doing It Any Time Soon

Suda51 Is Keen On Doing Another No More Heroes, Won't Be Doing It Any Time Soon

For as repetitive and eye-wateringly frustrating as No More Heroes is, we have a fondness for the franchise

Suda51's motion controlled slasher isn't the most technically refined game in the world, but it's no-less comically ridiculous. So would we be up for a third game in the series? Damn right we would, and Suda51's totally with us. The legendary developer told Andriasang that he'd "like to..