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E3 2014: What Ever Happened to Suda 51's PS4 Exclusive Lily Bergamo?

What Ever Happened to Suda 51's PS4 Exclusive Lily Bergamo?

He let it die

In arguably the most disturbing reveal of Sony's E3 press conference this year, Suda51 debuted a trailer for his newest game Let It Die. However, the ambitious auteur was also previously known to be working on the PlayStation 4 exclusive action title Lily Bergamo. What's more, the presumably bonkers brawler was set to release sometime...

E3 2014: Suda 51's New PS4 Exclusive Let It Die Is Brutal and Bizarre

Suda 51's New PS4 Exclusive Let It Die Is Brutal and Bizarre

Speaking words of wisdom

Distinctive auteur Suda 51 is about as divisive as they come. Indeed, the luminary's games either cause intense adoration, or confused and bewildered disgust. And if this trailer for his new PlayStation 4 exclusive Let It Die is anything to go by, that trend isn't likely to be changing in the near future. The live action...

News: Killer Is Dead Stars an Assassin with an Outrageous Arm

Killer Is Dead Stars an Assassin with an Outrageous Arm

Packing heat

It's been a long time since we learned anything about Grasshopper Manufacture's upcoming PlayStation 3 action title, Killer Is Dead. The game was announced in April last year, but has been kept under wraps for the past eight months. Thankfully, that's changed this week, courtesy of a Famitsu magazine exposé. The report, translated...

News: Japanese Lollipop Chainsaw Trailer Makes Our Day

Japanese Lollipop Chainsaw Trailer Makes Our Day

Yummy and juicy

The world might be infested with rot and madness, but none of that’s stopping Juliet Starling from donning her favourite bikini and going out zombie slaying. This Japanese trailer for upcoming Lollipop Chainsaw is as mad as you’d expect, with sparkles, inappropriate clothing and gore all at the centre of the footage. There’s...

News: Lollipop Chainsaw Piles On The Stupidity, Introduces Antagonist Swan

Lollipop Chainsaw Piles On The Stupidity, Introduces Antagonist Swan

Ignore Lollipop Chainsaw's antagonist Swan's similarities to The Cure frontman Robert Smith, because it definitely ain't like heaven at San Romero High School

As previous trailers have established, Lollipop Chainsaw is a zombie game with a bubblepop twist. Could there be a more fitting bad-guy than a misunderstood high-school goth? Sure, Lollipop Chainsaw looks absolutely stupid, but that's what..

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: 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: 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..

Feature: Let's Give EA Some Credit -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Let's Give EA Some Credit -- 'Twiggy' The Push Square Opinionator

Over the last three weeks I've played two niche games which I thoroughly enjoyed

Neither of the games were particularly successful at retail, but both enhanced my appreciation of EA as a publisher. Alice: Madness Returns was scorned for being derivative and classical in design, while Shadows Of The Damned was dismissed because of some poor gameplay decisions and an over-emphasis on mediocre..

News: Konami Announces No More Heroes for PlayStation Move... Again

Konami Announces No More Heroes for PlayStation Move... Again

Travis touches down

The official US PlayStation blog gets plenty scoops – it is the official PlayStation blog after all – but not always. Cast your minds back to the early days of Movemodo – our first day of operation, in fact. We brought you news that Konami was bringing No More Heroes to PlayStation 3, and today Konami has announced it's...