Part of Grasshopper's celebrations
Part of Grasshopper's celebrations
Suda51’s legendary super-stylised PlayStation 2 action adventure Killer7 will be revived in Let It Die, developer Grasshopper Manufacture has announced. It’s all part of the studio’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, with the first part of the new content set to drop this spring. No other information has been...
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...
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...
Exclusive title on the way
It seems to have become a trend for high-profile developers to lavish undying praise on the PlayStation 4, with the most salient example being Hideo Kojima's laconic love letter to our beloved black box. The fun doesn't stop there, though, as decidedly distinctive director Goichi Suda, a
What is it, then?
It’s been several months since No More Heroes creator Suda51 pulled back the curtain on PlayStation 4 exclusive Lily Bergamo during Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press event – but we still don’t actually know a whole lot about it. Speaking as part of one of the manufacturer’s
Prepare yourself for more puzzling plots and suggestive cut-scenes, as Suda51’s first PlayStation 4 project Lily Bergamo could be heading overseas. The title – which was announced with a stylish video earlier in the year – has been trademarked by parent company GungHo in North America, making an international releas
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...
Grasshopper Manufacture is no stranger to commercial failure, but it looks like the studio has finally secured a timely hit. The Japanese developer has declared that it has shipped over 700,000 copies of Lollipop Chainsaw worldwide, making it the most successful title in the company’s history. Studio gaffer Suda 51 and Japanese...
A nice surprise
In a somewhat unexpected announcement, Grasshopper has revealed that its former Xbox Live Arcade shooter Sine Mora is flying onto PlayStation Vita. The game – developed in conjunction with Digital Reality – is “a diesel punk shoot ‘em up that provides a unique take on the genre, where time is the ultimate factor”. The...
Suda51 talks Lollipop Chainsaw, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and what "punk" means to his studio
There's crazy, and then there's Japanese studio Grasshopper Manufacture's particular brand of bonkers, which positively oozes from its upcoming title Lollipop Chainsaw. As the developer braces itself for the June release of its over-the-top teenage...
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...
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..
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..
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...
Lollipop Chainsaw protagonist Juliet Starling screams her insults as she thrusts a chainsaw into the face of an unsuspecting stumbling corpse
The result is not a fountain of crimson, but instead a splutter of glitter — such is the style of Suda 51's latest PlayStation 3 action title. From a..
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...
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..
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..
Shadows Of The Damned director Massimo Guarini has left Grasshopper Manufacture to set-up a new studio
Guarini's upstart, Ovosonico Productions, will be based on "games, music and films with an attitude" according to the company's website.
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..
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...
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