Lollipop Chainsaw developer Grasshopper Manufacture has announced the winners of its student development initiative, Game Campus Festa. The project – which kicked off last year – was launched as a collaboration between the developer and various Japanese schools. The fruits of the scheme will be released later this month on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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..
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...
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..
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 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..
In this new Shadows Of The Damned developer diary, Akira Yamaoka and Suda 51 make silly faces while being dubbed by ridiculous voices
We speak for everyone when we say: "day one".</em>
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..
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..
We're all over EA's Shadows Of The Damned
Not because it looks particularly fresh, innovative or originial, but because it's from Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) and Suda51 (Killer7). Silliness is guaranteed.</em>
Travis scores a touchdown
It's been a long time since we've heard anything about Konami's No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise, but Siliconera has unearthed a few details about extra content in the game's Japanese release, titled No More Heroes: Red Zone Edition. Famitsi (via Siliconera) reports the game will feature 10 missions cut from the Wii version...
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..
How much have we actually seen of Suda51 and Shinji Mikami's horror title, Shadows Of The Damned? Not a lot at all, but it's out in just a few months
EA's slapped a June 7th release date on the grindhouse-inspired game, creating a horror double-header alongside Alice: Madness Returns. Speaking at GDC, both Suda51 and Shinji Mikami fleshed out some of the gameplay details behind Shadows Of The..
When Shinji Mikami revealed he was working on a new PS3 title with Grasshopper's Suda51, we immediately jumped to all the wrong conclusions: survival horror, bonkers art-style, weird psychological narrative, awesome
Unfortunately, the reality of the collaboration, Shadows Of The Damned, has done nothing but disappoint us. Maybe our expectations were too high, but it just looks really bland. Check..
To remind everyone that the stupidly stylish No More Heroes is coming to PlayStation 3, Konami's released a batch of new screenshots of the Nintendo Wii port
The HD update's due in the West this year with added PlayStation Move controls. There are more screens through here.</em>
Konami announced months ago that they'd picked up the publishing rights to the HD Wii port No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise, and were planning to bring the title to Europe with PlayStation Move support
The publishers finally announced that the game's coming to North America too — as a PlayStation 3 exclusive. For those unfamiliar, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is an HD version of the original..
It's hard to judge a game based on a 90-second trailer
It's probably something we shouldn't do in the first place. But it's hard to not be disappointed by the long-awaited announcement of Shinji Mikami and Suda51's "horror" project; officially announced this morning as Shadows Of The Damned. Perhaps it's a matter of expectation. Shinji Mikami (of Resident Evil fame) and Suda51 (of Killer7..
Aside from the PlayStation Network's Siren: Blood Curse, horror games have been a little tame this generation
Even the biggest new horror franchise, Dead Space, is markedly soft compared to some of the PS2's top horror titles. We're hoping that the EA published Suda51 and Shinji Mikami collaboration fixes that. News of a big Tokyo showing from EA broke over the weekend, leading us to speculate..
Announcements of announcements are never fun, and with GamesCom just out of the way, we didn't want to come across greedy by talking about new video games we've no idea about
But this was too good to skip over. EA's promising "several announcements" for its TGS Tokyo Showcase; and Tokyo means Japan — the home-land of Shinji Mikami and Suda51. Those of you in the loop may have heard a..
Suda51's (of No More Heroes fame) has just announced a new PlayStation Network title called Sine Mora
The game's being developed by Grasshopper Manufacture in conjunction with Digital Reality. Apparently it's a horizontal shoot 'em up. The game won't be the first venture between Grasshopper and Digital Reality; apparently they have "a range of...
Hey, remember this introduction to a video game? Yeah, it was used on the Wii version of the original No More Heroes
Except now it's roughly 7.21% better as it's been remade in high-definition for the PS3 re-release of No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise. The game's out in Japan next month. Cheers to AGB for the footage.
Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda-51 has revealed to GameSpot that he's extremely interested in making games for the Playstation Motion Controller and will create "new IP" to fit it
I will make some original IP to fit that control system.</blockquote> Suda-51 also expressed some interest in making a Heavy Rain-esque game, but cited it could be difficult with the "current..
Mere moment after getting an official Japanese release date, Marvelous Entertainment has released a new trailer for the upcoming PS3 port of No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise
It features pretty much everything you'd expect from Suda 51's creation: swords, tattoos and ladies. In all, it looks pretty rad.
We're personally hotly anticipating the port of the original No More Heroes onto PS3
And it's exciting to see the game get dated for release on April 15th in Japan. Which is awesome if you want to play the game in HD. The game will have English voices and Japanese text. A Western release isn't terribly likely.
Marvelous Entertainment has announced that No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise is to be delayed in Japan. The game was originally pencilled in for a February 25th release, but the game's now been pushed back as far as April. April! With No More Heroes 2 on the Wii also yet to be delayed, rumours suggest that Marvelous are pushing the games into the next fiscal year in order to boost profits in..
So, this bonkers Japanese promotion for the upcoming HD reboot of Suda51's No More Heroes, No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise, may feature ridiculous amounts of Japanese dialogue and a Japanese MMA star; but it also features gameplay
HD gameplay. Of No More Heroes. Rad.
Embedded is a Japanese trailer for the upcoming Playstation 3 port of No More Heroes
The trailer features lovely visuals, bonkers characters and... colours. Yes, colours. In a video game. Preposterous.
No More Heroes was a great looking game on the Wii, so the thought of it running in HD on the Playstation 3 is really exciting
The folks over at ScrawlFX have managed to temporarily cure our excitement, with some early screenshots from the PS3 version of the game. They claim more screenshots will be revealed tomorrow so for now you'll have to make do with the one. We know: gorgeous.
Arguably the best third-party Nintendo Wii franchise, No More Heroes, is due to make an appearance on the Playstation 3 according to scans from the latest issue of Japanese gaming Bible, Famitsu
The game, entitled No More Heroes: Eiyuutachi no Rakuen (Heroes' Paradise), has been on the cards for a while going on comments by franchise creator Suda 51. Scans from Famitsu show a ported version of the..
According to PS3center
net</a>, the staunch Wii-supporting Japanese publisher Marvelous Entertainment have fallen in love with Sony's new Playstation 3 hardware. The company who have so oft been stung by poor sales of their top-tier third-party Wii releases (No More Heroes, Little King's Story) have found solace in Sony's new cheaper hardware. Describing the new PS3 Slim as "an explosive..
You may have heard about Suda 51 via his work on Nintendo's Wii, specifically the excellent No More Heroes
But the man hasn't just been working on the sequel to his Nintendo bound franchise, oh no, he's been hard at work on a Playstation 3 exclusive, Kurayami. While details are (extremely) scarce, we can confirm that the title is based on the writings of Franz Kafka. In the game, the character will..
When asked about the Marvelous published Playstation 3 Grasshopper project, the president of the publisher Yasuhiro Wada joked, "if we do that [game] we might go bankrupt
" Of course he backed that statement up with a serious one by confirming, "we are making it, but if we make everything then it's a little too risky." So, Marvelous are happy to publish Grasshopper's project - but..