Shadows of the Damned turned out to be quite a solid, entertaining experience.
And the good news is that the game's publisher, EA, would "probably" be intrigued by the idea of a sequel from developer Grasshopper Manufacture. The team that produced the dark yet purposely corny horror shooter consists of Resident Evil guru Shinji Mikami, well-known designer Suda 51, and Akira Yamaoka, who gave us some of the haunting music in the Silent Hill franchise.
And we really did like Shadows . However, it didn't really sell all that well, and as Grasshopper's Goichi Suda told Eurogamer , producing a really successful new IP isn't easy.
"I think it's really difficult to be successful with a new IP. You really need an extraordinary amount of support to have a new franchise be successful. Unfortunately we couldn't really do as well as we hoped for."
However, Yamaoka said a sequel is possible- "I'm thinking of a sequel, actually," he said. He wasn't able to go into any detail, but at least it's an encouraging statement for fans of the original title. Still, he did add that EA would be interested in a second game, so maybe they've cleared all the necessary hurdles already. Here's hoping they get better support for a follow-up effort.
Remember, Shadows of the Damned is the very first Japanese-developed game EA has published.
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