What do you get when you combine Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, Suda 51 ( No More Heroes , Killer 7 ), and a bit of Silent Hill influence from sound director Akira Yamaoka?

You get the fast-paced, horrific project from new studio Grasshopper Manufacture: Shadows of the Damned . Just announced at the Tokyo Game Show during EA's press conference, this third-person shooter experience appears to be loaded with all sorts of nasty enemies – zombies, demons, and general freaks – a tantalizing female character, and lots and lots of death. Maybe Mikami's recent stints with Vanquish and Bayonetta have caused him to speed up everything he touches but in looking at the debut trailer, maybe that isn't a bad thing.

We'll definitely have to learn more about this one. During the announcement at the press conference, it was described as a "psychological action thriller" and tells the story of Garcia Larkspur who travels to hell to save his true love, Paula. Romantic, isn't it? But it's hardly a romance; Mikami says the game has a "punk rock edge and Suda 51's trademark style," but he also mentions there will be some lighter moments as well. Suda 51 then calls it "one of the best games he has ever worked on."

Shadows of the Damned is in development for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC.

Related Game(s): Shadows of the Damned

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Talk about demonic! I love it….

frostface
frostface
10 years ago

That does look badass…keeping an eye out for this one!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

He looks more Japanese to me with a name "Garcia".

Platinum is probably one of the few studios that's trying to appeal to the west while doing a good job at the same time.

The trailer looks good but the gameplay doesn't look that good, not interested until I see something better.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 9/15/2010 12:00:04 PM

Hezzron
Hezzron
10 years ago

Yeesh. The voice acting and dialogue seem to be on par for a Japanese game….

….but it does look like it could be fun.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Kinda looks like a mix between Painkiller and Darkwatch to some extent. May be worth a look later, but as of now I'm not that impressed.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Geobaldi,
Yes, and maybe with a little bit of "The Darkness" thrown in too for good measure.

Anyway, the game looks good to me, so I want it.

And I'll even give the game an extra thumbs-up for using a semi-biker.

DeathOfChaos
DeathOfChaos
10 years ago

All I could say was 'Wow', lol. This game I'll have to keep a look out for, lol. It could seem better, but I like the fact it doesn't. It looks fun and interesting.

chedison
chedison
10 years ago

Seemed like a cool atmosphere but the graphics… meh.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

you really can't judge a games graphics based on a video with a resolution of 360p

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

You can when it's headed to Wii.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

I failed to read that it was headed to the Wii. I retract my comment and now I'm a little disappointed

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

WOW that looks cool. Looks like it has the potential of being a lot more fast paced than RE which would explain the over the shoulder perspective with a strafe function. Glad to see them finally put that feature.

I'm 100% open to new series but I will be very disappointed if for the 4th consecutive year in a row SE does not announce KH3!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

::whisper:: onimusha……….

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

Oye a voice in the back of my head reminded me that I also demand to see another Onimusha as well. Make it happen Capcom.

KNG201
KNG201
10 years ago

i would like a next gen MEGA MAN…(onimusha as well)

KNG201
KNG201
10 years ago

MEGA MAN – minus the kiddy feel more adult like u kno

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

The only next gen Mega Man that's been revealed so far is Mega Man Universe. Hopefully more will come later.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Love that skull gun!

Man, add a working one of those to a premium edition & I'm all over it

(ammo be included though)

P.S. that's….."UNLIMITED"…..ammo!!!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Looks great! Graphics aren't everything. Looks like Resident Evil meets Dante's Inferno meets Army of Darkness.

And again, why is there man named Suda 51?

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

So… is Suda 51 a name??? realy???

That's weird.


Last edited by hellish_devil on 9/15/2010 3:28:46 PM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

World & Hellish Devil,

Suda 51

"Goichi Suda" = CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture

The "Suda 51" nickname derives from his real name, Suda.

The "51" in his nickname, Suda51, is a also a pun on his real name too.

Japanese…."Go" is #5 and "ichi" means #1.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Good to know Biker, thanks for clearing that up.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

ohhhhhhhhh.

It's still weird to have a number on your nickname.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

OT: Looking forward to Alice: Madness Returns coming to consoles ūüôā

RebelJD
RebelJD
10 years ago

Okay, what's up with the main character's first name being Garcia? That's as tacky as Gomez Addams from The Addams Family. We all know that the his real name was Adam Gomez but they flipped it. No balls in giving a main character an actual Spanish name. Oh but wait..they give him a tacky ass "Spanish" accent…man this is the 21st century, we can do without the wack accent just to imply background.

Wack.


Last edited by RebelJD on 9/15/2010 6:20:22 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

yeah they can't get Latin people right in games yet.

Sol
Sol
10 years ago

I see something awesome in this trailer. This is something I will definitely look into.

___________
___________
10 years ago

FINALLY A HORROR GAME!
consider me tickled pink!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

_____________,

HMMMM, If you were tickled, wouldn't you turn red?????

ChloeAngelCat
ChloeAngelCat
10 years ago

Shadow of the damned look pretty damn awesome