Uh-oh. Whenever gamers hear this, they begin to think bad things about publishers…
Grasshopper Manufacture's Shadows of the Damned drops on June 7; EA is producing the game, and during a recent interview with guru Shinji Mikami, we learn the project was once very different. Well, it was until EA intervened; what once had a more "unique" style has been altered to appeal to a larger audience.
He also goes on to discuss the pros and cons of dealing with a large publisher. Obviously, EA intends to produce a quality product – they've been doing that a lot as of late – and there's no doubt that guys like Mikami and Suda51 want to compromise their vision. But it seems it all worked out in the end; Mikami doesn't appear disappointed, right?
And the game does appear to have a lot of potential.
Related Game(s): Shadows of the Damned