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Q, Mikami, Suda 51 Partner with EA; so do Epic+People Can Fly

brandonnn

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The full details, Mizuguchi's Q Entertainment is working on it as well:

Legendary Producer Shinji Mikami and Innovative Designer Suda51

Working with EA Partners on an All-New Action Horror Title

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2008--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced a publishing agreement with iconic Japanese development studio Grasshopper Manufacture. Under the terms of the deal, EA Partners will publish an all-new action horror game produced by Shinji Mikami and directed by innovative game designer Suda51.

The title is being developed for the PC, Xbox 360(R) video game system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM).

"Grasshopper Manufacture is excited to work with EA Partners to bring our new title to gamers around the world," said Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture. "They are a great partner who shares our commitment to quality and innovation while respecting our independence as a studio, which is very empowering."

"It is an honor for EA to sign Grasshopper Manufacture and help bring their new franchise to gamers worldwide," said Frank Gibeau, President of the EA Games Label. "The roster of partners at EA is growing and the caliber of talent is outstanding. Grasshopper Manufacture is a world-class studio and, within the EA partner program, they stand alongside some of the world's most revered independent studios."

"Grasshopper Manufacture is one of the most daring and innovative independent studios in the world, and EA Partners is honored to be working with Mikami-san and Suda-san on this new project," said David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager, EA Partners. "EA Partners is a truly global resource for the world's best independent developers, whether they're in North America, Europe or Asia."

The deal was brokered by CAA, in conjunction with Q Entertainment who will be working with Grasshopper Manufacture and EAP on the project.
 

Caj814

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The result of this could be one of the most uncanny and strange product to ever be released in any medium . . . .
WHICH COULD BE FUCKING AWESOME!
 

Threi

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*edit*

Multiplat too?


faith in this gen +1 (Brings it up to a total of 1.5)
 

Stumpokapow

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Wait, what? CAA? The talent agency?

... so this game combines Grasshopper, Q-Games, Mikami, Epic, EA, and Hollywood talent agencies? What. the. fuck.
 

brandonnn

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Dascu said:
Mikami + Suda + Mizuguchi + Epic Games

Collaboration of the forever?
Epic's game is entirely separate:

EA Partners Team up With the Creators of the Award-Winning Gears of War and Unreal Series to Publish an All-New IP


REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2008--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Epic Games, Inc. today announced that they have signed a publishing agreement for an all-new action title for the PC, Xbox 360(R) video game system and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The new intellectual property is currently in development by Epic's People Can Fly studio in Poland.

"Epic is excited to work with EA Partners to launch our next big IP on the global stage," said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "EA Partners gives independent developers like Epic the muscle of a global publisher like EA, along with the focus and flexibility of a smaller team committed to working with our individual needs."

"In the last year, EAP has become a powerhouse player in the publishing world with the best of breed developers signing on to leverage EA's studio-focused philosophy, global scale and publishing leadership," said Frank Gibeau, President of the EA Games Label. "Epic brings first class talent and technology to the development of this new title. We are very proud to have Epic join the growing roster of EA Partners."

"Epic is a legendary studio that is synonymous with quality and EA Partners jumped at the chance to team up with them on the launch of their next blockbuster IP," said David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager, EA Partners. "EA Partners is committed to giving the world's best independent developers access to EA's global publishing resources, letting them focus on what they do best - making great games."
 

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This is great news. It will be interesting to see what Grasshopper can do with a bigger budget.
Also kind of off-topic but what ever happened to Suda's PS3 game? Was it cancelled?
 

Dascu

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Ah, so "just" Mikami, Suda and Mizuguchi.

Whatever, my pants is soiled already.


Edit: So Mikami is working on 2 projects now? One with Sega/Platinum Games and this one.