Electronic Arts just announced at their media briefing today in Redwood City that they are partnering with Suda 51 (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) to create a brand new game in patnership with Grasshopper. It'll be produced by Mikami, directed by Suda. Suda describes it as a mysterious, unique horror action game for PS3, 360, Wii, and PC. No more details past that. 'We are very honored and think this is a great opportunity for us,' said Suda. 'This game is dark, scary, and exciting. Stay tuned,' Mikami said. I'll be interviewing Suda and Mikami later today.
Damn I'm really interested to see what Suda 51 can do with a budget. I feel like all his games have been hampered so far by mostly technical issues, so with EA's oversight, money and help we might get a super polished Suda 51 game.
I agree, what is happening here? EA is all of a sudden publishing all kinds of awesome! I hope this new PCF game is as awesome as Painkiller, and let's not even start on how awesome it is to have Q, Mikami and Suda all making games with EA's crazy money. Holy crap in a bag.
So the fact that this is EA Partners publishing the Suda51 game means that the budget will still come out of Grasshopper's pocket right? So the dream of a big-budget Suda game still remains unfulfilled?
I just bought Painkiller and Yahtzee was right about everything, so I'm more than interested in anything new from People Can Fly. Good to see that they apparently get to work on their own ideas, rather than being Epic Jr.
Sarcasm? Painkiller is one of the best "pure" FPS in years, continuing the fine tradition of Quake and Serious Sam. The stake gun is LITERALLY the best thing since sliced bed. Epic + People Can Fly = fucking great news and WILL BUY.
Suda 51 is the maker of such crap like NO MORE HEROES, bug filled romps into hell studiously supported by sub-10fps overworlds and bouncing off cars and tedious chore mini-games, atrocious esoteric geek humour and one-note gimmick repetition battle systems.
I am now required to say I respect your opinion and your right to disagree, and am not in the mood to argue about it.