Shadows Of The Damned 2 A Possibility
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.
Related Game(s): Shadows of the Damned
3/22/2012 10:27:10 AM Ben Dutka