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Mikami Sticks With DMD Despite Being ZeniMax Property

Sometimes, corporate shuffling can cause big changes in development plans. But you don't have to worry about that when it comes to Grasshopper Manufacture and Shinji Mikami.

If you didn't know, Mikami's Tango Gamework was recently purchased by ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda. So essentially, the Vanquish director is now part of id Software and Bethesda's stable of talented designers but the question was, would he and No More Heroes developer Suda51 continue work on Shadows of the Damned? The game was unveiled at this year's Tokyo Game Show and it certainly appears promising. The good news is that Mikami won't have to leave the latter project; a statement issued by ZeniMax reads:

"Shinji will serve as creative lead on the games developed at Tango Gamework and will fulfill his remaining obligations to Grasshopper pursuant to their prior agreement."

Excellent. We actually received a Happy Halloween card in the mail recently, telling us that Shadows of the Damned will be ready to go "summer 2011;" it also gave some background. Garcia Hotspur is a demon hunter who is out to save his true love during an adventure dubbed as a "psychological action thriller." Oh, by the way, I forgot we're supposed to only call the game "Damned" or "DMD" now, by order of Suda51. Why? ...we really don't know.

Related Game(s): Shadows of the Damned

Tags: shadows of the damned, shinji mikami, suda 51

11/3/2010 10:41:32 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Deleted User []
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:12:24 AM
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FIIIIIIIIIRRRSSSTTTTTTT
Always wanted to do that Lol
But yeah, gaming industry is getting frightening smaller. More & more gaming developers getting eaten up. I predict Microsoft buying Take2

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:13:30 AM

Uh oh... if you still have time... delete it quick! You're about to find a world of abuse and downvotes...

Just trying to look out for ya.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:23:44 AM

First... to slap you upside the head.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:24:20 AM

what? the microsoft reference?

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Deleted User
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:25:44 AM

@Orvisman Really? Like, real brave

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Pandacastro
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:33:20 AM

@Logamus_Prime
No underdog meant the First.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:54:55 AM

Yeah, we don't do the "first" thing around here.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 4:13:48 PM

J/J about the first comment.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 11:18:21 AM
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Ok. It's called Damned. Got it.

If they lose the "Shadow", do you think they'll try to catch it and reattach it with some soap?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 1:16:24 PM
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Wonder what Soda is up to? Damned okay, but it's not as catchy. DMD, what's that stand for?

Anyway, despite the bad Mexican caricature this game looks pretty sweet from the tiny trailer we've seen (cept for those kinda poor graphics but they aren't everything). I was under the impression Mikami worked for Platinum.

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rossinator_99
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 2:02:58 PM

DMD is damned... just no a n e in the word... but I'm just going off gut instinct here.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 3:01:42 PM

phonetically that would sound more like "Dummed"

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 2:20:01 PM
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Great news to hear they're still going to release it.

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coverton341
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 3:45:32 PM

I'm glad to hear it too. I really just want to ride a motorcycle through the gates of hell though.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 03, 2010 @ 4:58:18 PM
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I thought he is part of Platinum Games?

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___________
Thursday, November 04, 2010 @ 2:21:03 AM
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they can call it telletubbies for all i care, as long as those 2 masterminds are working on it, and the gameplay is like what we saw in the video I CANT FREAKING WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!
so,SO,SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good to have a physiological thriller game!
i thought alan wake would have to do me for the rest of this generation!
maybe, just maybe we can see the return of the genre and stop every "horror" game turning into torture porn?

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