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