Electronic Arts and Grasshopper Manufacture, the iconic Japanese developers behind some of the industry’s most memorable horror titles, have combined forces to bring gamers a Tour De Force of psychological nightmares and unbridled terror.
Uniting the talents of terror tutor’s Shinji Mikami, ( director of Resident Evil ), Suda51, ( director of No More heroes ), and the sound quality perfection of Silent Hill maestro Akira Yamaoka, Grasshopper Manufacture have a veritable feast of gaming delights at their disposal. The end result is a banquet of brilliance in the shape of the forthcoming title from the legendary Japanese developement team. Shadows of the Damned will take gamers to new heights of horror in the psychological journey through an underworld of endless nightmares.
“We are excited to finally take the cover off our latest project and invite gamers from around the globe to experience this new, warped world we have created,” said Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture. “By partnering with EA, a publisher that truly shares our commitment to quality and innovation, we have been able to develop Shadows of the Damned according to our ambitious vision while creating an entertainment property we believe will appeal to a global audience.”
“With Shadows of the Damned, gamers will fight for love in the most difficult arena imaginable … hell,” said Shinji Mikami, Creative Producer of Shadows of the Damned. “Players will find themselves surrounded by demons set on destroying their heart and soul. Only the strong will survive.”
In Shadows of the Damned, gamers will assume the role of Garcia, a hard-as-nails, leather-clad, motorcycle-riding professional demon hunter who finds his true love kidnapped by vengeance-seeking demons. As he explores the farthest reaches of the netherworld, Garcia battles through hell and back, with danger and turmoil around every corner. Throughout Shadows of the Damned gamers will find themselves challenged by demented puzzles and thrust into gruesome battles with vile and deformed creatures that can only come from the darkest recesses of hell. The game features a grotesque, highly stylized art direction that transports players into a grisly world. The entire experience is enveloped with a pulse-pounding musical score by famed videogame music composer Akira Yamaoka, that takes the over-the-top action sequences and intense boss battles that both Suda51 and Mikami are renowned for creating to new heights.
“We are honored to be working with Suda-san and Mikami-san and all of the wonderfully creative minds at Grasshopper. This is one of the most daring and innovative projects in the EA Partners program,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EA Partners. “We look forward to launching this game next summer.”
For more information on Shadows of the Damned, please visit http://www.shadowsofthedamned.com/ or follow the development team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SotD or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shadowsofthedamned.