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It looks like Suda 51’s development studio Grasshopper Manufacture just got an upgrade. The Japanese company has announced that they’ve hired two heavy hitters in Eastern game development. The first, Kazutoshi Iida, is known for his work on the Japanese titles Aquanaut’s Holiday and Doshin the Giant. The second, Akira Yamaoka, is best known for his role in the survival horror series Silent Hill. Yamaoka has been famous for both his eerie soundtracks and as a producer for the later titles.
“Grasshopper aims to make games that entertain audiences and gamers around the world. I would like to make it a brand that fans look up to. A brand that will keep rising well past the 100th year anniversary of the games industry,” says Goichi Suda, CEO and designer at Grasshopper Manufacture.
No word yet on what these two will be working on but knowing the company's history, one can assume something that's quirky and goofy.
I'm not gonna say it....
Big fan of Yamaoka's sound work....
Anytime someone uses his image from now on, hes always going to be on that toilet lol.
loved killer 8 or 9 or something. i always get numbers wrong.
When is the 100th anniversary of gaming anyway?
I'm pretty sure the games industry is well over 100 years old....before we had TV's and Co-ax didn't they have lions and coliseums?
This is looking to be good. I'm one of the strange people that can play Killer 7 or No More Heroes without even thinking about how utterly bizarre they are, and so I say keep the partnership up! (Especially exited about Yamaoka joining in)
Great, I love this developer.
Why is he on the toilet?
thats great news. to be honest im not sure what they will be doing but it could be on their new horror game that has been around the mill for ever. UE3 Wii ne1
Man, I love suda's games. I hope he's not thinking about going 'mainstream' though. God save the quirk!
Go suda! I hope he gets the apreciation he deserves someday.
Yamaoka + Suda 51 = WIN
I can't play Silent Hill, too old. But I'm assuming this guy is alright. Please don't beat me up.
Having an industry vet well known for his creepy music in Silent Hill working on something by Suda51...very strange combination but it can only turn out good I'm guessing. I'll have some higher expectations net time I hear about a game they're releasing.
Akira Yamaoka did a fantastic job with the Silent Hill series. Hopefully his talents will be put to good use. Haha, wonder what he's capable of doing with the No More Heroes series, assuming he works on that series, because that is about as different from Silent Hill as possible.
Nice post but why is he on the toliet