Suda51 has developed some of the more interesting games in recent years including killer7
and No More Heroes
. Both of these games were on the Wii so I'm interested to see what he can do with the Unreal Engine 3 as it gives him a much bigger toolset to play with (EA announced that they have licensed the engine for Suda's new company Grasshopper). He's going to be paired up with Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami which has potential written all over it.
GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE LICENSES UNREAL ENGINE 3
Tokyo – October 7, 2008 – Iconic Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for a new multiplatform action horror game to be published by Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). The new game is directed by innovative game designer Suda51 and produced by legendary Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.
“Unreal Engine 3 is a powerful, easy-to-implement game engine that is helping the creative team at Grasshopper quickly bring our vision to life,” said Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture. “The innovative tools and technology in Unreal Engine 3 help developers create games faster, easier and with less risk.”
“It’s an honor to work with Mikami-san and Suda-san on their next project,” said Jay Wilbur, vice president, Epic Games. “Grasshopper Manufacture is one of the most daring and innovative studios in the world, and we can’t wait to see what they’re able to do with Unreal Engine 3.