Shadows of the Damned brings together Resident Evil and No More Heroes creators

A couple years back EA announced they were making games with several big name developers, including Epic and Grasshopper Manufacture. Earlier this year Epic and EA revealed the over-the-top shooter Bulletstorm, but many were waiting patiently for Grasshopper's seeming dream team game made by Shinji Mikami (creator of Resident Evil) and Suda51 (creator of No More Heroes). At long last, during Tokyo Game Show this morning EA and the developers revealed the intense, demon-killing, explosive trailer for Shadows of the Damned. Here’s the video:

Shadows of the Damned is about uber-badass Garcia hunting down demons in the City of the Damned and killing the shit out of them. In a very old school turn right out of Double Dragon, his girlfriend has been kidnapped and he’s going to have to kill enough monsters to clear the path to here. Helping him is a former demon (didn’t know you could quit that job) that transforms into all of Garcia’s different weapons.

Looking at the third-person shooting in the trailer and the no-nonsense monster-slaying star, it’s not hard to see Mikami’s influence and the feel of Resident Evil 4. But you also can see some over-the-top craziness that leads us to believe it’s going to have the weirder, post-modern edge that Suda51 brings to his titles.

In the wake of Bayonetta, perhaps Shadows of the Damned will be another pseudo-sequel to a Capcom franchise, where the devs expand on Resident Evil like Bayonetta did with Devil May Cry. With Mikami’s other game, Vanquish, coming out next month, Suda51 working on an XBLA title, and Shadow of the Damned planned for 2011, they are a couple of busy boys.

Sep 15, 2010


  • Samael - September 16, 2010 3:38 p.m.

    Wow. I've been waiting to see what the Suda/Shinji/Akira dream squad would come up with...I am not disappointed. AND YOU CAN MOVE AND SHOOT! Finally Mikami has tossed out that relic.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 16, 2010 12:24 p.m.

    Wait, so he just hits a vending machine, grabs a beer, and then it transforms into a big-ass gun? WHOA.
  • Giinjii - September 16, 2010 7:10 a.m.

    Soooooo, how are they gonna incorporate wrestling in this game?
  • Lolspamm0r - September 16, 2010 6:42 a.m.

    Akira Yamaoka? HELL YEAH!
  • beardo180 - September 16, 2010 5:23 a.m.

    i have been waiting a looong time to see what these two had up their sleeves, and i am not dissapointed at all, i'll defenitly be pre-ordering this as soon as i can.
  • shyfonzie - September 16, 2010 4:26 a.m.

    I love me some Hispanic badass. (Seemed more metal than punk though)
  • Darkmessiah24 - September 16, 2010 3:44 a.m.

    This is gonna be epic yet bizarre since it as Suda 51's name on it :D
  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 16, 2010 3:32 a.m.

    a Mikami-Suda collaboration? Yes please.
  • RUSSO - September 16, 2010 3 a.m.

    My name is Garrrrcia ;) hehehe....he's gonna be such an iconic character...
  • SincualaS - September 16, 2010 2:13 a.m.

    Is it me, or does Garcia look like a younger, skinnier Benicio Del Toro?
  • CaptainHead - September 15, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Bad. Fucking. Ass.
  • n00b - September 15, 2010 11:09 p.m.

    shinji mikami, suda 51, and akira yamaoka... i came... seriously, the only one's missing from this list is like kojima or miyamoto
  • Lemurian - September 15, 2010 9:44 p.m.

    i never thought of it as a spiritual sequel to resi 4 should be awesome
  • Oxtranzor - September 15, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    OK so it will feature RE4-like gameplay, Suda51's typical crazyness and Devil-May-Cry-like creatures? badassness ensued!! Weird... 2 pseudo sequels to 2 of capcom's best games by different companies... capcom is a little lost don't they?
  • Xenos - September 15, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    Capcom is bringing the heat with this game line up for this year and next year.
  • 510BrotherPanda - September 15, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    That vending machine feels very Suda51. It's so out of place with its bright green front in such a dark place.
  • Triplzer0 - September 15, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    Looks pretty damn cool. I watched my roommate play both No More Heroes games and parts of Killer 7. I know Suda51's going to put some balls crazy stuff in this game.

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