Ex-Grasshopper director's new studio signs with Sony

Shadows of the Damned game director Massimo Guarini has signed on to work with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe on exclusive new intellectual property. His studio, Ovosonico, specializes in developing "original, unconventional and artistically-crafted video games."

We don't know what sort of egg this relationship is intended to bear, but Ovosonico announced in May that its first original title will "provide a strong emotional kick, packaged in a movie-length time frame, and sold at a reasonable price." Guarini is writing and directing that title.

Sony may be investing in more emotionally charged, movie-sized gaming experiences after the critical success of Journey. With thatgamecompany's exclusive contract expired, Ovosonico looks to be the next to lead the charge.