Shadows of the Damned, officially abbreviated as Damned or DMD, is an upcoming 2011 video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles. The game follows the story of Garcia Hotspur who goes to hell in order to save his true love as he battles the evils of hell. It is a collaboration between Goichi Suda and Shinji Mikami and will combine the styles of the two producers namely the "punk rock" edge of the former and the "psychological action thriller" of the latter.
The game's history can be traced back to 2005 when Suda51 and Shinji Mikami (creater of the Resident Evil series) became good friends while they were working together on the hit video game Killer7, Suda wanted to make another horror game exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and with his first horror title Michigan: Report From Hell receiving decent sales in Japan so in 2006 Suda began working on Kurayami (translates into English as 'Darkness') on his spare time. In 2008 Suda showcase the game's concept to EA Games who agreed to publish the game to a worldwide audience and licensed the Unreal Engine 3, Shinji Mikami was invited to became the Producer of the project, Suda wanted to announce the game at E3 2009 but was not allowed to due to a media silence agreement between Grasshopper Manufacture and EA Games. In December 2009 Akira Yamaoka (Sound Designer for the Silent Hill series) left Konami after finishing his work on Silent Hill: Shattered Memories and joined Grasshopper Manufacture because he enjoyed No More Heroes and began work as the sound designer for the game. The game was finally announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2010 as Shadows of the Damned.
- ↑ Brian Ashcraft (September 15, 2010). First Shadows Of The Damned Screens And Concept Art. Kotaku. Gawker Media. Retrieved on September 13, 2010.