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Suda51's Lily Bergamo was cancelled, turned into Let it Die


Grasshopper's change in studio vision resulted in total redesign
Jun 11
During the Sony E3 press conference, we got the chance to check out Suda51's new free-to-play survival horror title Let it Die. As Grasshopper Manufacture's first F2P title, it seemed to be a bit of a departure for them. Howe... read
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Grasshopper's new thing

Suda51's PS4 exclusive Let it Die: Free to play, coming 2015


Some more details and a lot of things still unclear
Jun 10
Last night, Sony announced the survival-themed Let it Die from Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture. As has been the case with recent Grasshopper titles, Suda is serving as executive director, not main game director, though he i... read
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Whisper words of wisdom?
Suda 51 is infamous for games featuring ultraviolence and kooky psychological storylines. Though his games have become a bit more easily digestible over time, he still commands a lot of attention when he attaches his name to... read feature

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Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin gets shiny new opener for Vita


...just to torture you
Jun 01
Liberation Maiden Sin probably isn't ever getting localized, but we can always hope. The visual novel based on Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shooter is definitely coming to PlayStation Vita, though. That's happening in Japan this summer. And the folks at Mages have put together a new opening cinematic for the game. So watch that and weep softly. read
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Killer is Dead

Check out Killer is Dead's PC specs


I finally found a header after sifting through a thousand Jessica Nigri photos
May 02
Killer is Dead is coming to Steam on May 23, so ready your PC for some hot Suda51 action. As disappointing as Killer is Dead was overall (this coming from a massive fan of Suda's other games) I'd probably be down to purchase ... read
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Lollipop Chainsaw sales

Lollipop Chainsaw surpasses one million sales


Congrats, Grasshopper Manufacture!
Mar 08
Worldwide sales of Lollipop Chainsaw have crossed the million mark, Grasshopper Manufacture has announced. The milestone took nearly two years to reach, following the saccharine zombie game's launch in June 2012. That may not... read
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Suda 51

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day out now in Japan for PS3


Cool eye patch, girl.
Jan 16
The stunning fifth and final episode of Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology made its debut on PlayStation 3 in Japan today. I'm all kinds of jealous right now. A sidescrolling action game, Ranko Tsukigi... read
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Five copies up for grabs
[Update: Contest over! Winners are Morty, Genki-JAM, GoofierBrute, ObsidianSpire, and rainbowWaterfall!] What a day! First, we brought you an exclusive interview with Suda 51 detailing his favorite moments in Killer is Dead, ... read feature

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Just in time for the holidays
Killer is Dead was a day one purchase for me, though from what I hear from my peers, a lot of consumers didn't have the confidence to pick it up upon initial release. With the gift giving holidays just around the corner, and ... read feature

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Grasshopper Manufacture

Liberation Maiden Sin emancipates Japan this week


Visual novel hits PlayStation 3 in Japan on December 5
Dec 01
Books are pretty nice. You can read them. They can also be used to provide warmth. Should you ever find yourself taking refuge in a library after climate change suddenly leaves your city flooded and freezing cold, that funct... read
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Suda51

Suda51: The games matter, not the platform


Quirky game developer offers clarity and praises indie games
Nov 18
In this hurricane of emotions and hype during the release of the next-gen consoles, it's easy to get caught up in fandom and want to stick with what you know most. Because of this, Suda51 spoke his mind about the current situ... read
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Sine More free on PS Plus

Sine Mora available for free on Vita today via PS Plus


Grasshopper Manufacture shmup joins Instant Game Collection
Oct 29
Avant-garde shoot-'em-up Sine Mora is this week's addition to the Instant Game Collection on PlayStation Plus. Subscribers will be able to freely download the Vita version of the collaborative project from Grasshopper Manufac... read
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New Suda game trademarked

Grasshopper's Lily Bergamo trademarked in North America


Lily Ber-GIMME!
Oct 07
We learned about Lily Bergamo, a new game from Suda51 and Grasshopper Manufacture, last month when Suda51 took the stage at a Sony press conference in Japan. The team hopes to have the PS4 game playable by next TGS and relea... read
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Suda 51

Liberation Maiden Sin opening cinematic is enticing


What a rush!
Oct 06
Liberation Maiden Sin is all kinds of pretty. The follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shoot-'em-up is ascending to Japan on December 5 for PlayStation 3. Until then, check out the visual novel's exhilarating opening cinematic featuring music from Marina Nakamura. read
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Juliet Starling gets lollipopping figurine


Get it? Cause Lollipop Chainsaw
Sep 27
Either I totally missed it, or it's really about time someone made a Juliet Starling figurine. The chainsaw wielding hero from Lollipop Chainsaw will be getting a 1/8 scale figure, and is available for pre-order right now. Th... read
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Grasshopper Manufacture

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day hits PS3 in Japanuary


Ring in the New Year with a new Grasshopper game
Sep 19
Grasshopper Manufacture's next project is leaping to PlayStation 3 on January 16, 2014 in Japan. The fifth and final chapter of legendary Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology, Ranko Tsukigime’s Lon... read
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Liberation Maiden Sin

Liberation Maiden Sin looks gorgeous in latest trailer


Soaring to Japan on December 5
Sep 14
Liberation Maiden Sin is unfairly pretty. The follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shoot-'em-up is descending on Japan come December 5. Unfortunately, it's a visual novel, which all but ensures the PlayStation 3 exclusive won't see a release on Western shores. read
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Lily Bergamo

Do want: PS4 title Lily Bergamo is the newest from Suda51


New game from Grasshopper Manufacture
Sep 09
Killer is Dead's Suda51 took the stage at Sony's press conference in Japan to announce a new PS4 game, Lily Bergamo. It's apparently an action game -- "extreme action" and "supreme action" -- but little was shown outside... read
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Gigol-oh-no: What the creatively bankrupt, boring missions have to say about Killer is Dead
I really like Killer is Dead. I want to like it more, but I’m increasingly unsure if I should. Unfortunately, the awful Gigolo missions are a big part of planting the seed of distrust in my mind. Hah! I bet you thought... read feature

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Mega Mondo Zappa
Killer is Dead's hero Mondo Zappa has a pretty hard life! In-between traveling the world in search of love, he has to kill countless creatures, humans, and even face his own nightmares on a regular basis. As such, it can be pretty helpful to have a few allies outside of the Bryan Execution Firm, so here are some basic tips to get your started. read feature

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Killer is Dead

Killer is Dead launches to tepid sales in Japan


Debuts at number five with 17,709 units sold on PS3
Aug 11
Mainstream success has largely eluded Grasshopper Manufacture. Despite giving birth to beloved properties like No More Heroes, the studio has had trouble garnering much of an audience outside of a devout cult following all to... read
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Okay Killer Is Dead, enough is enough


The whole game is going to be spoiled at this point
Jul 30
Hey Suda 51, you're great. I love your games. Killer Is Dead looks like it will be a lot of fun. But enough is enough! There's promotion, and then there's just spoiling every single little aspect of your game. We've seen so ... read
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Killer Is Dead features both Japanese and English voices


Plus Japanese rock band jesse and The Bonez featured in soundtrack
Jul 17
Yes! Killer Is Dead will feature both Japanese and English voiceover options. This is something I was hoping for forever, as I much prefer the Japanese voice actors over the English ones. As for the English voice cast, you c... read
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Shmups

Shoot-'em-up Sine Mora out now on iPhone and iPad


Headed to Android devices later this month
Jul 15
After a string of ports, Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture's well-regarded shmup Sine Mora has found its way to iOS. This version for iPad and iPhone is priced at $5.99 and was developed by Pocket Scientis... read
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Killer is Dead

Launch-window copies of Killer is Dead include extras


Game releases in late August
Jul 02
Ever since word got out about Killer is Dead from Famitsu or wherever those initial screenshots originated, I've been trying to keep my distance so as to avoid spoiling any more than is necessary. Almost there! Grasshopper Ma... read
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Another huge pile of Killer Is Dead screens


Even more mental stuff
Jul 01
So many screenshots of Killer Is Dead have been released, I swear you could print them out and staple them together in flickbook form, and have the entire game at your disposal.  Anyway, here's another buggering flickloa... read
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Killer Is Dead trailer shows fight with King Quasi-Naked


More mental stuff
Jun 24
Here's a new trailer for Killer Is Dead. It's got some really good music, a load of talking in Japanese, and a boss battle showcase against a man who wears very little clothing and appears to wear a crown. Henceforth, I dub him King Quasi-Naked. For those who don't want to spoil the weirdness, I must urge once more that this video may give away too much for you. View with caution! read
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Be crushed by this massive Killer Is Dead image gallery


Lots of pictures of a man doing a killing
Jun 17
Here's a gigantic bucket of screenshots for Grasshopper Manufacture's Killer Is Dead. You get to see our hero on the Moon, a grinning king, a lady in a dress, and a whole bunch of character stills. There's loads to gawp at. T... read
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Killer is Dead boss fight & Gigolo missions get shown off


Tiger tiger tiger!
May 31
Finally, a good look at Killer is Dead's gameplay. The first video here shows off some of the fighting mechanics with your sword and robotic gun arm. Plus we also get to see a boss fight against Hamadayama that starts off wi... read
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Killer Is Dead getting premium edition version


Includes DLC, costs no more than regular version
May 30
Deep Silver has revealed Killer Is Dead will be getting a premium edition. It will include a bonus "Beauty & The Beast & The Lingerie" download, the "Temptation of Miss Vampire" gigolo mission, one extra epi... read
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You will fight a tiger in Killer is Dead


And robot samurais too
May 23
The latest barrage of screens for Killer is Dead focuses on two of the bosses you'll encounter in the game. First there's Hamadayama, who rides around on a freaking tiger. Yes, a tiger. How badass is that? Then there's Samura... read
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Suda51

Low sales? Suda51 points to publisher barriers


Believes new home at GungHo will help
May 03
While sales of Suda51's games aren't always where publishers would like them to be, if there's one thing to be said, it's that those who do play the designer's titles sure are passionate about them. Speaking to GamesIndustry ... read






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