Hell is other people
On its surface, Michigan doesn't appear to stand out from the crowd of survival horror games that infested the PlayStation 2. A mysterious virus is turning everybody into monsters and you have to fight to stay alive. However,...
The Short Peace project was born out a desire to unite some of Japan's most talented artists and tell stories about the country's past, present, and a possible future. The result is a lovely bouquet of action, romance, and so...
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day finally arrives Tuesday!
Short Peace arrives in the Americas on September 30, Bandai Namco has announced.
The anthology features four animated shorts headlined by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a side-scrolling action game from Suda 51 and Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's. It will be available on PlayStation 3 exclusively as a downloadable package.
Grasshopper's change in studio vision resulted in total redesign
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...
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...
...just to torture you
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.
*Only in Japan, of course
Teenage president and mecha pilot Shoko Ozora is returning to her portable roots with a PlayStation Vita port of Liberation Maiden Sin. Initially released on PS3 last December, the visual novel follow-up to Grasshopper Manufacture's Nintendo 3DS shooter makes a second pass on its attack run on July 31.
Of course, this all applies solely to Japan. Because we can't have nice things.
Ranko Tsuki-gimme a release date, Namco
I finally got to play Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day last week. The lovechild of Suda 51, Tokyo Jungle director Yohei Kataoka, Silent Hill sound director Akira Yamaoka, and a bunch of other Japanese development talent, I've fo...
Enjoy the sexy launch trailer!
Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day arrived in Europe over the weekend. Developed by Tokyo Jungle studio Crispy's and Grasshopper Manufacture, the PlayStation 3 title serves as the final installment to anime legend Katsuhiro ...
Congrats, Grasshopper Manufacture!
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...
Check out trailers for a couple of Short Peace anthology's animated shorts
Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology is on its way to PlayStation 3 in North America, Europe, and Australasia this spring, courtesy of Namco Bandai.
In addition to Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day, a sides...
YES! YES! YES!
Amazing news, everyone! Namco Bandai has announced plans to localize Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day for PlayStation 3 in the Americas, Europe, and Australasia this spring.
The side-scroller is the fifth and final installment ...
Cool eye patch, girl.
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...
Also, teddy bears with luchador masks.
Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding piece to Short Peace, a four-part animated anthology from Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. I need to see this film so badly. Just look at the art in those traile...
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, ...
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 ...
Quirky game developer offers clarity and praises indie games
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...
What a rush!
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.
Get it? Cause Lollipop Chainsaw
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.
Ring in the New Year with a new Grasshopper game
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...
Soaring to Japan on December 5
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.
New game from Grasshopper Manufacture
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...
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...
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.
Debuts at number five with 17,709 units sold on PS3
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...
The whole game is going to be spoiled at this point
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 ...
Plus Japanese rock band jesse and The Bonez featured in soundtrack
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...
Even more mental stuff
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...
More mental stuff
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!
Lots of pictures of a man doing a killing
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.