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Liberation Maiden sequel

Report: Liberation Maiden to get sequel on PlayStation 3


We fight for our people!
Apr 17
Liberation Maiden is getting a sequel! Well, sort of. It seems like Grasshopper Manufacture has decided to eschew Shoko's roots, following up last year's 3DS shooter with a visual novel for PlayStation 3. According to Si... read
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Suda51's next-gen, online game coming 2014


Brand new IP
Apr 05
Edge has the first word on Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo's new action game. It doesn't have a title yet, and they haven't locked down which platforms it'll land on, but they are shooting for next-gen platforms and are cu... read
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Killer is Dead

Killer is Dead is pure Suda 51 insanity, as per usual


Giant aliens! Giant aliens! Bring it on! Yeah!
Apr 01
Grasshopper Manufacture has released another trailer for Killer is Dead and, as you might expect, it's looking as bizarre as ever. Alongside cutthroat protagonist Mondo Zappa, the video features cyborgs questioning the meani... read
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Suda 51

Did Suda 51 just unveil No More Heroes 3?


HNNNNNNNNG
Mar 28
Killer is Dead hasn't even hit shelves and Grasshopper Manufacture is already teasing its next project. Speaking with Famitsu, studio boss Goichi Suda showcased some concept art for an unannounced action title that looks to f... read
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Killer Is Dead

Become a gigolo in Killer Is Dead's side missions


Mondo Zappa likes the ladies
Mar 28
Killer Is Dead is the next big game from Grasshopper Manufacture, and among the many things you can expect to do, one aspect specifically stuck out to me: Gigolo Mode. Simply put, players will see protagonist Mondo Zappa sedu... read
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How past Grasshopper games influenced their latest title
XSEED Games and Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda51 showed us Killer Is Dead this past week during the Game Developers Conference here in San Francisco. Once we were done checking out the gameplay, XSEED opened up the meeting to... read feature

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GungHo merger lets Suda focus more on the creative side
I, along with many of you, was pretty surprised to learn that Grasshopper Manufacture merged with GungHo Online Entertainment earlier this year. Personally, I was worried that this would ultimately hurt Suda51's studio, but a... read feature

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Zappa, Mondo Zappa
Killer Is Dead is the next big game from developer Grasshopper Manufacture and the mind of Suda51. The basic idea echoes many past Suda games where you become a highly skilled badass taking on overpowered enemies by means of ... read feature

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Killer is Dead

Killer is Dead debut trailer now in English


So that's what they were saying!
Mar 18
A new version of the first trailer for Killer is Dead, originally released back in January, has appeared on the interwebs which features the game's English voice acting. I think my favorite part of the dialogue is when (what... read
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Suda51 dishes the dirt on his upcoming game
2013 is the year of Suda51's next production, Killer Is Dead. In January, the game began its PR train with a cool, stylishly seductive trailer that oh teased us so. However, Famitsu was able to get a detailed interview out of him and his partner-in-crime from Kadokawa Games, Yoshimi Yasuda, in which they discuss everything from American Psycho and Bond, to gigolos and tiger-riding yakuza! read feature

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PlayStation 4 makes Suda 51 'horny'


Cloud gaming 'will become totally commonplace'
Mar 11
Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Suda 51 is apparently more than a little excited for the PS4. In fact, the eccentric game designer claims to be horny for Sony's upcoming console. Let's hope it's not because he's had some thoughts... read
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Liberation Maiden

Suda 51's Liberation Maiden soaring to iOS (Update)


Shooter now available on App Store in New Zealand
Mar 06
[Update: Liberation Maiden is now available worldwide via the App Store for $4.99 / €4.49 / ₤2.99.] Well, this is unexpected. Liberation Maiden has arrived on the iTunes App Store in New Zealand. One... read
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Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw Valentine Edition now available


Import away!
Feb 16
Valentine's Day has come and gone but the so-called most romantic day of the year has left one lasting festive treat for everyone to enjoy in its wake. The Lollipop Chainsaw Valentine Edition released on Thursd... read
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Killer is Dead

XSEED confirms Killer is Dead for summer release


Holy publisher of Forbidden Treasure bring us another unclaimed gem
Jan 31
XSEED, fast establishing itself as the leading champion for games nobody else wants to publish, has confirmed that it'll be bringing Killer is Dead to the West this Summer. The latest Grasshopper Manufacture title looks gorge... read
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Suda 51

Grasshopper Manufacture merging with Ragnarok publisher


Does this mean punk is dead?
Jan 30
GungHo Online Entertainment, the company behind the Ragnarok series, has announced plans to merge with Killer is Dead developer Grasshopper Manufacture. The companies hope the move will enhance their respective stre... read
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The DTOID Show: Killer Is Dead, Revengeance & SimCity


Plus: Fallout TV show?
Jan 18
Hey gang, The Destructoid Show wasn't live today, because our producer Zac has his fingers cut off for failing at his Yakuza duties. Er. He cut his hand by accident. Something, I forget.   Today, we discuss the possibili... read
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Jimquisition Awards: Lollipop Chainsaw


Five Days, Five Games, Five Awards
Dec 20
The very first Jimquisition Awards are here! Five days, five games, five awards! Games win awards for being innovative, intelligent, mature and memorable. Not many win them for being bloody funny. Lollipop Cha... read
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Special re-release will need to be imported
Lollipop Chainsaw Valentine Edition has been announced for Japan, slated to arrive on February 14, 2013.  The special edition release will include a "perfect unlock code," as well as two DVDs, and computer stuff includi... read feature

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Sine Mora coming to PlayStation Network next week


Time-travelling anthropomorphic pilots. What more could you want?
Nov 17
As a shmup enthusiast and Grasshopper Manufacture zealot I was pretty vexed to hear that Sine Mora would be exclusive to the Xbox 360. Not only did that mean that I'd personally miss out on the game, but a large swathe of the... read
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Real ultimate executive power
The Japanese-exclusive Guild01 is a "game jam" of sorts that bundles four games created by four notable designers in a single collection, and aside from Level-5's co-operation in their development, they are wholly unrelated t... read feature

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Check out Suda 51's Liberation Maiden in action


Oct 07
Liberation Maiden is one of the four games from Level-5's Guild 01. It was suddenly released in Europe last week, with a US release pending for this year. The lovely Nintendaan has already got a video to share with us of the... read
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Those three Guild 01 games are leaving Japan via eShop


Level-5 partners with prolific Japanese devs
Oct 04
As briefly mentioned in our post about this year's upcoming 3DS eShop release schedule, Level-5 has partnered with three high-profile Japanese designers on three separate games all due out this fall. Yes, the games of Guild ... read
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No More Heroes gets a free-to-play social mobile game


World Ranker comes to Android and iOS
Aug 30
No More Heroes returns to your life as a free-to-play social mobile game. Something tells me that the unique blend of F2P, social gaming, and the mobile market isn't having NMH lovers jumping for joy. In fact it seems perfect... read
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Lollipop Chainsaw is Grasshopper's most shipped title


Aug 26
This past weekend, Grasshopper Manufacture and Kadokawa games held a "Lollipop Chainsaw Summer Appreciation Event" in Japan. It's awesome that GhM and Kadokawa appreciate their game, but what did consumers think of it?  ... read
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Is Level-5 localizing Guild 01 for the US?


Aug 14
Guild 01, for those who have forgotten, is a recent Japanese 3DS title that features four original games by four different designers for one big jam session. The team includes Grasshopper's Suda 51, Seaman creator Yoot Saito,... read
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Love it or hate it, Lollipop Chainsaw has opened the floor for some interesting discussions, especially with regards to its portrayal of women. Is it objectifying female game characters? Is it subverting that object... read feature

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Party time: Lollipop Chainsaw ships 100,000 in Japan


Jul 15
Kadokawa Games, Grasshopper Manufacture's publishing partner in Japan, has announced that the ever so divisive Lollipop Chainsaw has reached the 100,000 mark in terms of domestic shipments. Suda 51's game never tend to d... read
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Grasshopper says it's Killer7's seven-year anniversary!


Jul 09
Today has been officially recognized as the seven-year anniversary of Killer7, one of the most awe-inspiring and beautiful videogames ever created. Seven years ago today, the game launched in Japan. It actually came to North ... read
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Killer is Dead looking to improve upon Lollipop Chainsaw


Jul 02
Even as a massive Suda fan I'll be the first to admit that Lollipop Chainsaw hasn't been my favorite release of the year. Despite our glowing review of the title, it's had a pretty mixed reception around the co... read
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[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.][Header art by Linzb0t.] Out of all of Grassho... read feature







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