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Grasshopper Announces Lollipop Chainsaw Hits PS3 on June 15th

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119w ago - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited Content Producer Katy Macdonald has interviewed CEO Suda51 of Grasshopper Manufacture today who officially announced that Lollipop Chainsaw is hitting PS3 on June 15, 2012.

Below is the interview, to quote: On way our over to the [Register or Login to view links] booth to check out superhero brawler Injustice: Gods Among Us and the zombie-blitzing Lollipop Chainsaw, we got a last minute phone call: [Register or Login to view links] Goichi [Register or Login to view links] Suda had arrived at [Register or Login to view links], would we like to interview him?

Seeing as this was the creative director behind such PlayStation classics as Killer7 and Shadows of the Damned, not to mention the forthcoming Lollipop Chainsaw itself, it was too good a chance to miss!

Here's what Suda51 had to say about the game, working with the creator of the Resident Evil series and his creative processes.

Where do you get the inspiration from for your off-the-wall characters?

Suda51: Well, first of all I think about gameplay and a story. I could be taking a bus somewhere and spot an interesting old man walking down the street....
 

EA Signs Publishing Deal with Grasshopper, Epic Games

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318w ago - Electronic Arts today announced that it has a signed a publishing agreement to distribute titles from leading developers Epic Games and Grasshopper Manufacture.

Under the agreement, EA will publish an all-new action game in development at Epic's Poland-based People Can Fly studio, responsible for the Gears of War PC port and the Painkiller first-person shooter franchise. The title will be released on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

"Epic is excited to work with EA Partners to launch our next big IP on the global stage," said Mark Rein, vice president, Epic Games. "EA Partners gives independent developers like Epic the muscle of a global publisher like EA, along with the focus and flexibility of a smaller team committed to working with our individual needs."

On the Grasshopper side of the spectrum, EA inked a deal to publish an all-new "action horror game" produced by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and directed by Suda51 of No More Heroes fame. The title is slated for a multi-platform release on Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Release dates for either titles went unmentioned. At any rate, this news is both fantastic and surprising at the same time.
 
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