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EA Announces Partnership to Publish Mikami-Suda51 Horror Project

by Nick DiMola - August 14, 2008, 7:30 pm PDT
Total comments: 12 Source: Press Release

Resident Evil and Viewtiful Joe creator Shinji Mikami is partnering with Goichi Suda, director of cult hits Killer7 and No More Heroes, to frighten Wii owners.

EA announced today that it will serve as publisher for a collaboration between two of the biggest names in gaming today, Shinji Mikami and Goichi Suda. The pair are working together to develop a brand new action horror title across multiple platforms including Wii.

Mikami-san will act as producer on the project, while Suda-san will be directing the title. Q Entertainment, developers of Meteos and Lumines, will also be a development partner, assisting EA Partners, Grasshopper Manufacture, and Mikami-san.

No other details are known at this time.

Legendary Producer Shinji Mikami and Innovative Designer Suda51

Working with EA Partners on an All-New Action Horror Title

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2008--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced a publishing agreement with iconic Japanese development studio Grasshopper Manufacture. Under the terms of the deal, EA Partners will publish an all-new action horror game produced by Shinji Mikami and directed by innovative game designer Suda51.

The title is being developed for the PC, Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™.

"Grasshopper Manufacture is excited to work with EA Partners to bring our new title to gamers around the world," said Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture. "They are a great partner who shares our commitment to quality and innovation while respecting our independence as a studio, which is very empowering."

"It is an honor for EA to sign Grasshopper Manufacture and help bring their new franchise to gamers worldwide," said Frank Gibeau, President of the EA Games Label. "The roster of partners at EA is growing and the caliber of talent is outstanding. Grasshopper Manufacture is a world-class studio and, within the EA partner program, they stand alongside some of the world's most revered independent studios."

"Grasshopper Manufacture is one of the most daring and innovative independent studios in the world, and EA Partners is honored to be working with Mikami-san and Suda-san on this new project," said David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager, EA Partners. "EA Partners is a truly global resource for the world's best independent developers, whether they're in North America, Europe or Asia."

The deal was brokered by CAA, in conjunction with Q Entertainment who will be working with Grasshopper Manufacture and EAP on the project.

Talkback

Nick DiMolaNick DiMola, Staff AlumnusAugust 14, 2008

I don't even know what this is but I can tell you that it will without a doubt be a day 1 purchase.

EnnerAugust 14, 2008

Aww, this is sweet. EA is trying to make up for it's developer consuming days.
Still, another horror game? I guess EA is aiming to be a contender with Dead Space and now this.

NinGurl69 *hugglesAugust 14, 2008

EA is proving to Capcom you can make a disastrous Wii port simultaneously with its fully-featured HD counterparts.

DAaaMan64August 14, 2008

MEGATON GASM

KDR_11kAugust 15, 2008

Quote:

"They are a great partner who shares our commitment to quality and innovation while respecting our independence as a studio, which is very empowering."   

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

When Suda51 walked on the stage, I was afriad it would be HD platforms only. But he said Wii! YES! This is all I want, support, equal support. I'm okay if it's not exclusive. I just need to get it on even ground and that's all I need to be happy.

pyrokamileonAugust 15, 2008

I thought we already knew about this?  I thought this was Snatcher...  or Project S...

Bill AurionAugust 15, 2008

Quote from: pyrokamileon

I thought we already knew about this?  I thought this was Snatcher...  or Project S...

That's a Konami game...

EnnerAugust 15, 2008

Quote from: KDR_11k

Quote:

"They are a great partner who shares our commitment to quality and innovation while respecting our independence as a studio, which is very empowering."   

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

lol
Well, it looks like EA Partners is a service that independent or other developers can buy to cover all those other things attached to games besides developement. Sounds kinda nifty. Who knows, maybe the new head guy behind EA will turn the publisher back to something like those nice days of Desert Strike, Road Rash, and others.

Shift KeyAugust 15, 2008

Embrace
Extend
Extinguish

whut?

IceColdAugust 15, 2008

I wonder what the target platform is.

PlugabugzAugust 16, 2008

Quote from: IceCold

I wonder what the target platform is.

I wonder that well, but when you mix two different people known for entirely opposite things the result has to be good.

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