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Mikami and Suda51 sign new horror game to EA

Thursday, 14th August 2008 23:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Hot shit. EA just announced that Grasshopper’s Shinji Mikami and Suda51 are working on a new horror game for the publisher, to release on PC, Wii, PS3 and 360.

The deal was brokered by CAA, in conjunction with Q Entertainment who will be working with he developer and EA Partners on the project.

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

No date. Press release after the link.

EA Signs Publishing Deal with Grasshopper Manufacture

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(R) video game system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system and Wii(TM).

“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.

For more information about Grasshopper Manufacture, please visit www.grasshoppermanufacture.com.

For more information about EA, please visit our press Web site at http://info.ea.com.

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  1. No_PUDding

    Anyone else feel guilty that they can be so easily swayed by the new EA. Mirror’s Edge iss till a massive ‘meh’ for me, as is Dead Space. But they are certainyl trying.

    And I love the art direction for Mirrors Edge. That’s LOVE.

    Anyway, I am glad that this was an EA venture, and not a hardware company specific one. Means it will be HD multiplatform. And without being a second party title, these days games seem to go unnoticed. New EA seems to give dvelopers the best bet, without going 2nd party.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Whoa! EA are the fucking nuts of late. What the hell happened to them? :-D

    The only potential downside here is the Wii version… I hope that’s going to be a completely separate game. I want to see what Grasshopper can do with some proper hardware oomph.

    #2 6 years ago