Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka joins Grasshopper Manufacture

Wednesday, 3 February 2010 23:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Akira Yamaoka

It has been revealed to Famitsu that former-Konami composer Akira Yamaoka is now making music for Grasshopper Manufacture.

And Goichi Suda is pleased.

“I really love Yamaoka,” Suda told the mag (via 1UP). “Ever since I saw a video of Silent Hill 2 at the Tokyo Game Show nine years ago, I’ve always dreamed of working alongside him.

“That’s why I thought I’d invite him over when I started hearing rumors that he left [Konami].”

Currently he is already at task to putting ear candy to a Suda project that’s a collaboration with Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami for EA.

“It was a case of really good timing,” added Yamaoka. “I knew about Suda long before I met him; I saw Grasshopper as one of those few Japanese outfits whose games can appeal to an overseas audience.

“I had a chance to meet him in Los Angeles and we talked about this and that, and once we started discussing how we wanted to do something creative for a world audience, I was hooked on the company.”

Sounds like a good match for both.

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