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Strider: Double Helix reboot and Grin’s canned game are not linked, Capcom shares details

Strider developer Double Helix Games has rebooted Capcom’s classic from scratch, and has not transferred any content or ideas over from Grin’s cancelled project, VG247 has learned.

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  • Gallery collects remains of Grin's Final Fantasy spin-off

    A NeoGAF user has created an excellent repository of art and other assets pulled from various sources, all related to Fortress, the codename for a cancelled Final Fantasy 12 spin-off once in the works at shuttered Swedish developer Grin. The project was rumoured to be still in development but nothing seems to have come of […]

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  • Report - GRIN was working on a Strider reboot and Streets of Rage remake before shuttering

    Concept art and a video from a purported remake of Strider along with concept art from the cancelled Final Fantasy: Fortress have surfaced over on the Spanish site Anait Games. According to site, the assets were sent over by a former Grin Barcelona employee which worked at the firm before it was shuttered in 2009. […]

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  • Inafune says bad relationship spoiled Bionic Commando

    Mega Man creator and former big wig over at Capcom, Keiji Inafune said that a bad working relationship with GRIN caused some oddities in Bionic Commando.

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  • GRIN founders blame Square Enix for the studio's demise

    The founders of GRIN are blaming Square Enix for a significant portion of the events leading up to the studio’s bankruptcy in 2009 and subsequent closure.

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  • Ex GRIN devs set up Whiteout

    In what must be the umpteenth studio opening since the demise of Swedish developer GRIN last year, former staff have set up “Whiteout”.

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  • Former GRIN staffers form Might and Delight studios

    Former members of the Bionic Commando Rearmed team announced this week that a new studio called Might and Delight has been created by the ex-GRIN staffers.

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  • Video of GRIN's Final Fantasy project leaked, was an FFXII spin-off

    A video has appeared on YouTube apparently showing GRIN’s canned Final Fantasy project.

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  • Report: GRIN's FF spin-off "still in development"

    GI’s rumouring that GRIN’s ill-fated Final Fantasy project was in fact taken away from the Swedish developer before it collapsed – and that it’s still in the works. The site reckons that “sources close to both parties” have confirmed the game’s survival, saying it’s “still in development by publisher Square Enix”. Through the link for […]

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  • Final Fantasy art from Grin's canceled project

    Some more art has surfaced from Grin’s canceled Final Fantasy project. Most are posted over on the ConceptArt forums, and they are rather lovely to look at. You can head over there, or just hit up Kotaku.

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  • GRIN confirms its demise amidst cash flow problems

    GRIN founders Bo and Ulf Andersson announced today on the firm’s official website that due to cash flow issues it must close its doors. “It is with a heavy heart we announce today that GRIN has been forced to close its doors. This, as too many publishers have been delaying their payments, causing an unbearable […]

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  • Ex-Grin staffers form Outbreak Studios

    Former Grin staffers led by Peter Bjorklund have formed Outbreak Studios, which will focus on the creation of digital games for Xbox Live, GWL, PSN, PSPgo, and iPhone. The twenty five former employees most recently worked on Terminator Salvation, Bionic Commando and Wanted: Weapons of Fate. Bjorklund was previously responsible for DICE’s network engines for […]

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  • GRIN clams on closure talk, staff back from holiday

    GRIN has just refused to comment on overnight talk that it’s in danger of closing. “At the moment we have no comment to anything [related to] that matter,” said a rep for the Swedish developer. When pushed, the response became flatter. “No,” said the spokesperson when asked if they could confirm any truth in the […]

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  • Report - GRIN on borrowed time, sees more lay-offs

    Gama’s reporting that Bionic Commando developer GRIN has seen “significant layoffs” and may be “facing difficulty staying afloat.” The news comes from “reliable development sources,” apparently. The company was rumoured to have laid off between 100-160 staff in May, following Bionic Commando’s release.

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  • Bionic Commando gets the Steam treatment

    Bionic Commando has arrived on Steam. The PC version will run you $39.99 and there is also a bundle up for grabs which includes the game plus Bionic Commando: Rearmed for $44.99. More details are through the link.

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  • Bionic Commando gets 27,000 US sales in May

    Whoops. NPD’s confirmed to Gama that Capcom’s Bionic Commando only managed 27,000 unit sales in the US in May, its debut month. The reboot shipped on May 19. That figure’s a total score across both 360 and PS3. Nicht so gut. Hit is for more.

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  • Rumour: GRIN lays off 100-160 staff

    Kotaku’s rumouring that Bionic Commando developer GRIN’s dropped between 100 and 160 staff, citing “multiple sources”. The firm, which has offices in Sweden, Spain and Indonesia, is rumored to be in the process of shuttering its Gothenburg and Barcelona-based sites. Layoffs at its headquarters in Stockholm are rumored to amount to nearly 30. Full thing […]

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  • Videogame film tie-in sales declined this year, says NPD

    Sales data released from the NPD Group shows that videogames with film tie-ins saw a dramatic sales decrease this year in the US. According to an article in the L.A. Times, the downward slope for the top franchises for the year had varying factors leading to underwhelming retail performance. Activision and DreamWork’s Monsters vs. Aliens […]

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  • Terminator Salvation 'Rail Sequences' trailer is the best one yet

    IGN has posted a new video for Terminator: Salvation showing off the rail sequences. Basically you will get an idea of what it’s like to be shooting from a moving vehicle while things are trying to blow you to mushy bits. Best trailer for the game yet, we think. Just because it’s hectic. We like […]

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  • New Bionic Commando trailer details combat controls

    Capcom’s put out another trailer for Bionic Commando, this one showing off the game’s general combat. Get it after the break. The third-person actioner’s out on May 19 in the US, June 25 in Japan and May 22 in Europe. Thanks, Kotaku.

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