Grasshopper acquisition means “complete creative freedom”, Suda51 confirms

By Dave Cook
2 April 2013 11:54 GMT

Grasshopper Manufacture founder Goichi Suda has confirmed that the studio’s recent acquisition by GungHo Entertainment will not restrict the developer’s creative freedom at all, in fact he now has complete creative freedom.

Speaking with Polygon, Suda said of the GungHo purchase, “This is a good thing because now I can focus more on the creative side. GungHo is providing me with complete creative freedom. I’ve worked with multiple publishers in the past, but I don’t think there are many presidents out there who will provide such freedom to their development team.

“Now I can focus even more than I could in the past, so I think this will be a good thing for Grasshopper.”

GungHo president Kazuki Morishita also revealed that the company chose Suda’s two riskiest projects as his next two releases under the acquisition, and added, “The world that Suda has in his mind is something we can’t create at GungHo, so it’s about having something we don’t and working with that world.”

Last week Suda teased three images of his next project, that smell a lot like No More Heroes 3, or a spin-off starring Shinobu. Check them out here.


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