Grasshopper Manufacture picks UE3

Iconic Japanese developer to use engine on forthcoming EA collaboration
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Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture has revealed that its forthcoming game for EA will be developed using Unreal Engine 3.

The game, directed by Grasshopper CEO Suda 51 and produced by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, is an action-horror title set for release on 'multiple platforms'.

"Unreal Engine 3 is a powerful, easy-to-implement game engine that is helping the creative team at Grasshopper quickly bring our vision to life," said Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture.

"The innovative tools and technology in Unreal Engine 3 help developers create games faster, easier and with less risk."

Jay Wilbur, Vice president of Epic Games, added: "It's an honor to work with Suda-san and Mikami-san on their next project. Grasshopper Manufacture is one of the most daring and innovative studios in the world, and we can't wait to see what they're able to do with Unreal Engine 3."