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PlayStation’s Kutaragi heads to Grasshopper owner Marvelous

Former Sony chairman and the man widely described as the ‘father of the PlayStation’, Ken Kutaragi, has been named as an external director at Japanese game publisher Marvelous. A report onNikkei(translated bySGCafe) claims that Kutaragi will be bringing his years of experience to help speed up developments in the company’s …

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Suda 51 blames publishers for low sales of Grasshopper titles

Killer 7, No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw may have been warmly received by critics, but commercially they were unremarkable. The blame for this, according to Grasshopper boss Goichi Suda, lies firmly at the foot of publishers. Grasshopper does have a very strong base,” he told Games Industry. It’s just …

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Publisher GungHo swoops for Grasshopper Manufacture

Japanese publisher the GungHo Group has bought Lollipop Chainsaw developer Grasshopper Manufacture. Grasshopper and its famously eccentric head, Goichi Suda aka Suda 51, are currently working on Killer is Dead, and have created several cult titles in the past, such as No More Heroes and Killer 7. GungHo Group published …

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Suda51 details Killer is Dead

Grasshopper Manufacture and Suda51 have finally detailed upcoming title Killer is Dead. Described as a title that picks up where Killer7 and No More Heroes left off” by the devs in an interview with Famitsu – translated by Polygon – the game features the same trademark graphical style as its …

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Lollipop Chainsaw is Grasshopper’s best selling game

The latest release from inventive Japanese studio Grasshopper Manufacture has proved its most successful – but it’s not all good news. The studio’s CEO Yoshimi Yasuda has revealed that 2012 title Lollipop Chainsaw has become its most successful title ever, with global shipments having passed the 700,000 mark, Andriasang reports. …

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Grasshopper to publish student games on Vita

Five student-made games will be published on PlayStation Vita by Grasshopper Interactive later this month. The titles were chosen from a selection of nine submissions from the Game Campus Festa student development programme – a special scheme that Grasshopper operates in conjunction with Japanese schools. Ideas for the games were …

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Suda 51’s next game is Killer Is Dead

The creator of bizarre games such as No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned has spilled the beans on his new project. The latest issue of Famitsu reveals Suda 51 is now working on an action game titled Killer Is Dead, according to Andriasang. It is due for release …

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Grasshopper names Kinect title Diabolical Pitch

Quirky Japanese games developer Grasshopper Manufacture has revealed the true identity of its Kinect title formerly known as Codename D – Diabolical Pitch. Eurogamer reports that the game combines the undead and baseball. Players will pitch the ball and swing the bat in an effort to dispose of zombies. Two …

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Lollipop Chainsaw gets first video

GAMESCOM: Publisher Warner Interactive has released the first video for what will undoubtedly be one of 2012’s most interesting titles – Lollipop Chainsaw. Created by cult designer Suda 51 and his Grasshopper Manufacture studio, the game combines the appeals of both scantily clad cheerleaders and mass zombie slaughter. Which shouldn’t …

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Warner publishing Lollipop Chainsaw

Lollipop Chainsaw will be published by Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment outside of Asian territories. The game is the latest title from Grasshopper Manufacture, the Japanese studio led by quirky developer Goichi ‘Suda 51’ Suda. It was originally announced last month, and will be handled by Warner as part of a …

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