Shadows of the Damned next big thing
Let me hit you with a little math. Suda 51 (creator of such games as Killer 7 and No More Heroes) + Shinji Mikami (Producer of games such as Resident Evil (all up to and including 4), Viewtiful Joe, God Hand, and the original Devil May Cry) + Akira Yamaoka (composer and producer of the Silent Hill series before it crashed into a bus). What does that equal?
Shadows of the Damned. That’s what. A completely badass looking new action title from Grasshopper Manufacture (where all the aforementioned gentlemen work, occasionally). A game that looks like it takes the good parts of Resident Evil 4 (the visceral behind the back combat), No More Heroes (the irreverence and the “schtick”, though Mikami hasn’t been opposed to that in the past), and Silent Hill (well, not all the good parts. The soundtrack, really) and mashed them together into a big, happy pile of want.
I’m not usually into these types of games (usually; in about fifteen minutes there will be a post about the one time I am into these types of games), but this looks just fantastic enough that I’ll have to give it a serious look. It’s a 2011 product, so we’ll probably see it next holiday season. A wait, but hopefully for a fantastic game that could be as enduring as No More Heroes.