What would the soundtrack of a brutally violent, post-apocalyptic Japan sound like? In Suda51’s latest, Let It Die, it’d be a rock playlist of Japanese Indie bands hand-picked by Silent Hill music legend Akira Yamaoka. But for these current times, Yamaoka would recommend listening to Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.
Sure, it's cool when a talented musician makes an album paying tribute to video game music. But what about when a whole bunch of composers assemble, locking their various musical tics and tricks in place for a single grand collection? That's more or less what's happened with World 1-2, a video game tribute album…
Famed video game composer Akira Yamaoka, best known for his work on the Silent Hill series, doesn't just work off stage. The guy, he can shred. Thing is, most people have never had a chance to see him rock their socks off live, because he usually only plays in Japan.
Venerated anime Neon Genesis Evangelion is being reborn on the PSP as Rebuild of Evangelion: Sound Impact.
Grasshopper Manufacuture's Akira Yamaoka, who cut his teeth on Silent Hill, is one of gaming's most famous composers-slash-games developers. You can get his autograph. His music, too.
Hideo Kojima is making a Snatcher inspired radio drama called Suda51's Sdatcher. It will be overseen by Kojima, written by Goichi Suda (No More Heroes) and scored by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill). That's...neat?
Grasshopper Manufacture is making a Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Akira Yamaoka, best known for Silent Hill, is handling the sound and remixing. Cool!
Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio behind No More Heroes and the upcoming Shadows of the Damned, is working on a Neon Genesis Evangelion game for the PSP. It's not your typical Eva game.
Earlier this year, Tokyo-based Grasshopper Manufacture snagged Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame from Konami. This month, it also signed two more "name" developers.
Shadows of the Damned is the upcoming collaboration between Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and No More Heroes designer Goichi Suda of Grasshopper Manufacture.
In game after game, there they are: guns. Weapons are a common trope. They are a catalyst for action and an instrument for destruction. In-game guns and, well, guns are different. What do game developers know about the real deal?
Video games aren't just about the games, the story or the graphics. Oh, no. Music is so incredibly important. And often, long after you have finished playing, it sticks around, lingers in the back of your brain.
There's a new Silent Hill game in the works at a new developer and it's coming to the Xbox 360, PlayStation and PC. Beyond that details on the next entry in Konami's psychological horror series are hazy. Wait, foggy.
In early February, Grasshopper Manufacture had a surprising announcement: Silent Hill composer and producer Akira Yamaoka and Doshin the Giant designer Kazutoshi Iida joining the studio.
Akira Yamaoka, famous for his musical and directorial contributions to Silent Hill, recently ended his longtime employment at Konami. That publisher's loss is quirky developer Grasshopper Manufacture's gain, as Yamaoka has signed on with Goichi Suda's studio, according to Famitsu.