Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and see how director David Lynch directly influenced 17 games, including Zelda: Link's Awakening, Silent Hills, and Life is Strange. Click annotations throughout to skip spoilers.
Guild 01 for the 3DS was released last year as an anthology of games by 4 notable game creators. One of those games in particular is getting its own spin-off.
At the end of January, it was announced that GungHo Online Entertainment would be acquiring Grasshopper Manufacture, developer of artistically unique games like Killer 7, the No More Heroes series, Lollipop Chainsaw, and the upcoming Killer is Dead. Now, roughly two months later, they're working on their first game…
Japanese publisher GungHo has recently nabbed Suda51's Grasshopper Manufacture, known for games such as Killer7, No More Heroes and Lollipop Chainsaw, welcoming it as the fourth in their already impressive lineup of developers that includes, among others, GRAVITY Co. of Ragnarok Online fame. From the press release:
Killer Is Dead is the upcoming action game from the folks behind No More Heroes and Killer7. The game follows 35 year-old Mondo Zappa, a suit-wearing executioner responsible for taking out heinous criminals with a katana.
Goichi Suda's next game is called Killer Is Dead. The game isn't a sequel to his cult hit Killer7, but it does feature No More Heroes style swordplay.
Capcom and Nintendo have always had a rather close relationship. In 2002, though, the pair became blood brothers. Or so people thought.
Gamasutra has a great interview up with Masafumi Takada, best known for his work on the Grasshopper Manufacture games killer7 and No More Heroes and contributor on projects ranging from Super Smash Bros. Brawl to Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. The interview covers a ton of ground, from what it's like to work…