Shadows of the Damned is the upcoming collaboration between Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and No More Heroes designer Goichi Suda of Grasshopper Manufacture.

The game follows a hero — a self-described "hunter of demons" — named Garcia Hotspur as he goes to hell to save his true love. However, Suda is clear to point out that this is not a romance game. He is battling the evil of hell.


Mikami says this is a "stylish" game with Suda's trademark punk rock edge, a "psychological action thriller." Since the setting is hell, the game cannot be easy. Suda says that the game is intense, but there are some light moments.

The title is long, so Suda is encouraging people to simply refer to the game as "Damned." Or, Suda asked, call it "DMD." Do not abbreviate it SotD, he requested.

According to Suda, "This is one of the greatest games I have ever worked on." Joining Mikami and Suda on the project is Silent Hill music director Akira Yamaoka.


Shadows of the Damned will be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2011.