“The Switch is a punk console,” says game director Goichi Suda, aka Suda 51. “I was shocked by it. I thought, whoever made this must have something wrong with them. In a positive way. This guy must be messed up in the head to think of something like this.”
It really is. We better do something about it, because bits of Japanese video game history have already vanished forever. This weekend at BitSummit, game preservation was in my mind as I sat down to talk with Grasshopper Manufacture’s Goichi Suda.
The last time we saw Let It Die, the upcoming PS4 title from No More Heroes creator Goichi Suda, was back in 2014. Here’s the latest look, which has more protective headgear than the previous trailer.
Two hours. At most, three. That's all the time you'll need to blaze through a trippy video game hallucination that zips players through everything from old-school NES games through Akira and Sailor Moon. It's probably the most otaku thing you'll do all year.
The PlayStation 4 comes out in Japan in one month. The privileged who got to pick up theirs out west have been enjoying it for over two months now, but over in Japan gamers and developers alike are anxiously awaiting its release.
As 2013 draws to an end, we look forward to 2014. And with a new year, comes new resolutions – even for game developers.
Goichi Suda's Grasshopper Manufacture was acquired by GungHo, and the first title to emerge is Lily Bergamo.
Goichi Suda's side-scrolling shooter Sine Mora is out on iOS. The game will also be available for Android "before the end of the month." Here's a few screenshots.
Famitsu has released two trailers showcasing Killer7 mastermind Goichi Suda's upcoming crazy violent, crazy... crazy action game, Killer is Dead.
After spending months parading about multiple live-action versions of Lollipop Chainsaw heroine Juliet, the game's marketeers dress up four models in cheerleader outfits and bad zombie makeup and have them pile on each other. I can't believe it took this long.
In the West, the "image character" for splatter game Lollipop Chainsaw is cosplayer Jessica Nigri. She's great for events in America, but the commute to Japan is a little far.
Suda51 (Goichi Suda) is one of Japan's most famous game directors. In the West, this is due to his cult classic PS2/GameCube title, Killer7, or his best-selling Wii series, No More Heroes. In Japan, however, he first became famous for another game entirely: Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special on the Super Famicom.
When I first played Diabolical Pitch, it was at the Tokyo Game Show 2011. There at the Microsoft booth, I played this Kinect title in two-player coop mode with a beautiful Japanese booth babe. I had a lot of fun.
Cosplayer extraordinaire Jessica Nigri garnered the most votes to become the real-life version of Juliet, the ass-kicking heroine of horror action game Lollipop Chainsaw. That victory comes with responsibilities, like posing at parties during promotional events and making commercials.
In the faux TV spot, Nigri…
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.
Goichi Suda, the man behind No More Heroes and Killer 7 (above), is working on a new game called Killer Is Dead. According to the upcoming issue of Famitsu, Suda is directing this assassin title. The game apparently takes its cues from both Killer 7 and No More Heroes. Killer Is Dead, however, is an original game.