FIRST LOOK: Shadows Of The Damned

Haven’t I heard this story before? What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say ‘lost love’ and ‘travel through Hell’? The Divine Comedy, right? Or more recently, Dante’s Inferno. Well Suda51, of No More Heroes fame, has set out to create an experience both explosive and horrifying. The concept seems already used though and that’s where Suda and his Grasshopper Manufacture shine. They have made something that looks wildly different to what you may have seen. Check it out:

So as you can see, it looks nothing like Dante’s Inferno. It has more of a Resident Evil 4/5 meets Brutal Legend/Full Throttle feel to it. I have a feeling this will be a very unique game. As far as I know, no one has done an over the shoulder shooter that takes you through Hell.

And on top of all that, Suda51 is tapping some real talent, including Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame and Akira Yamaoka, who is the brains behind the music of Silent Hill.

From the looks of the trailer, this game will be nothing like No More Heroes, almost more of a step in another direction, but will probably still keep his odd sense of humour.

Needless to say, if it involves trekking your way through Hell, I will be keeping an eye on it.

About Ian Long

Ian Long is the resident Canadian. Likes new games but prefers old ones. He is also usually the one that has an opinion that the rest don't agree with.