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Electronic Arts Saddles Up With Suda, Epic

The long-rumored collabo between Suda51 and Shinji Mikami is totally happening. Also, Epic's totally down with EA.

The EA Partners program grew a bit today with some announcements courtesy of a media event held at EA's Redwood City headquarters today. The publisher will be working with two more teams on two new games.

Five-One is in full effect!
From the land of smoking at arcades and amazing T-shirts that I'll never fit into comes Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio headed by Suda51 and responsible for games like No More Heroes and Killer7. The game that Grasshopper will do with EA will fall into the action horror genre and already sounds like some kind of crazy all-star team with Suda directing, Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami producing, and Q Entertainment assisting. Suda and Mikami were on-hand at the presentation, but didn't really have much to say beyond the typical "we're happy about this" stuff. The game will be released on the PC, Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3.

The second deal announced is with Epic Games. More specifically, the game will come from People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Painkiller, which Epic picked up in 2007. No details on the game were revealed other than that it will be "an all-new action title." It will come to Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.
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The EA Partners program grew a bit today with some announcements courtesy of a media event held at EA's Redwood City headquarters today. The publisher will be working with two more teams on two new games.

Five-One is in full effect!
From the land of smoking at arcades and amazing T-shirts that I'll never fit into comes Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio headed by Suda51 and responsible for games like No More Heroes and Killer7. The game that Grasshopper will do with EA will fall into the action horror genre and already sounds like some kind of crazy all-star team with Suda directing, Resident Evil mastermind Shinji Mikami producing, and Q Entertainment assisting. Suda and Mikami were on-hand at the presentation, but didn't really have much to say beyond the typical "we're happy about this" stuff. The game will be released on the PC, Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3.

The second deal announced is with Epic Games. More specifically, the game will come from People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Painkiller, which Epic picked up in 2007. No details on the game were revealed other than that it will be "an all-new action title." It will come to Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.
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Posted by piecat

Anything by Suda51 sounds good to me.

Posted by logson

Suda, what fun.

Posted by powicewobots

I agree with piecat. Definitely a positive development.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Thanks for the report!

Posted by asian_pride

This is gonna be freakin sweet!! Cant wait for SUDA-51's new project!

Posted by GalvanizedNails

rather meh news for me, ill care more after the titles are announced, since im not huge fans of either developer

Posted by albedos_shadow

I am terrified of any game Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami can make together.

Posted by JerseyDriver

Killer Resident Extend 7 Evil Meteos Heroes?  Sign me up!

Posted by kratos

And still people hate EA and love Activison I don't get.

Posted by FCKSNAP

From the 1up interview people seem have picked up that it's either a high school rivalry story with heart, or a rockabilly UFO-themed Brutal Legend. Which one sounds good? YOU DECIDE.

Posted by Rmack

@Snapstacle: If any of that is true, the UFO-themed Brutal Legend sounds like the best kind of existential hell possible.

Posted by Scroll

EA Just keep getting more awesome.

Posted by halatsinator

If they know what's good for them, it will be Michigan 2.  Or at least Michigan up rezed to PS3 & X360.  Please EA?  Pleeeaaaasssseeeee????!!!

Posted by Derios

Dope.

Posted by Joevit

No big deal to me.