Shadows of the Damned sequel in consideration by Grasshopper & EA

#1 Edited by Village_Guy (2817 posts) -
Taste my BIGGER Boner?!

Japanese developer Grasshopper is seriously considering a sequel to its schlocky action horror game Shadows of the Damned - and says publisher EA would "probably" be interested in it.

Shadows of the Damned released last year, a collaboration between Grasshopper's Suda 51, Shinji Mikami of Resident Evil fame and featuring a soundtrack from Akira Yamaoka, most famous for scoring the Silent Hill series. It was warmly received by critics, and its ending left the door wide open for a sequel - but a poor response at retail seemed to rule out that possibility.

Shadows of the Damned came in a lowly 31st in the UK charts when it launched here, and fared little better elsewhere, selling only 24,000 units in its first month on sale in the US and shifting just 9145 units on its first week on sale in Japan.

Grasshopper's Goichi Suda has since expressed regret about the game. "I think it's really difficult to be successful with a new IP," he told Eurogamer at last year's TGS. "You really need an extraordinary amount of support to have a new franchise be successful. Unfortunately we couldn't really do as well as we hoped for."

Since then, Grasshopper has moved to a series of smaller titles, including the recently released shooter Sine Mora, produced in collaboration with Hungarian developer Digital Reality.

Eurogamer asked Yamaoka whether, considering the lacklustre sales of Shadows of the Damned, a sequel's still likely.

"I'm thinking of a sequel, actually," came Yamaoka's short reply. "I can't tell you here, but clearly I'd like to."

Asked whether it's something that EA, who worked in partnership with Grasshopper on Shadows of the Damned, would back any sequel, Yamaoka's reply was equally curt, if a little more definitive. "Probably," he said, before conceding: "Well, yes."



Personally I'm certainly excited for a sequel to Shadows of the Damned, loved the first game and was seriously saddened to see it sell so poorly. Hopefully if they get a sequel out the door it will sell better.

#2 Posted by Commisar123 (1856 posts) -

Well I hope they do, cuz I really enjoyed that first game. It deserved better then it got

#3 Posted by laserbolts (5485 posts) -

I would totally play a sequel to Shadows of the Damned. One of my favorites of last year even though it had a couple annoying parts. Wish it sold better than it did but it doesn't surprise me.

#4 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

Given the way EA shit all over Shadows if the Damned, I wouldn't trust them for a second go. The E

#5 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -


The EA Partners program is a joke.

#6 Edited by Icemael (6800 posts) -

Not that interested in playing another game designed by Grasshopper staff and directed by some no-name Italian guy. I'd be all for it if Mikami directed and Tango staff handled everything but the aesthetics, but that's not going to happen.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.