Akira Yamaoka joins Grasshopper Studios!

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=...

So - Akira Yamaoka, Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami are all working on a horror game together.

It's the Chrono Trigger of horror games!

And funded by EA!

I just died of awesome. My ghost is now haunting this keyboard and typing this post.

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I just died of awesome. My ghost is now haunting this keyboard and typing this post.

An explosion of awesome, perhaps? I'm excited to see what these talented guys have in the works for us.

Oh. My. G. ... the possibilities...

Hope it doesn't fall under the weight of the names attached.

It's called Shadows of the Damned. Here's the trailer:

It apparently follows the same plot as Dante's Inferno: the lead character, in this case a fellow named Garcia Hotspur, goes to hell to save a loved one.

That looks appropriately insane.

Stuff like this and everything Platinum Games puts out makes me very hopeful for the return of a healthy Japanese development community.

Amazon has this listed with a release date of June 7th of this year. Anyone heard much about this?

Also, should I create a new catch-all for it, or should I petition Certis to rename this thread?

Might as well make a new one.