Weren’t a fan of Shadows of the Damned’s garrulous humor? Blame EA

I tend to think of Grasshopper Manufacture’s Shadows of the Damned as a prototypical Suda 51 game: a perverse, sexually frustrated, B-movie kill-fest that is nevertheless a lot of fun. Your protagonist’s gun is a talking skull named Boner. But according to Suda, the game as he envisioned it wasn’t supposed to turn out that way. Instead, it was the overseers at Electronics Arts, who financed the game through their Partners program, that told him to change things. “That game went through about five different versions,” he told Edge. “For example, originally when Garcia took out his gun and looked…


Suda51: "I personally would like to thoroughly demolish the existing Grasshopper traits."

Cheerleaders splattered with the blood of the undead. Light sabers suggestive of masturbation. The “gigolo mini-game.” These grindhouse-y, Freudian, sexually twisted themes are the kind of stunts Goichi Suda, popularly known as Suda51, and his studio Grasshopper Manufacture, are known for. But now the sexually surreal director you love, or hate, or love to hate, or really any combination of hate and love, is saying he’s turning over a new artistic leaf.  In an interview with 4Gamer, he claims he’s grown weary of being pigeonholed as that studio known for making bloody and jiggly Japanese games, feeling creatively limited. “I…