Suda 51 is planning an online, possibly next-gen game for 2014
According to Suda51, his studio Grasshopper Manufacture has a new action game in the works; a title with "unique online functionality" enabled by Grasshopper's new owner, GungHo. The game (which doesn't currently have a name) is an entirely new IP and has been in development since November and features visuals from No More Heroes artist Yusku Kazaki. Suda 51 hopes to release it next year - though he's not quite sure where to release it.
"Of course it's an action game, and it'll be on console platforms. We're considering various platforms right now, and we're considering both current-gen or next-gen. Naturally, we are interested in developing games for the next-gen platforms. We are investigating the specs and all that right now."
On the always online feature, Suda 51 said it would be "unique." "This is a title that GungHo Japan and Grasshopper Manufacture is working on together collaboratively, so there will be an online feature, because that's their forte and what they specialise in. On the simplest level, it will be social, but the word 'social' is used and misinterpreted a lot these days. This is a very new style of online feature, so there's no example from the past."
The only other detail we know is the game's tagline ("What the hell are you looking at?") and the key art (seen above).
A gamer at heart, Nick started writing when he was a child. He holds a BA in English, works as a freelancer, and loves every minute of it. One day, he hopes to net himself a career in game design - but that's something for the future.
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