Goichi Suda Talks Big Guns in Shadows of the Damned
Shadows of the Damned‘s list of people working on it is like reading the roster off of a Horror Game Dream Team. Well, for the most part. It comprises of familiar faces, especially from one of the most iconic horror franchises, Silent Hill. So what will Shadows bring for us?
A lot of horrible stuff a la Dante’s Inferno, and a lot of toilet humor.
In an interview with NZGamer, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture Goichi Suda (or better known as Suda 51 of No More Heroes‘ fame) discussed Garcia Hotspur’s creation and also the changes coming to Japan’s world of game development.
“Well, I’ve always wanted to create a Hispanic character, and I think he’s bad at it. Haha, I’m kidding…” laughed Suda when asked about Hotspur’s creation. “Anyway, when I thought of the man to save Paula, I wanted him to be passionate and I wanted him to be passionate enough to go to hell to save the girl, that’s why the name Garcia came about in my head, and that’s why I created him as Hispanic.”
Intriguing indeed. Whether Hotspur is going to be bad at being who he is or not, we do know he’s got quite a mouthpiece on him, and he’s not afraid to bring the big guns. He totes around a fomer demon named Johnson, whose primary function is to transform into a multitude of hellish weapons, including some BFGs that we can’t wait to get our hands on. “The one [aspect about the game] I really like is Johnson when it shape shifts into God and has a lot of power and customization effect,” Suda said. “I just love it and I’m confident with this action aspect of the game.”
Suda certainly has his priorities straight, especially when it comes to delivery. When asked about Grasshopper’s collaboration with EA to publish Shadows, Suda replied that all he wanted to do was to make fun games. “…the thing is we just create games for Japan and also for the world,” said Suda. “…especially after the earthquake it is our mission to create good games for people in the area who were hit hard most, it seems that it’s really important to create games [that] can actually make people happy and be energised and that’s what we do, and that’s what we want to do.”
Shadows of the Damned is due for release on June 21st for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Read the full interview for the wisdom that Suda had to offer.