Shadows of the Damned

XB360, PS3 / Action / Release: Jun 21, 2011 / ESRB: M

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World Game Project to highlight Western games in Japan

World Game Project to highlight Western games in Japan

Sony has announced a new promotion called the World Game Project, which will highlight games with Western design sensibilities for event attendees in Japan. Mr. Murata, the project's faceless mascot clothed in Reservoir Dogs attire (shown above), was apparently seen wandering around this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo convention as well.

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Shadows of the Damned review

Shadows of the Damned review

When Shadows of the Damned was first announced, gamers were thrilled at the thought of Suda51 and Shinji Mikami working together on a game. Those names may not immediately click outside Japan, but gamers are definitely familiar with their work, including No More Heroes and Resident Evil 4. With Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka providing the music, this is a creative dream team.

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Daily Filter: June 22, 2011

Daily Filter: June 22, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

After a long hiatus, the Daily Filter has returned to Shacknews. For its revival we've decided to bring out the big guns, including trailers for new Killzone 3 DLC, and new videos for Shadows of the Damned, the Kinect-enabled title Rise of Nightmares, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, NCAA Football 12, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, the horror title Amy, the third-person action game The Cursed Crusade, and screens for the downloadable title Aero-Cross. Read more »

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Shadows of the Damned delayed

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Shadows of the Damned delayed

Fans of the weird and wonderful will have a little longer for Grasshopper Manufacture's Shadows of the Damned, as Joystiq reports that the "Suda51 trip" has been delayed by a fortnight.

Shadows of the Damned was previously slated to launch on June 7, the first day of E3--a fine time to have your new release overlooked in the hustle and bustle of the show. Its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 launch will now come on June 21. This is one of those delays it's hard to grumble about. Read more »

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Shinji Mikami on Shadows of the Damned and inspiring a new generation of competition

Shinji Mikami on Shadows of the Damned and inspiring a new generation of competition

After years of developing generation-defining titles, legendary game maker Shinji Mikami returns to current generation gamers with his second offering: Shadows of the Damned for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Collaborating with other well known Japanese game creators Goichi "Suda51" Suda (No More Heroes) and sound designer Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Shadows of the Damned quickly sunk its uncompromisingly crazy teeth into me following a brief hands-on demo at GDC 2011.

At its core, the gameplay in Shadows of the Damned will be reminiscent of other high-profile third-person shooters of this generation. Though comparisons to the gunplay and camera of a Gears of War could be lobbied at the game, it was Mikami's Resident Evil 4 that sent a tidal wave of inspiration to hordes of game makers of this generation. In effect, Mikami has helped breed the very games he is now competing for shelf space with later this year. Read more »

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Shadows of the Damned Hands-on Preview

Shadows of the Damned Hands-on Preview

It's becoming increasingly more common that ultra-violent titles are taking the tongue in cheek approach to telling its story. The latest example of this is Shadows of the Damned, from developer Grasshopper Manufacture.

Imagined by the all-star team of Goichi "Suda 51" Suda (Clock Tower, No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, God Hand), Shadows of the Damned is an exercise in the violent, comical, and absurd--and I mean that in the best way possible. Read more »

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Daily Filter: February 14, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

For this special "Valentine's Day" edition of the Daily Filter we've got a slew of new content that's sweet as candy. New media for today includes Portal 2, Bulletstorm, Crysis 2, Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, Okamiden, Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle, Cars 2: The Video Game, Rift, the Fall of Setarrif expansion for ArcaniA, MindJack, MotoGP 10/11, Shadows of the Damned, the newly announced movie-based title Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, Warriors: Legends of Troy, Swarm, Rock Band 3, Monday Night Combat, the alpha version of A Valley Without Wind, Yars' Revenge, The Flying Dutchman, The Rockin' Dead, Amazing Zombie Defense, and Mactabilis. Read more »

"Am I the only one who thinks that Crysis 2 footage looks kinda awesome?! The scale and detail ..."
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Driver: San Francisco Developer Ubisoft Reflections Hit With Layoffs

Another studio has suffered layoffs today, as Ubisoft has confirmed the Newcastle-based studio, Ubisoft Reflections, will see cuts.

According to Develop, as many as 19 employees on the Driver: San Francisco team could be out of work as part of "wider restructuring." Those facing the axe reach from all levels of the studio, from members of the studio's senior dev team to contract workers. Ubisoft says that the 19 employees will either be made redundant or not receive a contract renewal. Read more »

""According to Ubisoft, the Reflections dev house is "crucial as a studio" and there are no plans ..."
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Daily Filter: October 29, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

The last Filter of the week features new media from Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Epic Mickey, Bloody Good Time, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, Super Scribblenauts, Bulletstorm, Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011, NeverDead, Trials HD, and Shadows of the Damned. Read more »

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No More Heroes Dev Announces 'Psychological Action Thriller' Shadows of the Damned

The prospect of No More Heroes director Suda51, Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and Silent Hill sound director Akira Yamaoka working together on a game is jolly exciting, which is why we're bouncing up and down at today's announcement of Shadows of the Damned at the Tokyo Game Show. Read more »

"Visually I wasn't wowed but this looks totally awesome otherwise."
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Driver: San Francisco skids to 2011

Gamers will have to wait a little longer to get back behind the wheel as Tanner, as Driver: San Francisco has been delayed.According to an estimated sales report from Ubisoft (via Kotaku), the upcoming Quantum Leap-inspired fifth installment in the Driver franchise will be parked in the Ubisoft Reflections development garage until the company's fourth quarter, which runs January to March 2011.

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Driver: Frisco E3 Walkthrough Shows Gameplay

A Driver: San Francisco walkthrough has emerged from E3, showing four minutes of kind-of sort-of mostly gameplay footage from Ubisoft Reflections' brum-brum sequel.

"What we've done... is very much go back to the roots of what made the original Driver game such a unique experience," Reflections founder Martin Edmondson explains as the comatose Tanner chases his imaginary foe through The City That Knows How. Read more »

"regardless of its use in this game, i think the teleporting to the next closest car to the ..."
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Driver: San Francisco Media Burns Rubber

Ubisoft has released an E3 trailer and batch of screenshots for Driver: San Francisco, which was officially unveiled yesterday.

Driver: San Fran, as all the 'Frisco folks will call it, offers "more than 200 kilometers of road network" to free-roam around on in "more than a hundred licensed vehicles" while listening to "over 60 music tracks with songs from famous artists." Read more »

"The way to stop a runaway money truck with a con in it is to send in a muscle car into the ..."
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Ubisoft Unveils Driver: San Francisco

Teased last week, Ubisoft has officially revealed Driver: San Francisco, which sees series protagonist John Tanner put into a coma following a nasty accident on the Golden Gate bridge.

Here is last week's teaser:

"Gamers will play as Detective John Tanner on a relentless manhunt for crime lord Charles Jericho through the hills of the City by the Bay," explains the press release. "Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly 'shift' between well over a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action." Read more »

"I can honestly say that due to Ubisoft's previous attempts at piracy prevention I will likely ..."
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