Critics agree that Shadows of the Damned didn’t quite get the rapt consumer attention it deserved when the game launched last year – but Grasshopper Manufacture isn’t letting that minor detail get in the way of planning a sequel.
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The game was a collaboration between Grasshopper‘s Suda51 and Resident Evil‘s Shinji Mikami, featured a soundtrack from Akira Yamaoka (and British punk group The Damned). With a pedigree like that, it seemed destined for greatness, but – alas – gamers didn’t agree, and the game was a resounding flop (selling a measly 9,145 units in its first week on sale in Japan, and only 24,000 units in its first month in the United States).
Still, the combined developers have maintained a positive outlook towards the adventures of Garcia Hotspur, with composer Yamaoka expressing to Eurogamer that a sequel hasn’t been ruled out, despite sales figures.
I’m thinking of a sequel, actually – I can’t tell you here, but clearly I’d like to.
And while the developers are only half the equation, Yamaoka believes that publisher EA would “probably” be on board for the project. Grasshopper Manufacture “cannot make any official statement about the possibility for the sequel,” but this is definitely one to keep a (dismembered) ear out for!