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EA announces GDC 2011 software lineup, includes Battlefield 3

EA games set to be on display on March 1, 2011 during GDC 2011.

  • Battlefield 3
  • Crysis 2
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Alice Madness Returns
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Battlefield Play4Free

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Resident Evil creator stepping down from directing after next unannounced title

“That’s something I was planning for from the start [one more AAA title after Shadows of the Damned and then stepping down from directing games]… I can only last for so long handling both director and company president duties, and besides, I want to give our younger developers a chance. Knowing that, of course, makes me want to put all of my experience, my energy, and everything else I’ve got into this game. I’m pretty lucky that [Bethesda] was willing to accept that, too. Too many publishers are only interested in the very near future, after all.” – Shinji Mikami

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Shadows of the Damned (PS3 Xbox360) Happy Halloween Trailer

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Yamaoka: Shadows of the Damned will appeal to gamers who are between casual and core

“Damned is a wholly new style of game, and I think it’ll appeal to a group of users who are neither fully casual nor fully hardcore… Perhaps not everyone, though — I mean, hardcore gamers are different from anime fans or people who play sports games — but I’m hoping people who aren’t in one of these categories will be interested in buying it.” – ex-Silent Hill developer Akira Yamaoka

I don’t care who it’s aimed at, I’m interested in anything that Suda 51 is working on.

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Shadows of the Damned (PS3 Xbox360) TGS Shinji Mikami Interview

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Shadows of the Damned (PS3 Xbox360) TGS Developer Presentation

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Shadows of the Damned (PS3 Xbox360) Announcement Trailer

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EA Announces Suda51 and Shinji Mikami’s New Project, ‘Shadows of the Damned’

Iconic Japanese Developers Suda51 and Shinji Mikami Take Gamers on a Twisted Journey Through a Demented Underworld

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sep 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) and legendary Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture today revealed Shadows of the Damned, an all-new psychological action thriller game from executive director Suda51 (director of No More HeroesTM), creative producer Shinji Mikami (director of Resident Evil(R)) and music composer Akira Yamaoka (sound director of Silent HillTM). Shadows of the Damned follows a demon hunter deep into a hyper-twisted re-imagining of hell where he must rescue the love of his life by defeating the armies of darkness with the power of the light. Shadows of the Damned is scheduled for release in the summer of 2011 on the Xbox 360(R) videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system.

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GRASSHOPPER MANUFACTURE LICENSES UNREAL ENGINE 3

Guildford – October 7, 2008 – Iconic Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for a new multiplatform action horror game to be published by Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS). The new game is produced by legendary Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and directed by innovative game designer Suda51.

“Unreal Engine 3 is a powerful, easy-to-implement game engine that is helping the creative team at Grasshopper quickly bring our vision to life,” said Goichi Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture. “The innovative tools and technology in Unreal Engine 3 help developers create games faster, easier and with less risk.”

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