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Grasshopper announcing new title next month


Suda51's Japanese dev studio, Grasshopper Manufacture, is working on a ton of stuff. Between Shadows of the Damned, Sine Mora, codename D and an uannounced NGP project, we have to imagine the folks at Grasshopper don't have much free time. Regardless, the studio will take a timeout on March 30 to host a Ustream event, during which Grasshopper will announce a new game -- perhaps that NGP title?

Dubbed "Grasstream 2: Travis vs. Garcia" (named for the main characters of No More Heroes and Shadows of the Damned), the event will feature frank discussion from Suda51 on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, an acoustic performance of music from No More Heroes, the aforementioned "new game announce," and "hands-on impressions" of said game from "Vanilla Beans and model/gamer Kayo Sato." Yes, really.

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Tokyo, Japan – February 28th, 2011 - Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. celebrates 13 years keeping the spirit of Punk alive in games with our second UStream event, Grasstream 2: Travis vs. Garcia at Shinjuku Loft Plus One! Travis, star of Grasshopper's No More Heroes series, will come face-to-face with the hero of our latest game, Shadow of the Damned's Garcia Hotspur. Will Garcia prove worthy of Travis' legacy?

But this clash of legendary heroes is just the tip of the iceberg! Grasshopper's taking Grasstream to a new level this year with more interviews, more live music, more guests, and best of all, a new game announcement!

Grasshopper Manufacture is also honored to have the cast of one of gaming's most popular podcasts, 8-4 Play, joining us to provide English commentary for all of our international fans.

As a special treat for the fans who attend, we've prepared a special Grasshopper Manufacture-themed menu, original Grasshopper Manufacture cocktails, and a very special present. And if you still haven't grabbed your copy of the No More Heroes 2 Original Soundtrack, you can purchase it and other limited edition Grasshopper goods at the show.


Hosted by: Kayo Sato / Rolling Uchizawa
Musical Guests: Vanilla Beans & others
Date: Wednesday, March 30th 2011
Location: Shinjuku Loft Plus One
Doors open: 18:30 / Starts: 19:30
Advance Tickets: \1,500 / At the door:\2,000
Lawson Ticket # L:37506
※If you own an iPhone or iPad, don't forget it!

・No More Heroes Character Designer Yusuke Kozaki & Mechanical Designer Shigeto Koyama discuss creating NMH's memorable world
・Scott Pilgrim vs. Travis Touchdown?!? Suda 51 talks about Edgar Wright's latest film, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"
・No More Heroes acoustic set with GhM director and The Riot lead vocalist, Kazutoshi Iida

【 Part 2】 Grasshopper's Latest Game!
・New game announcement!
・Hands-on impressions from Vanilla Beans and model/gamer, Kayo Sato
・Ryan Yamazaki Bin-Bin Sausage
・Garcia Hotspur Chicken
・Vanilla Beans mini-concert

【 Part 3】 Welcome, Garcia -Shadows of the Damned-
・Special chat with Suda 51, Akira Yamaoka, and a Special Guest!
・New Trailer!
・Shadows of the Damned events in April

■USTREAM Channel

■Grasshopper Manufacture Homepage

■Shinjuku Loft Plus One Homepage

[Grasstream 2 Original Menu]
・Paula's Caprese
・Shadows of the Cocktail
・GhM Grasshopper Special
・Mojito 51

*Menu contents may change before the event

*Changes to schedule may occur before the event

About Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. Widely known for creating and developing cult classics killer7 and No More Heroes, Grasshopper Manufacture is a video game developer based in Tokyo and established in 1998 by award- winning game creator Suda 51. Suda 51 is famous for consistently creating new and original IPs. His bold approach to game development has attracted some of Japanese gaming's most creative designers; including Akira Yamaoka, Kazutoshi Iida, and Yasuhiro Wada. Grasshopper Manufacture is currently developing Shadows of the Damned, a new IP for EA's EA Partners label.

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