Is Diabolical Pitch The Name Of Grasshopper Manufacture’s Kinect Game?

By Spencer . January 12, 2011 . 2:25am

imageA few months ago at Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft unveiled a handful of Kinect games made by notable Japanese studios. Codename D from Flower, Sun, and Rain creator Grasshopper Manufacture was one of them.


A teaser trailer showed a bunch of people (?) walking around with tiger masks and a man holding a baseball bat tossing a baseball in the air. On one catch the ball ignites and all of the tiger people explode.


The baseball theme goes along with a trademark filed by Grasshopper Manufacture for Diabolical Pitch. Perhaps, that’s the final name for Codename D, which is just a temporary title. So if the game is called Diabolical Pitch… is this an action meets baseball game? Maybe similar to the baseball battles in No More Heroes?



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  • Okay, I obviously missed this. I have been riding the “Steel Battalion/Child of Eden” train for so long I had eyes for other Kinect titles. But now, on this day, it has changed.

  • *Sees the article image*

    OMFG down Skittles noooooooooooooooo!!!

  • MisterFoxInc

    I’m excited, but sadly don’t own an Xbox360 and don’t really plan on getting one, despite this being a Suda-title.

    Anyway, you got it wrong – there are more than tigerhead-people. It’s several differently themed… “people.”


    The Kinect titles shown off at TGS intrigue me and I cannot wait to hear more on all of them. Especially Project Draco. :D

  • Either something to do with Baseball
    ….or singing.

    I can’t wait to hear more of this~

  • neon6

    Release date?

  • PrinceHeir

    i want either another No More Heroes or a Killer 7 like game

    • As long as it’s not a direct sequel to Killer 7, since that game was so “unique” in a storyline sense that a follow-up would sure to disappoint. A prequel would be cool but even that’s risky as well.

      • PrinceHeir

        well it’s really hard to to follow up the ending.


        since almost every Killer 7 member got dissolved into nothingness. actually a prequel would be cool, playing a young Harman Smith versus Kun Lan, not to mention the formation and the death of the real Killer 7 group, that would be awesome, but i want the same atmosphere(hell make it more bizarre) as the first one. well if suda 51 intends to make a similar game(ala Xenosaga) just make a character as badass as Dan Smith(hell bring back the voice actor too)

  • So…you pretend to be holding a baseball bat, swing at the screen and depending on how accurate and powerful you hit…People explode?

    This could be the game Kinect just needs :D

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