First Look At The Grasshopper Manufacture And GungHo Online Entertainment Game

By Spencer . March 29, 2013 . 5:28pm

Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo Online Entertainment acquired Lollipop Chainsaw developer Grasshopper Manufacture in February. While Kadokawa Games and Xseed are working on Killer is Dead there is another action game in development. The title hasn’t been announced and what we’ve seen so far is a few pieces of concept art.



She is the protagonist in Grasshopper Manufacture’s next title after Killer is Dead, which will be published by GungHo Online Entertainment. In the Japanese promotional artwork she says, "Whatcha looking at, commoner?" When I spoke with Goichi Suda from Grasshopper Manufacture and Kazuki Morishita from GungHo Online Entertainment I asked if she had an attitude. To my surprise, the sword brandishing woman is usually a timid character.



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This piece of concept art has the red and black high contrast style seen in other Grasshopper Manufacture titles like killer7. I asked Suda what the significance of the red was. Suda pointed at the red door and said something crazy is going on in there. "It’s basically a different world on the other side," Suda added.



This area feels like Tokyo, but the GungHo Online Entertainment and Grasshopper Manufacture game is not set in Japan. The game is set somewhere in Asia, but both Morishita and Suda were coy about saying exactly where it’s set.


Siliconera will have more about the GungHo Online Entertainment X Grasshopper Manufacture title soon.

  • The concept art looks beautiful, and we have a nice female lead as well. The woman with the umbrella looks like an older Shinobu from the No More Heroes series. Could this be No More Heroes 3 in development? I hope so =^_^=

    • AnimusVox

      Likewise my friend. Can’t wait to see more.

    • The-Beast

      Just imagine if this girl is *SPOILER* Sylvia’s daughter, Jeane, that’s going under training to… huum… revenge for something ? Well, I hope this is at least related to No More Heroes in some way and that it will be available for the Wii U.

      • That would honestly be an awesome plot! Also, Suda already said that the next No More Heroes would definitely be for Nintendo’s next console which is in fact the WiiU. So I don’t think we will have any worries there =)

        • TheBlackgirl123

          is this a role playing game. I love those

          • Yes, the No More Heroes series is an action RPG

      • puchinri

        I thought Jeane was a blonde though? I remember her being blonde in that one ending of NMH1 at least. It’d be cool if it were her though.

        But definitely hoping it is NMH-related and set on the Wii U~.

        • The-Beast

          Yup she was, but maybe she painted her hair oooor she is Travis’s daughter.

    • Pretty sure Marvelous still owns the right to NMH, though. So unless Grasshopper bought it back, I’m not so sure about this being NMH3.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    No More Heroes 3, no doubt about it. Plus, they wanted a female lead for the third episode back in 2011 ;)

    • Yeah, I remember Suda saying just that.

  • ShadowDivz

    Anyone else notice the girl lying on the floor “defeated” i would say, in the second picture? The one with the flower.

    • Farid Belkacemi

      Yep, Shinobu WINS ! :D

  • surakian

    Looks a lot like places you find in S.Korea. Maybe Taiwan.

  • DanijoEX

    Oh God…that concept art is…just amazing. ;A;

  • AnimusVox

    I wonder if this’ll be a serious or more serious take in comparison to Suda’s other titles.

    • puchinri

      While NMH games are incredibly silly, I do like how serious they are and get, so if it is related, I think it may be just as serious if not more so.

      But at the same time, given how much more serious 2 was than 1, he may want to take a break from that, heh.

  • l777l

    Will this be a single player game?

    • AkuLord3

      nope 16 online deathmatch and Horde mode : P

      • l777l

        Probably purchased in 25 microtransactions.

  • Rei

    Dat Ass

    • Go2hell66

      It had to be said
      (It always does…)

  • TruSpindash

    Yep, definitely looking like No More Heroes 3, I know Suda said he has a lot of new ideas for NMH 3 involving the WiiU. The concept art looks really good too, already can’t wait for Suda’s next game and Killer is Dead isn’t even out yet.

    • I hope it is No More Heroes 3, but a Sony-console release please :C? I don’t have a Wii U yet.

      • landlock

        There is no way it’ll be WiiU exclusive so don’t worry about that.

        • LittleMofreaky

          ^Mr. Baseless Facts^

          • landlock

            Maybe so but you’ll see.

  • If this is anything to go by, this is going to be pretty awesome. I will await more news about this.

  • Vash bane

    wow what a way to promote a game XD

  • Rolling Guy

    Oh hey look it’s Shinobu.

  • Sigh. Looks like just another post-NMH Grasshopper game, all of which have disappointed me. What happened to the demented ingenuity that gave us something like Killer7? Or, hell, even Flower Sun & Rain?

  • HatsyaSouji

    I bet it’s gonna be somewhere in the Philippines

  • And hello new mousepad that I’m going to make :D

  • DarthSithZero

    I’m kinda confused does the title means that the game will be online or something?

    • No, GungHo Online Entertainment is the name of the company.

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