Self described “video game band”, Grasshopper Manufacture, redesigned their website. Not something that we would usually report, but there is a little change in the section that mentions their principle business partners. Square Enix is on the list.
With the exceptions of platform holders Microsoft and Sony, all of the other companies on the primary business partners list published a game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture. Companies like D3 Publisher that commissioned Grasshopper Manufacture for audio assistance are not listed as primary business partners.
Is this an early sign that Grasshopper Manufacture is developing a game for Square Enix?
Here’s a sketch of the other primary business partners and how Grasshopper Manufacture relates to them.
ASCII CORPORATION -> The Silver Case
CAPCOM CO.,LTD. -> killer7
ELECTRONIC ARTS INC. -> Untitled horror game
MARVELOUS INTERACTIVE INC. -> Contact / No More Heroes
NAMCO BANDAI Holdings inc. -> Samurai Champloo / Blood+ One Night Kiss
Q ENTERTAINMENT INC. -> Untitled horror game
SEGA CORPORATION -> Shining Soul II
SPIKE CO.,LTD., -> Michigan: Report from Hell
SQUARE ENIX CO.,LTD. -> ???
TECMO,LTD -> Fatal Frame IV
UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT -> No More Heroes