Shadows of the Damned Director Forms Partnership With Sony


Shadows of the Damned director, Massimo Guarini, has formed a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, the two announced today. Ovosonico, Guarini’s new studio, will be working with SCEE on new IP.


"There has never been a better time to contribute to the growth of the video games industry. Ovosonico aims to challenge convention, to push the boundaries further and expand out medium by delivering innovative, emotionally engaging games that deeply resonate with people" said Massimo Guarini, Founder and CEO at Ovosonico. "SCE Worldwide Studios Europe understands our vision and we are thrilled to partner with them. We strongly feel that they are the perfect partner for us."


Aside from his work on Shadows of the Damned, Guarini also worked on Ubisoft’s Naruto – Rise of a Ninja. He will be directing Ovosonico’s debut title.


"We’re incredibly excited to be working with such an innovative new studio as Ovosonico," said Michael Denny, Senior Vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe.


"It is through working with creative minds such as Massimo Guarini that ensures that the best exclusive games are only available on PlayStation and we firmly believe that this relationship will result in something special. This is the first studio we have worked with in Italy and due to the growing talent in this country; we believe the first of many."


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.