Goichi Suda, or Suda51, is known for quirky, eye-catching games such as No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw, and more recently Killer is Dead. In Sony’s latest PlayStation 4 creators interview video series, Suda talks about Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo Online Entertainment’s upcoming action title, Lily Bergamo.
“About Lily Bergamo… this time, the protagonist is female, with the rather difficult name of ‘Tae Ioroi,’ who will be the main character of the action game,” starts Suda. “When I say action, I don’t mean your regular action game, but rather, a ‘super action game’.”
Suda says that this will be achieved by including a growth element of some sort in the game, which involves you gaining experience. He adds that Grasshopper are also challenging themselves with on the smartphone app that will be part of the game, along with the online parts. Additionally, Grasshopper would like to find a unique way to utilize the PlayStation 4’s Dual Shock 4 touchpad, in one way or another.
“When it comes to the GungHo group, online play is our biggest strength,” says Suda. “As for the PlayStation 4, that’s [online function] the first part we observed, and we’d definitely like to challenge that. Regardless of whether it’s synchronized or asynchronous, we’re thinking of various ideas and images for online features.”
The Grasshopper CEO says that the biggest thing about developing a game for the PlayStation 4, aside from its memory, is how easy it is to do it—much easier than it was previously on the PlayStation 3.
Finally, a message from the fans from Goichi Suda:
“I’m making Lily Bergamo with the intent of getting it to you guys as early as possible, but for now I’m putting together interesting ideas day-by-day, and putting it into data while making adjustments. Game development is always a gradual process, with more and more slowly piling up everyday; however, these days I’ve been putting a lot of importance into how I spend my time on it, and hope you guys look forward to it. We’d like to release Lily Bergamo after having made it as thoroughly as possible. Thank you for your continued support.”
Lily Bergamo is slated for release in 2014 for PlayStation 4.