You can always count on Goichi Suda, head of Grasshopper Manufacture, to think outside the box when promoting his games. This is the guy that stood outside of shops in Akihabara waiting to hand out No More Heroes toilet paper to lucky customers. The first developer diary for Shadows of the Damned shows off the typical Suda 51 flair. Both he and Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Viewtiful Joe, do their best at putting together a campy, pseudo-spooky video detailing some of the mechanics of Shadows of the Damned. It even starts off with Mikami being strangled by an all too giddy Suda, as if that weren’t reason enough to watch.
Perhaps my favorite part of the video, however, is the use of two incredibly grim and gravely narrators to interpret the two Japanese developers’ words. The guy who translates for Mikami isn’t too over the top, but Suda’s voice over goes just as overboard as the developer, complete with Jack the Ripper cockney accent. To see how darkness and light will affect this horror-action title, or to hears two very out of place voice actors, check out the video below. Shadows of the Damned is scheduled for a June 21 release on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.