We recently had a chance to sit with MASSIMO GUARINI the Director at Grasshopper Manufacture to talk about the upcoming action game: Shadows of the Damned. During the interview Mr. Guarini touches on a few gameplay elements in the game. All details are below:
Many gamers around were to confusion as to what genre does Shadows of the Damned actually belong to. To be honest we were too, as it it really is looking like a mix of several genres. Fortunately Mr. Guarini clears the confusion:
“SOTD is an Action / Shooter game, better described as a “psychological action thriller. “I have to admit there has been confusion at early stages of production as everyone was expecting a fully fledged survival horror, especially considering MIkami-san’s involvement. However SOTD is now solidly defined as an Action game. The good news is that, in spite of this, you’ll still be questioning yourself when playing the game. There are so many different influences, nuances and events in the game that the player will literally feel like experiencing a real road trip through hell.”
Also expect a lot of crazy ideas in the game, improved shooting mechanics, combos and melee moves:
“SOTD features definitely crazy new ideas, while relying at the same time on proven shooting mechanics. From a shooting mechanics point of view SOTD improves basically the excellent mechanics as found in Resident Evil 4, allowing now the player to move while aiming and shooting. Also the introduction of melee moves, faster disengagement actions and hilarious combos and special kills, adds a unique layer to the game loop.”‘
Apparently the weapons are going to be pretty insane and infact they have the ability to talk to you as well:
“You can expect your gun talking to you, helping you out or just throwing dirty jokes, you can expect a machine gun with 20 barrels shooting teeth, you can expect playing bowling with a giant skull-shaped grenade launcher, you can expect having a “Big Boner” all of a sudden in your hands, shooting bones.”
We at GamingBolt.com are pretty excited as to how this one will turn out. Stay tuned for the full interview in a bit.