EA Drops Trailer for New Title from Resident Evil Director

Concept art for combat in Shadows of the Damned

Suda 51, the guy behind the Wii’s No More Heroes (which was kind of weird), and Shinji Mikami, the director of Resident Evil (the writing for which is legendary to you, the master of unlocking), have teamed up to create something else that looks … kind of weird.

It’s called Shadows of the DAMNED, and it’ll be on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. EA dropped a trailer, which we have below, and released a new web site for the game here. Watching the trailer and reading the description on the web site leave, shall we say, conflicting images and ideas in the mind.

From what can be gleaned, it’s some kind of 3rd-person horror-action game that looks like a cross between Resident Evil 4 and maybe Devil May Cry (or, gee, maybe No More Heroes). The web site talks some about “unique light versus shadow gameplay” that apparently will be ubiquitous through combat, puzzle-solving, and “terror.”

Apparently whoever the damned are a really damned, like freaking damned, because it’s emphasized in the title. (Yes. DAMNED.) The protagonist, (retired?) demon hunter Garcia Hotspur, has to free his kidnapped girlfriend from the City of the Damned. He’s also pissed – the game makes a big deal about his wrath. And according to the web site, all those weapons he uses are actually his demon helper, who’s accompanying him to hell or something.

“With Shadows of the Damned, gamers will fight for love in the most difficult arena imaginable … hell,” Mikami, who serves as creative producer for the game, told Japanese gaming mag Famitsu. “Players will find themselves surrounded by demons set on destroying their heart and soul. Only the strong will survive.”

…Kay.

Download the trailer here.

Via IGN.com

Vanquish is finally upon us! If you’ve got a copy of the game, check out our step-by-step game guide.

Need some help with Suda and Mikami’s off-the-wall collaboration? Check out our Shadows of the Damned walkthrough!

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