We’ve already heard that Goichi ‘Suda51’ Suda is a Marvel fan and would “love” to work on one of the company’s video game projects, and it looks like there have been a few developments.
In a recent interview with the Japanese publication Automaton, the director of More Heroes III was asked about Grasshopper Manufacture’s plans for the next 10 years and revealed that the studio is in talks with Marvel.
Here is Suda’s full comment, courtesy of VGC:
“From now on, we would like to create three new IP addresses and launch them one by one.
“However, we also said that we would like to create IPs based on attractive original works, if there are any. I think it will depend on the discussions we have with Marvel Studios. If Marvel Studios comes up with something good, we will think about it.
He then joked, “I’m sorry, I was saying that top to bottom, just kidding.
“But we’ve had a few meetings with Marvel, and we’ve talked about the possibility of working on something together. We’re hoping the power of video games will help expand those opportunities.”
Back in April, during a chat with IGN Japan, Suda mentioned how interested he would be in working on a Marvel game featuring a character like Deadpool:
“Corn [in terms of] the kind of stuff I’d love to do, I’d also love to work with Marvel on a Shatterstar or Deadpool game, something like Grasshopper-y. Maybe a Quicksilver title of sorts. So, Marvel, you know.”
Activision also approached him previously about a Deadpool game, but plans fell through.
In somewhat related news, last October Grasshopper Manufacture announced that it had joined Chinese gaming giant, NetEase – the same company that partnered with Monkey Ball And Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi.
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