Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. is the studio behind the No More Heroes series Goichi Suda aka Suda51, has been acquired by NetEase Games.
This acquisition comes at a time when NetEase continues to grow through acquisitions and partnerships, and the company gains Minority stake in Quantic Dream, Bungie’s shares, etc., in the past few years. Grasshopper Manufacture is the latest company to join NetEase’s lineup.
“As we all know, NetEase Games has developed many excellent games in the past, and I have known NetEase’s creative ability a long time ago,” Su Da said in a statement. Press release About the announcement. “When we talked with NetEase about’co-developing a more unique console game’, we resonated. After careful consideration, we unanimously decided to’get together’ for a long time through deeper cooperation to create more good content for gamers. ”
Suda stated that NetEase understands the advantages of Grasshopper Manufacture and is willing to support the studio in an “extremely reliable” manner. He also said that NetEase will be mainly responsible for providing advice on the studio’s business planning and game development funds for Grasshopper Manufacture.
“We will be responsible for the creativity and production of the game to ensure that we can continue to maintain the consistent’Grasshopper Manufacture flavor’ and our well-known game quality,” Suda wrote. “In addition, we will also receive strong support from the NetEase team composed of thousands of art and technical experts in game art and quality assurance.”
Grasshopper Manufacture joined GungHo Online Entertainment in 2013, but in the future, the home of Grasshopper Manufacture will be NetEase.
For more information about the studio, check out our thoughts on its latest game Game informant Heroes no longer 3 comments. read Do we think No More Heroes 3 is worth playing after that.
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