Legendary Japanese developer SUDA51 has announced that he has recently had a few meetings with Marvel Studios to discuss the opportunity of creating video games based on some of the iconic characters in the company’s extensive back catalogue. SUDA51 has always said that he would love to work on a video game based on a Marvel property. However, if that doesn’t lead to anything then he is more than prepared to work on new original IPs for Grasshopper Manufacture. Grasshopper is currently on the cusp of a wide-ranging recruitment drive to increase the studio for future titles with plans to work on three new games in the next ten years. Here’s what the No More Heroes creator said:
“However, we have also said that we would like to make IPs that are based on attractive original works, if there are any. I think that will depend on the discussions we have with Marvel Studios. If Marvel Studios comes up with something good, we’ll think about it.”
He then joked: “I’m sorry, I was saying that from the top down, I’m just kidding.
“But we’ve had a few meetings with Marvel, and we’ve talked about the possibility of working together on something. We hope that the power of video games will help to boost these opportunities.
“Basically, though, we will continue to create more original IP for Grasshopper Manufacture.”
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