EA Shacks Up With Epic Games, Grasshopper Manufacture on Two New IPs


As I mentioned earlier when sharing my disdain over Celebrity Sports Showdown, EA has shown drastic improvement in the development of core franchises and signing of new original properties over the past year or so. After a step back with the aforementioned celeb sports game, the publishing giant has taken one more giant step back in the right direction, today announcing from its Summer Showcase Event publishing deals with Epic Games and Grasshopper Manufacture on two new currently nameless IPs.

As part of the Epic Games deal, EA will publish a new action title that’s currently in development for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 by Epic’s People Can Fly studio. You know, the guys who brought us Painkiller and helped Epic with the Gears of War PC port.

Grasshopper Manufacture, in collaboration with Q Entertainment, is working on a new horror game to be published by EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. A horror game from Suda51 and Shinji Mikami? Hells yeah, I’m sold already!

Outside of the announced platforms and development partners, actual information for either game is nil at this point. As soon as any additional info surfaces, I’ll let you know. But for now the mere thought of new projects from Epic Games and Grasshopper Manufacture should be enough to get you very, VERY excited.

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