With GDC freshly wrapped and all eyes on E3 2011, you may be tempted to think that all the assets and info about key Xbox 360 and PS3 games is either already out or still to come. Not so. EA today released a batch of all-new Shadows of the Damned screenshots for both platforms, all of which made their debut at GDC behind closed doors but are now available for public consumption.
In the psychological thriller Shadows of the Damned, gamers will assume the role of Garcia, a hard-as-nails, leather-clad, motorcycle-riding professional demon hunter who finds his true love kidnapped by vengeance-seeking demons. Not that EA and the developer are playing into stereotypes, mind you. As Garcia explores the farthest reaches of the netherworld, he battles through hell and back with danger and turmoil around every corner.
Throughout Shadows of the Damned, gamers will find themselves challenged by demented puzzles and thrust into gruesome battles with vile and deformed creatures that can only come from the darkest recesses of hell. The game features a grotesque, highly stylized art direction that transports players into a grisly world. The entire experience is enveloped with a pulse-pounding musical score by famed videogame music composer Akira Yamaoka that takes the over-the-top action sequences and intense boss battles that the game’s developers are known for creating.
What’s that? You didn’t remember? Shadows of the Damned is being developed by Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture, with executive director Suda51 (director of No More Heroes) and creative producer Shinji Mikami (director of Resident Evil) both at the helm.
Shadows of the Damned is slated to release in June for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Now, on to those new screenshots. Click any of the images below to see their high-resolution counterpart.
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