Veteran developers Suda51 and Shinji Mikami have unveiled their latest project at EA's press conference in Tokyo.

Titled Shadows of the Damned, it's billed as a "psychological action thriller". It's about a bloke called Garcia Hotspur whose true love is abducted by demons and dragged to the underworld. Naturally, he races off to Hell to get her back.

"This game has a punk rock edge to it," said said Resident Evil 4 director Mikami. "You can see Suda's trademark flair and style everywhere in this game. There are lots of light moments as well."

"But of course, you can see a lot of influence from Mikami-san in the core gameplay mechanics," No More Heroes creator Suda51 chimed in.

"This game is really intense, however you also see some light moments as well. It's a very dark game. And it's one of the greatest games I've ever worked on in my lifetime."

During the speech, still images from the game were shown on the big screen. One depicted some sort of giant horse with a human face being ridden by a demon and giving off loads of sparks. There were also shots of Garcia, who appears to be into studs, leather and big guns with skulls on, and has a big scar down one side of his face.

After this press conference attendees got to watch a trailer in which our hero whacked loads of monsters in the face, declaring, "My name is Garcia Hotspur, hunter of demons."

Other trailer highlights included a hot chick with no top on, another hot chick wielding dual weapons, giant horned demons, spooky lighting and an absinthe vending machine.

Shadows of the Damned, which Suda51 asked gamers to shorten to Damned or abbreviated to DMD, is slated for a summer 2011 release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The game's reveal trailer is below.

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