Shadows of the Damned release date

Mikami and Suda 51 clash at GDC.

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and No More Heroes maker Suda 51's intriguing horror game Shadows of the Damned will launch worldwide on 7th June.

The two Japanese developers told an audience at the Game Developers Conference yesterday that the game's health system is alcohol based. When protagonist Garcia Hotspur is low on health a shot of booze gives him a boost. It works like that in real life, doesn't it?

DMD is influenced by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's shock flick Grindhouse, the pair said. Gameplay revolves around a light versus dark mechanic, which adds puzzle elements, and Hotspur's weapon is a shape shifting ex-demon named Johnson. Of course it is.

Johnson can turn into all sorts of tools of destruction, including pistols, rifles and torches.

Mikami's studio was snapped up by Bethesda owner ZeniMax last year – but he's still free to make Shadows of the Damned with Suda 51 for EA Partners.

It's billed as a "psychological action thriller". Hotspur races off to Hell after his true love is abducted by demons.

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