Glass shards and a cryptic message are the only clues Grasshopper Manufacture has laid out for its next project.
Grasshopper Manufacture is currently at PAX East 2016 in Boston, MA with their next title, Let it Die. A free-to-play title exclusive to the PS4, Let it Die is a survival-action game with that patented Suda51 “edgy” flare, and a passive online mode that revives fallen players as enemy characters in other players’ games. Though not necessarily in “Development Hell”, Let it Die originally began as a different title at TGS 2013- Lily Bergamo; after its E3 2014, the reworked “Let it Die” was nowhere to be seen for two years, until a new trailer was shown earlier this week. Its PAX East presence marks the first time that Let it Die will be playable to a public audience.
Let it Die isn’t the only game from the creative minds at Grasshopper Manufacture, as a new teaser site and image have been shared by Grasshopper CEO Goichi Suda “Suda51”. From Grasshopper Manufacture, Playism and Active Gaming Media, “BelieveInTheInternet.com” is a new teaser site, however it currently features just three erratically shaking glass shards; the source code yields no additional details. Suda51 also shared a cryptic image on his social media accounts earlier today:
By shifting the letters back to their original positions, the message simply reads as “The Silver Case”. (Every letter in the alphabet has been shifted three positions to the right; A=D, B=E, C=F, etc.) Those familiar with the obscure 1999 detective tale may not have needed the message, as the characters shown are from the PS1-exclusive title. Written by Suda51, Masahi Ooka and Sako Kato, The Silver Case involves a mystery surrounding a series of murders committed by a famed serial killer- a deceased one. The game featured two scenarios, thrusting the player into the role of either the detectives of the 24 Wards Police Department, or as a freelance writer investigating the case from the outside. A Nintendo DS version was cancelled shortly after conception, however The Silver Case found its way onto the Japanese PSN Store as a PSOne Classic title.
PAX East 2016 runs from 4/22-4/24 in Boston, MA. Grasshopper Manufacture’s Let it Die has no official release date, but is expected to release exclusively for the PS4 later this year.