Suda 51 working on PS3 scrolling action game


Prolific game director and Grasshopper Manufacture founder Goichi Suda is lending his talents to an intriguing new project called Longest Day.

The game is described – in a translation by Anime News Network – as the fifth part of the Short Peace film project from revered Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo, and the game “centers on a woman named Ranko Tsukigime, the only daughter of the head of the ‘Tsukigime Enterprise’ underground conglomerate that controls the rented parking lot business. Ranko is a normal, brazen high school girl during the day, and at night she works as an assassin. One day Ranko stakes out her target as normal, but a ‘demon’ from an opposing organization sneaks up on her. Players control Ranko as she escapes from the opposing organization, and as she kills her enemies with ‘effects.'”

Fairly standard stuff for a Suda 51 title, then.

The game is also said to be a collaboration between the Killer 7 auteur and Tokyo Jungle developer Yohei Kataoka with Namco Bandai handling publishing duties.

Famitsu has official screens of the game and the Short Peace project, which have an air of… nothing you’ve probably ever seen before.

No word on a release outside of Japan yet.

Update: the game’s official website has just gone live this morning, too.