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EA unveils deals with Epic and Grasshopper

Publisher will release a new horror game from Goichi Suda and an action game from Polish studio People Can Fly

EA has announced a publishing agreement with the Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture and with Epic Games' People Can Fly studio.

Under the terms of the deal with Grasshopper Manufacture, EA Partners will publish a new action horror game for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. The title will be produced by Shinji Mikami and directed by the studio's CEO, Goichi Suda - the man behind the Wii title No More Heroes and the PlayStation 2 and GameCube title Killer7.

"Grasshopper Manufacture is excited to work with EA Partners to bring our new title to gamers around the world," said Suda. "They are a great partner who shares our commitment to quality and innovation while respecting our independence as a studio, which is very empowering."

David DeMartini, senior vice president and general manager of EA Partners, added: "Grasshopper Manufacture is one of the most daring and innovative independent studios in the world, and EA Partners is honoured to be working with Mikami-san and Suda-san on this new project."

EA's deal with Epic Games will see it publish a new action title for the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3, based on a new intellectual property from Epic's People Can Fly studio in Poland.

"Epic is excited to work with EA Partners to launch our next big IP on the global stage," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. "EA Partners gives independent developers like Epic the muscle of a global publisher like EA, along with the focus and flexibility of a smaller team committed to working with our individual needs."

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