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Grasshopper Manufacture licenses Unreal Engine 3

Epic's game engine to be used in multi-platform action horror title by Resident Evil creator

Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 for a new multiplatform action horror game to be published by Electronic Arts

Under the deal between EA and Grasshopper Manufacture, unveiled earlier this year, the new game is to be produced by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and directed by game designer Goichi Suda, of No More Heroes fame.

"Unreal Engine 3 is a powerful, easy-to-implement game engine that is helping the creative team at Grasshopper quickly bring our vision to life," said Suda, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture. "The innovative tools and technology in Unreal Engine 3 help developers create games faster, easier and with less risk."

Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games, added: "It's an honour to work with Mikami-san and Suda-san on their next project… Grasshopper Manufacture is one of the most daring and innovative studios in the world, and we can't wait to see what they're able to do with Unreal Engine 3."

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