Shadows of the Damned Review

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Welcome aboard the Suda51 Crazy Train guys and girls, this his latest mind warping title: Shadows of the Damned. In my review we’ll dive into this demon world of strawberry fuelled crazy and see how it measures up.

Developers: Grasshopper Manufacture
Publishers: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release dates: NA June 21, 2011, EU June 24, 2011
Genres: Survival-Horror, Third-Person Shooter
Ratings: ESRB: M, BBFC: 18

This PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game is the result of collaboration between Goichi Suda (No More Heroes series) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil series), and will combine the styles of the two designers, namely the “punk rock” edge of the former and the “psychological action thriller” of the latter.

When evil demonic creatures kidnap Garcia Hotspur’s girlfriend, it’s up to the Mexican demon hunter to travel to the City of the Damned AKA Hell to get her back. Aided by a former demon called Johnson with the ability to transform into an array of vicious weapons, Garcia will once again take on the mantel of “demon hunter” and rip apart the horrifying forces of the underworld to protect what he loves most.

Lets jump into the video review shall we?

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Shadows of the Damned Red Gems Locations Guide (PC, Xbox 360, PS3)

This Shadows of the Damned Red Gems locations guide shows you where to find all of the hidden Red Gems found in secret places throughout the levels of this horror game. Unlike White Gems, which are used as currency, Red Gems are scattered about and collecting all of them will earn you the “High In …

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Shadows of the Damned Walkthrough Video Guide (Xbox 360, PS3)

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Our Shadows of the Damned walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of cutscenes and gameplay for this action adventure horror game from Shinji Mikami and Suda51 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

With Shadows of the Damned, creative geniuses Suda 51 (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) present an all-new vision of hell unlike anything seen before! A psychological action thriller, Shadows of the Damned follows a demon hunter deep into a hyper-twisted re-imagining of hell where he must rescue the love of his life by defeating the armies of darkness with the power of the light.

Garcia is a hard-as-nails, leather-clad, motorcycle-riding professional demon hunter who finds his true love kidnapped by vengeance-seeking demons. As he explores the farthest reaches of the netherworld, Garcia battles through hell and back, with danger and turmoil around every corner. Throughout Shadows of the Damned gamers will find themselves challenged by demented puzzles and thrust into gruesome battles with vile and deformed creatures that can only come from the darkest recesses of hell.

Please note that viewers must be at least 18 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes.

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Shadows of the Damned soundtrack is pre-order goodie

Shadows of the Damned soundtrack given as pre-order bonus
The Shadows of the Damned release date is on June 21, 2011 and those who pre-order the game from select retailers will get a special soundtrack bonus!

If you already pre-ordered the game you will have the soundtrack goodie applied to your order, but you must have pre-ordered the game from the EA Store, Amazon or GameStop.

You won’t actually get a physical CD though, instead you will get a free download for the 12-track Shadows of the Damned soundtrack from Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.

Shadows of the Damned is the interesting upcoming Action Adventure horror game from Suda 51 and Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami which features some of the outrageousness of No More Heroes 2 with a light and shadows-based gameplay shooting mechanic.

You can hear some of the soundtrack in this Shadows of the Damned developer diary.

Yamaoka’s haunting sounds and ethereal effects will surely provide the perfect back drop for this psycho-punk action thriller.

Here are the 12-tracks from the Shadows of the Damned Soundtrack:

1. Theme of Shadows of the Damned (featuring the English gothic punk band, The Damned)
2. Shedding Stars
3. Walk It Off
4. Last Stop, Windows Up
5. This Way Comes
6. Fathomer
7. Smile for a Broken Dawn
8. Showdown at High Moon
9. Cold Turkey
10. Broken Bones, Broken Promises
11. Dropped Off Between Stops
12. Clawing at the Veil

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Shadows of the Damned release date announced

Shadows of the Damned will be released by EA and developer Grasshopper on June 21, 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3. With Shadows of the Damned (officially abbreviated to DMD or “Damned”), creative geniuses Suda 51 (No More Heroes 2, Killer 7) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil series and Resident Evil 4, Vanquish, Devil May …

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