Grasshopper Manufacture signs big names

Grasshopper Manufacture signs big names

By Ben Parfitt

October 14th 2010 at 4:20PM

Harvest Moon and Little King's Story devs head to Suda outfit

Grasshopper Manufacture, the studio owned by cult developer Goichi Suda, has snared two of Japan’s leading developers from fellow studio Marvelous Entertainment.

Yasuhiro Wada, the creator of the popular Harvest Moon series, and Yoshiro Kimura, whose most recent title was Wii hit Little King’s Story, have both jumped ship to join forces with the No more Heroes and Killer 7 creator.

“This move will help us produce games in a more stable manner,” Suda 51 told Famitsu, as translated by 1UP.

“We haven't released a single [original] title in the past year, which is something that caused a lot of regret in my mind. Having these two people join Grasshopper will make us a more sturdily-organized company, and it'll improve our development, technical, and release skills.”

The full story can be read at MCV.