NetEase Games Acquires Developer Grasshopper Manufacture (No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw)

Chinese company NetEase Games has announced that they have acquired developer Grasshopper Manufacture from Japanese company GungHo Online Entertainment. This agreement was finalized on May 31, 2021. In addition, both teams delivered messages to fans.

Suda 51, CEO of Grasshopper Manufacture, stated that he and NetEase share creative ideas. Talks ensued for a while, and this now present acquisition was eventually decided upon. Still, Suda assures fans that Grasshopper Manufacture’s qualitative output will not diminish, and they seek to deliver high-quality experiences “to all gamers in the next ten years.”

You can read the full messages regarding this acquisition from NetEase Game’s official website.

Grasshopper Manufacture has developed many cult-classic titles such as the No More Heroes franchise, The Silver Case 2425, Lollipop Chainsaw, and much more.

If you missed it, check out our review of No More Heroes 3.

No More Heroes 3 takes place nine years after the events of No More Heroes 2 and two years after Travis Strikes Back’s events. Players will find out that Damon is now the CEO of the urban renewal company Utopinia, which utilizes alien technology.

Well, a huge spaceship has just appeared, led by FU and a group of eight other aliens. It ends up not being the reunion that Damon expects as FU and his alien force decided to use the disguise of superheroes to cause trouble. Travis Touchdown is now up to stop the group, even though they are hailed as heroes.

No More Heroes 3 is currently available on Nintendo Switch.


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