Suda-51 winds up Diabolical Pitch

Grasshopper Manufacture's Kinect baseball action game Codename D gets new moniker; two-player mode confirmed.

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TOKYO--At last year's Tokyo Game Show, Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Suda 51 unveiled an enigmatic trailer for a game for the Kinect called Codename D. The live-action teaser showed an unidentified man holding a baseball facing off against a group of evil-looking animal mascots. The baseball in the man's hand then burst into flame, causing the mascots to explode. It seems Codename D truly was just a codename for the game, with Grasshopper today unveiling the true name for the title, Diabolical Pitch, at a Tokyo Game Show event.

It's like The Island of Dr. Moreau vs. RBI Baseball.

Diabolical Pitch for the Kinect is slated for release sometime in 2012 and can support two players. The game takes place in a freakish amusement park, where animal-headed humanoids are on the prowl. To attack these monsters, players must summon all their baseball prowess, making pitching motions with the Kinect to throw balls at enemies, as well as doing other motions such as catching, ducking, jumping, kicking, and swinging a virtual bat.

For more from the event, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of the Tokyo Game Show.

Discussion

22 comments
ZeroX91
ZeroX91

For some reason I'm really hoping for a Charley Sheen reference, but doubt it will happen.

PoKeZeMuNKyZ
PoKeZeMuNKyZ

ah Suda's making a game for the kinect =[ I don't want to buy a kinect, not my ideal gaming

chyng85
chyng85

I don't like the tiger face...

chappy_man
chappy_man

well i wont be buying a kinect for it but its another interesting title to look forward to

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Well this will be big in America (obviously), but it's clever, as the Japanese do love their baseball too.. Be interesting to see how well it does outside of the states.

Bowser05
Bowser05

I don't know what this is but it's Suda and I'm going to get it.

xxYetterxx
xxYetterxx

It sucks that ignorant people waste their time and effort spewing hatred for kinect on every video-game forum I read.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Suda 51 does love rock n roll, satanic, demonic, and gothic elements. Not to say that either is all.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

I'm sorry. First it was "Kinect has no games", now it's "it's a kinect game so it sucks"? Cry some more, kids. Child of Eden and now Gunstringer are locking and popping with more on the way.

zzamaro
zzamaro

It sucks that talented developers waste their time and effort in kinect.

iamnessie
iamnessie

That sounds like your arm will be getting tired often. And a lot more work than fun especially if the game lasts 15+ hours.

x400Degreez
x400Degreez

Other than Child Of Eden this is the only reason why I bought a Kinect.

maximumbarmage
maximumbarmage

So... Grasshopper get sick of making games that don't sell anything so they decide to make a new game for KINECT?!? Haha... okay then.

elbert_b_23
elbert_b_23

i was all excited intel i saw it was a 360 Kinect only game and then i thought what the hell what a bummer

monson21502
monson21502

so what was thought to be a freaky scary hardcore game turns out be a baseball game? wow i know japan loves baseball but cmon now....

endorbr
endorbr

Sorry Suda 51: Kinect plus NO Lollipops and NO Chainsaws equals NO dice for me.

jcbullen
jcbullen

That sounds.... odd. Well, I guess a developer's best bet for creating something successful for Kinect is to create something wholly unique. Good luck to anybody who tries.

kmarrelly
kmarrelly

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