Gonzo game maker Goichi Suda, who often goes by the nickname Suda51, is presumably putting the finishing touches on Killer Is Dead at this very moment. It’s due August 27. So what next?
According to Siliconera, referring to rumors published in unspecified Japanese game magazines, Suda's next game will be published by Namco Bandai; a 2D side-scroller called Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day.
Here's the interesting part: it's supposedly based upon Short Piece, the latest film from Katsuhiro Otomo, best known as the creator Akira.
Short Piece is comprised of four short films, each directed by a different person, with Otomo being one of them. This is similar to Memories, which was the same deal, and also included Otomo, except there were only three stories in that one.
Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day is apparently the fifth tale, told in the form of a video game. Is Suda directing? Nope, he's simply the scenario writer. Instead, Yohei Kataoka will helm. Kataoka's previous title was the PSN release Tokyo Jungle.
Siliconera describes it as a "2D side-scrolling 'high-speed effect action' game, that will require the use of 'effects' to take out enemies" and will take place in "modern day Japan." Otherwise, all we know is that it's for the PS3.
Again, this is all based upon leaked info; no formal announcement has been made.