Grasshopper Manufacture Joins Chinese Publisher NetEase

Grasshopper Manufacture, creators of Killer7 and the No More Heroes series, is now working under Chinese tech company NetEase. That comes after previously partnering up for Japanese publisher GungHo Online Entertainment.

As reported by Nintendo Life, this was revealed by Grasshopper's founder Goichi "Suda51" Suda on Twitter. Within this statement, he expressed excitement towards Grasshopper's new venture for the gaming industry.

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Grasshopper Manufacture Joins Chinese Game Company NetEase

During this statement, Suda confirmed they'll still be responsible for the creativity and production of games, while NetEase provides plans and funding to support their projects.

Part of Suda's statement confirms:

NetEase Games understands the strengths of Grasshopper Manufacture Inc. and is willing to support us, and is an extremely reliable partner. NetEase Games will be mainly responsible for advising on our business planning activities and providing sufficient funding for game development. We will be responsible for the creativity and production of games to ensure that we are able to continue to maintain the consistent "Grasshopper Manufacture flavor" and game quality for which we are known.

Elsewhere, VGC reported that Grasshopper's 10-year plan includes three new IPs, which now come under NetEase. Several reboots are also speculated to be developed. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates.