Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Grasshopper Manufacturer now lists Nintendo as "major client" alongside other changes

As reported on the ResetEra forums Grasshopper is going trough a lot of changes which include a new office located in a different building from other GungHo employees, a reduction from 35 to 20 staff members and a capital decrease from 50 to 10 milion yen (roughly 90k USD or 80k EUR).

 

While most of these details could warn Suda51 and Grasshopper fans, the report also includes another interesting detail, since it now lists a new "Major Client" in Nintendo, which is surprising given Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is a self-published title, so Nintendo shouldn't appear among Grassopper's clients despite the game being exclusive to the Nintendo Switch. This lead many to believe Nintendo could have reached out to Grasshopper to publish a new game, namely No More Heroes 3, or possibly even trying to purchase Suda51's team.

 

What do you think is going on ? Is Nintendo trying to make a new aquisition, is this just a one deal occurance or is Grasshopper about to go bankrupt ?

 

 

Source: https://www.resetera.com/threads/grasshopper-manufacture-suda51-no-more-heroes-now-lists-nintendo-co-ltd-as-major-client-among-other-big-changes.88426/



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What sorta games has Grasshopper worked on?



I don't remember liking a single Suda game;



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KLAMarine said:
What sorta games has Grasshopper worked on?

No More Heroes, Killer 7, Killer is Dead, Lollipop Chainsaw, Flower, Sun and Rain, The Silver Case and so on...



Well, they have not been very active this generation. if Nintendo is willing to pay for a couple of exclusives, I can see them considering Nintendo as a "major client". I doubt nintendo will buy the company, though.



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*Peter Griffin's voice* I... I don't know what any of that means



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DonFerrari said:
I don't remember liking a single Suda game;

Well I don't remember liking you. *shoots you*

Anyway, Grasshopper Manufacturer listing Nintendo as a major client sounds good. :)



Would be interesting if Nintendo outright bought them



Nothing to see here, move along

If it saves them, then I hope Nintendo purchases them.



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melbye said:
Would be interesting if Nintendo outright bought them

I wish they outright bought back Conker and Banjo-Kazooie, but yeah, that'd be good too.