Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, winner of the 12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Best Handheld/Mobile Game, has received well-earned praise all around the globe. Now, the creators are finishing their victory lap around the globe with a visit to Tokyo.
At an event in Japan, Craig Adams of Superbrothers and Kris Piotrowski of Capybara Games together with Goichi Suda (otherwise known as Suda 51) of Grasshopper Manufacture (of Killer 7, No More Heroes, and the recently released Lollipop Chainsaw fame), announced the release of the Japanese version, スキタイのムスメ：音響的冒剣劇 (sukitai no musume: onnkyouteki boukenngeki) as well as the release of the remix album, The Scythian Steppes. The event was hosted by 8-4, the company that also localised the game for Japan.
The Japanese version of the game features some additional functions as well as new voice acting. Suda himself did the voice work for the character of Logfella. As an added bonus, people in Japan who already purchased the English version can update to the Japanese version for free.
The remix album, featuring mixes from major video game music artists including Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) and Michiru Yamane (Castelvania: Symphony of the Night) is also now available for fans to hear renditions of the amazing music from Sword and Sworcery.
For Craig and Kris, gamers who both abashedly love and were inspired by Japanese games, both the trip and the event were a dream come true. With visits from Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka, Fumito Ueda, Akira Yamaoka and others, the two were giddy with excitement. After the herculean trials that were endured producing Sword and Sworcery, a trip to Japan may have been just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully, their creative juices have been fully replenished and we can look forward to their next projects…
Photo (from left): Craig Adams, Goichi Suda, Kris Piotrowski, Akira Yamaoka, Fumito Ueda