Meet the Girlfriend From Hell in Shadows of the Damned

If you think you’ve got relationship troubles, at least your significant other isn’t a demon.

When we last saw Shadows of the Damned at the Tokyo Game Show, it looked like a somewhat standard third-person action game. The latest trailer is much different and shows off the dark sense of humor that you would expect from a game directed by Suda 51, the creator of No More Heroes.

Shadows of the Damned is also being produced by Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil. Suda 51 and Mikami have combined their powers to create something that looks like No More Heroes mixed with Resident Evil and Dante’s Inferno.

The game stars Garcia Hotspur, your all-around bad boy, whose girlfriend is kidnapped by demons. He and a floating skull companion, very reminiscent of Planescape: Torment, journey into the City of the Damned to get her back using all sorts of odd weapons.

This trailer makes it appear that Hotspur will believe he’s found his girlfriend multiple times, but she’ll really be a demon in disguise, sort of like the “Your Princess is in Another Castle” mechanic from Super Mario Bros. It’s just that in Shadows of the Damned‘s case, Hotspur shares a few tender moments with what are some very gross creatures inside of a pretty skin.

Judging by what we see here, Shadows of the Damned is shaping up to be a really creepy title, but in a good way. It’s expected to be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in June 2011.

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