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NetEase Games Acquires Goichi Suda Studio Grasshopper Manufacture

Top GamesNetEase Games has acquired the studio behind the No More Heroes series. / Photo courtesy of Grasshopper Manufacture/NetEase GamesChinese conglomerate NetEase Games has acquired development studio Grasshopper Manufacture, the company announced Friday. Grasshopper Manufacture is best known for the games it's made with founder Goichi "SUDA51" Suda, including Killer 7, Lollipop Chainsaw and No More Heroes.This is the second time Grasshopper has been acquired. Suda founded the studio in 1998, and it remained independent until Japanese publisher GungHo Online Entertainment acquired it in 2013. GungHo Online's stake in the