Akira Yamoaka left Konami

In case you you didn’t already have low expectations for Silent Hill 8.

Earlier this year, longtime Konami employee and Silent Hill composer and producer Akira Yamaoka left the company — and popped up at Grasshopper Manufacture, the upstart Japanese developer headed by iconoclast Suda Goichi, he of the golden sneakers and playful moniker SUDA 51.

He’s been working on Shadows of the Damned, which I haven’t heard of until now, although it’s probably old news.