Goichi Suda is the director of Killer 7 and No More Heroes. Shinji Mikami is the father creator of Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Viewtiful Joe and Devil May Cry. Akira Yamaoka is the genius behind the music of Silent Hill and producer of the series.
So there are too many reasons to consider Shadows of the Damned one of the most anticipated games of 2011.
Unfortunately the lack of ambition delivers a product that does not meet the expectations.