Last year’s Shadows of the Damned came out to surprisingly strong critical reception but disappointing sales, managing to push only 24,000 copies on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 combined in its first week, and never picked up much steam.  This unfortunate turn of events did little to encourage fans about the possibility of a sequel, but one may actually be in the works.

Eurogamer is reporting that the original game’s composer, Akira Yamaoka, most famous for his work on the Silent Hill series, is hopeful for a sequel.

Yamaoka said he’s “thinking of a sequel” that he expects EA would return to publish, most likely under the EA Partners brand.

The first Shadows came about as a partnership between Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami, creator of the Resident Evil series, under Suda’s developer Grasshopper Manufacture.  Released in June of 2011, Shadows failed in the marketplace likely due to the virtually nonexistent marketing.

If Yamaoka’s optimism turns into an actual product, this may be a good sign for fans of new IPs and phallic humor everywhere.