Japan’s Biggest Developers Comment on 2006


The biggest developers in the Japanese game market have shared their thoughts on 2005 and 2006. Included are self evaluating scores, revealing bits about future projects, and choices for the best of 2005.
  • Satoshi Komuro - Sony Computer Entertainment Publicity
    Komuro gives himself 80 out of 100 for the year, claiming that there were a few things left undone that he'll finish up in 2006. He promises to surprise everyone in 2006 with PlayStation-related developments, noting that the Tokyo Game Show showing of PlayStation 3 was just a glimpse at the system. The game that left the greatest impression with Komuro was Shadow of the Colossus. The event or happening that left the greatest impression with him was the Tokyo Game Show; he was personally most happy that many attendees downloaded games at the PlayStation Spot terminals.
  • Ken Toyoda - Nintendo Publicity
    Toyoda gives himself 90 out of 100 for the year. He doesn't reveal any new details on Revolution, but does promise that Nintendo will put full effort in pleasing not just non-gamers, but traditional gamers as well. The game that left the greatest impression with Toyoda was Nintendogs. The event or happening that left the greatest impression with him was the demand Nintendo had from older audiences.

Other developer includes:
  • Yoshihiro Maruyama - Microsoft Xbox Manager
  • Tetsuya Nomura - Square Enix Designer
  • Akitoshi Kawazu - Square Enix Producer, Powerful Person
  • Yoshinori Yamagishi - Square Enix Producer
  • Yoshiki Sugiyama - Koei, Dynasty Warriors Producer
  • Keiji Inafune - Capcom, Producer
  • Hideo Kojima - Konami, Metal Gear Solid Producer
  • Akihiro Hino - Level 5, CEO
  • Yu Suzuki - Sega AM Plus Manager
  • Makoto Yoshidumi - Namco CT Company Producer
  • Hiroi Ouji - Red Company President
  • Kazunori Yamauchi - Polyphony Digital President
So there it is, plenty of hints on upcoming plans, and plenty of acclaim for Shadow of the Colossus. Hopefully more details get leaked on some of these games before the next E3.

You can read the full story at [

IGN].


The biggest developers in the Japanese game market have shared their thoughts on 2005 and 2006. Included are self evaluating scores, revealing bits about future projects, and choices for the best of 2005.
  • Satoshi Komuro - Sony Computer Entertainment Publicity
    Komuro gives himself 80 out of 100 for the year, claiming that there were a few things left undone that he'll finish up in 2006. He promises to surprise everyone in 2006 with PlayStation-related developments, noting that the Tokyo Game Show showing of PlayStation 3 was just a glimpse at the system. The game that left the greatest impression with Komuro was Shadow of the Colossus. The event or happening that left the greatest impression with him was the Tokyo Game Show; he was personally most happy that many attendees downloaded games at the PlayStation Spot terminals.
  • Ken Toyoda - Nintendo Publicity
    Toyoda gives himself 90 out of 100 for the year. He doesn't reveal any new details on Revolution, but does promise that Nintendo will put full effort in pleasing not just non-gamers, but traditional gamers as well. The game that left the greatest impression with Toyoda was Nintendogs. The event or happening that left the greatest impression with him was the demand Nintendo had from older audiences.

Other developer includes:
  • Yoshihiro Maruyama - Microsoft Xbox Manager
  • Tetsuya Nomura - Square Enix Designer
  • Akitoshi Kawazu - Square Enix Producer, Powerful Person
  • Yoshinori Yamagishi - Square Enix Producer
  • Yoshiki Sugiyama - Koei, Dynasty Warriors Producer
  • Keiji Inafune - Capcom, Producer
  • Hideo Kojima - Konami, Metal Gear Solid Producer
  • Akihiro Hino - Level 5, CEO
  • Yu Suzuki - Sega AM Plus Manager
  • Makoto Yoshidumi - Namco CT Company Producer
  • Hiroi Ouji - Red Company President
  • Kazunori Yamauchi - Polyphony Digital President
So there it is, plenty of hints on upcoming plans, and plenty of acclaim for Shadow of the Colossus. Hopefully more details get leaked on some of these games before the next E3.

You can read the full story at [

IGN].

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