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Toshihiro Nagoshi Signing Pics

The man behind the Gotoku signs his signature and shakes his hand.


The Ryu ga Gotoku 3 demo impressions I posted earlier were based off a couple of samplings I had of the game at Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera in Shinjuku. At the Yodobashi event, as I played the game, producer Toshihiro Nagoshi was nearby signing signatures.

Here are a few shots I took at the signing:

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Yes, the super tanned guy in white is Nagoshi. Hard to believe he used to look like this:

(That's an image from an interview I conducted with Nagoshi in late 2001 for IGN. He was finishing up the GameCube version of Super Monkey Ball.)

At the signing, I noticed most people walking up with nothing in hand. Sega had white sheets and Ryu ga Gotoku 3 fliers waiting to be signed for these people. I also noticed a few people with copies of past titles, including one person with a PlayStation 2 the Best version. Audible sigh.

The above Yodobashi also had a promotion where by pre-ordering the game (with no money down), you could get a small Gotoku blindfold.

I don't know if this would fit on a real person, but it did fit well on Lei Fang.

Pics from a separate signing can be seen at Famitsu.com. This is from the Games Maya Kasai shop. The guy in the suit and the lady in the kimono are the Games Maya president and store manager (I'm not sure which is which). This shop actually made a special poster, which were signed by Nagoshi and given to those who pre-ordered.

Nagoshi shared some comments with the press at the Games Maya signing. He said he hopes that sales of Gotoku 3 are the highest for the series. Also, noting that Games Maya had been conducting demo events for Gotoku since part 1, he expressed happiness to see some people who'd attended past events.

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