Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Shinji Mikami and Other Creators List Their Top Upcoming Products
This week's Famitsu has a column where top creators in and out of the game industry list the games, hardware and services they're looking forward to. Here's a sampling of the responses based off a summary from Sokuho@Hokanko
Ryoei Mikage (Imageepoch)
Looking forward to Dragon's Dogma (PS360) and Gravity Daze (PSV). Also mentioned his studio's own Chevalier Saga Tactics.
Hideaki Izuno (Capcom)
Looking forward to The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (PCS360), Rocksmith (PS3) and Dragon Quest X (Wii, Wii U). Also mentioned social games in general. Regarding DQX, he said he'll be buying both versions.
Masahiro Kawada (Capcom)
Looking forward to Gravity Daze (PSV), Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii) and Kid Icarus Uprising (3DS).
Hisashi Koinuma (Tecmo Koei)
Looking forward to Zelda Skyward Sword and PS Vita and Smartphones. Regarding Zelda, he said that as a creator he feels it will serve as a learning opportunity for him.
Yousuke Hayashi (Tecmo Koei/Team Ninja)
Looking forward to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (PS360) and Infinity Blade II (iPhone)
Shingo Mukaitouge (Konami)
Looking forward to PS Vita, Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii) and Robotics;Notes (PS360)
Takehiro Ando (Square Enix)
Looking forward to Konami's social games and Dragon League (mobile)
Hajime Tabata (Square Enix)
Looking forward to Battlefield 3 (PCS360), Onechanbara Z (360) and Hitman Absolution (PS360)
Masayoshi Kikuchi (Sega)
Looking forward to PlayStation Vita, Dragon's Dogma (PS360) and Gravity Daze (PSV). Regarding Gravity Daze, he said that since having worked on Jet Set Radio, he's always paying attention to cell shaded games. He's hoping for advancements in the visual expression.
Mizuki Hosoyamada (Sega)
Looking forward to Dragon's Dogma (PS360), Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru (PS3/PSV) and Ikimono Zukuri Creatoy (3DS)
Keiichiro Toyama (Sony WWS)
Looking forward to Infinity Blade II (iPhone) and the Unity game engine.
Yoshitaka Goto (Namco Bandai)
Looking forward to Dragon's Dogma (PS360), Asura's Wrath (PS360) and One Piece Pirate Musou (PS3)
Yusuke Tomizawa (Namco Bandai)
Looking forward to "Persona 4 Project" and PlayStation Vita. For Persona 4, he feels Atlus has been developing the project with good balance, delivering a solid collective message across a variety of developments.
Akihirio Hino (Level-5)
Looking forward to Head Mount Display HMZ-T1.
George Kamitani (Vanillaware)
Looking forward to The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim and Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm. He plays Starcraft one to two hours every day before sleeping.
Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Q)
Looking forward to Kindle Fire and PlayStation Vita.
Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect2)
Looking forward to 3D visuals, DmC (PS360), God Eater 2 (PSP) and social games.
Shinji Mikami (Tango)
Looking forward to Uncharted 3 (PS3) and F1 2011 (PS360)