Scalebound is Platinum Games' First Stab at Fantasy

Platinum Games' new Xbox One exclusive game, Scalebound, has dragons and dragon riding. For creator Hideki Kamiya, it's a bit of a dream come true. » 9/19/14 5:00am 9/19/14 5:00am

Why Hideki Kamiya Hates the Bayonetta 2 Wii U Box

Okay, let's be clear. The guy is happy with the character design. And the character's pose. And the outfit. But there are a couple things that are ticking Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya off. » 6/11/14 5:00am 6/11/14 5:00am

You Make Friends With Dragons In Platinum Games' Xbox One Exclusive

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya took to the E3 stage today to present their new Xbox One-exclusive game, Scalebound. There were dragons and dragon-riding which, looking at the title, isn't all that surprising. » 6/09/14 1:54pm 6/09/14 1:54pm

More 2014 Resolutions From Japanese Game Developers

Why Bayonetta's Creator Isn't Doing the Sequel

He brought us many memorable games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta, but Hideki Kamiya doesn't usually do sequels (though he did work on sequels before, including Viewtiful Joe 2). That's not to say he doesn't want to; he just has a greater calling. » 12/05/13 7:20am 12/05/13 7:20am

Of Course, Bayonetta Creator/Twitter Maestro Hideki Kamiya Loves Shoes

I couldn't help myself from blurting out "Nice shoes!" when Hideki Kamiya stood up to shake my hand. Look at them. Is it any wonder why I had to give them props? » 9/05/13 11:00am 9/05/13 11:00am

This Man Almost Made a Game Filled With Nintendo All-Stars

If you follow Hideki Kamiya on Twitter, you might expect him to be an excitable, fast-talking conversationalist in person. He's pretty much the opposite. In fact, when he sat down for an interview at PAX last week, the man responsible for beloved action games Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe and Bayonetta barely even… » 9/03/13 3:00pm 9/03/13 3:00pm

Game Designer Would Like You To Stop Fixating On Review Scores

Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya has a new video game out. It's not getting perfect scores or perfect reviews. Yeah, like he cares. Here's one of video game's most expressive game designers brushing off criticism as only he can. » 8/19/13 7:45pm 8/19/13 7:45pm

Via Twitter, a fan asked chronic Twitter user Hideki Kamiya if Bayonetta 2 were a hit, would he think about developing Bayonetta 3. Kamiya, who when not using Twitter makes Bayonetta, replied ambiguously, "I hope so." On many Japanese and Western sites, that then turned into "Kamiya hopes for Bayonetta 3". After seeing » 7/18/13 5:30am 7/18/13 5:30am

Expect more about Bayonetta 2 in next Nintendo Direct, hints Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya via Twitter.UPDATE: Never mind. It turns out this is a generic response Kamiya gives to lots of questions; no news. The next Nintendo Direct kicks off June 11 am at 10am EST. » 6/03/13 5:00am 6/03/13 5:00am

Some Gamers Bash Comment About Game Length, Prompting a Clarification

Outspoken game director Hideki Kamiya's Tweet about prioritizing fun over game length have stirred enough of a response to provoke a follow-up from his long-time producer. » 4/30/13 12:00pm 4/30/13 12:00pm

Who Cares if The Game is Short? Hideki Kamiya Wants To Ensure It's Fun

The ever-colorful Twitter feed of top Japanese game developer Hideki Kamiya (Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, and the upcoming Wonderful 101 for Wii U) imparted some wisdom this weekend. I believe in this wisdom as well. » 4/29/13 9:00am 4/29/13 9:00am

Why PC Gaming Is Still Niche in Japan

Cold rain drizzles outside. Inside, everything is pink, round, and frilly. The first floor of this otaku (geek) retailer is plastered with release info for new PC games—adult PC games. A young clerk in glasses near the 18-and-up section taps away on a computer, probably checking inventory. I approach, excusing myself… » 1/18/13 7:00am 1/18/13 7:00am

Original Devil May Cry Creator Sticks Up For the New DmC

Game developer Hideki Kamiya of Platinum Games and recent Bayonetta fame will field just about any question on Twitter, whether he's well-versed on a topic or not. Something he knows a ton about? Devil May Cry games. Kamiya was the director on the original Devil May Cry back in 2001 and a very good authority on what… » 1/15/13 9:00am 1/15/13 9:00am

Platinum Games Says They're Not Making Metal Gear Solid Rising

Atsushi Inaba, a producer at Platinum Games, denied today that his studio is working on the next big Metal Gear, despite some whispers to the contrary. » 6/09/11 9:00pm 6/09/11 9:00pm

Watch Bayonetta, With Commentary By The Game's Creator

Having made a start last year then seemingly forgetting all about it, Bayonetta creator Hideki Kamiya has dusted off the next-gen brawler and will be once again providing weekly videos where he plays through the game while telling you all about it. » 4/27/11 1:30am 4/27/11 1:30am

What Is Japan's Fetish This Week? Glasses

In game after game, comic book after comic book, manga after manga, there they are: characters with glasses. And Japan is totally gaga for them. » 4/21/11 3:00pm 4/21/11 3:00pm

Bayonetta Designer, Now Hairy And Hunky

Hideki Kamiya has designed a handful of games like Viewtiful Joe, Okami and Bayonetta. In Bayonetta, the heroine sports a body suit made from her own hair. Kamiya, however, is short on hair. He's bald! » 10/18/10 3:00am 10/18/10 3:00am

What Does Devil May Cry's Creator Think Of The Series' New Look?

Hideki Kamiya created Devil May Cry. So what does he have to say about Ninja Theory's new, controversial take on the game's protagonist Dante? » 9/17/10 3:30am 9/17/10 3:30am