While in his twenties, artist Shiro Kotobuki was in a traffic accident, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. He didn’t let that stop him and went on to become a successful character designer and artist. Sadly, Kotobuki, whose real name was Hiroshi Kobayashi, passed away yesterday.
Wrestling video games are quite varied. It's not just about annual licensed stuff! And, you can always count on the Japanese developers to come up with the craziest ones. So we have selected a few Japanese titles—some of which only came out in Japan—to see how far wrestling games (and muscles) evolved in the past 25…
There are key cultural differences between Japan and the West. It's not just in linguistics, but in eroticism as well. Way back in 2005, Konami game producer Akari Uchida was frank about those differences.