In the wake of Scalebound’s cancellation, Platinum Games released its hit Nier: Automata in Japan. Hideki Kamiya tweeted,“It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Platinum was rescued by Yoko [Taro].” The studio has new fans as well as an increase in top flight job applicants. 

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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rachelfogg
Rachel Fogg

GOOD NOW MAKE MORE GOOD GAMES.

Nier was a fantastic example of great gameplay, story and music. It showed what can happen when peanut butter meets chocolate then meets cheesecake.

Great now I’m hungry.