At the 2009 Tokyo Game Show, game designer Keiji Inafune, then at Capcom, said the Japanese game industry was "finished". At this year's E3, one Square Enix exec seemed to realize just that.
On the way to an E3 dinner, Square Enix exec Kouji Taguchi tweeted that because Square Enix acquired Eidos, it was able to save face with titles like Tomb Raider, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Hitman: Absolution, adding that Japanese games have experienced a "humiliating decline".
"Every day this week, I've been worried about how Japanese games will make a comeback." He's not alone.
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