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Inaba: Western devs 'superior' to Japanese devs

Atsushi Inaba, creator of Okami and the upcoming Madworld, contends that western game developers are better than their Japanese counterparts in a new interview with Develop. According to Inaba, Japanese developers have to "work hard" to match the standards of western developers. He adds that game...

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Joystiq @ New York Comic Con 2009!

Click to begin your photo tour -- it's like you're really here! Joystiq is here: Live from New York Comic Con 2009! Join us on the show floor as we bask in the glow of video games. Take that, you boring old comic ... books. Check out all there is to offer us thumb twiddlers, including a Platinum...

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MadWorld producer talks mature Wii titles, sequels, minigames

Despite having few ultra-violent titles in its library (most notably Manhunt 2 and No More Heroes), the Wii can't seem to shake its "kiddie" moniker. MadWorld producer Atsushi Inaba hopes to change that, telling play.tm, "It would be great if MadWorld can really kick off [a trend of mature...

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Atsushi Inaba would love to make more MadWorld

Of course, we don't know if that's a good thing yet, without having actually played the first game, but we suspect that Platinum Games' MadWorld will be sequel-worthy. Inaba gave Play.tm the usual line about sequel prospects: "We'd obviously love for there to be a sequel and will definitely...

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Confirmed: MadWorld with color would suck

How important are MadWorld's black-and-white visuals? According to producer Atsushi Inaba, the game looked "kind of subpar" when Platinum Games tried coloring it in. "MadWorld is very much based on American-style comics, so we added some color to see how it was going to look," Inaba told 1UP....

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Atsushi Inaba talks MadWorld inspirations, Wii

A lot of things come to mind when looking at screens or video from MadWorld. Its visual style has been compared to Sin City and Running Man, to name a few. So, is this where creator Atsushi Inaba got his inspiration for the game? "Of course we like Sin City very much and we have seen Running Man...

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MadWorld boxart is simply awesome

Click for hi-res image Even before the boxart for MadWorld was unveiled, we found ourselves to be in love with the game. When we got our eyes on it back at E3, we entertained thoughts of pushing our way to the front of the crowd of journalists there to see the game, ripping the controller out of...

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MadWorld feels 'at home' on Wii

Despite what the Daily Mail says, Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba thinks that MadWorld is a perfect fit for the Wii. Not in the sense that you can play as your Mii (you can't), or because it contains a bunch of minigames (it doesn't), but because indulging in wanton slaughter is very, very...

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MadWorld's Inaba: Japanese devs are 'too soft'

Hey, you reading this! You a Japanese developer? If so, we need a word! Firstly: wow, thanks for reading us -- that's awesome. Secondly, and with the niceties over: you know what your problem is? You're too soft! At least that's what Platinum Games' Atsushi Inaba reckons. In an interview with...

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Atsushi Inaba wants to work with Nintendo platforms

Fans of the Viewtiful Joe franchise (or anything from Clover, really) will likely know the name Atsushi Inaba. The closing of Clover was very sad, but eventually led to SEEDS and, now, Platinum Games. So, just what interests Inuba and co. lately? Why, the DS and Wii, of course. When asked by 1UP on...

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