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Wild Guns Reloaded Developer Interview

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Wild Guns Reloaded - Miyabe and Iwatsuki
Publish Date: 05/03/2018

The Reason for Remaking Wild Guns

A remake of Wild Guns by the original staff. We've asked director/programmer Mr. Miyabe and sound composer Mr. Iwatsuki about the secrets behind the birth of this title.

Reloaded was made by the same team that made the original

First of all, please tell us the details of developing Reloaded. (Miyabe) Our biggest reason for doing it was that last year was our company's 30th anniversary. It's not a very big company and the name of it has changed over time. Also "They don't have anyone left that actually makes games" and "No one who used to work there back in the day is still around" are both things that people think about us. Even so, we wanted to say that we still had it in us. We'd hardly released any of our past titles to Virtual Console and such, and we'd been thinking that we'd like to make them available somehow. Also we still had all of the original team members around from back then, so we wanted to try actually remaking it instead of just putting it in an emulator or something. We didn't have much confidence in its success at the time, but being in the Internet age we looked up what people thought about Wild Guns and learned that it's well liked after all. Continue Reading

With the Creators’ Cats: A Cat Games Feature

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Dragon Quest Cats
Publish Date: 03/08/2018

A Nyan-Nyan Special Feature: Was That Game Made With the Support of This Cat!?

With the Creators' Cats: A Cat Games Feature

In our February 1st issue there was a feature in which we introduced game creators' dogs. But we suspect there are a lot of creators that are cat people as well! So in honor of February 22nd being Cat Day, cats are going to be running rampant throughout this feature. So take a look at all of these creators' cute partners that support their hard work in game creation from behind the scenes! These pages are also packed full of all sorts of fluffy information on games in which cats appear or are befriended in! Continue Reading

Famitsu Special Report – The Mystery of TOSE

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The Mystery of TOSE
Publish Date: 04/13/2017
This is the real story behind TOSE: The game development company that's been making games for nearly 38 years (since 1979), but hardly any gamers know.

The Story of the Biggest and Most Beloved Japanese Contract Development Company That's Worked on 2257 Different Games

TOSE logoBack in February, Editor in Chief and author Hayashi went to an office in a business district in the Karasuma area of Kyoto. His destination was the biggest Japanese game development company, TOSE: An independent contract development company. Particularly amazing was the materials room hidden within, shown to us by CEO Shigeru Saitou: The over 1000 games that TOSE developed (excluding digital games) were all lined up in that narrow space. Saitou remarked "It's unfortunate that we can't show everyone all of the software that we've developed". As previously mentioned, TOSE develops games under contract from publishers, so they're rarely able to publicize the games that they develop due to contracts with their clients. Even editors in video games media don't know very much about them. Our Editor in Chief even remarked "Huh? TOSE made that game too?!" several times. What lied there was truly a new history of video games from the Famicom era to the present, unknown to anyone. Continue Reading
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