Suda 51 Talks About “The Major Leagues”

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Goichi Suda aka Suda 51, the man behind stylistic and quirky games such as Killer 7 on the GameCube and No More Heroes on the Wii (if you haven’t checked this out then you’re missing out), has given a lengthy interview to Next-gen. He weighs in on the console war, talks about No More Heroes and his future plans. Here’s a brief run-down:

  • He thinks that the American Market is the “Major Leagues” of gaming.
  • He feels that the Wii was a unique platform to develop for that didn’t have a lot of gamers who would’ve been familiar with the stylistic goodness that is No More Heroes.
  • The US version No More Heroes is pretty much the exact vision that he had for the game when he first started developing.
  • The Wii is the most powerful system to date that he has ever developed for.
  • He wanted to do more with the bike sequences in No More Heroes.
  • Mr 51’s next game is going to have a very different style. But still be Punk as @#%$! In keeping up with the Grasshoper Studio’s motto: Punk Is Not Dead!
  • There may be impending No More Heroes sequels or spin-offs invovling Travis Touchdown.
  • In his opinion Sony needs more viable software to convince gamers to choose the PS3 over Wii and 360.
  • He’s trying to develop on the Xbox 360 in the future. The reasons he listed being: it’s easy to develop for and it’s quite popular outside of Japanese markets.

If you’d like to read what he said per verbatim you can check out the full interview at nextgen.biz

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