When you think about executives, even in the gaming industry, it’s easy to imagine people in suits, with dubious gaming skills, when they even pick up a controller, but there are actually many that are also gamers, and skilled at that.
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida is one of them, as we heard quite a few times. We know he managed to conquer the platinum trophy in Bloodborne, but just how skilled is he?
Turns out that he’s every bit as good as we imagined, and probably more. He demonstrated those skills during a recent livestream on Nico Nico.
Yoshida-san didn’t just fight through any random level. He challenged the in the Watchdog Of The Old Lords in the Cursed Pthumerian Defilement chalice dungeon. If you fought it, you know that it’s one of the most brutal fights in the game, made even harder by the fact that the player’s health is reduced to 65%.
Yet Yoshida-san was not afraid to put his gamer pride on the line, live and without safety nets. He fought the biting and rearing monster and prevailed on the first try, demonstrating some awesome dodging skills and the ability to recover from a few really hairy situations.
If you’re curious to see how he did, you can see him dance in the video below. Unfortunately the quality is far from the best, but that’s Nico Nico for you.
Also, if you want to challenge the boss yourself and compare your skills with Yoshida-san’s, the glyph for the dungeon is “wvj8929s.” Of course you’ll need to have unlocked the Cursed Pthumerian Defilement dungeon yourself in order to gain access.