New PS4 Exclusive NieR's Director Praises the Great Work PlatinumGames Is Doing on the Game

October 19, 2015

NieR and Drakengard Director Taro Yoko and PlatinumGames are collaborating under Square Enix’s banner for a new PS4 exclusive NieR game, and today Yoko-san expressed his appreciation for the work the house of Bayonetta is doing on the upcoming title in response to a Tweet by Hideki Kamiya.

“We’ll do our best to meet Yoko-san’s expectations.”

Taro Yoko:

“Platinum is doing such a great job, that I feel like I’m not necessary.”

“Although in this industry we not longer use the term “subcontractor” very often, it’s true that there are a lot of companies working with this philosophy of “we just need to do what we’ve been told”. But Platinum is honestly a great company. It’s like when you order a regular set at Ten-ichi [a restaurant] and they give you free fried chicken and rice, as well as an extra cup of Kotteri [Ramen soup].”

“That said, I’m the one in charge of the scenerio, after all, so please never expect too highly of me.

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Despite Yoko-san’s trademark modesty, I have to say that I definitely have high expectations for this game. I truly can’t wait to hear, and hopefully see more about it at Paris Games Week.

[Translation by Kazumat815]

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