How Sony's Most Creative Studio Rose From The Ashes

The Tokyo-based Japan Studio, responsible for PlayStation 2 classics such as Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, and the Ape Escape franchise, seemed A.W.O.L. for much of the PS3 generation. Now, on the eve of the PlayStation 4's release, Japan studio is trying to make a major comeback. I went to Tokyo to find out how.

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Thatguy-3101836d ago

I would love a full blown ape escape game. Ape escape 2 was the best one with the fun weapons and cool mini games. Remember playing the soccer game with the monkeys with my brother the majority of the time in that game.

NewMonday1836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

finally an article worth reading that doesn't involve console wars.

Allan Becker is the guy who founded SSM studios, so they mean business.

Thehyph1836d ago

This, truly, was a good read.

I hope the types of games that Japan Studio makes will never cease to exist.

zeee1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

I wish... I so wish every article was written like that. Mr. Ashcraft wrote a brilliant piece. This is a MUST read article. Everything's just perfect. It felt more like reading a small book, a very nice story and I adored it.

I wish Studio Japan the best! I can't wait to see what else they throw at us. So far, I have heard great things about Puppeteer :)

There is no PR spin in this article. It's just filled with how Sony's trying to change things around and I am dead sure we'll soon see the results.

DiRtY1836d ago

Knack ist the oh-so-great comeback...?!

WeAreLegion1836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

One of these days, DiRtY! ONE OF THESE DAYS!

Majin-vegeta1836d ago

At least it's running 1080 and not 720...

scott1821836d ago

I think knack looks good. It looks like a cool platformer, why are people hating on it?

DCfan1835d ago

Because it has no guns.

Killzoner991836d ago

This article gives me chills. Sony truly is the greatest game developer in the history of the video game industry.

darthv721836d ago

True that. The greatness goes back to the days of sony imagesoft. Mickey Mania on SNES/Sega CD is one of their best efforts from the 16bit days.

dark-kyon1836d ago (Edited 1836d ago )

i want to be honest,i not have the chance to play puppeter,rain but how playstation fan do not like the vision of tokyo based studio of sony,"make game what being unique".
to me is most important make good games what different games,sometimes the for want to be special a can lost the real i love what this studio can be working in a legend of dragoon 2,but not his work is make uniques games.
i put emphasis in the unique thing for what they in a interview left clear what make games uniques is his target,thing what i do not like to much.

Aceman181836d ago

I am one fan who bought both I just have to find time to play them lol. the Vita game Gravity Rush was one of the best games I played last year.

I hope they continue their unique games making.

NewMonday1835d ago

"how i love what this studio can be working in a legend of dragoon 2"

it may not be Legend of Dragoon 2, but Sony are said to be developing a JRPG like FF

Visualift1836d ago

With all the reports of studios closing it's great to hear a success story like the one of Japan Studio.

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