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Gamasutra - He Is 8-Bit: Capcom's Hironobu Takeshita Speaks

Hironobu Takeshita has an interesting job. He's the producer for what is, for all intents and purposes, a NES game. But he's the producer for a brand new NES game in 2008 - Mega Man 9.

Capcom has returned to its roots and created an all-new sequel to its popular franchise, originally created by Keiji Inafune in 1987, and which experienced the height of its popularity on early console systems such as the NES.

What better way to satisfy the fans, then, than to create a new game that strictly adheres to the limitations of that classic hardware, but release it on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and WiiWare?

Speaking in-depth to Gamasutra, Takeshita speaks to the difficulties (and freedoms) that creating a true retro experience creates, and to his vision for a future in which creators can design games based on their artistic choices, not externally-applied pressures of matching up to the standards of contemporary console releases.

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BiggDaddy3113730d ago

Does anyone know when this is going to be released?

ItsDubC3730d ago

Takeshita is my new hero. I agree with everything he says about gaming nowadays and creativity in videogames. Mega Man 9 appeals to me as someone who is a huge fan of the original series and who has played them a lot as a child; I just hope the new generation of gamers don't write this off because of its graphics or sound. I think it would be a terrible loss to them.

Product3730d ago

They will write it off trust me.They already have,its sad in this day and age that gamers only care about graphics and unfortunately that is the truth.