Itagaki: If I made Bayonetta, I'd be called an idiot

Ex-Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki has laid into Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya by saying if he'd made Bayonetta whilst at Tecmo, people would have thought him stupid.

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lociefer3887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )

lol as if suddenly he's a gaming god to judge others , this kagi btch better make good games then talk shiet about others

Syronicus3887d ago

This guy claimed at one time if I recall correctly that the game Ninja Gaiden II could not run on the PS3... His predecessors have done just that, ported the game with more content to the PS3 and will soon be released. I could care less about platform specifics but come on, any idiot that claims this stuff is just that, an idiot. So what's the difference between making a game that looks pretty slick with a half naked chick and guns for boots and making silly claims about how a game won't run on a console that soon gets ported over to the competition? I say, the game part is a more gratifying...

Itagaki - STFU Please.

Godmars2903887d ago

No, it was more like it would be an insult if it were ported. That it would never live up to the original. Much like NGS didn't live up to any of the versions of NG. Like the man did it right the first time.

But yeah, now that he kicked himself out of Team Ninja, the man has to at least make a new game before he can talk smack on any level.

I'm also going to guess that he meant that he'd have been laughed at by making her breasts so small. Not giving them any bounce.

Baka-akaB3887d ago

I'd call him an idiot without Bayonetta anyway .
Hell i always did ...

LONEWOLF2313887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )


Arent those claims also said about the 360???
Sony devs have been throwing that BS back and forth as how this cant be done on the 360, Sony Devs:blah, blah,BS,BS and more BS,blah,blah,blah BS.....every game can be done on the 360 and vise versa BUT due to Disk limitations and Publishing rights they never will.

kws10653887d ago

Disk limitation. You say all.

In addition, you don't know if it is BS or not, since they will never come out in 360

Rock Bottom3887d ago

Last time I checked, this guy was already being called an idiot by everyone, he doesn't need to make a game for that.

Syronicus3887d ago

Absolutely. But this is not about a Sony dev so it falls on him this thread. That is why I said nothing console specific. IMHO there are turds on both sides of the fence when it comes to talking smack but here we have a dev talking smack about a cross platform title. IMHO he is just upset that the chick in this game does not have 4XD breasts...

Or does she? Hmmmmm.....

Gue13887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )

Everybody should know by now that I am a rabid Sony fanboy but, I'm starting to hate this site with such a passion(well not the site but the users of it)...

@Syronicus is saying a lie and he has a lot of agrees then @Godmars290 comes to correct him saying the true and gets like 12 disagrees and 0 agrees. I know we are always in a constant fight of Sony vs Microsoft but come on! How can you agree with a false fact?

Are you people so blind by fanboyism that you no longer care for facts? This makes me really sad. =(

@LONEWOLF231 made another interesting point and he only got smashed with a lot of disagrees...

Syronicus3887d ago

How is what I said a lie? I am pretty sure that He said NGII could not be done on the PS3 and now his old team is porting it over. I am not discrediting the 360, by all means not at all. What I am saying is that Itagaki has no credit since he was wrong about NGII. What am I lying about?

Gue13887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )

He never said that Ninja Gaiden II wasn't possible on the PS3. Never.

At one point Itagaki even said that the PS3 is powerful but that he preferred the X360 because it was a more balanced soldier that provided him the power he wanted at the cost of easier development than on PS3.

At one point Itagaki said that the X360 was more powerful than the PS3 but that was when the PS3 first came out and he wasn't the only one believing that.

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1UP: In terms of hardware, you know, one hardware that obviously isn't just like a super powered PC is the very architecturally complex Playstation 3. And, do you think, in almost ironic fashion, that the PS3 and its complicated hardware has widened the gap between top-tier development teams and the smaller development teams with fewer resources? Meaning, do you think that the complexity of the hardware has actually made it harder for most medium-to-smaller Japanese development teams to keep to keep pace with, say, what western developers are doing on the Xbox 360?

TI: First of all, I think that the PS3 was kind of an attempt by Kutaragi-san to create a uniquely Japanese computer to take on the Wintel standard. And I think that Kutaragi-san was very much a fighter pilot in the hardware realm just as I was a fighter pilot in the software realm, and in that sense I have a lot of respect for him. To me, having a fighter that's easy to pilot and as powerful, makes it easy to win. And that's my main goal, and that's why I choose to pilot a 360.

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From the article: "If I made a similar game as a game I made in the company I quit, people would say, ‘What an idiot, can’t he make anything else?’ Well, that is more or less the opinion I have for, uh, that Bayo-something game," said Itagaki to 1UP at E3.

- That's what I have been saying all the time. Bayonetta is just another Devil May Cry game but with more gun fight. That's almost the same story as the the guy that left Capcom because he didn't want to make anymore Onimusha games and then he goes to Sony and makes Genji(Onimusha Clone).

Sarcasm3887d ago

I disagree Itagaki, people call you an 'idiot' now.


itagaki actually likes ninja blade more than all the other hack/ slash games, other than god of war.

IdleLeeSiuLung3887d ago

Itagaki might seem arrogant, but I do like the fact that he says it as he sees it. No politically correct BS.

In addition, he also shows respect for some designers he believe are great. This to me shows that Itagaki has his own reasoning for why he respects one over another instead of just claiming himself as the best.

In this instance, it is kind of odd that Hideki chooses to create a very similar game to DMC, but just with another company....

GameGambits3886d ago

Bayonetta is my most anticipated multiplatform game this year... No joke. I REALLY am hooked to play the crap out of this game when it drops. Fully pre-ordered and I haven't even liked any of the DMC games after #1.

It just looks so slick and stylized and that's what Itagaki needs to do with his next hack and slash game. Ninja Gaiden 1 = Awesome and #2 = massive trash to me. :(

kevnb3886d ago

partially because people already dont like him, and I think thats what he wants...

kevnb3886d ago (Edited 3886d ago )

thats because only the first dmc was directed by Hideki Kamiya, the same guy who did resident evil 2, okami, viewtiful joe and now bayonetta.

kesvalk3886d ago

he's just jealous that he can't work on the metroid game and give Samus Huge, woobling boobs -_-

this guy is really a idiot, team ninja is better without him...

otherZinc3886d ago

is an Idiot. No one makes action games as fluid as Ninja Gaiden & the Sigma games are not as smooth as the Gaidens made under his influence.

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rebirthofcaos3887d ago

im sorry Itagaki we already know that you are an idiot, better luck next time.

Carl14123887d ago

Too true mate. Exactly what i thought

devilhunterx3887d ago

wait a min. when haven't we called him an idiot?

Godmars2903887d ago

When he didn't open his mouth. Which started happen when he jumped from Sony to MS stating that DO3 was impossible on the PS2 though it used the exact same game engine as DOA2.

ReaperXL73887d ago

The problem for Itagaki is that her breasts don't jiggle enough.

Redempteur3887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )

i guess he is that worried that SOMEONE ELSE can make better action games with chicks than him ....
It's like he hoped gamers would wait for his next game ..
or is it that hard to exist without tecmo itagaki ??