Fans of PlatinumGames will have plenty to look forward to in 2020 starting early in the year. President Kenichi Sato and studio head Atsushi Inaba shared ambitions and more in their New Year’s talk with Inside Games.
Kenichi Sato – PlatinumGames President
“Happy new year to you all.
Looking back at 2019, we released Astral Chain as a completely original new action game, the first in six years since The Wonderful 101. Furthermore, I believe the 2017-released NieR: Automata surpassing 4 million in worldwide shipments and digital sales was also a big topic. This was all possible thanks to support from all the fans, and I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude.
Last year, we said that 2019 would be a year where the curtain rises for a new stage for PlatinumGames. We’re a bit late on that, but I believe we’ll have several big announcements to deliver early in the new year, so please look forward to that. That’s a promise I’ll definitely keep [laughs].
This year is the year the Tokyo Olympics will be held. I believe everyone around the world will be watching Japan. As a game studio representing Japan, this year we here are PlatinumGames are looking to go all-out, to get attention from fans around the world, and bring smiles to everyone.”
Atsushi Inaba – Representative Studio Head
“In the games industry where each year is a challenge, I’m immensely grateful to head into yet another year with PlatinumGames.
Starting early on in the year, I believe we’ll continue to roll out various announcements, big and small, throughout the year.
The company, as well as me personally, will continue taking on new challenges, and I want to give it everything we’ve got.”
One of the games we can expect to see more soon is Bayonetta 3, which saw a “change in design process” as previously reported. Babylon’s Fall is another major title with more info coming Summer 2020. Check out its latest trailer here.