From booze to canned ideas, we spoke to writer and director Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames designer Takahisa Taura about the creation of last year's surprise JRPG hit, Nier: Automata.
Yoko Taro assures the crowd at GDC 2018 that he's not as much of a "genius" as some may think.
Yoko Taro's wandering DICE award has come home.
Whatever it is, it sounds bad?
Nier: Automata won Best RPG at the DICE Awards.
Platinum already received 70 design documents this past year.
You thought you were getting our Game of the Year today? Sorry to break the news: but Day Four only leads to our second top choice of GOTY.
Phantom Thieves weren't the only things that stole my heart this year.
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Japan owns a huge chunk of Kat's favorite games of 2017.
A good year for humanist games.
"The way that console games are made, the volume of content and how much effort goes into them, there's something in that which doesn't fit in the mind with microtransactions."
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The PlatinumGames director reveals what Capcom titles he'd like to work on again.
The Nier: Automata director has made clear previously that no job is off the table, so long as he gets paid.
Market research failed to predict Nier: Automata's success.
Square Enix is looking into more Nier in our future.
Nier Automata is a global hit.
The Bayonetta creator credits Nier: Automata director for saving PlatinumGames.
PODCAST | Kat is joined by a guest to dissect the history and design of RPG battle systems. Plus: NieR Automata and Persona 5!
I just want to hug all the cats and play all the games.
Yoko Taro shares a list of his favorite PlayStation games.
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Holy cow, June's already over? This year is flying by.
Scalebound is dead, but the memories will last a lifetime.
We chat with Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro on the hypocrisy of humanity and how the sequel even materialized in the first place.
"Practically speaking, I want to help raise up a new director," says Atsushi Inaba.
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From the rusted machines to the YoRHa androids, clothes are more than just stylish.