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[ecrea] Untold History of Japanese Videogame Developers

Fri Mar 02 19:19:33 GMT 2018

*****New Book Release*****

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers Volume 3 by John Szczepaniak.

The third and final volume of The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers is finally complete! It has 423 pages and features over 35 interviewees.

Please support this publication as it serves as an archive for global perspectives on the Japanese videogame industry which, in its breadth and depth is never likely to be repeated and does not exist in print or online Szczepaniak's work is highly regarded, but as he states in the introduction, it is rarely given the recognition it deserves. It is hoped that this final volume will offer an opprtunity to redress this balance.

Full contents listing here:

Unedited and uncut interviews with Japanese videgames developers with highlights that include:

*  Michael Jackson singing "a capella" for Sonic 3's music

* Falcom RPGs in-depth, including Legacy of the Wizard on NES

* Evolution of Dragon Quest

* Microsoft Japan secrets

* Yu Suzuki wants to direct Swan Lake to heavy metal

* Hironobu Sakaguchi spent $10'000 on parties

* The Final Fantasy team adapted the Aliens film into a computer game

* Konami secrets and the origin of Parodius

* PC Engine versus Famicom coder face-off

* Unreleased games - too many to count!

* Some companies tried to sabotage others!

* Capcom secrets with exclusive photos

* Design documents of games; archive photos and maps

Breaks more Non-Disclosure Agreements than a corporate espionage mole!

Also includes interviews with: Aziz HINOSHITA, Bill SWARTZ, Henk ROGERS, Hidenori SHIBAO, Hiroshi ISHIKAWA, Kazki MATSUMURA, Kelly ROGERS, Ken OGURA, Kenichi YOKOH, Kotaro HAYASHIDA, Kouichi YOTSUI, Manabu KUSUNOKI, Manabu YAMANA, Masahiro FUKUDA, Microsoft Japan, Mitsuakira TATSUTA, Naosuke ARAI, Naoto OHSHIMA, Nasir GEBELLI, Rieko KODAMA, Ryota AKAMA, Satoshi FUJISHIMA, Seve HANAWA, Takashi TOKITA, Takato YOSHINARI, Takayuki HIRONO, Takayuki KOMABAYASHI, Terry WOLFINGER, Toshinari OKA, Yasuhide KOBAYASHI, Yoji ISHII, Yoshio KIYA, Yuichi TOYAMA, Yutaka SUGANO

Available to purchase from all online booksellers.

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