During a little bit of a lull in new information regarding after the events at E3 and the subsequent magazine articles regarding it, we’re left with just whatever crumbs the development team can feed us through social media. Of course, I am a little getting to this anyway… 😛
Q:What do you usually do to come up with a story? A: I drink. It’s easier to think when I’m a little tipsy.
Q:What about ideas for the world view? A: Money. From the budget, we decide how many stages we can make, then we decide the content of the game. Whatever time is left over after that, we’ll think about the story and world view.
The official (JPN) Twitter account just sent out a poll asking users which character they like or are intrigued with the most. The post is currently only in Japanese, but we may see the English side of things start a similar poll in the coming days.
Characters included in the poll are:
In the meantime, feel free to cast your votes! I personally voted for A2 due to my YoRHa Stage Play speculations…but… Thus far, it looks like 2B is the most popular.
If you’re familiar with Yoko Taro‘s presence online, you’ll know that he often has some very interesting things to say about the video game industry. The other day he had some very high praise for the company–Platinum Games–developing his new game, which is currently only going by the name “NieR New Project“.
Here’s a quick glance at what he had to say about Platinum Games:
Yoko: Platinum Games do such quality work that I really don’t feel like I’m needed very much. Kamiya*: We’ll try our best to measure up to your expectations…
Yoko: In this industry, the term “subcontractor” is not frequently used any more, but a practical issue that many companies have is this mindset that “all we have to do is what we’re told.” However, frankly speaking, Platinum Games is a great company. It’s as though I went to Tenkaippin, and although I only ordered a regular-sized meal, they gave me karaage with rice, plus a serving of kotteri ramen free of charge.
Yoko: But since I’m in charge of the story, please, at any rate, at all cost, do not get your hopes up.