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They’re doing it again. Famitsu this week has a feature including interviews with all of the biggest game publishers and developers on their strategies for 2013. Each publisher was asked three questions. Find their answers below. 

Questions
1) Keywords for 2013.
2) What will your company do?
3) Other.

Square Enix
1) Shift to online service.
2) Preparing to establish MMO and social games and strengthen IPs.
3) Expect a lot of packaged software and online mobile titles.

Idea Factory
1) We want to liven up the game industry with players.
2) We our investing our energy into multiple titles for home gaming.

Aqua Plus
1) Break boundaries! We want to break down the limits together with everyone and go beyond.
2) Challenge new things, even try challenging a new platform, as well as put our best efforts towards titles already announced.

Atlus
1) Reform.
2) We want to expand the Atlus brand on various stages like media mix, collaborations, etc.
3) Expect development of a new Devil Survivor 2 game project.

Gust
1) We want it to be a year of development
2) As a subsidiary of Tecmo Koei, we want to further improve our existing series while also challenging new IPs.

Kadokawa Games
1) New challenges.
2) To be completely new.

Capcom
1) No answer.
2) No answer.

Tecmo Koei
1) Nobunaga’s Ambition 30th anniversary. A new challenge.
2) To become the number one entertainment content provider in the world. (They touched on Yaiba a little, but platforms are still unknown. Toukiden was not touched upon.)

Konami
1) One new amusement after the other.
2) It’s “top secret,” so it’s not possible to say.

Spike Chunsoft
1) Want to challenge everything and do an unexpected title.
2) Of course we want to grow our existing IP. Also, we want to do our best to localize games in the west. There are a number of new projects just before announcement. There is also a movement to make an anime from the Dangan Ronpa series.

Sega
1) Leap year.
2) A wide range of completely new series, net games, etc. Attract consumers in both the home and arcade games market.

Sony Computer Entertainment
1) A year of great laughter! I think people around the world will smile and be cheerful.
2) The PlayStation platform will expand.

D3 Publisher
1) Unexpectedness.
2) Ambitious new works.

Nippon Ichi Software
1) Challenge and improve.
2) We want to reflect on the drastic things we did as a medium sized company, and raise our abilities. July 12 is our 20th anniversary festival. There is a game that’ll be a consumer version of ZX. Hardware is undecided at the moment.

Nihon Falcom
1) The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki will be released. The Kiseki brand will see a boost.
2) We want more people to know and play Falcom games.

Microsoft Japan
1) We want existing and new users’ fun to be tied together and spread out across the year.
2) Xbox will create new values that strengthen the brand. Windows 8 and Smart phone coordination is planned. Expect a year where users cannot turn off the Xbox.

Nintendo
1) No answer.
2) No answer.

Namco Bandai
1) Challenge! Evolution! Growth!
2) Develop without being seized by platform or form.

5pb.
1) Even more user expansion and Asian development expansion.
2) Science adventure games are our focus, our core layer, with the exception of sound games. We want to develop original content for multiple platforms especially ports for iPhone.

Platinum Games
1) Fight the world as a Japan representative.
2) Metal Gear Rising: RevengeanceThe Wonderful 101, and Bayonetta 2. Although it can’t be shared with the public yet, the action which leads to the following step has already been taken.

From Software
1) New challenges and hangups.
2) It’s Dark Souls 2 development year. There are also plans for a new topic.

Bethesda Softworks
1) Zwei.
2) Zwei.

Marvelous AQL
1) Go further.

Level-5
1) We’re aiming for success in new business involving social games and smartphone games, etc.
2) Fantasy Life is already on sale, but from hereafter it’ll be the first of a larger series, I’m thinking of plans for the next one. I want to liven up the entertainment industry as a whole.



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I wonder what Platinum means when they have already taken the steps...

And hopefully Konami's top secret is a new suikoden



Train wreck said:

Surprised this wasnt posted...

Microsoft Japan
1) We want existing and new users’ fun to be tied together and spread out across the year.
2) Xbox will create new values that strengthen the brand. Windows 8 and Smart phone coordination is planned. Expect a year where users cannot turn off the Xbox.

Nintendo
1) No answer.
2) No answer.

 

Those two especially worry me.



 Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)

yea Nintendo silence is definitely deafening

Clearly Platinum's up to something big. They've been talking with Valve, they've been talking with Nintendo. Great stuff could come from either of those.

Lol at Nintendo ignoring them.

Thanks for making voice acting an a-list pastime.

Back to school soon enough :/

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Train wreck said:
yea Nintendo silence is definitely deafening

Nintendo is like this all the time now. They will announce things on their terms and not before, which is why it's useless to solicit them for information.

That's also why it's funny, but not disconcerting. When the Nintendo Directs dry up, or they say nothing at E3, that's when it's time to get bothered.



Thanks for making voice acting an a-list pastime.

Back to school soon enough :/

Train wreck said:

 

Square Enix
1) Shift to online service. - FU Squareenix
2) Preparing to establish MMO and social games and strengthen IPs.- Plox make Star Ocean/Mana/Kingdom Hearts/More FF games
3) Expect a lot of packaged software and online mobile titles. - Release your entire game collection to steam!

Atlus
1) Reform. - Reform to....bigger budget games and horizons?!?
2) We want to expand the Atlus brand on various stages like media mix, collaborations, etc. - Capcom VS....what
3) Expect development of a new Devil Survivor 2 game project. - +1

Capcom
1) No answer. - LOL
2) No answer. -ROFL

Konami
1) One new amusement after the other. - No casual games plox
2) It’s “top secret,” so it’s not possible to say. -Suikoden Resurrection plox

Sega
1) Leap year. - i.e. Nothing to see here in 2013
2) A wide range of completely new series, net games, etc. Attract consumers in both the home and arcade games market. - In other words nothing

Sony Computer Entertainment
1) A year of great laughter! I think people around the world will smile and be cheerful. - ......
2) The PlayStation platform will expand. -........>__>

Nippon Ichi Software
1) Challenge and improve. - 3D Disgaea plox
2) We want to reflect on the drastic things we did as a medium sized company, and raise our abilities. July 12 is our 20th anniversary festival. There is a game that’ll be a consumer version of ZX. Hardware is undecided at the moment. - Please continue

Nihon Falcom
1) The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki will be released. The Kiseki brand will see a boost. - Nice
2) We want more people to know and play Falcom games. - Please release all of your games on Steam!

Microsoft Japan
1) We want existing and new users’ fun to be tied together and spread out across the year. - Kinectophobia Commence!
2) Xbox will create new values that strengthen the brand. Windows 8 and Smart phone coordination is planned. Expect a year where users cannot turn off the Xbox. - So in other words nothing.

Nintendo
1) No answer. -Typical
2) No answer. -..........

Namco Bandai
1) Challenge! Evolution! Growth! -Moar tales series to the west plox
2) Develop without being seized by platform or form.-If only they said by "Region" as well...

Platinum Games
1) Fight the world as a Japan representative. - Good luck
2) Metal Gear Rising: RevengeanceThe Wonderful 101, and Bayonetta 2. Although it can’t be shared with the public yet, the action which leads to the following step has already been taken. -Gonna need everything and more than what you have now....

From Software
1) New challenges and hangups. - ;o
2) It’s Dark Souls 2 development year. There are also plans for a new topic. - Demon Souls 2!

Bethesda Softworks
1) Zwei. -wtf
2) Zwei. -WHAT U SAY?!!?

Level-5
1) We’re aiming for success in new business involving social games and smartphone games, etc. -Die in a fire
2) Fantasy Life is already on sale, but from hereafter it’ll be the first of a larger series, I’m thinking of plans for the next one. I want to liven up the entertainment industry as a whole. - Level 5 as a single entity confirmed.

 

My feelings/opinions in bold



Train wreck said:
yea Nintendo silence is definitely deafening

Nintendo likes secrecy. Not responding doesn't actually mean anything. If we don't hear anything on a Nintendo Direct or E3, well that will be the time to start to worry.



Nintendo and PC gamer

get back to the roots and screw the west

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No one questioning the Microsoft?

 Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)