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Cyberconnect2's Matsuyama on Naruto Plans 38

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the making-things-pretty dept.
Gamasutra is running an interview with Cyberconnect2's Matsuyama on the studio's plans for their Naruto franchise. "over the last few years it has also been the prolific developer of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, a PlayStation-exclusive line of games now spanning as many as seven entries. Currently, CyberConnect2 is working on Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, the series' first entry on PlayStation 3. It makes a significant graphical leap beyond its predecessors, focusing on perfecting the cel-shading techniques that imitate hand-drawn animation."
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Cyberconnect2's Matsuyama on Naruto Plans

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  • Please tell me the games for the PS3 will actually utilize it's power. I would like to see a Naruto game take full advantage of it's console's capabilities for once.
    • by Millennium (2451)
      What makes you so sure they aren't? Most of the added power over the previous generation is eaten up just by rendering in HD anyway.
  • What the heck (Score:2, Flamebait)

    by Brian Gordon (987471)
    I am at a loss for words. Blatant slashvertisement.
    • Re: (Score:1, Offtopic)

      by TitusC3v5 (608284)
      Apparently you've been missing the Diggification of /. Rampant slashvertisements, blog rolls, and even shit from the Idle section has been showing up on the front page.
    • by naz404 (1282810) on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @12:32PM (#23655525) Homepage
      > Blatant slashvertisement.

      No it's not!

      Because this is news for nerds and and STUFF THAT MATTERS! And dude, nothing matters more than NINJAS! These guys are cool; and by cool, I mean totally sweet! This site is awesome!

      Ninjas can kill anyone they want! Ninjas cut off heads ALL the time and don't even think twice about it. These guys are so crazy and awesome that they flip out ALL the time. I heard that there was this ninja who was eating at a diner. And when some dude dropped a spoon the ninja killed the whole town. My friend Mark said that he saw a ninja totally uppercut some kid just because the kid opened a window.

      And that's what I call REAL Ultimate Power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • by oahazmatt (868057)

        My friend Mark said that he saw a ninja totally uppercut some kid just because the kid opened a window.
        In the Ninja's defense, the kid was playing "pirate".
      • I just got so pumped up I ate my mouse
    • by gstoddart (321705)

      I am at a loss for words. Blatant slashvertisement.

      It's an interview. With a game manufacturer. On how they're going to make the games and what engines they're going to use.

      How is this a blatant Slashvertisement? And how is it unrelated to the games section on Slashdot?

      I mean, if people didn't post stories, nobody would be able to bitch about them. But, there is more content in that article than many others I see posted here.

      Cheers
    • by Khyber (864651)
      You're not at a loss for words if you can put two of them to effective use, sir. :)
    • by Zencyde (850968)
      I read the headline and thought to myself "WTF is this doing on Slashdot!?".
  • News for... (Score:5, Funny)

    by andrewd18 (989408) on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @12:39PM (#23655637)
    Slashdot. News for Narutards. Stuff that matters.
    • I knew someone who was the epitome of a narutard. He had Gaara's tattoo, on his FOREHEAD.
      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by gstoddart (321705)

        I knew someone who was the epitome of a narutard. He had Gaara's tattoo, on his FOREHEAD.

        Wow, I'm surprised he found a tattoo artist who would do it. Many of them won't even go near the face or hands unless you're already pretty heavily tattooed. (Well, some of the old skool guys will do anything you ask, and the consequences are your own damned problem.)

        A tattoo on your face is a pretty bold statement, and not one even most people with tattoos would consider.

        Definitely takes fanboi to a whole new level.

        C

        • That's interesting. I thought the whole point of a tattoo was to draw attention. I never understood the whole concept of getting the tattoos places where they can be hidden. I guess this harks back to days when having a tattoo only meant you were a criminal or a sailor?

          As for the Naruto games, are they actually any good or just made to bilk the fans of money like most game versions of tv/movies?
          • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

            by xenocide2 (231786)
            Believe it or not people worry about whether they'll be employable with tatoos.
          • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

            by gstoddart (321705)

            That's interesting. I thought the whole point of a tattoo was to draw attention. I never understood the whole concept of getting the tattoos places where they can be hidden. I guess this harks back to days when having a tattoo only meant you were a criminal or a sailor?

            People get tattoos for all sorts of reasons. To some people, they have more personal meaning than anything you'd want to be permanently visible -- generally, most people get ones they can cover up if they need to. To some people, it's all a

  • by istewart (463887) on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @12:51PM (#23655821)
    For the next seventy-two hours... you will be subjected to even more worthless Slashdot stories than usual.
    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      For the next seventy-two hours... you will be subjected to even more worthless Slashdot stories than usual.

      And even more people whining about stories they disagree with. If you don't like an article about Naruto games, don't read the article and then bitch about it.

      Next time a story comes along about WoW, or Halo, or whatever the fuck Ubuntu has titled their newest release, maybe the rest of us will try to fill those articles up whining about how it's a worthless story.

      Get over your bad self, nobody else c

    • by vertinox (846076)
      For the next seventy-two hours... you will be subjected to even more worthless Slashdot stories than usual.

      Believe it!
    • Aha! So the reason we have so many dupes are because the editors are practicing kage bunshin no jutsu, which makes crappy clones of the original stories!

      It makes so much sense now!

      But the subtitled version of Slashdot is STILL better. You losers should quit reading this dub by the robotic overlord and head over to the real action on http://www.slashdot.jp/ [slashdot.jp]
  • by Kamineko (851857)
    I'd normally make a Naruto reference here, but it'd be too troublesome.
  • by PakProtector (115173) <cevkiv@NOSPAm.gmail.com> on Wednesday June 04, 2008 @03:42PM (#23658643) Journal

    How many people will fall into comas playing this game, CC Corp!

    Damn you! Damn you!

    Signed, Baramunku

  • Weird slashvertising aside, Hiroshi Matsuyama is actually a really awesome independent game developer. He refuses to sell out and move his company from Fukuoka in southern Japan to development hotspots like Kyoto or Tokyo, and he's been pretty active organizing conferences for smaller development companies. He also keeps his company pretty open to fans. For example, he just directed a movie based on the .hack//G.U. games, and his site is publishing a documentary [cc2.co.jp] about the process. They've been doing stu

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