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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

God Wars is going to be essential for fans of Japanese culture


Interview by Matt S.

God Wars: Future Past is going to be one of the most important tactical JRPGs that you’ll ever play. Not because it’s going to do anything particularly innovative with the way it plays – because it’s explicitly aiming to be as traditional as the genre comes - but rather, God Wars is going to be important because it represents a respect and love for Japanese heritage and culture so deep that the game may just have genuine educational value.

It’s a game that is deeply personal to Kadokawa Games’ CEO, Yoshimi Yasuda. It’s a game that he has wanted to make for over 30 years.

“I’ve been in the gaming creation side for 12 years and in the past I’ve worked on games like Lollipop Chainsaw,” Yasuda said. “One of the comments that I heard often from western audiences is that ‘it’s interesting to see what the Japanese people see of westerners in games like that’, but then, after seeing the success of games like Fire Emblem and Disgaea all across the world, I started to see the potential to create something based on our own history.

“I’ve been researching this idea, and the cultural background in what would become God Wars, for a long time – 30 years. Now felt like the right time to actually make it.”

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God Wars is going to be essential for fans of Japanese culture
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