Devil May Cry creator, Bayonetta director, and Platinum Games employee Hideki Kamiya isn’t a fan of Sony and SuperBot Entertainment’s upcoming PlayStation fighter PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which he claims is “just a rip-off,” presumably of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise.
Here are a few of Kamiya’s recent tweets:
- “No. I don’t like that game. RT @Mitsjolol Let me ask u in a different way; Would you like to see him in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale?” (Link)
- “It’s just a rip-off. RT @mirainog I’d luv 2 C the P-100 heroes in Super Smash Bros. though! I agree w/ U abt PS All-Stars, doesn’t look gd.” (Link)
- “I don’t like rip-off. That’s all. RT @Jumbadabum y dislike something U have not tried? Seems lk a bad attitude 4 a game developer 2 have.” (Link)
- “And throw morals away. Great. RT @Jumbadabum Fans asked for a PS Smash. Listening to fans + following a successful series sounds good.” (Link)
- “You are you and I am me. That’s all. RT @Jumbadabum Trying to please fans = amoral? :(” (Link)
- (This tweet may or may not have been in response to all the PlayStation All-Stars questions.) “To try to please fans, you can do EVERYTHING. Great theory. Totaly against mine.” (Link)
The situation is somewhat ironic, considering Raiden, the star of a title Platinum Games is developing (albeit Konami is publishing and owns the IP), will be a playable character in the game.