At Comic-Con in New York this weekend, we’ll be speaking with two of our favorite Japanese game developers. And we want your questions!
Hideo Baba, producer of the Tales series, is currently working on the Japanese, November 1-due Tales of Xillia 2, and the 2013-due English localization for Tales of Xillia. Baba-san has previously said he has no intentions of designing a Tales game intended for western audiences, or one that offers character creation features. He also said that he hopes to speed up the localization process – “perhaps we could make the cinematic sequences in parallel with language translation to shorten the waiting time.”
While Baba-san will be at Comic-Con promoting Tales of Xillia, we encourage all Tales-related inquiries.
Hiroshi Matsuyama, president and CEO of CyberConnect2, the studio behind the Naruto and .hack games, is currently working on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle. Of the two, only Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 has been confirmed for localization. A recent trademark discovery for All Star Battle, however, could indicate a planned western release, but nothing has been announced.
Although Matsuyama-san will be in New York showcasing Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, we encourage all CyberConnect2-related questions.
Submit your questions for Baba-san and Matsuyama-san in the comments below. And please specify for whom of the pair your questions are for. We’ll choose the best of the best for our interview this weekend.