Platinum Games considers themselves “one of the very few healthy Japanese games companies,” according to president and CEO Tatsuya Minami. A new credo delivered by the company today reveals that Platinum’s sights are set on fresh new titles, claiming “original titles are on the decline” and that “Japanese games that garner worldwide acclaim are slipping away.”
“I believe that games exist to offer fresh surprises to those who play them,” wrote Minami in a blog post on Platinum’s official site. “As members of the games business, we have always pursued the creation of the new, and we take pride in doing our part to support our industry.
“However, the current games business is struggling. The “fresh surprises” I mention are becoming few and far between, especially in our home of Japan. Not so long ago, Japan lead the world’s games business, and it was not a stretch to call games a uniquely Japanese specialty; however, now it appears that Japanese games companies have lost their vigor.”
Platinum aims to be different, according to Minami. Over the past five years, the Osaka-based developer haven’t put out anything besides original titles. These include Infinite Space, MadWorld, Bayonetta, Vanquish, and the upcoming Anarchy Reigns. The term “sequel” is non-existant. The company strives to be Japan’s most highly regarded.
“At PlatinumGames, we strive to be the face of Japanese game studios on the worldwide stage. We want our contributions to not only be towards the games industry as a whole, but also be contributions towards our homeland of Japan. That is the principle that will guide our company into the future.
“We aim to bring happiness to gamers worldwide. We seek to ignite a Japanese games revival. And our troops will have the highest morale.”
Anarchy Reigns launches for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall.