Hideki Kamiya is a video game legend in his own right, directing classic titles like Resident Evil 2 and the Bayonetta series. However, at an E3, he was clearly taught by the biggest legend of all – Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario and Zelda.
In a clip posted by game historian Liam Robertson, Kamiya tells the story of how he first met Miyamoto. Kamiya apparently complained to some senior Nintendo employees at E3 because they didn’t include the original Donkey Kong in the Virtual Console arcade game.
As the conversation heated up, Miyamoto tapped Kamiya on the shoulder and personally explained in person why the company hadn’t done that yet. Kamiya described the experience as shocking and terrifying as he had never met Miyamoto before. We can only assume that Miyamoto’s explanation ended the discussion.
Kamiya’s newest game, Bayonetta 3, received positive review from critics, but some fans took exception with its ending and its way of treating Bayonetta as a character. Currently, Kamiya is guiding the Bayonetta Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon spin-off game, as well as the highly anticipated Project GG project that we know very little about. Recently he said that bayonet 4 has been done, although it cannot come soon.
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