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Hironobu Sakaguchi Tours UK to Promote The Last Story

Posted by James Newton

BAFTA be there

The Last Story is one month from launch, and creator Hironobu Sakaguchi is coming to the UK to promote it.

Sakaguchi will address the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Thursday 16th February, discussing his lengthy career and demonstrating his latest title.

The event is open to the public and press, with tickets costing £5 from Ticketweb.

Sakaguchi will also head to the MCM Midlands Comic Con on 18th February.

If you're attending the BAFTA event, keep your eyes peeled for a certain Nintendo Life editor.

Legendary developer Hironobu Sakaguchi to address BAFTA

Nintendo announces world renowned developer behind their latest RPG The Last Story™ to present his latest creation at BAFTA on 16th February

27th January 2012 – Nintendo today announces that an exclusive event will be held at the London headquarters of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) on Thursday 16th February 2012. BAFTA will welcome the world renowned videogame developer, director and producer Hironobu Sakaguchi to the stage to discuss his illustrious career as the creator behind some of the greatest video games, a departure into film and his return to his heartland of gaming with the creation of the critically-acclaimed The Last Story™ for Wii.

Mr Sakaguchi will demonstrate The Last Story™ the latest epic RPG from Nintendo ahead of launch on the 24th February to an audience of BAFTA members, press and fans - public tickets can be purchased from at £5 each. The creator himself will take the audience through the twists and turns of the game as players follow the journey and adventures of a band of mercenaries on Lazulis Island. The rich narrative as well as impressive graphics and combat synonymous with Nintendo RPGs will be revealed by the man behind it all before the audience’s very eyes.

Mr Sakaguchi will also be available for an open question and answer discussion following his game play where people will be able to explore the mind behind the technical and storytelling creations which have sold hundreds of millions of video games over nearly three decades.

Whilst in Europe Mr Sakaguchi will also attend MCM Midlands Comic Con on Saturday 18th February. This conference is in celebration of pop culture entertainment, featuring the best in videogames, movies, anime, sci-fi, comics and cosplay. Nintendo will also have a presence at this widely supported conference to showcase The Last Story™ as well as other Nintendo games.

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User Comments (9)



Incognito_D said:

aww only one event? When it said "tours" I had the mental image of him wandering from town to town, Wii in-hand, spreading word of his game!



JustAnotherUser said:

I wondered why he was coming to Telford.
Know I know
If I get the chance I'm going to ask him something.



Oregano said:

Nice to see the Gooch promoting the game's western release. Hope to see a 3DS and/or Wii U game from him!



Jamouse said:

If someone meets him, can they please ask what he thinks about about Final Fantasy Versus XIII?
So much about that game is just wrong D:

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