Japanese Developers Wrap Up 2011, Look Forward to 2012

What did they make of Nintendo?

Japanese website 4Gamer (via Andriasang) recently asked a huge selection of Japanese developers about their best moments of 2011, and what they look forward to in the coming year.

Predictably the 3DS featured heavily, with Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba calling the console "a revolution in entertainment", and studio stablemate Hideki Kamiya naming the system's 3D Classics series his top entertainment of 2011.

Several developers named Nintendo's biggest games as their top choices of 2011: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword got the nod from Konami producer Shingo Mukaitouge and tri-Ace's Yuzo Amano, while Love Plus senior producer Akari Uchida went for Mario Kart 7. Super Mario 3D Land picked up praise from Sony Computer Entertainment producer Daisaku Ikejiri.

The full feature is well worth a read to find out what goes on inside the heads of Japanese developers. The thoughts of Tomonobu Itagaki and Toshihiro Nagoshi are worth a click alone.

[via andriasang.com]

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