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Hideki Kamiya: Yoko Taro (Nier: Automata) Saved Platinum Games

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Are you one of the over-million owners of Nier: Automata? Then congrats: you probably helped saved Platinum Games! Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Bayonetta and Okami, took to Twitter to praise Nier‘s director Yoko Taro for the revitalized interest into the company’s games. A translation provided by NeoGAF can be seen below.

“Nier’s success has to this point given Platinum a new fanbase, a growing staff, a brilliant success story, an increase in qualified job applicants, and a great favour. Normally, I can’t help but do everything by myself… it’s a pitiful story, but to say that Yoko-san saved Platinum would not be an exaggeration. I cannot thank him enough.”

While a stark contrast from his usual blockfests, it’s easy to see where Kamiya comes from: with his own Scalebound project being cancelled and The Wonderful 101 — and by extension, Bayonetta 2 — underperforming, it goes without saying Platinum wasn’t seeing too much revenue. How delightful that Nier: Automata‘s success will keep the developer afloat!

We at Hey Poor Player not only wish Platinum Games the best of luck, but Hideki Kamiya in his future projects. Scalebound’s cancellation aside, we know he’s still got in him!

Are you looking forward to Platinum Games’ future endeavors? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.
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