Itagaki says he can’t “make a game without” his favorite vices

Friday, 2nd April 2010 14:43 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Tomonobu Itagaki has revealed to 1UP that some things are just so important, that he cannot create a game without them.

For him, this entails: cigarettes, coffee, drinking, and gambling.

Throw in women and you’d have yourself a real-life walking, talking Bender we reckon.

When asked how important those things were to his personal well-being, Itagki replied: “It’s already clear. I can’t make a game without all of them.

Itagaki also hinted around that the game he is currently working on with his new studio, Valhalla Games, has apparently been in production quite a while.

“I don’t mind giving you a hint”, he replied when asked how far along the game’s getting.

“During this period I’ve consumed at least 1,000 shochu sake bottles. I’ve also shot a million photos with my D-SLRs (Digital Single-Lens Reflex cameras). I’ve put over 2,000 train cars on my railway model layouts.

“I’ll leave the rest to your imagination”.

Let’s just hope for his liver’s well-being that more than one bottle of sake isn’t consumed per day.

No word just yet on what the game is or when it will be out.



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  1. The_Deleted

    I wonder if Real Life Bender has the same connotations over there as it does in the UK.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Enkeixpress

    Scary bloke. :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley


    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    Over here, a bender is also considered a drinking binge. Not the way you guys use it :-D

    Ex: “Maryanne went on a bender last night and woke up in a strange warehouse with five naked strippers, a cocker spaniel, a Mexican wrestler and a raging case of chlamydia”.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Komond_Deckard

    It’s hard to find this is something relevant enough to make a post. Ok, one can find some weird and curious things sometimes, no prob.

    But… come on… a HOT one? This can’t be serious lol

    #5 4 years ago
  6. xino

    wife beater?

    #6 4 years ago