Tag Archives: Masaya Matsuura
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 20:20 GMT
NanaOn-Sha has announced Masaya Matsuura’s Kinect title, Haunt, will be released on Xbox Live Arcade next week, January 18, for 800 MSP. The first-person haunted house title was originally announced at TGS 2010, and VG247′s Brenna got a look at the game last summer during an event at the Sydney Opera House. Thanks, Joystiq.
Thu, Oct 06, 2011 | 21:13 BST
Lots of shorts below, along with news about ladies and gents dressing in a silly manner. We salute them.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 | 07:08 BST
PaRappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura fears the games industry will schism if we don’t see more international collaborations.
Tue, Sep 27, 2011 | 14:10 BST
Parappa The Rapper could make a return either through new business models or on PlayStation Vita, series creator Masaya Matsuura has said.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 | 14:42 BST
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 02:23 BST
PaRappa the Rapper and vib-ribbon designer Masaya Matsuura will give a live performance of his work at the Sydney this Saturday.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 08:23 BST
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences said today that the DICE Summit – thus far restricted to Las Vegas – is to get an Asian version this year.
The new event will take place at Singapore’s Suntec Center, the same venue used for Games Convention Asia, on September 17.
GPG’s Chris Taylor and NanaON-Sha boss Masaya Matsuura are both to “feature,” apparently.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 14:49 BST
PaRappa the Rappa and Major Minor’s Majestic March creator, Masaya Matsuura, has said that he and his team is interested in Microsoft’s Natal and are currently discussing ideas for a new game.
“We are thinking about ideas,” he told Videogamer at Develop last week.
“I think any kind of interaction with a camera will be good for music games, but the important thing will be how we can find the new breed of gameplay.”
“There is other attractive music, so please try to find another style, another interaction, another gameplay with another type of music,” explains Matsuura as he believes there other other genre’s to explore other than rock music that Guitar Hero and Rock Band have utilised to date.
Bit more through the link.
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 | 21:39 BST
Masaya Matsuura thinks Natal would be a great platform to create new styles of music games.
Creator of PaRappa The Rapper, Matsuura told attendees at Develop that NanaOn-Sha is currently thinking up ways to make use of Microsoft’s latest gadget.
“It’s very interesting. We are thinking about ideas. I think any kind of interaction with a camera will be good for music games, but the important thing will be how we can find the new breed of gameplay,” he said. “That will be a very important thing.
“Guitar Hero and Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band, is just taking traditional rock music. Of course there are so many rock fans on the earth, so they will have a huge impact for the market. But there is other attractive music, so please try to find another style, another interaction, another gameplay with another type of music.”
Agreed. Because we all want to use Natal to play Paganini on a virtual Theremin as soon as possible.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 21:20 GMT
Parappa the Rappa creator Masaya Matsuura has told MTV that there isn’t “a huge advantage to adapting to MotionPlus”.
Currently at work on his new rhythm game Major Minor’s Majestic March, Matsuura went onto say that games using the new hardware need to be built for it from the get go.
“We tried to adapt Major Minor to MotionPlus, but doing so didn’t really make it any more fun than it already was”, he said.
“Maybe MotionPlus titles need to be planned as such from the beginning.”
There’s no fixed date on MotionPlus’s release as yet.
Fri, Feb 08, 2008 | 15:36 GMT
Major Minor’s Majestic March, the newly announced title from PaRappa the Rappa creator and NanaOn-Sha founder Masaya Matsuura, is being designed with the west in mind, the Japanese dev legend said today.
“We are designing for the western market first,” he said. “And we are now trying to find a Japanese publisher. Maybe we can find one soon, I hope.”
Major Minor’s Majestic March will be published by Majesco in the west.
The game, the first rhythm action title from NanaOn-Sha this decade, has been outlined for the first time in this interview.
“For the basic game function,” explained Matsuura, “you will set up an initial BPM [beats per minute] by shaking the Wii controller and you start marching. Along the street and the road, you can find some one who wants to join your band. And you can invite these kind of people into your band. So it requires some kind of rhythm-based actions. But, of course, this kind of action is already controlled by your shaking the controller. And if you successfully invite the member into your band, you not only get that new member but also their new instrument as part of your band. And you keep doing that.”
Definitely worth a read.