If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Itagaki says he can't "make a game without" his favorite vices


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.

You're not signed in!

Create your ReedPop ID & unlock community features and much, much more!

Create account
About the Author
Stephany Nunneley-Jackson avatar

Stephany Nunneley-Jackson

News Editor

Stephany is VG247’s News Editor. With a brain that lacks adhesive ducks, the ill-tempered, chaotic neutral fembot does her best to bring you the most interesting gaming news. She is also unofficially the site’s Lord of the Rings/Elder Scrolls Editor.

VG247 logo

Buy our t-shirts, yeah

They're far more stylish than your average video game website tat.

Explore our store
VG247 Merch