WORLD OF TERROR
How the best of the west is inspiring Japanese games
Influence is a virtuous loop. Japanese films were freaking out western fans long before the lankhaired ghoul in 1998’s The Ring, and now The Walking Dead is feeding back into another longrunning Japanese series: Resident Evil. Revelations 2 producer
explained during Tokyo Game Show that the hit show was one of the major influences on the episodic structure of Capcom’s forthcoming multiplatform game. “Our series was originally influenced by western horror movies, and then later a lot of western games took influence from Resi 4, so I think there is a cycle of inspiration – which is great,” he says.