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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.

Ok­abe

Mi­chiteru

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