Hideki Kamiya, creative designer and project director for Capcom, Clover, Sega and now Nintendo, has been answering hundreds of questions over Twitter today. The Japanese legend known for his work with Devil May Cry, Okami, Resident Evil, and more is known for his straight forwardness and honesty. It should come as no surprise then, that when asked about his thoughts on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Kamiya called the title a "rip-off" multiple times, even stating the developers behind it "throw morals away."
Later, Kamiya faced direct confrontation over his statements on PlayStation All-Stars. Here are the three tweets that followed Kamiya's "rip-off" statement:
"And throw morals away. Great. RT @Jumbadabum Fans asked for a PS Smash. Listening to fans + following a successful series sounds good."
"You are you and I am me. That's all. RT @Jumbadabum Trying to please fans = amoral? :("
"To try to please fans, you can do EVERYTHING. Great theory. Totaly against mine."
Naturally, from there the questions began to get out of hand. Accusations of Bayonetta being a rip-off of God of War, and his new project Project P-100 being compared to Pikmin. As is Kamiya's style he took everything in stride, pronounced his opinions to be solely his own, and that if you weren't happy with them that was okay.
It's also worth noting that Kamiya mention later he is just learning English, perhaps insinuating he may not know the direct translations of the language he used. We wouldn't expect him take back what said, however, considering how proud of an individual he is.
Kamiya is currently developing Project P-100 for the Nintendo Wii U, an action title which uses touchscreen commands to create different weapons combinations. As usual, it's unbelievably unique -- and was my personal favorite Wii U title at E3.