Dengeki Interview with BlazBlue Director Toshimichi Mori on the PlayStation 4 and What the Next Generation Means for Fighting Games

By on April 20, 2013 at 9:04 am

A few weeks back, we reported that BlazBlue director Toshimichi Mori mentioned working on a new fighting game title for the PlayStation 4 in an interview with Dengeki. Rice Digital recently posted an English translation of most of that interview. The translated bits focus mostly on Mori’s impressions of the updated hardware. He mentions that he is grateful for the greatly expanded memory over the PlayStation 3, especially considering the intensive 2D fighters that Arc System makes.

Yes Iā€™m really happy the memory has gone up. The PS3 was always going to limited by the memory ā€“ with the fighting games we make, 2D and anime fighting ā€“ it uses up a lot of memory. For example for BlazBlue we can only put one character against the other ā€“ now with the extra memory, we could have two characters.

While the part of the interview focusing on their new fighting game doesn’t reveal anything we don’t already know based on our earlier translation, it’s still a very interesting read.

You can check out the rest of the translated interview over at Rice Digital.

Source: Rice Digital, tip via Hecatom

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  • Ninebreaker (HurtboxTV)

    Watch it be a team fighter like KoF. or something, it’d be nice to have a new Guilty Gear though.

    • Oniros

      Guilty Gear X BlazBlue with tag team and fluent netcode. It would be glorious.

      • Thesimpleway

        BBxGG Tag team would be glorious. Do it ASW!

      • Louis Lam

        Imagining a Tag Team Guilty Gear with multiple super bars, DHC’s, DRC’s, and DFRC’s right now.


    • chipsndips

      That’s not gonna happen…

    • Sir0Slick

      After GG Isuka, I’d rather they didn’t.

  • Beb0p

    Asking the Blaze Blue guys what it means to be making new gen games is a bit ironic don’t you think?

  • So I guess this means that they’ve reached the apex of what they can do with a traditional 2D fighting game…? Or in his words they’ve reached that point where it wouldn’t be cost effective to take it any further.

  • Kenneth Richardson

    Dude has that Tomonobu Itagaki shades and leather swag

  • $17468069

    Epic wanker photo.

  • mikes1025

    im sorry, but that interview is bullshit!