29w ago - CEO Hiroyuki Maruyama has shared details today for Under Defeat HD on PS3, revealing one small studio's development mission below.
To quote: As a small Japanese developer specializing in a niche genre, it is a great pleasure to be able to release one of our games internationally. Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition will be our first PS3 / PlayStation Network title distributed outside of Japan, and our first international package release since WarTech: Senko no Ronde in 2007.
Old-school. Retro. While we do use those terms to describe the titles we develop, fundamentally we hope to make games that are of the same cloth as the classics we played and loved in our youth.
Our studio was built on the concept of creating "game-like games" - drawing from the dynamics and style of past favorites. We have felt that the number of similar games on the market have dwindled, particularly in recent years.
Though we are a small team - and plans do not always go as we had hoped - our intentions to continue producing what we believe are "game-like games" has not changed.
The concept for the original arcade version of Under Defeat could be simplified to developing a realistic wartime shoot 'em up. At the time, the team that would become the core creators of Under Defeat was idle as...