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Phil Spencer Expresses Interest In Purchasing “A Japanese Studio”

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While Microsoft’s press conference may have underwhelmed some, the information trickling out in its fallout whets the appetite.

In a sweeping interview with gamesindustry.biz, Phil Spencer opened up on Microsoft’s studio spending spree and acquisition of Double Fine. Most interestingly, however, Spencer expressed interest in acquiring “an Asian studio, in particular, a Japanese studio.” Expanding on that point, Spencer reflected more deeply on the subject:

“I liked it when we had some first-party capability in Japan. We have a small team there, but I think we can do more. That said, through our trips to Japan, I love having Phantasy Star back on our stage with Sega — I thought that was fantastic. Miyazaki-San, before with Dark Souls and now having Elden Ring on our stage […] the Japanese creators have shown up more and more.”

The interview itself expands more on a whole lot of Microsoft, so do check it out. The admission of interest in the Japanese market, though, shows that Microsoft’s passion for first-party studios isn’t slowing.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Will Show Unexplored Stories of Secondary Characters

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The luminary creator of the Dragon Ball manga, Akira Toriyama, shared new information about the upcoming action RPG, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

Via the Bandai Namco Twitter account, Toriyama revealed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will depict the backstories of several secondary protagonists. This means that the game will diverge from the story of the manga and give greater insight into Dragon Ball‘s many supporting characters. While a plethora of games depict the events of the Dragon Ball franchise, only a few of them meaningfully expand upon the story’s events, characters, and world.

Toriyama describes Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot as a “fresh new take on the franchise.” Even though Toriyama rarely contributes to Dragon Ball games, he did create much of the lore in the now-defunct MMO Dragon Ball Online, which heavily influenced the story of the Dragon Ball Xenoverse games. While not much information is available about Kakarot and Toriyama’s involvement at this time, the title does have an early 2020 release date and a fishing mechanic.

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