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The week's tweets talk of returns home, Tekken on iPhone and Saturday TV dramas

Hello again avid readers and welcome to this week's updates of our well known Japanese game developers. This time around we have tales of returning to Japan, iPhone games and dramas on Japanese TV station NHK.

Let's start with the latest update from Super Street Fighter IV producer Yoshinori Ono.

Returning from this year's E3 in Los Angeles, he explains that he has returned a heavy rain-ridden Japan which is no surprise given the country is in the middle of tsuyu (known to Westerners as rainy season).

He remarks that it feels that the tasks related to the presentations at E3 are done and dusted, charging up for the next project presentation he will have to give when he gets back to Capcom.

In response to a fan's question on his Twitter account as to whether Tekken will appear on the iPhone at some points, series producer Katsuhiro Harada replies that this is merely unconfirmed at this stage, adding that an iPhone Tekken game may just be a little difficult.

And Metal Gear Solid producer Hideo Kojima talks of a Saturday afternoon TV drama called Otokotachi no Tabiji (Journeys of Men for Western ears).

The film-minded game designer comments on the series' stars Shinichi Chiba and Masao Kusakari also starring in another drama together that carries the name of Jyujirou (Cross in English). He wonders if and when this will receive a DVD release, ever being the eager consumer of media.

Another interesting week in the lives of our three renowned games designers then. Feel free to leave any thoughts in the Comments section below, continue checking Honeyman-On for more Twitter updates and some original content in the near future as well (as soon as life calms down again).


Clarke O'Gara said...

What do you think about games on mobile phones? I have a few games on my phone but I would never sit down with a beer and play angry birds like I would with COD. Whole different type of gaming.

Patrick Honeyman said...

They're good for a blast but few hold any sense of longevity in my opinion.

Do you have a drink whilst playing COD? And have you got any better on it then? I've not put any real time into it so far tbh...

Give Uncharted 3 a go when it comes out. Looks great and will play great too.