Tetsuya Mizuguchi, the famed creator of cult favourites Rez and Space Channel 5, is going to be at the Tokyo Game Show. If that point isn?t newsworthy in itself (which it clearly isn?t) then the fact that Mizuguchi-san will be bringing along his latest gaming project should be of considerably more interest.
The ex-Sega designer has previously expressed his enthusiasm for Sony and Nintendo?s respective handhelds, stating back in March at the Games Developer Conference that, ?Yes, I think my next game will be for the PSP or Nintendo DS?. Further weight to the suggestion that this new title will be on a handheld can be found by reading Mizuguch-san?s weblog: where he has kindly outlined his plans for TGS. His insistence that the game will always be by his side certainly suggests an element of portability (or perhaps immobility on his part); although we suppose the following translation could be open to interpretation ?You think because that it is on side of the game, when it meets, please use voice by all means.?
There have been no further hints as to what this game could be, but given his credentials, something with a hint of bemani could reasonably be expected. Although Space Channel 5 was hugely appealing, original and polished; we can?t help but hope that this next game leans towards the Rez style of things. It?s a feasible prospect: when Tetsuya Mizuguchi was asked if his next game would essentially be Rez 2 (back in March) he had responded: ?In my mind, yes. But I won?t use the Rez name because that belongs to Sega.? One thing?s for sure, whichever handheld it is that benefits from the Mizuguchi touch should be truly thankful.
The truth will be revealed in ten days. We?re beginning to get excited.