"My name is Hisashi Koinuma and my latest work is Samurai Warriors Katana. My other works include Kessen 3 but I mostly work on the Samurai Warriors series. As for my career, well I love to play video games (laughs) so it was a natural step for me to want to become a games developer.
"My first work as a director was Dynasty Warriors 3, and I did some work on Dynasty Warriors 2 as well, so that may explain why the two series are quite similar. But at Koei we’re very good at making games based around ancient history, as you may have noticed the studio is pretty much dedicated to Japanese culture so we have many games focusing on Samurais and warriors. Because we felt there were aspects of warring history being missed in Dynasty Warriors, we wanted to include those elements without detracting from the main focus of the original series. As a result, the two do seem quite similar but provide two different types of historical perspective."
Hisashi Koinuma's first video game work that SPOnG is aware of is the 2000 title, "Dynasty Warriors 2" (PS2) as Director.
Hisashi's most recent involvement was as Director on the 2008 release "Samurai Warriors Katana" (Wii).
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