Hideki Kamiya, director and designer who worked on games like Resident Evil and Okami, unleashed very nasty words against Sony’s upcoming brawl cross-over, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. In his tweets, Kamiya claimed Battle Royale to be a rip-off of Smash Bros, said he wouldn’t want Viewtiful Joe to appear in it, and just stated he doesn’t like rip-offs.
Kamiya is now working at Platinum Games, and has also worked on Bayonetta, but is confirmed to not be a part of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, as we all thought he would initially be. However, his general attitude seems a little arrogant, if you don’t mind taking a look at his other tweets, responding very harshly or even using profanity against kind fans. When asked about Bayonetta being all too similar to Devil May Cry or God of War, he simply replied in an improper manner, when fans just pointed out that it looks very similar to the aforementioned games, and didn’t discuss on how it plays. Kamiya did the same, discussing only the surface of Battle Royale, and while he is the director of Devil May Cry, Bayonetta is conceptually almost identical to it; on the “surface”, if you’d like. Devil May Cry also heavily borrows from Onimusha: Warlords, which was released a year prior to it.
A screenshot of some of his tweets appears below.