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Yu Suzuki Could Bring Simplified Psy-Phi to Kinect

Posted Wed, 08 Dec 2010 by James Newton

Psy-Phi at last?

Psy-Phi at last?

Legendary creator muses possible port

Yu Suzuki is a legend in the gaming world. During his time at Sega he produced classic after classic: OutRun, AfterBurner, Super Hang-On, Virtua Fighter, Shenmue and countless other titles. Some years ago his Digital Rex studio set about producing Psy-Phi, an entirely new kind of fighting game with touchscreen controls, but it was recalled from arcades before release and has never seen the light of day. Speaking to 1up, Suzuki-san revealed a simplified Kinect version could be possible:

The advantage would be it wouldn't hurt your finger. [Laughs] I think it would be good to make it for Kinect. Yeah, maybe I'll make that my next project, although, I should probably make the game a little simpler for the Kinect audience.

The prospect of Suzuki-san bringing one of his unseen titles to Kinect is a tantalising thought, and one we certainly hope to see in future, though of course we'd really love to see a Kinect-controlled Shenmue 3.

Of all the games from Suzuki-san's back catalogue, what title would you like to see resurrected for Kinect?


Tags: Yu Suzuki, Kinect, Hopes and Dreams.

User Comments


1. Magi United States 09 Dec 2010, 11:28 GMT

wow...I've never played any of those games. :(


2. JamesNewton United Kingdom 10 Dec 2010, 10:16 GMT

You're missing out. Yu Suzuki is, in my opinion, above Shigeru Miyamoto in the annals of great video game designers. He's hugely influential and well-respected.

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