Tetsuya Mizuguchi exclusive interview. Discover the Lumines 2 creators past, present and future plans!

13 October 2006
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Tetsuya Mizuguchi playing Lumines 2Tetsuya Mizuguchi the creator of Sega Rally, Rez, Space Channel 5 & Lumines wanted to talk to at least one blogger during his recent PR tour for Lumines 2. VGB stepped up and quickly accepted his offer. Staff member Alan will describe the events leading up to the interview for you:

I arrived at the hotel next to the UK Launch venue for the Wii. But wasn’t able to blog. Met with Gary (handy cameraman, a job is there if you want it) from the PR company and we introduced ourselves.

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  • We quickly went over the questions that we had for Tetsuya Mizuguchi and made some minor amendments and one removal (I hope it wasn’t yours!) Once this was finalized I was allowed to play a version of Lumines 2, jammy b’stard I hear you all cry. Gary was a bit annoyed as I obliterated his Hi-Score first time, when he had been at it all day (well nearly).

    It was his last interview of the day. Other people he had spoken to were The Times, The BBC, Edge Magazine to drop in a few names. Then little old me from VGB.

    Gary said it was a nice relaxed end to a very hectic day with camera crews etc taking up space and time!

    Before the official interview started, he had a PSP Debug kit running onto a nice 32″ Samsung LC.

    Some of the questions I amended on the fly as Tetsuya Mizuguchi is such a nice chap and I didn’t want to offer a LONG question with several different points. His English as you can see is very good, but I thought it would be polite to do so.

    He did enjoy the interview. As I hope it shows from the relaxed manner in which I asked the questions and the way he took time to respond.

    I do hope you enjoy the first of VGB’s interviews.

    You can watch the interview full screen by clicking here.
    Read on…

    I thought that was a lot of fun to watch, very casual, and we were all happy that most reader questions got answered too. This just leaves us with two unanswered questions:

    1. What interview question was left out? Why Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” pop song was in the PSP sequel Lumines 2 because more than a few didn’t like it. The answer: Tetsuya Mizuguchi liked that track. They had heard lots of people liked it so it was a bit like the marmite adverts; you love it or hate it!

    Lumines autographed2. Who’s the winner of the signed Lumines? In total a dozen people wrote in with questions, but not all made it in or could not be asked because of time restraints, but we decided to put all the names in a bowl and picked one at random. The answer: The winner is Y. Reetesh, congratulations! Please contact us at videogamesblogger @ gmail.com (written without spaces) with your address, so we can send the game your way ๐Ÿ™‚

    Well, that’s it for now folks, let us know what you think and if you want us to transcribe the interview.

    Have a great weekend!


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜• ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜† :cry:..:shock:

      Wohoo!! I won I won! No smiley can represent my excitment and happiness! ThanQ For letting me have this great pleasure!

    • and Tetsuya is So young! I mean I was expecting him to be some guy of Ken kutaragi’s age ๐Ÿ˜› I didnt see him clearly in the previous vids.. and to think that HE was the one who Created such great and unique games!

      what a great guy!

    • Tetsuya is such an interesting person. He’s so laid back and so nice. You can really tell that he enjoyed the interview too.

      It’s great getting to see the final product. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I can’t wait until we have the opportunity to do another one of these. I love interviews. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Did I mention that I have played all of His games But for Lumines?? ๐Ÿ˜€ Now I have This Game too!

    • And! My bro is throwing a party!

      Because I have my names mentioned in TWO great Gaming wesbites ๐Ÿ˜€ one in Gamespot Soapbox. and the other in VGB!

      Once again ThanQ VGB! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • You are very welcome Reteesh! Our pleasure. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • op

      A transcript would be good….

    • ThanQ VGB I received my copy of Lumines! The Signature and everything is still like the one in the pic! I was very happy the day I got it ๐Ÿ˜€ The day when I got the game I was VERY VERY happy! the N64 Kid had nothing on me!

      And now… I need to find a PSP to play it in ๐Ÿ˜•

    • virtual alan


      And I thought SPONG were up there with the latest news

      Well no longer

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