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Tank Troopers - a look into the dev team and their goals

- developed by Vitei, the team that created Steel Diver and Steel Diver: Sub Wars,
- on Nintendo's side, director Takaya Imamura, character designer Yuki Kaneko, and composer/sound effects designer Ryo Nagamatsu were involved
- on Vitei's side, Atsushi Obata acted as project manager while Takao Kurebayashi was the design manager
- Obata later became a director after Imamura left the project for the production of Star Fox: The Battle Begins
- Vitei founder Giles Goddard was a program director and constructed the main system of this title
- Kaneko was previously in a charge of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes’ opening sequence
- Nagamatsu worked on Tri Force Heroes, Mario Kart 8, and more
- Nagamatsu composed and designed all sounds in Tank Troopers
- the idea for Tank Troopers came up while developing updates for Steel Diver: Sub Wars
- initially designed as tank game with a serious mood which has a similar vibe as Sub Wars
- Imamura asked Nintendo to strengthen the sound and design to make it more Nintendo-esque
- Nagamatsu wanted to feature the sound effects of firing and being shot, he thought that loud music would not be a good fit
- that's why they featured the whistle as music and used a quiet orchestra in the background to support the whistl
- with voice acting, the team wanted each character to be unique and leave a lasting impression
- one character uses Kansai dialect (those in Kyoto also speak Kansai dialect)
- all voice recordings were done by Nintendo employees and their families
- Death Troy has his voice acting from Imamura
- the design for Death Troy looks pretty similar to Imamura because Kaneko’s desk was right next to Imamura’s
- Goddard said that he can’t stop playing Tank Troopers and his thumb is starting to hurt as a result
- Obata believes this game is really fun and has the potential to surpass Splatoon

Categories: Portables
Tags: 3ds, eshop

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I KNEW IT. This gave me that team's vibe. Looking forward to playing it Smile

Obata believes this game is really fun and has the potential to surpass Splatoon

Hope and pray that Nintendo gives your game some marketing support then...

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