Last month, fans following the development of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 spotted something strange. Tetsuya Nomura, Square Enix artist and director of Kingdom Hearts III, was being listed in the game's credits.
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In the heated ongoing conversation over "censorship" in localisation, we've heard a whole lot from fans and even translators, but we haven't seen much discussion from Japanese developers. Which is why, when speaking to Tetsuya Takahashi this week in Los Angeles, I asked him for his thoughts on the matter. His answers were a little surprising.
Xenogears, widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games ever made, has long felt to fans like an unfinished product thanks to its controversial, seemingly unfinished second disc. Although Western gamers have assumed that the team simply ran out of money, the real story -- as revealed by director Tetsuya Takahashi to Kotaku today -- is a little more nuanced.