is a Japanese game designer best known for his incredibly blunt nature and his critically acclaimed action games, which tend to cram together ludicrous amounts of stylistic insanity and razor sharp action gameplay. Formerly of Clover Studios, a subdivision of Capcom
until it was shut down, he now works with other former Clover staff at Platinum Games
He is also well known for practising his English language skills on his Twitter account,
which is to say, that's where he trolls his fans mercilessly (and berates and blocks people for asking stupid or repetitive questions
Games directed by Kamiya:
He was also the Japanese voice actor for Godot in Gyakuten Saiban 3
Tropes that apply to Hideki Kamiya:
- Astral Finale: Most of his games have Grand Finale set in space.
- Author Appeal: Space Harrier is one of his favorite games. Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101 had stages emulating the game.
- The first phase of the Mundus fight in the original Devil May Cry is also a rail shooter-esque stage.
- Badass Boast: People on Twitter will often ask him why he is so awesome. His response:
"Lions don't learn how to hunt."
- Berserk Button: Do not ask him repeated questions. Also, do not ask him about the Devil May Cry games other than the first one,note Bayonetta 2, note or Kill la Kill.note
- Brutal Honesty:
- He's not afraid to call out people who ask him dumb questions.
- A Kotaku writer asked him if he read a particularly controversial Kotaku article about him and his stance on PC gaming. His response: "Do you eat shit?"
- Catch Phrase:
- "Ask your mom."
- He has a fondness for "cute babes."
- He often responds to "When will we see..." questions with "Next week... in gaming magazines/Nintendo Direct."
- Since nearly all of Platinum's games is published and owned by an outside company, every time someone asks him to port one of his games to another console, he replies, "Ask [company name]." You'll know he's messing with them if they ask him to port a game exclusive to one console to a competing console.
- Several "...or else I'll block you" tweets are often prefixed with "As I've said 10000000000000000000 times...":
Repeat for idiots : AS I'VE TOLD YOU 10000000000000000000 TIMES I'M NOT A DIRECTOR OF BAYO2 SO ASK HASHIMOTO OR I'M GONNA FUCKIN' BLOCK YOU.
REPEAT: As I've told u 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times, have ur fucking conversation or argument elsewhere or I'll block u.
Repeat: As I've said 10000000000000000000 times, I never need any advice. I do what I wanna do. I am me. U are u. Advicing idiots-> Blocked.
- Depending on his mood, he'll at least be nice enough to ask for permission first. "May I block you?"
- Challenge Gamer: Many of his favorite video games are Nintendo Hard arcade games, such as the original Gradius and Space Harrier. He's pretty damn good at them, too.
- Doing It for the Art: This is all that needs to be said.
- Foreign Language Tirade: The last thing you'll see from his account if he decides to block you for being annoying or an asshole.
- Insufferable Genius: He's a talented programmer for sure, but his short temper on his Twitter posts kind of makes him look like a dick.
- Jerkass Has a Point: While he may not be nice about how he phrases his opinions, he usually is justified in the positions he takes.
- Mathematician's Answer: Don't expect Kamiya to elaborate or be specific if you ask him something. This is understandable since he's most probably constantly busy with a project, and has more than enough tweets to respond to.
- Overly Long Gag: Has been known to link to his other tweets if he gets questions he's been asked already. Often these linked tweets will contain more linked tweets, eventually culminating in an answer if you follow the link trail long enough.
- Recurring Boss: Another favorite trope of his. Includes every boss in Devil May Cry save Mundus, Orochi and Waka in Ōkami, Jeanne in Bayonetta, and Prince Vorkken in The Wonderful 101.
- Running Gag: When asked about information while he's under a non-disclosure agreement that prevents him from answering:
- Pretending he's never heard of the Sega Dreamcast on purpose, sometimes even acting as though he doesn't know what Sega itself is. note
"Dream... what? What... cast?"
- Unexpected Shmup Level: Yet another personal touch of his.