Hideki Kamiya


Hideki Kamiya is a famous and renowned game designer of Japanese origin who is best known for his incredibly blunt, sometimes even slightly irritable nature and for his action games that have been highly acclaimed by critics and tend to rack up ridiculous amounts. of stylistic madness and action gameplay . Previously he worked at Clover Studios , a subdivision of Capcom until it was closed, he is currently working with other former Clover employees at Platinum Games. He is also well known for practicing his English language skills on his Twitter account, meaning that is where he mercilessly torments his fans and reprimands and blocks people for asking meaningless or repetitive questions.

  • When was he born:  12/19/1970
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Profession:  Video game designer

Who is Hideki Kamiya?

Hideki Kamiya is a renowned video game designer who was once part of Capcom and Clover Studio , and who currently works with some former members of Clover Studio in a company founded by him.

  • Hideki Kamiya Biography
  • Hideki Kamiya’s Style
  • Featured Video Games by Hideki Kamiya
  • Acknowledgments

Hideki Kamiya Biography

Hideki Kamiya was born on December 19, 1970 in Nagano, Japan . At the beginning of his career he was very attracted to games that had digital sounds ; the whistles and blips that were produced by gaming devices. While still very young, Kamiya started playing games rooms games , yet never could have a console.


For that same reason, he liked to visit an older boy in his neighborhood with whom he played on his console. Young Kamiya managed to get his own console during his early years in high school. He could also have a personal computer on which he studied programming , but instead of doing this, he spent all his time playing games. Because of this, he had little time for his studies and eventually failed his first high school entrance exam.

He showed a lot of interest in creating video games after reading an interview with the creator of the game, Masanobu Endo-san . When he graduated from college, he moved to his hometown in search of a job where he bid at various video game companies, but was turned down. Over time Hideki Kamiya received offers from 2 video game companies; Namco and Capcom . At Namco, he was offered the position of artist rather than designer and therefore chose Capcom , where he was offered the position of game designer .

He joined Capcom in 1994 and was the planner for the first installment of the Resident Evil video game series  He took over directing during the production of the sequel Resident Evil.

While at Capcom, he was the director of the action adventure game Devil May Cry which was released in 2001 for the PlayStation 2 . Devil May Cry began as the fourth entry in the Resident Evil series , however, it differed too much from the previous installments and that is why the developers decided to make it a standalone game . However, Kamiya was not involved in the creation of its sequel Devil May Cry 2 .

He joined Clover Studio in 2004 and directed Okami , but after the studio ceased operations two years later, he and the other members of Clover Studio formed PlatinumGames.  Once at PlatinumGames, he was tasked with directing Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101. He also wrote the story for Bayonetta 2 in addition to supervising it. Currently, Hideki Kamiya is working as director of Scalebound .

Hideki Kamiya’s Style

Hideki Kamiya’s games are full of charisma . It has a great and varied eccentricity , inspired first of all by the interesting and fascinating Japanese culture , and by the ability it has to tell stories and convey feelings as if they were a manga or anime. Also with his style he managed to introduce himself and write some scripts for games such as Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta, Resident Evil: Degeneration and Viewtiful Joe 2.

Featured Video Games by Hideki Kamiya

Among Hideki Kamiya’s most important video games we mention the following:

  • Arthur to Astaroth no Nazo Makaimura (1996)
  • Resident Evil (1996) game that was the first title of a series that was released in Japan and that was originally published for the PlayStation console.
  • Resident Evil 2 (1998)
  • Devil May Cry (2001)
  • Resident Evil Zero (2002)
  • Viewtiful Joe (2003) Gyakuten Saiban 3 (2004)
  • Viewtiful Joe 2 (2004)
  • Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble (2005)
  • Ōkami, PlayStation 2 version (2006)
  • Bayonetta, action game published by Sega (2009)
  • The Wonderful 101 (2013)
  • Bayonetta 2 (2014)


To date, there are not many personal recognitions known to Hideki Kamiya, but it is known that his games are highly acclaimed worldwide by players. He was nominated for the Game Developer Awards with his title Okami in 2006, an award he shared with Atsushi Inba.

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