Yukio Futatsugi and Kentaro Yoshida to Speak at GDC 2019

Yukio Futatsugi and Kentaro Yoshida to Speak at GDC 2019
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Yukio Futatsugi along with designer/art director Kentaro Yoshida will speak about the Panzer Dragoon series at Game Developers Conference 2019 in a session called Classic Game Postmortem: ‘Panzer Dragoon’, ‘Panzer Dragoon Zwei’, and ‘Panzer Dragoon Saga’. The hour long session will have the pair talking about the development of the three Saturn Panzer Dragoon games.

In this session, Yukio Futatsugi and Kentaro Yoshida will speak about the concepts for the art and design of the ‘Panzer Dragoon’ series on the Sega Saturn. This session will include not only talk of the original ‘Panzer Dragoon’, but also of ‘Panzer Dragoon Zwei’ and ‘Panzer Dragoon Saga’, which have rarely been discussed before. More specifically, they will disclose what they had intended with the idea of making an unusual shooting game that combines dragons and homing lasers, the thought process that went into planning the world’s unique atmosphere, and how they decided on the art style for the dragons. They will also talk about the concepts for the art and game design for Zwei, as well as what they had hoped to achieve with with Saga and what had to be done to make it a reality. While they are unfortunately unable to join the session, the materials that will be presented were made with the help of Tomohiro Kondo and Masanobu Kusunoki, who were pivotal members of the development team at Team Andromeda.

The session will take place between March 18-22, 2019 at GDC in San Francisco, California. Information regarding how to attend the conference can be found on the GDC website.