While Lumines and Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi hasn’t been seen in the limelight since he left his own company Q Entertainment to teach at Tokyo’s Keio University, we might be seeing his latest game much sooner than we think.
In an interview with EDGE, Mizuguchi was asked whether he was working on a game and whether it will be a “Miziguchi game.”
I’m helping with a few games, but these aren’t like my past works. These are not like my created games. I’m helping with some social games in Japan; I can’t say anything about it just yet. But I’m just helping. So I want to start a new project [of my own] maybe this year or next year…Mmm. I can’t share details yet. At BitSummit, I shared my thoughts on synaesthesia, and this is a big thing for me. I started that kind of concept in games with Rez, and this is a long journey, across Rez and Lumines and Child Of Eden, and maybe Space Channel 5 too. That part of my DNA will never die, so this is kind of a life’s work for me. So I’m thinking about what is next, and what’s the future experience.
As someone who loved every entry of Lumines, I’m all for this. Mizuguchi’s kind of games might not be for everyone, but for those who like it, there’s no one better at melding music and gameplay into one psychedelic affair.