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Legal NameHideki Kamiya
BornDecember 19, 1970
Matsumoto, Nagano
Japan
OccupationDesigner
Director
Co-founder of PlatinumGames
Known ForResident Evil 1 & 2
Devil May Cry
Bayonetta Series
Years active1994-Present

Hideki Kamiya - Gameography

Hideki Kamiya is a Japanese video game designer and director known for his fast-paced action games such as Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, Bayonetta and The Wonderful 101. Kamiya began his career at Capcom in 1994 as a game designer. His first assignment was the original Resident Evil where he took on the role of planner under the direction of Shinji Mikami.

During his time at Capcom he directed Resident Evil 2, conceived Devil May Cry and directed Viewtiful Joe before joining Clover Studio where he wrote the story for Viewtiful Joe 2 and directed Okami. After the completion of Okami, Kamiya parted ways with Capcom to form his own studio with 2 other Capcom employees.

As the cofounder and chief game designer of PlatinumGames, Kamiya wrote and directed the original Bayonetta. Since 2013 the team has developed a close relationship with Nintendo, which funded several projects including The Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Astral Chain and Bayonetta 3. All of which Kamiya played a major role in the development and creation of these Nintendo exclusive games.

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DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1996Resident Evil BoxResident EvilPlayStationCapcomCapcomSystem PlannerSurvival Horror
1996Arthur to Astaroth no Nazomakaimura BoxArthur to Astaroth no Nazomakaimura: Incredible ToonsPlayStation
Sega Saturn
Magical FormationCapcomPlannerPuzzle
1998Resident Evil 2 BoxResident Evil 2PlayStationCapcomCapcomDirectorSurvival Horror
2001Devil May Cry BoxDevil May CryPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2002Resident Evil Zero BoxResident Evil ZeroGameCubeCapcomCapcomOriginal Game DesignSurvival Horror
2003Viewtiful Joe BoxViewtiful JoeGameCube
PlayStation 2
Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirectorAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2004Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney BoxPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trails and TribulationsGame Boy AdvanceCapcom Production Studio 4CapcomVoice Actor (Godot)Adventure
Visual Novel
2004Viewtiful Joe 2 BoxViewtiful Joe 2GameCube
PlayStation 2
Clover StudioCapcomWriterAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2005Viewtiful Joe - Double Trouble! BoxViewtiful Joe: Double Trouble!Nintendo DSClover StudioCapcomWriterAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2006Okami BoxŌkamiPlayStation 2Clover StudioCapcomDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2009Bayonetta BoxBayonettaPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlatinumGamesSegaDirector
Writer
Action
Hack and Slash
2013The Wonderful 101 BoxThe Wonderful 101Wii UPlatinumGamesNintendoDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2014Bayonetta 2 Wii U BoxBayonetta 2Wii UPlatinumGamesNintendoWriter
Supervisor
Action
Hack and Slash
2019Astral Chain BoxAstral ChainSwitchPlatinumGamesNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash
CancelledScaleboundScaleboundXbox One
Windows
PlatinumGamesMicrosoft StudiosDirector
Writer
Action RPG

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1998Resident Evil 2 BoxResident Evil 2PlayStationCapcomCapcomDirectorSurvival Horror
2001Devil May Cry BoxDevil May CryPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2003Viewtiful Joe BoxViewtiful JoeGameCube
PlayStation 2
Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirectorAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2006Okami BoxŌkamiPlayStation 2Clover StudioCapcomDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2009Bayonetta BoxBayonettaPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlatinumGamesSegaDirector
Writer
Action
Hack and Slash
2013The Wonderful 101 BoxThe Wonderful 101Wii UPlatinumGamesNintendoDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
CancelledScaleboundScaleboundXbox One
Windows
PlatinumGamesMicrosoft StudiosDirector
Writer
Action RPG

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
1996Resident Evil BoxResident EvilPlayStationCapcomCapcomSystem PlannerSurvival Horror
1996Arthur to Astaroth no Nazomakaimura BoxArthur to Astaroth no Nazomakaimura: Incredible ToonsPlayStation
Sega Saturn
Magical FormationCapcomPlannerPuzzle

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2014Bayonetta 2 Wii U BoxBayonetta 2Wii UPlatinumGamesNintendoWriter
Supervisor
Action
Hack and Slash
2019Astral Chain BoxAstral ChainSwitchPlatinumGamesNintendoSupervisorAction-Adventure
Hack and Slash

DateBoxTitlePlatformDeveloperPublisherRoleGenre
2001Devil May Cry BoxDevil May CryPlayStation 2Capcom Production Studio 4CapcomDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2004Viewtiful Joe 2 BoxViewtiful Joe 2GameCube
PlayStation 2
Clover StudioCapcomWriterAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2005Viewtiful Joe - Double Trouble! BoxViewtiful Joe: Double Trouble!Nintendo DSClover StudioCapcomWriterAction
Platformer
Beat 'em up
2006Okami BoxŌkamiPlayStation 2Clover StudioCapcomDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
2009Bayonetta BoxBayonettaPlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlatinumGamesSegaDirector
Writer
Action
Hack and Slash
2013The Wonderful 101 BoxThe Wonderful 101Wii UPlatinumGamesNintendoDirector
Writer
Action-Adventure
Hack and Slash
2014Bayonetta 2 Wii U BoxBayonetta 2Wii UPlatinumGamesNintendoWriter
Supervisor
Action
Hack and Slash
CancelledScaleboundScaleboundXbox One
Windows
PlatinumGamesMicrosoft StudiosDirector
Writer
Action RPG