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justin_credible
03-01-2005, 01:24 PM
Sugimura wrote storylines for Capcom's Onimusha, Resident Evil 2; friends are surprised by the news of the energetic scriptwriter's death.

TOKYO--Noboru Sugimura, best known as cofounder of Flagship and the scriptwriter for Capcom's Onimusha series, died February 25.

Sugimura cocreated Flagship in 1997 with Capcom's Yoshiki Okamoto. The company creates storylines for games, and Sugimura contributed to many of Capcom's titles, including the Onimusha series, Resident Evil 2, and Clock Tower 3. Outside of the game world, Sugimura is known for his work on Power Ranger-style films, such as Kamen Rider ZO and Ninja Sentai Kaku-Ranger.

Yoshiki Okamoto, president of development studio Game Republic, offered his thoughts on his former cohort's passing.

"I was very surprised by the news. He was an extremely energetic person, and I thought that he would live a lot longer than me," Okamoto wrote in his online journal. "When we stumbled on the storyline for Resident Evil 2, I was introduced to a scriptwriter who was a real fan of the first installment. And that was Sugimura. As you may know, our encounter lead to the establishment of Flagship, which functions as a pipeline between the video game industry and scriptwriters.

"I've met with Sugimura even after I left Capcom and cut my ties with Flagship. I had recently asked him to do a new script for an upcoming game from Game Republic and I was looking forward to working with him again."

Noboru Sugimura was born in 1948.

gamespot.com

littlewig
03-01-2005, 01:29 PM
Do they know the cause of the death?

Xero
03-01-2005, 05:48 PM
Thats sad... a great loss >_<;

spaceghost
03-01-2005, 06:29 PM
Well at least its not Hideo Kojima , If it was him I would commit suicide a day later........... My life has no purpose without MGS

Escaflowne2001
03-01-2005, 07:33 PM
Indeed, it's a shame. On the subject of Mr. Kojima he's coming to London to do a MGS3 signing yay!

DarknessTearv2
03-02-2005, 11:04 AM
Well at least its not Hideo Kojima , If it was him I would commit suicide a day later........... My life has no purpose without MGS

He isn't doing any more MGS games anyway. He said if they made another he wouldn't be involved.

DeathStroke
03-02-2005, 11:13 AM
He isn't doing any more MGS games anyway. He said if they made another he wouldn't be involved.

He said the same thing for MGS3 and ended up working on it anyway.

Anyway, Sugimura wrote some great stories for Capcom. I think his complete list of RE games involved most of the main storyline games.

burpingcat
03-02-2005, 11:21 AM
I think Hideo Kojima would commit suicide if he had to work on another metal gear game.

justin_credible
03-02-2005, 03:00 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if Hideo Kojima thinks of himself as god. But I guess other people think he's god too because his name keeps getting brought up on a topic of a guy dying. Go talk about Hideo Kojima in the Hideo Kojima is coming to UK thread he has nothing to do with this topic.