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Gsap The following name, Kamiya Hideki, is a Japanese name, which has "Kamiya" as the family name and "Hideki" as the given name.
Hideki Kamiya
Born December 19, 1970
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Video game designer
Title Director and writer at Platinum Games
Hideki Kamiya (「神谷 英樹」?; Kamiya Hideki) born December 19, 1970, is a video game designer formerly employed by Capcom and Clover Studio. He is currently working with former Clover Studio members at Platinum Games.[1]


After graduating from college, Kamiya applied for jobs at various game developers. He was turned down by Sega and had an application accepted by Namco. However, Namco wanted him to be an artist rather than his desire to be a game designer.[2] Kamiya joined Capcom as a designer in 1994. His early works included planner of the original Resident Evil and director of Resident Evil 2. He was later the director of both Devil May Cry and the original Viewtiful Joe. In 2006, Kamiya worked as the director for the PlayStation 2 version of Clover Studio's Ōkami.

He joined former Capcom colleagues, including Atsushi Inaba and Shinji Mikami, to create a new company, shortly before Clover Studio was closed by Capcom in late 2006.[1] This new company, later named Platinum Games, announced a four game deal with publisher Sega.[3] Included in the deal was an original game by Kamiya titled Bayonetta.

As a game designer, Kamiya states that he has been most inspired by the games The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Gradius. His favorite action game is the original Castlevania.[4] Kamiya has stated to be interested in making a new Star Fox game.


  • Bayonetta (2009) - story, director
  • Ōkami (2006) - story, director
  • Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble! (2005) - story
  • Viewtiful Joe 2 (2004) - story
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations (2004) - voice actor for Godot in the Japanese version
  • Viewtiful Joe (2003) - director
  • Resident Evil Zero (2002) - original game design
  • Devil May Cry (2001) - director
  • Resident Evil 2 (1998) - director
  • Resident Evil (1996) - system planner
  • Nazomakaimura: Incredible Toons/Arthur to Astaroth no Nazo Makaimura (1996) - planner


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sinclair, Brendan (February 14, 2007). "Clover vets reunite, form Seeds". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. Kato, Matthew (December 2009). "Action Hero: An Interview With Platinum Games' Hideki Kamiya". Game Informer (GameStop): 11. 
  3. "PlatinumGames Partner For Four-Title Deal". 
  4. Mielke, James (August 18, 2006). "The Kamiya Touch: An Interview with Clover's Hideki Kamiya". Retrieved 2009-04-06. 

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