Mikami: God Hand not mainstream enough

Developer was "given too much freedom" on PS2 game

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has claimed that he was "given too much freedom" when making God Hand - which is why the title wasn't a commercial success.

The Platinum Games chief released God Hand on PlayStation 2 back in 2006 - as Clover Studio - to some critical acclaim.

However, speaking in the latest issue of Edge, Mikami said:

"I've released a lot of titles before and I feel that, perhaps specifically with regard to God Hand, I was given too much freedom to make that game just as I liked. It didn't sell too well."

However, Mikami said he had learnt his lesson for upcoming Sega action title Vanquish - which will be "more massmarket".

"We're definitely going for something a little more massmarket that will appeal to a wide audience," he added. "Certainly a bigger one than God Hand had." We [Platinum and Sega] knew that these were points we had to address from the very beginning, and Vanquish is a result of that."

Issue 213 of Edge is out now. Buy your copy of Edge and have it delivered to your door.