About a week ago, there was an interview by Japanese game media Famitsu, which was only published on paper so that I couldn't post here.Today, Famitsu has posted same interview on internet about B&W and so on. There are several interesting stuff, part of which I'm to translate except for that be already known.
Source is here
, interviewed with Adam Badowski and Rafal Jaki (THANK YOU BOTH AS ALWAYS FOR JAPANESE GAMERS!).
About Gwent in B&W
Rafal: We'll introduce new Gwent deck. And I and Damien who created Gwent will appear in B&W. Damien Monnier appears in role of the person who introduces new Gwent cards.
interviewer: How about you?
Rafal: I'm next to him as dwarf.
Question from users
Q: Do you have any creators you respect in Japan?
Interviewer:You mean Hidetaka Miyazaki in From-Software?
Rafal: Yes. I'm hyped for "DARK SOULS III" (at this time DS3 was not available yet). In addition, I am interested in Hideo Kojima as well.
Adam: Regarding the games, I like Final Fantasy series, especially Final Fantsy VII, so I'm looking forward to "Final Fantasy VII Remake".
Q: When we play TW3, we've got some impression of Japan-ish, for example; "Seiza" (meaning sitting upright, Seiza is a very popular habit for Japanese people). When Geralt meditates he sits upright. Is that style associated with Ronin? ("Ronin" means some kind of Samurai, especially who doesn't belong to anyone or anywhere)
Rafal: In some way, I can say that the elements of Witcher-character is like a vagabond who roam the world, fighting with his sword, being confident in himself with his own moral. I think there's some similarities between the Withcer and the Ronin from the point of view of those characters.
Adam: As for Seiza, there is no references in Sapkowski's novel. I'm not sure whether or not Seiza was designed with a motif of Ronin. Geralt is reticent and not sloppy, so we made him sit upright when he meditates in front of his sword and his portions expressing his respect.
Interviewer: Do you have a culture or a habit to sit upright in Poland?
Rafal: No, we don't. There was a thematic art work called "Respect for Opponents". So Ronin might impact on some part, I'd say.
Adam: When we decided TW3's policy of main visual in a meeting, there come a lot of words related to the Ronin. Those who are reticent, have mixed feelings, take a stand on what they believe in. Those characters appear in Japanese Movie like Zatoichi or Japanese Animation.
Q: Do you have any specific favorite female character?
Rafal: With only regard to the character, Ciri. Considering to the relationship with Geralt, Yennefer.
Adam: Ciri. I think she was the most elaborated character for configuration. She treats Geralt as not only a friend but also father. She was also difficult to depict her character in the game. Therefore I have a deep attachment to her.
Q: Everytime we go to armorer in Novigrad, he says "Top Notch Sword
!" Why is that?
Adam: That's mistake.:facepalm2: It was wrong from the beginning when Polish writer drew the line.