Tomonobu Itagaki's past comes back to bite him in the ass.
Isn't it a pain when your past comes back to haunt you? I found this in an old spanish magazine called Hobby Consolas.. Well, the year is 1998 and tekken rules the playstation as far as 3d fighting games go. In this article Itagaki clearly states tekken is his favorite game and that he hopes tekken and DOA can coexist in the market. He also states he ABSOLUTELY finds tekken to be the superior game. Also, he looks like a geek, though you probably can't see anything since my mobile phone's camera is crap. No glasses on his face either... Better pic when I get it scanned.
Since most of you can't speak spanish let's translate it completetely:
"Itagaki has shown he possesses an unusual talent. The game's producer knows he's facing tough competition with Tekken 3 and he doesn't have any problems admitting that Tekken and Virtua Fighter are his favorite fighting games, besides of course Dead or Alive. Anyway, he believes both games are compatible in the playstation market and he absolutely finds his game inferior to Namco's. His favorite character is Kasumi for being the main character and the one which better represents the tournament."
Edit: heres another interview from joystiq with the words tekken sucks on it
not quite so humble now, is he?