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Half-Life
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The desing of the "Polyrobo", a robot used to test how well the Half-Life engine could take high polygon, bone based animations, is based on the Regult BattlePod from the anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross.
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The female "Thief" character design and name (Moriah, if selecting her default name) is based on "Mariah" from Shonen Jump's series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Capcom likewise released a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure game in 1998.
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Devil May Cry
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One of the enemies' mask design for "The Nobodies" is based on the "Stone Mask" from Shonen Jump's series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
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Sonic Adventure
Big the Cat was purposely created to move at a different pace and to break up the fast-paced action seen so far in the game. Fishing was chosen due to the fact that "he is well... a cat.".
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Gruntilda's name is based on an inside joke concerning the series' composer, Grant Kirkhope, where he'd be called "Grunt" instead of Grant. Gruntilda's surname, "Winkybunion", Spoiler: revealed during the final boss fight in Banjo-Tooie , is based off British slang for penis and wart, respectively. Despite this, the game was still given an E Rating by the ESRB. In addition, the development team would occasionally refer to Steve Mayles as "Winky Boy".
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
Fire Emblem Fates Birthright & Conquest
On December of 2012, Shin Kibayashi was approached to write the Birthright storyline. He almost refused the offer due to his work schedule, but after playing through a copy of Awakening with his daughter, Kibayashi decided to accept and wrote an initial draft story.

Despite his initial minimal commitment of a ten-page summary for each storyline, he became fond of the characters and the full summary for Birthright extended to 500 pages. After delivering his work, he then wrote summaries of equal length for Conquest and Revelation, driven by the need to create a high-quality story.
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Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
One of the boss characters, Zephyr, utilizes time stopping abilities in conjunction with knives, much like Dio Brando from the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. In the Japanese version of the game he shouts "Time has stopped"(時よ止まれ,Toki yo Tomare) which is one of Dio's catchphrases.
Contributed by Zpace Jockey
Overwatch
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The development crew working on the previous Titan project (the precursor to Overwatch) once received a frustrating constraint from higher-ups that banned the use of flying cars in their game. As a cheeky response to this, Overwatch Director Jeffrey Kaplan decided that every car must fly in Overwatch.
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Series: Strider
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British rapper "Tinchy Stryder" revealed in an interview with The Guardian that the game Strider is the source of the second half of his stage name.
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Mercenary Kings
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In the game there is a magnum-class pistol called "Horse" which has the description "Perfect Pistol for a mercenary on a bizarre adventure."

This is a reference to the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, specifically about character Hol Horse's gun "The Emperor", which is a revolver combined with an automatic pistol. Not only are the design and names similar, but the description also hints to the JoJo series as well.
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Pokemon Sun & Moon
Alolan forms were introduced by the developers in order to illustrate that Pokemon are living, changing creatures. Pokemon who had migrated to the Alola region would therefore follow a different evolutionary path than their original counterparts, similar to the way real animal species in the Galapagos Islands followed their own unique evolutionary paths.

In order to create these Alolan forms, the developers revisited the Pokemon that originally appeared in Pokemon Red & Blue, since they are widely recognized by long time fans and would best express this concept with them. It would also help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon series as a special surprise for fans.
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Pokemon Sun & Moon
Pokemon Sun & Moon was Shigeru Ohmori's first time as the director of a new generation of Pokemon games. Because the game commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Pokemon, he wanted to go back and look at what he thought Pokemon games should be and create his own take on the series. He came up with the idea of Trials & Totem Pokemon as a replacement for Pokemon gyms to tie in with the Alola region's theme of powerful and abundant nature. He thought it would be an interesting concept and a way to make the game feel fresh for both veterans of the series and newcomers alike.
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Pokemon Sun & Moon
The time difference between the versions was inspired by the idea that Pokemon are living creatures - some are active during the day, others are active during the night. The developers thought this would be a useful feature to facilitate more communication and trading amongst friends.
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Undertale
According to developer Toby Fox, the song "Redline Day" helped inspire him to make changes to the Undertale OST.
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Pokemon Sun & Moon
To help commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon series, the developers wanted to look at trainers and Pokemon as living things and express that in a better way. When coming up with ideas for Pokemon Sun & Moon, they created a theme for the game based around the concept of life, with both the sun & moon both being important to all life on earth. A place that came to mind to reflect this was Hawaii, an area with lots of sunshine, clear nights, and an abundance of life.
Contributed by SkyminHAZBOZ
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The female warrior design from the early version of Dragon's Crown meant for Dreamcast was later used as an inspiration for Fantasy Earth, of which Vanillaware's president George Kamitani was the art director.
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Ken's original stage from "Street Fighter Alpha" was replaced with a beach stage in "Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix". The beach stage itself bares a strong resemblance to a piece of "Street Fighter II" artwork in which all the characters (including the "Final Fight" characters) are enjoying a day at the beach. The characters included in the background of the beach stage are Guile, Blanka, Cammy, Dee Jay, Zangief, E. Honda, M. Bison, Sagat, Balrog & Vega.
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Bayonetta
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Bayonetta's development team's name, Team Little Angels, is a shout out to the development team of Devil May Cry, Team Little Devils, a lot of whose former members are now working at Platinum Games.
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Perfect Dark
According to game artist B Jones, Joanna's armor outfit was heavily influenced by the manga and anime series Ghost In the Shell. Likewise, Joanna's black dragon dress is based off of the Killer Instinct games, a series also developed by Rare.
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Perfect Dark
According to game designer Duncan Botwood and game artist B Jones, many of the science fiction ideas for Perfect Dark were heavily influenced by Blade Runner, The X-Files, Ghost In the Shell, and conspiracy theories.
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