Posted By Shaun K. about 2 months, 1 week ago
The folks at Capcom spent the last day or so talking about the company’s future plans and the news coming from them is good indeed. To begin with, the director of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies Takeshi Yamazaki officially revealed that he and his team of developers are already hard at work on the next Ace Attorney game. According to Yamazaki, “This year, we were able to deliver Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies to you all, and it brings me a great sigh of relief. Today, we’re working at full force on the next title. We’ve only just begun, but we’re currently thinking about all kinds of interesting ideas, so please look forward to it! Have a happy new year, you guys!”
Oh, we will, Mr. Yamazaki. With news like that, we absolutely will. Moving on, Shu Takumi, the original creator of Phoenix Wright whose last work on the series was the long-delayed-but-finally-coming-soon Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, also has something new in the pipeline as well. “This year, I’ve poured all my energy in the preparation, writing, and production of a brand new project,” says Takumi. “Even today, it’s an ongoing process and I’m almost at the limits of my mental capacity. This time of year, I keep to myself, and I don’t get to see much of the outside world, but honestly, I can’t say I’ve seen much else aside from work for the most part… Anyway, next year (the game) will be taking the shape of a title, and we’ll be announcing it, so when the time comes, thank you for your support!”
Rounding out this spate of Capcom-related news are two more teases of things to come from two more Capcom producers. First was Kazunori Sugiura, the producer of the upcoming dungeon crawler Deep Down, who affirmed that Capcom is determined to return to the fighting game genre in the year ahead via both Ultra Street Fighter IV and a as-yet-unrevealed fighter being worked on for PS4 and Xbox One. Kenji Sugiura, the producer of the excellent Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara collection, then finished things off by announcing that a classic Capcom IP would be revived before the end of 2014 alongside the already announced new entries for the Strider and Breath of Fire series.
Could the Blue Bomber be about to make his much-deserved triumphant comeback at last? Or is this some other long dormant Capcom property such as Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Onimusha, or Power Stone instead? Only time will because for now Capcom are not saying. Let the speculation begin in earnest via the comments section below and stay tuned to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of gaming news from around the world.