You may not know who Ideaki Itsuno is, but if you’re a fan of Capcom, you’ve probably come across his work. He’s directed a number of the publisher’s best titles, including Devil May Cry 3, Capcom Vs. SNK 2, and, most recently, Dragon’s Dogma. Itsuno has a strong track record, but we haven’t heard about what he’s been working on since the Dark Arisen expansion for Dragon’s Dogma came out in 2013. We may soon find out, however.
Today Itsuno teased on Twitter that he will “exert myself in order to announce a new game this year.” By “this year,” of course, he means 2017, since Japan has already crossed over into the new year.
Happy New Year! I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) December 31, 2016
What the game will be remains to be seen, but hopefully, we’ll find out soon.
Considering Itsuno mentioned this is new game he’s working on, I think we can rule out the return of the mysterious Deep Down project Capcom’s been silent about for quite some time now. While a new Devil May Cry or Dragon’s Dogma seems likely (Itsuno served as supervising director on DmC: Devil May Cry, too), I’d really like a new Capcom Vs. SNK 3. Or Street Fighter Alpha 4. The time is now! What do you all think the new game will be?