Crimson Dragon Director Wants To Work With Nintendo Again

By Kris . September 19, 2013 . 3:38pm

At Tokyo Game Show, Siliconera got to speak with Yukio Futatsugi, creator of the Panzer Dragoon series and director of its upcoming spiritual successor, Crimson Dragon.


Grounding, the company Futatsugi founded after leaving Sega, have released a variety of games, one of the most prominent being Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword for Nintendo. In the future, Futatsugi says, he’d like to work with Nintendo again.


When we asked Futatsugi what sort of games he would like Grounding to work on as the company matures, he replied, “If it sells well, we’d be interested in RPGs for Crimson Dragon, or even outside of the franchise. My personal interest is in smartphones. They’re gradually becoming capable of having visuals like this.”


“We’ve worked on a number of mobile games so far, and I’m really interested in using the network aspect to make a more interesting game,” Futatsugi continued. “Perhaps we’ll work with Nintendo again, since we have a good relationship with them… and naturally, Microsoft has been great to us. We want to do a lot of different things, so I guess we’re kind of a greedy company!”


This is the second time Futatsugi has hinted at another collaboration with Nintendo. Back in June, he stated that Grounding were already working on a Nintendo game.

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  • Chris Yuen

    “At least Nintendo wouldn’t leave out the sound in my trailer.”

  • 324234

    I’m still sour about the last-second cancellation of the original XBLA/kinect version. It’s like pulling a Rayman Legends but not releasing it on WiiU at all.

    • Armane

      At least now you can use a gamepad. I probably wouldn’t have bought it if it remained Kinect only. Although now it’s Xbone only, I’m not sure I’ll ever get to play it.

  • What kind of game can we expect with Nintendo from them? An original RPG would be grand, and make it a big retail title.

  • jengo

    Phantom Dust

  • Croix Zapp

    So Sony really is that bad?

    • Yause

      Sony hasn’t been aggressively seeking exclusives since the PS2 generation. They had little on PS3 (which shocked some devs who had expected Sony to knock on their door), and on PS4, they’re targeting western indies and F2P developments.

      • Croix Zapp

        As a vita/Ps3 owners i don’t like the way sony is going.
        Sure some Indies might be great but i don’t want all my games to be Indies T_T

  • Wake

    A spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon Saga would be nice.

    • TrevHead

      This or anything that’s on rails and has dragons will do lol

  • Göran Isacson

    A Crimson Dragon Saga would be kinda cool… though I do wonder if it would look as nice and play as well on a touch-screen as it is with a controller.

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