Ace Attorney Producer Wants To Remake Final Fight And Other Capcom Classics

By Sato . November 14, 2013 . 5:41pm


Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro has recently worked on titles such as Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and DmC: Devil May Cry, but in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine, he shares his desire to go back to the company’s roots, and remake some of the games that put them on the map in their earlier days.


After having worked as a programmer, planner, director and producer, Eshiro has plenty of experience under his belt. With that being said, Famitsu asks if there are any titles in particular that he wishes to work on in the near future.


“Personally speaking, I’ve always had a place in my heart for Shadow of Rome, so I’d like to make a sequel for it,” Eshiro replies. “At the time, there were many radical descriptions of the game, and it was full of pros and cons [laughs], but I think if we could make some adjustments and make it into something that adults could enjoy, it wouldd be nice. Of late, I could say that I’ve become an old man, so I’ve been interested in ‘entertainment for grown ups’.”


After pointing out that we now have a much wider gaming audience, which also results in games for an older audience, Famitsu asks if there are any other titles Eshiro would like to work on.


“Well, since I am part of Capcom, I’d like to continue releasing more games for Onimusha and Devil May Cry,” he tells Famitsu. “Again, I’d also like to revive side-scroller games, such as Final Fight and Dungeons & Dragons! They may be simple, but they have plenty of depth, and I definitely believe that remaking older action games with today’s technology would make things interesting.”


“Since the past, Capcom have always had an image that was modeled after their action games, so I’d really like to make those,” Eshiro continues. “Speaking of action games, the Monster Hunter series is one that has inherited all of Capcom’s action knowhow, which only continues to evolve. I don’t think it’s too good to over-compliment our company’s own titles, but those games are really well made.”


“At first, I thought to myself, ‘how the heck am I supposed to hunt this monster? No way!’ but after recognizing its pattern, and preparing with the best equipment and items, I was able to barely hunt it down.”


Eshiro adds: “I believe that this brilliant sense of balance has been cultivated from Capcom’s years and years of knowhow, and was only made possible because it was made by Capcom. That said, I believe that while Capcom should never throw that away, they also need to expand where they can.”


Finally, Famitsu asks if he could share his dreams for the future.


“My dream is to open my own game shop,” says Eshiro with a laugh. “And if the local kids say something like ‘Wow, that old man knows a lot about games.’ it’d make me really happy. However, those dreams are for later, and for now I’d like to keep making games. I’ll continue working on titles such as Ace Attorney on consoles, and Blade Fantasia for smartphones, and we’re also working earnestly on developing brand new titles. Thank you for your support, and please look forward to more!”

  • AlteisenX

    A man to respect in a company full of people I least respect (and this excludes ex-employees). That old man comment really hit me hard in having the same dream haha. As long as there exists Phoenix Wright (and his spin-offs), I’ll support this man through hell and back.

  • hazelnut1112

    been wanting Power Stone for a good while. Would be nice to see how that would turn out.

  • anthony apduhan

    Bring back Captain Commando :(

  • Arcana Wiz

    ;_; you sir have my respects… you’re what capcom needs… now if them heard you better….

  • Tales_of_Master

    “Well, since I am part of Capcom, I’d like to continue releasing more games for Onimusha and Devil May Cry,”

    Someone give this man whatever budget he needs and give him complete freedom to do whatever he wants. I’m sure the results will please the fans.

    This man should be the one running the company instead of whoever is in charge now.

    • Ethan_Twain

      He worked on DmC. I would not be so certain that anything this man creates will please the fans. Though his recent Ace Attorney title seems to have been to enthusiasts’ liking, DmC was not. That’s a 50% ratio in this past year.

      • Arcana Wiz

        …. DmC wasnt completly outsourced to Ninja Theory ?

        • Namuro

          They supervised the project in general, giving out brief ideas and guidelines; criticized and evaluated works in progress (such as when they rejected the initial designs of Dante which look too similar to the original one).

          Though, later on, the CAPCOM team helped develop and refined the new combat system.

        • Ethan_Twain

          “Capcom producer Motohide Eshiro has recently worked on titles such as Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies and DmC: Devil May Cry”

          That’s the first half of the first sentence of the article dude.

          • British_Otaku

            I may be making a poor call, but I’ve never seen game producers as very involved with projects by default, especially if they didn’t start the series off and feel more like faces of the product than creators.

            Eshiro feels like one of those people to me. Game directors? Of course, I love em. Individual staff who line up the project’s parts before the director, lead artists, composers, writers and designers push the vision? Yes, they are awesome.

            I find it hard to believe he should be praised over those people, when the output includes Okamiden, DmC and Gyakuten Kenji/Saiban. I imagine he may had been involved in some of them a lot more than others and I know I am anticipating games with just some supervision by Kamiya (Bayonetta 2) or Miyamoto (Mario and Sonic Olympics).

  • Kaihedgie

    What if he remade this instead:

  • AuronZanark

    I recommend that Capcom remake old games for PlayStation Vita as retail and download games and then port them to PlayStation 3 as download only games. The first game I want Capcom to remake is Breath of Fire I, then Breath of Fire II. If those remakes are a success, then Capcom should remake Breath of Fire III and IV. Final Fight 1 is one of the games I want remade, and maybe Final Fight 2 and 3 (known in Japan as Final Fight Tough). I also want Capcom to remake Captain Commando. The remakes must have their soundtracks arranged using live instruments rather than synthesizers.

  • d19xx

    As long as they’re not smart phone games…

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Because that would make a difference if they don’t come over here

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        At least if it is handheld game and great game, we can still import it.(I have 3DS JP region.)^_^

    • Foxeh Shihōin

      ^ THIS!

    • $24320100

      smartphones are getting an actual physical controller very shortly (like this christmas)…which signals the death of handhelds because now your cellphone can give you the same (actually better, such as a retina display, powerful processor) experience.

      • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

        So much wrong with this statement.
        You do realize Cellphones are miniature PC’s right?

        When have PC’s ever killed the console market?

        Shit phones have their own issues being full fledged gaming consoles. Especially the lack of cooling

        • PreyMantis

          They’re going to need to make a brick phone to compensate for that.

      • Yeaaaaaah I’ll still hang out with my handhelds with build-in, easy to use controls.

      • Xaxal_Ravenguard

        Smartphones will never kill of dedicated handhelds.

        The fact that people are making dedicated gaming handhelds using android only proves that there is a RELATIVELY LARGE MARKET for dedicated gaming handhelds. And I don’t even need to mention the self-explanatory success of the 3DS to make my point.


    If only good employees were all you needed to make good games and good decisions, maybe I wouldn’t have so many reasons to dislike the company.

  • $61526767

    Respect. I hope to play more of onimusha games. Dawn of dreams was my personal favorite as well as DMC3.

    • golden izanagi

      dawn of dreams was great though I have to say my personal favorite is onimusha 3 demon siege if only because of jean reno being in it and being able to play in samanosuke’s fully transformed oni mode in the final fight with nobunaga which was badass.

  • fool

    Godhand 3DS

    • Foryth

      One of those rare games that made me sweat without the need for motion controls, lol. Damn that game was exhilarating.

      • fool

        I picked it up just on a whim and within the first 20 minutes I was like “THIS IS IT”

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    Shadow Of Rome was awesome. It was unpleasantly violent and the stealth missions were a nightmare but it’s the only good Roman gladiator game I’ve played.

    • Audie Bakerson

      You haven’t played Gladius or Colosseum: Road to Freedom/Gladiator Begins?

      • landlock

        He said good. ;)

        • Audie Bakerson

          The first two have their share of flaws, but Gladiator Begins is really one of the most underrated PSP titles I’ve played.

          • Gladiator Begins is definitely awesome, the combat system is really good. Boxing style ftw!

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        I rented Gladius when I was 10-11 years old and I remember liking it but I didn’t love it (I should give it another go though, it’s cheap and easy to find).

        I do know about the Gladiator game on the PSP and PS3. The PS3 one comes with local co-op and it costs 20 bucks but I think I’ll wait for a NIS America sale on the PSN (Maybe I’ll snag BRS: The Game as well).

        I was interested on Ryse as well but apparently it’s even less interactive than Beyond: Two Souls (And I love that game) and seriously? It’s 900p? On a 500 dollar console? With no Kinect support? I’ll pass on it for a while (Until Dark Dreams Don’t Die comes out since I HAVE to play it).

        • Audie Bakerson

          “The PS3 one”

          Nope nope nope nope.

          Just get the first two.

          As for Gladius, either get the Gamecube version, or (if you are able to) get the PS2 version, dump a PS2’s BIOS, rip the disc and emulate it. The load times are hell otherwise.

          • Juan Andrés Valencia

            Is the PS3 one that bad? I’ll stick with Gladiator Begins then XD

            As for Gladius I think I’ll stick with the Xbox version, it seems to run more smoothly and it looks as good as the Gamecube version so that’s good enough for me.

          • Audie Bakerson

            Xbox’s version’s loading times are apparently between Gamecube and real PS2, though I don’t think they are as good as Gamecube/Emulated PS2.

            Go ahead though, just don’t complain about loading times (though I don’t know what the load times would be on a modded xbox, though even just a softmod that lets you stick it on the HDD should do well, let alone a hard moded one that lets you store the entire game in RAM ).

          • Juan Andrés Valencia

            I played Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath Of Cortex, Shogun II: Total War, Sonic 06 (The horror…), Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games and Duke Nukem Forever. I think the loading times shouldn’t be that bad ;)

  • Audie Bakerson

    Not Gotcha Force?

    …Actually, I should be thankful given how modern Capcom would do it.

    • Exkaiser

      …pretty faithful to the original? I mean, Gaiast Crusher runs a similar vibe for the same audience, and the Gundam VS games that use the same engine are better than ever..

      • Audie Bakerson

        The first one isn’t developed by Capcom and the second has Namco stoping them from doing the REALLY stupid things.

        • Exkaiser

          Oh, right, Gaist is being developed by Treasure. Still, it reflects on Capcom as a company, it being their money that’s funding it. If it weren’t a style of game that reflected their company, they wouldn’t have invested so much into it.

          … I don’t believe I’ve ever heard anyone on this site accuse NBG of making – good- decisions before . Anyways, the GvG games are still handled by Capcom’s dev team, which is really what I’m concerned about – them being good games. Capcom has been making a lot of bad business decisions in recent years, but I do think they still make good games.

  • Foryth

    Final Fight was one of the first games I got with my Snes back in the days. I still play the XBLA port from time to time, it’s simple fun. :) I’m definitely interested in more beat-em ups, side-scrolling or otherwise.

    • $24320100

      the snes final fight also stunk it up pretty bad. final fight CD on sega cdx is what you want. a superb arcade port

  • GuyAlpha

    I don’t need to say how much I support this, but not just Final Fight. Any beat em up they want to revive, I’m all for it. One of my favorite genres of all time.

    • $24320100

      double dragon forever is pretty good. see it on youtube.

    • Would be interesting for them to remake Captain Commando too since it takes place in future Metro City!

  • Hours

    I’m really glad Eshiro-san is still at Capcom, he’s one of the few people they have left that really has a solid idea of what makes Capcom so great. Now the higher-ups just need to start listening to him.

    His work on the Ace Attorney series, especially AAI2 & AA5, is incredible. I fell very confident in him taking the reigns from Shu Takumi.

  • leingod

    Remake Final Fight? Please do!

  • Capcom’s classic beat’em up lineup are quite legendary back in Arcade times all they need is to rerelease them on the current gaming platform just like what they do on DnD collections. Even if they need to pay for royalty for the IPs like Aliens or Cadillacs i think they can make enough profit at least

  • DragKudo

    Will Roxy finally make her debut?

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    …….while i don’t want to said this, bring back Megaman? Or maybe Ghost’n Goblin.

    • DragKudo

      Where have you been? Mega man is dead. Mighty No. 9 is his reincarnation.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        I don’t consider M No.9 as Megaman though. Even though i like M No.9, Megaman and its universe will still be number one for me.^_^

        • Gemlit

          I agree. I don’t believe that Mighty No. 9 is the reincarnation either. It’s Inafune’s message to Capcom to please resurrect Megaman. I could see a collaboration actually with 9 and Megaman teaming up.

  • Yan Zhao

    A REAL sequel of Breath of Fire, that isnt on a smartphone, that’s actually set back to its former FANTASY setting, would be lovely Capcom. But we all know it wont happen. Theres a higher chance for a new Megaman game to be made than this happening.

  • z_merquise

    It’s the 2D arcade beat-em-ups what made me a huge fan of Capcom way back in 90’s. For them to return to it is something I really look forward to.

    Re-releasing their classics like what they did with Dungeons and Dragons arcade is a good step. I hope not only they can re-release some classics but create new ones as well.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Watch out! We all remember how Final Fight Streetwise turned out!

  • I want Ghostrick 2 or even an Rpg because your way of telling stories are so interesting!!

  • MrJechgo

    You know what would be nice? a new fighting game, but in 3D, like Tekken, DoA and such, with characters from multiple games as a crossover. Which series you might ask?

    – Cyberbots
    – Tech Romancer
    – Lost Planet (both Vital Suits and akrids)
    – Steel Battalion
    – Monster Hunter (monsters only)

    Yup, a fighting game with a Pacific Rim vibe into where giant robots can fight each other or huge monsters and akrids would be a blast. Add this guest characters like Viewtiful Joe in the Six Machine (mecha-mode), Mega Man as Hyper Mega Man from MvC and Cyber-Akuma and you got one Hell of a game.

    • J_Joestar

      that would be epic!

    • Capcom please make this happen!

      • MrJechgo

        Eh eh, let me drop this idea on Capcom-Unity then ^_^

  • Göran Isacson

    Darnit Motohide don’t say these things. You’ll make me start hoping again, and I don’t know if my heart can take that anymore.

  • fairysun

    “Well, since I am part of Capcom, I’d like to continue releasing more games for Onimusha and Devil May Cry,” he tells Famitsu. “Again, I’d also like to revive side-scroller games, such as Final Fight and Dungeons & Dragons! ”

    Someone make this person the head/CEO/President of Capcom !!!!!!

  • I want a new Onimusha, one of my fav Capcom series.

  • Wow what a coincidence! I’ve been replaying Final Fight for the SNES and Final Fight One, the GBA japanese version lately! Would like to see a remake… but please with Roxie and Poison included this time instead of Billy and Sid :V

  • AlexanderChoi

    As long as its more than just improved graphics, I would totally be down for A Final Fight remake.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I love Final Fight to death, but fuck that! He said Onimusha! Onimushaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • AaqibRawat

    somebody make this guy president of capcom
    or give him a medal seriously.

    shadow of rome 2 , onimusha 5 droooooooooooool

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