Tecmo Koei Are Preparing Another Major Collaboration For Later This Year

By Sato . May 8, 2014 . 2:00pm

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Earlier today, we reported Tecmo Koei’s announcement of Hyrule Warriors’ release for this Summer in Japan during the company’s financial results briefing. They also had a few more things to share, including a new collaboration project they have planned for later this year.

 

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The above is a slide that was shown during Tecmo Koei president Yoichi Erikawa’s briefing. It states that Hyrule Warriors will be released this Summer in Japan for Wii U. On the bottom, it also reads “Other major collaboration(s) being prepared for the second half of the year!!”

 

In the slides that followed, Tecmo Koei talked  about the importance of long-term growth potential and profitability. They plan on achieving this by using main-numbered titles in their franchises to control profits, while further creating and developing new I.P. as a way to enhance the mid and long-term efforts of their business.

 

In preparation for their long-term growth potential and profitability, Tecmo Koei plan on the expansion of smartphone and browser games to Asia, starting with Uncharted Waters V for China and Taiwan, followed by many other titles.

 

On the subject of long-term growth, Tecmo Koei indicated that they’re also preparing collaboration(s) for the North American and European market.

 

Food for Thought:

 

1. The collaboration mentioned in the Zelda slide could be Tecmo’s Fatal Frame project with Nintendo.

 

2. Tecmo Koei are indeed preparing collaboration(s) for the Western market; however, they didn’t specify whether these involve mobile and browser games, such as the aforementioned expansion of Uncharted Waters V in Asia.

 

3. While Tecmo Koei did note that they’re planning collaborations “for the American and European market,” they don’t mention with whom, which gives rise to the possibility of some sort of collaboration with western developers.


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  • Eder García

    “3. While Tecmo Koei did note that they’re planning collaborations “for the American and European market,” they don’t mention with whom, which gives rise to the possibility of some sort of collaboration with western developers.”

    The Last of Us Warriors
    Grand Theft Auto Warriors
    Halo Warriors
    FIFA Warriors
    Shaq Fu 3
    infinite possibilities here

    • Fox

      I can’t think of any.

      Western games/media really don’t embrace ensemble casts.
      The only big IP I can really think of that might work is Star Wars.

      Which would be ****ing awesome.

      Can’t say I see Disney playing ball, though.

      • GVmanX

        They have said that they’ve always wanted to do a Star Wars Musou.

        • Thatguy

          Too bad, that EA is hold that cow.
          And knowing EA, they rather kill that cow, than share it with somebody.

          • Ixbran

            considering the fact that Disney owns the Star Wars IP, they could easily rip the rights to the Star Wars games away from EA and give it to someone who would be more than willing to partner up with Tecmo Koei to do such a collaboration. Disney has the money and the power to do so if they saw money could be made from a Star Wars Warriors title.

          • landlock

            No they can’t rip the license away from EA. EA have signed a multiple year license to make Star Wars games and are currently developing three. It’s called a contract, LOL.

            The same way they are patiently waiting for all the Marvel licenses to end and come back to them.

    • NightzeroAX

      Call of Duty Warriors and Battlefield Warriors would be first.

    • Death Metal

      It’s in those jokes that we really realise how jaded Koei’s gameplay style is (because it seems they only have one).

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        they have many, just sadly either got overshadowed (Toukiden, RoTK) or forgotten (Kessen, DT)

  • Andrew A

    Jedi Warriors incoming?

    • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

      Can’t be. EA has Complete and Total control of the Star Wars IP in Video Games. Can you imagine needing a second login to play that game?

  • Thelastgunstar

    Pertaining to Hyrule Warriors…I want this game. I don’t even have a Wii but this has ALWAYS been a dream of mine. It’s crazy! Every time I have craved a Warriors style game for a franchise…it ends up a reality!

    I raved for a Gundam DW game…Friends laughed it off, it happened.

    I cried for a One Piece DW game…it happened.

    I sword a Zelda themed DW game would NEVER happened…and now look.

    I swear, if Hyrule Warriors has an impressive roster, I’ll buy a Wii U for it, and it alone.

    • D. Collins

      Love your icon! Gunstar Heroes and Gunstar Super Heroes are very good games!

    • Adrian Duran

      I wanted a Fist of the North Star DW game

      • venomryu

        all ready happen there are 2 of them to be honest

        • Adrian Duran

          that was the joke

  • subsamuel01

    I hope they collaborate using other Nintendo IP just like this. I wouldn’t mind a Kirby or Metroid Warriors game.

  • http://soma4all.tk/ Soma

    Fate/Musou. Can i dream, right?

    • Zak Ledward

      If this happened, I’d buy multiple copies. 1 copy of each limited edition (for every region), and 1 copy of each standard edition (for reach region). Cannot have enough Fate

    • Christopher Pierce

      Shut up and take my money!

  • WyattEpp

    So Atelier Musou is happening this year, right?

    • bpinalone

      No, The Atelier 101.

    • Slayven19

      I sure hope so, but they own atelier so this was going to happen anyway.

    • AndyFe

      You know I wouldn’t mind that, they definitely have enough characters for it

  • http://youtube.com/user/Chubunater Chubunato

    Western market eh? How bout some Game of Thrones musou lolz

  • LUCAS HERSH

    I’m curious, how would Nintendo (usually consists of franchises that are child friendly) do a collaboration with Fatal Frame (a horror series depicting seriously scary ghosts)

    • LUCAS HERSH

      Oh (facepalm) i didn’t read #1. correctly, i DO hope it is the new Fatal Frame for both Europe and NA systems.

      • LUCAS HERSH

        As i tend to say whenever i have a facepalm moment, “I could have had a V8″. :p

    • CozyAndWarm

      The same reason they’re helping fund/develop Bayonetta 2

    • Adrián Alucard

      Nintendo owns the Fatal Frame IP (it was not a 100% adquisition, but it is “their” IP), they bought it a while ago.

      So it is not a collaboration.

  • LUCAS HERSH

    The other one i could think of (which i’m hoping for) is Dead or Alive, but i hope they tone down the sexuality, even a bit.

    • Zak Ledward

      Toned down sexuality in DoA? And people tell me flying pigs are impossible.

      • kyrt

        so you want to get rid of the only thing that is keeping the dead or alive franchise alive?

        • Slayven19

          You quoted the wrong person, he was mocking the guy that said that.

  • Ash_Riot

    Metal Gear Musou!

    • Kaetsu

      RULES OF NATUUUUUUUURE!

      • Ash_Riot

        Going even further than just Raiden; imagine being able to play as Solidus, Liquid, Gray Fox, Miller, The Boss, Ocelot, FOXHOUND and all of the other amazing characters in MG and fighting Genome Soldiers, GRU, Gurluckovich’s soldiers, Zanzibar Land etc on a fast moving 3D plain. It would be enough to make any Metal Gear fan go nuts with excitement.

        *drools*

    • z_merquise

      If it is a Musou-styled Metal Gear Rising, then HELL YEAH!!

  • MrJechgo

    League of Legends Warriors… please ^_^ ?
    - It’s basically Warriors Orochi in terms of scale
    - Replace the generals by the champions
    - Replace the soldiers by the minions
    - Replace the China/Japan maps by regions from Valoran, as well as the 5 Fields of Justice
    - Assign the 4 spells to the 4 shoulder buttons
    - Give every champion a 2nd costume
    - Give every champion 5 to 6 chapters/battles/scenarios
    - Add to the game DLC for new costumes, maps, scenarios and champions
    - Add CG cutscenes, especially for rival encounters (Garen/Darius, Rengar/Kha’zix, VI/Jinx, Jayce/Viktor, Ashe/Sejuani, Vayne/Leblanc, Lucian/Thresh, Shen/Zed, Akali/Talon, Karma/Syndra, Kayle/Morgana, Tryndamere/Aatrox, Yasuo/Riven, Leona/Diana, etc…)
    - Scenarios based on the game’s lore, such as the Ionia vs Noxus battle
    - Scenarios with opponents based on real-life LoL champion teams
    - Brand-new scenario of the game, such as the Institute of War being targetted by an unknown force, killing many summoners and plunging Runeterra into another war that could tear it apart… unless all Champions stop for a moment to think about the real danger.
    - ???
    - Profit!

    • DoctorButler

      Don’t you mean League of XTREME LEGENDS!

      • MrJechgo

        That could work too ^_^

  • Audie Bakerson

    For the western market? A(nother) port of Zill O’ll you’ll actually translate this time?

  • Fainaru Luna

    I wonder whatever happened to Ni-oh

  • z_merquise

    Soul Calibur Musou
    Samurai Shodown Musou
    Metal Gear Rising Musou

    I wish.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Doesn’t SC Legends count? Granted there wasn’t 70 enemies coming at you at once but yeah.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Fatal Frame cross pokemon snap…

    oh …oh no…the kids are not ready

  • kyo354

    Wat abou . Fire Emblem Musuo?

    • Thatguy

      When i saw your words, i throw my wallet and my credit card at my monitor. Twice.

    • Ixbran

      they said they are planing for collaborations for the Western market. In the West FE is still a very niche series, and its far more peopular in the east than it will ever be in the west. Its highly likely they will do some form of collaboration game with something like Marvel, or DC.

    • Guest

      Oh YES !!

      Story:
      You(the tactician) and 3 random characters from different series need to stop the huge battle of Magvel’s army VS Elibe’s army VS Archanea(Ylisse)’s army VS Tellius’s army.
      One by one, the protagonist characters will join your army against “Evil-United” Army.

      Sequel can extend the story by including more characters and more games (even the untranslated Fire Emblem games).

      P.S. I reached climax .

    • Ric Vazquez

      This

  • WolfDuo

    The only musou I want to see, though will never happen is ‘Attack on Titian’..I would let someone continually punch me for that game. :(

    • Rayhan PromisedGallery

      bah, Koei will turn the titan into a joke by able to defeat them in one hit without even hitting them in weak spot. That manga is not suited to musou gameplay at all unless you want Eren to be the only playable character since his titan form is the only one fitting.

      Or you could try Drakengard, since it has SnK story tone but with musou-like gameplay

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97GDQOBLk6E

  • Cephrien

    How about a Megaman musou.

    – Oh wait, Megaman doesn’t exist anymore.

  • Draparde

    I would love for a Suikoden warriors game.

    what with most/all of the games having wars in them it would make an easy fit imo.

  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    I wonder what game it will be now…..

  • ronin4life

    Pokemon conquest 2?
    They were talking about what they would like to do in a sequel a little while back…

  • HighBrowDrifter

    -Powerstone Musou
    -Persona Musou
    -No More Heroes Musou
    -Digimon Musou
    -Kingdom Hearts Musou
    -Street Fighter/Tekken Musou
    -Square Enix/Capcom/Sega Musou
    etc…..Can’t a man dream?

  • Slayven19

    DC or Mavel comics musou? MK musou..

  • Yan Zhao

    Super Mario Musou….I can see it working somehow.

    Or a first-person-shooter Metroid Musou with1 vs 1000 mobs to pew pew.

  • Gaminglord3

    Fire Emblem Warriors. Just saying. Lol. That would be cool. I might get this one.

  • Mar Mar

    Guilty Gear Musou
    BlazBlue Musou
    SMT Musou
    And the best is .. Tales of Musou

    • http://soma4all.tk/ Soma

      >>Tales of Musou
      But they have similar game on psp called Tales of Heroes: Twin Blade

  • PersonaSpace

    And it’s with some vague hope that my dreams of Dynasty Warriors League of Legends comes to fruition.
    Sadly I know that won’t happen.

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    This all sounds smart. Suspiciously so…. *beady eyes dart left & right*

    I mean, no duh. Use your hit franchises to keep solid sales coming in. But while you’re stable, financially, grow your business with new IP so you don’t get boring and become one of those “all their eggs in one basket”-type companies, where one failure in your dependable series’ can tank the company.

    But what new IP could we be seeing from them? And what western collaborations could we see? I hope they don’t make the same mistakes many Japanese publishers have, where they think western gamers and studios want to see yet more boring & gritty shooters. I hope they do it right, like Nintendo, where Kensuke Tanabe makes sure the stuff that Retro, Next Level (Luigi’s Mansion 2) and Monster Games (Pilotwings Resort) FEEL LIKE NINTENDO GAMES. Meanwhile, that’s a complete 180 from how Konami & Capcom just tossed money & IP at random studios in the West. *sigh*

    I hope this yields some cool new stuff. And also, maybe we’ll even get to see Ni-Oh finally come out :)

  • Kamen Rider Rayz

    1. Dissidia Final Fantasy Musou
    2. MegaMan Musou
    3. Castlevania Musou

    MAKE EM HAPPEN TECMO KOEI! PLEASE! Thank you.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Keroro Musou?

    Bobobo Musou?

    Jojo’s Bizarre Musou?

    Puella Magi Madoka Musou?

    • Mr_SP

      Madoka Musou would have character issues, methinks.

      …Magical Girl Musou, on the other hand… Just think of it. Madoka! Nanoha! 30 Pretty Cures!

  • J_Joestar

    Pokemon Conquest 2 for the 3DS as SRPG and
    Pokemon Sengoku Musou for the Wii U as a full Musou title.
    You would play as the Sengoku characters but rather than use weapons, you “equip” compatible Partner Pokemon and all your attacks are basically gestures to command your partner to attack. Ideal partners (like Aya + Froslass or Shingen + Groudon) would also have unique attacks that wouldn’t be available if the Pokemon were set to other Human partners.

    While most combat will be against other soldiers, Pokemon will appear within the various battlefields at certain rates and can be fought and captured. Legendary Pokemon may only appear to certain characters, and some major ones may have their own maps dedicated solely to finding and facing off against them.

    Sengoku era themed look-a-likes of various Trainers like Red with Pikachu or Cynthia with Garchomp could show up as guests.

  • eilegz

    hopefully a sequel for metroid other M, that one was good but limited because the forced wiimote only gameplay and prime fps for missiles, while its being criticized as bad because the nerfed samus situation, i think the story its good and justified.

    prefer a 2d metroid by IGA but i doubt that happen, and forget that prime existed put retro do something original instead of destroying known franchise and fragmenting its fanbase.

  • wahyudil

    bring a lot of games after Smash Bros Wii U have been released … I think that will create a great momentum for Wii U

  • Mr_SP

    Isn’t that what Soul Resurrection was?

  • eilegz

    now if CyberConnect2 do a bleach game using the naruto game engine would be great….

    but yeah i think that bleach deserve a good musou game :D

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