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Crimson Dragon Director Wants To Work With Nintendo Again


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.