With titles such as Hyrule Warriors and Arslan: The Warriors of Legend, Koei Tecmo must be thinking what’s next on their Musou plate. Key developers shared more in Dengeki PlayStation’s 600th issue Q&A session. [Thanks, Hachima.]
Koei Tecmo producer Hisashi Koinuma:
Q: So what happened during the 10 years of hearing nothing about Ni-Oh?
A: We made two test versions on the PlayStation 3, but we weren’t able to see the fun in them. This time, we were able to find a direction that we believe can meet expectations on the PlayStation 4, so we made the announcement.
Q: If you could make a new Musou/Warriors series, what would it be?
A: Star Wars Musou.
Q: We want to play an Atelier Musou!
A: We’ll consider it if the fan demand gets loud enough.
Koei Tecmo’s head of studio Team Ninja, Yosuke Hayashi:
Q: Isn’t it about time for a new Ninja Gaiden title…?
A: There are many staff members that say they’d like to begin producing one, but due to all kinds of projects being in the works, we haven’t been able to make it happen. However, we do have some concepts for it, so once they begin to shape up, we’ll let you know.
Atelier series director Yoshita Okamura:
Q: Will there be a fourth title for the Dusk series?
A: Knowing the reaction from all the fans, I have been thinking about developing it in one way or another. However, it still needs just another push to make it happen, so we’re at a stage where we’re thinking of ideas for it at the moment. Perhaps we may be able to announce something on it soon.