Even though Cry On was cancelled, Mistwalker founder Hironobu Sakaguchi is keeping busy. Namco Bandai just released a second Blue Dragon game for the DS in Japan. Apparently, he has another project in development beyond Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoju too.
In a blog post, discovered by RPGsite, Sakaguchi says, “I am working hard on a new project. Now we are being rushed into the ‘finishing’ stage.” Details about the game have not been announced and since the post is dated after Blue Dragon: Ikai no Kyoju we should be able to rule that out.
Back in December (that is, December 2008), Sakaguchi discussed the death of Cry On and said he was “starting a completely new, large scale project” different from his tear jerking rock giant meets young girl story. The platform, release date, and content of the game still haven’t been revealed.
But, if Mistwalker’s new project is in the “finishing stage” we should see it soon. Perhaps, it’s a downloadable game? Few games sold in stores go from unannounced to retail release without anything in between.