From Software have had successful titles with games like Dark Souls II recently, but president Hidetaka Miyazaki recently spoke to Famitsu about how they’d like to expand their lineup with more Japanese-style games. (Thanks, Game Jouhou)
During the interview, Miyazaki explained that there haven’t been any significant changes in management policy since From Software has been acquired by Kadokawa, and they’ll continue to develop, publish, and make things with From Software characteristics.
Miyazaki also mentioned that he doesn’t have any collaboration titles in mind, regardless of the acquisition by Kadokawa, although he did think that the online talks of a possible Kantai Collection and Armored Core collaboration were pretty interesting.
“The steady flow of dark fantasy games and mecha are something we’d like to continue taking good care of,” says Miyazaki about From Software’s well known series in Dark Souls and Armored Core.
However, he also believes that their current lineup is a little limited, and would like to have more variety as possible, including titles that represent a Japanese style, similar to what we’ve seen in series such as Tenchu and Otogi.
Finally, when asked whether the Armored Core series will continue going on, he stated: “They’re titles we’ve continued working on for the past 11 years, so we’ll continue taking good care of them.”
Miyazaki added: “There seems to be some talk about how I dislike the Armored Core series, but that is simply not true. Actually, I’d even like to direct a new title myself.”