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Working Designs Was "Close" To Doing Samurai Showdown RPG


samsStores about Working Designs’ glory days are in a Reddit thread where Gaijinworks founder Vic Ireland and MonkeyPaw Games President John Greiner answered fan questions.


One interesting revelation is Ireland hasn’t given up hope on releasing Goemon, technically Bouken Jidai Katsugeki Goemon, which Working Designs localized, but weren’t able to get approval for. Ireland says the Mystical Ninja game is ready in English and he would like to release it as a downloadable PS2 Classic via PlayStation Network.


Ireland also revealed Working Designs was "close to doing" SNK’s Samurai Showdown RPG, but didn’t end up picking up the game.


There’s a bit of winking going on in the discussion too. When a reader asked about the English Chrono Academy trademark Siliconera discovered and if there’s a chance New Class of Heroes might be localized, Greiner replied, "Yeah, that would be interesting ;)" In response to a PSN release of Suikoden I & II for PSP, Ireland said, "We love it, too, and would love to see it here. ;)"


Both developers have ties to Konami. Ireland through Goemon and Greiner through Burger Time: World Tour, which Konami published worldwide.

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