As the new year gets running and we get used to writing 2014 instead of 2013, developers are starting to tease what they might be working on for the year. We likely won’t hear much of anything until E3, but I’ll take anything I can get until games start dropping in March.
In an interview with 4Gamer, translated by Siliconera, Capcom producer Kenji Kataoka (Capcom Arcade Cabinet, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara) dropped some vague hints at what might be coming.
“I can’t say too much about it now, but I’m currently working hard on being able to announce new titles throughout 2014,” he said. “It might take a little longer, but I believe that we’ll have something once the weather starts getting a little warmer, so please look forward to it.”
Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil, Sengoku Basara), on the other hand, seems to be working mostly on sequels, saying that “It’d also make me really happy if we could show you guys the new developments for different series!”
Finally, producer Kazunori Sugiura (Monster Hunter Frontier G, Deep Down) says that some announcements meant to come to light in 2013 were delayed and that he hopes to announce them in 2014, citing specifically a fighting game he’s working on and a desire to put Capcom’s name on a few new genres, such as online and browser games.
These statements are barely teases and phrased in a very typical Japanese creator manner. It’s likely that we won’t see a lot of the games they’re hinting at on shelves until 2015, but I’m excited to find out what they’re working on aside from Deep Down. Maybe they’ll announce Resident Evil: Euthanasia and put the series out of its misery.