Capcom Producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi has had his hands in most of the company’s more successful console games over the last generation with titles like Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Sengoku Basara and Dragon’s Dogma. With 2014 nearly in the history books, he has a new message for Capcom fans promising a new entry in a franchise that they “have been waiting for.”
In an interview with 4Gamer, translated by Siliconera, he writes:
“Since releasing Sengoku Basara 4 on January 23, a year has already gone by in a flash. In November, we released a nostalgic title in HD with Resident Evil HD Remaster, and I still have fond memories from when we released it, and I also feel that the game itself is one of high quality.
“In July of 2015, it will be Sengoku Basara‘s 10th anniversary, so I believe there will be plenty to be excited about. Also, in 2015 we’ll also have Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition, and the newest title from a series you guys have been waiting for, and [even] more titles to be announced that we hope you’ll enjoy.”
What could he possibly be talking about? Resident Evil is too wrapped up in remixed and Revelations 2 at the moment for it to be Resident Evil 7. Devil May Cry is also going through the motions with HD remasters of its previous generation hits, and I’m not sure if Capcom ready to talk about sticking with the Western reboot or moving on from it.
My guess is that he is referring to a new Dragon’s Dogma, Capcom’s fantasy sleeper hit from 2012. I would love to see Capcom go back and really refocus that game because while it had a lot of great ideas, it was a pretty cumbersome and frustrating overall experience. Sadly though, a recent trademark for Dragon’s Dogma Online hints that Capcom will be taking the franchise in a much different direction, one I’m not so sure will be to the benefit of the first game’s core ideas.
If not Dragon’s Dogma or the previously named franchises, what else is there? Kobayashi isn’t exactly the Mega Man guy, so I’m not going to tease that idea. Judging by his credits though, Onimusha seems more up his alley. That would be a pleasant surprise.