Dragon's Dogma and Devil May Cry III director Hideaki Itsuno recently sat down for a chat with PlayStation Japan’s community blog [via VG247], wherein he revealed some of the things on his development wishlist, including a full sequel to Dragon's Dogma. “In my head, I have a story and setting for the next one, but it’s not one that can be easily done… (laughs). For example, voices say “coming for PS4!” and it seems to happen quite a whole lot. The possibility to be able to make it might to be growing (laughs).
“In addition to that, I want to also make a miniature garden simulation, as well as make more games for (established) series such as “Rival Schools 3” and “Devil May Cry 5.” Later on, I would even like to make a game that captures authentic fighting and, such as Street Fighter II did, to develop a new genre of fighting games.
“Inside of me there are a lot of things I want to make, and because there are already concepts, there might be a chance! I have this feeling (laughs).”
Deep Down was originally suspected to be a Dragon's Dogma follow-up, but the free-to-play PS4 exclusive is more of a re-imagining that focuses more on cooperative procedurally-generated dungeon crawling. Considering the addictive fusion of moment-to-moment combat with monster slaying and open world exploration that Dragon's Dogma brought to the table -- not to mention its utterly badass theme tune -- we feel it rather deserves a true successor.
DmC: Devil May Cry proved to be divisive with fans despite its solid and satisfying gameplay, so we daresay that there'd be no shortage of customers for a canonical sequel starring 'Old Dante' and his mop top. What do you reckon?