The vice president of Team Ninja was the one who left us the promise, mentioning that the Koei Tecmo games are practically finished.
Japanese video game site 4Gamer published an article with interviews with various industry developers. Among them stand out the comments of Yosuke Hayashi, vice president of Team Ninja, who promised that, in 2022, we would all see some video games in which Koei Tecmo has worked over several years.
Along with opinions on their favourite video games and movies released in 2021, 4Gamer asked interviewees if they had any goodbye messages for all readers. “In 2022, I think we can unveil the titles that will unlock the future,” Hayashi said.
“We have been working on them for several years,” continued the vice president. “They are all finished so that you can feel Koei Tecmo’s ‘ full power ‘ today,” Hayashi concluded the interview, asking fans to continue to support Koei Tecmo’s work in 2022.
This does not tell us anything specific about what Koei Tecmo is preparing because just as it could be referring to a new Ninja Gaiden or Dead or Alive, Hayashi could be ending 2021 with a nod to a new IP. Whatever the case, his words confirm that the titles have been in development for several years.
The 4Gamer article includes other interesting statements, such as that of the producer of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Yoshinori Kitase, who reminded us that 2022 would be the 35th anniversary of Final Fantasy. Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai mentioned that the best thing would be for fans to ‘forget about him for a while’, reiterating his recent words about a possible sequel to his famous fighting title.
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