Late last year, Dragon’s Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno announced to Capcom fans on Twitter that he has been working on a new project and fans would be able to hear about it in 2017. However, more than half of 2017 has gone by since his announcement and there is still no word about his project — that is, until now.
In a recent tweet, Itsuno apologized to fans for his game’s lack of appearance at E3 this year.
“I’m sorry I didn’t announce anything at E3,” Itsuno said. “My project is progressing smoothly, so please look forward to the announcement.”
On one hand, his announcement means that whatever he was working on is still in the clear and hasn’t been abruptly cancelled. But, on the other hand, we’re still in the dark about an approximate time we can expect a formal reveal (E3 was probably the best time for this) or whether the game belongs to a new IP or is an addition to a pre-existing series. For now, the two best bets are Devil May Cry 5 or Dragon’s Dogma 2 as Hideaki Itsuno has served as the director for Devil May Cry 2-4, as well as Dragon’s Dogma and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen. However, he has also suggested that Rival Schools may see a revival, and that coupled a crossover between Rival Schools and Dragon’s Dogma Online makes a new Rival Schools entry a possibility (however far off).
Whatever it is, Hideaki Itsuno has yet to disappoint fans so far (except Devil May Cry 2, but we don’t like to speak of that) so hopefully he reveals what he’s been working on soon.