Gamers have probably been wondering just what Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya has been up to since Microsoft axed Scalebound, his last publicly announced game, in January. And while it’s still not clear what he is working on, Kamiya recently told Dengeki PlayStation (via ryokutya2089) what he’d like to be working on.
“A cooperation with [Devil May Cry’s] Dante and Bayonetta might also be fun,” Kamiya said before directly addressing the former employer where he worked on the Devil May Cry series. “Dear Capcom, if it’s OK with someone like me, I will help anytime. Best regards. Everyone, bow down your heads together with me.”
While working at Capcom, Kamiya directed the original Devil May Cry and was instrumental in its transformation from a Resident Evil 4 concept into the action game that spawned a beloved series. Despite this, Kamiya was not tabbed to direct the game’s sequel. He eventually left Capcom for Clover Studio where he directed Viewtiful Joe and Okami before heading to Platinum Games where he directed Bayonetta and worked on sequel Bayonetta 2. Kamiya is apparently interested in revisiting some of those franchises, too.
“I want to work on a Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe remake, or a true sequel for Okami,” he said in the interview.
Capcom published Okami and Viewtiful Joe in addition to publishing and developing Devil May Cry. So while Kamiya and Platinum are free to use their Bayonetta IP however they please, Capcom would need to approve a Kamiya collaboration on any of the three other franchises.
It’s been a bit since any of these franchises received a proper sequel. Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble! released in 2005, Okami in 2006, DmC: Devil May Cry in 2013, and Bayonetta 2 in 2014.