Devil May Cry 5 has been out only for a few weeks, but apparently, Director Hideaki Itsuno isn’t staying idle.
Today Itsuno-san tweeted pictures of a lovely hanami (cherry blossoms watching) party, mentioning that it was jointly hosted among the team that created Devil May Cry 5 and a team assembled for a mysterious “new project.”
You can check the tweet out below.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) April 9, 2019
This is certainly interesting, considering how fresh the release of Devil May Cry 5 is. While this is partly speculation, it seems that Itsuno-san may not be taking a well-deserved vacation, or focusing exclusively on DLC for the successful hack and slash title. He might be diving straight back into work.
There is no real information on what Itsuno-san may be working on next. The last time I interviewed him a few months ago, he told me that he’d really like to revisit the Rival Schools (Justice Gakuen) series with a third game focused on the protagonists’ third year in high school.
He also mentioned a possible Dragon’s Dogma 2, Capcom vs SNK 3, Street Fighter Alpha 4, Power Stone 3, and even Street Fighter VI.
That being said, those were Itsuno-san’s personal wishes, and we have no idea on whether Capcom will give him the chance to work on any them or not. We’ll have to wait and see, and considering that work on this “new project” may have likely just started, it’s probably going to be a fairly long wait.
Personally, I’m siding with Itsuno-san, and hoping for Rival Schools 3. The Justice Gakuen series has always been my favorite among fighting games.
In the meanwhile, Devil May Cry 5 is currently available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC and it recently received an update featuring the Bloody Palace survival mode. If you’d like to know why it’s so good, you can check out our review.