Koei Tecmo had a quite active 2021, with several new releases, but it appears that 2022 holds some interesting potential as well.
Today Japanese website 4Gamer published an extensive article in which local developers shared their plans for 2022, and that includes several from the Yokohama-based developer.
We hear from Yosuke Hayashi, whom you may remember for his work on the Dead or Alive series, currently working as the general manager of the entertainment division.
He mentions that in 2022 Koei Tecmo will reveal games that have been in the works for several years and that will pave the way for the future of the company. According to Hayashi-san, they will show the “full power of the current Koei Tecmo.”
President and CEO Hisashi Koinuma echoed him by mentioning that 2022 will mark the release of several games developed by the company.
Team Ninja brand director Fumihiko Yasuda asks fans to look forward to future titles, including the action game set in the Three Kingdom era and another that he is personally directing, that is finally taking shape after years of planning.
Last, but not least, producer Yosuke Kikuchi, known for the Fatal Frame series, mentioned that in 2022 his team will challenge the development of something that they have never done before. It will take a long time before it can be announced, but he’d like to create something fun via trial and error.
A while ago, we heard that Koei Tecmo aims to release a new IP for consoles and PC capable to sell 5 million copies, on top of multiple every fiscal year able to top 2 million copies sold.