Capcom, Level-5 Teaming Up To Work On Mystery Project?
Okay, so Capcom's Keiji Inafune says Japan is "five years behind" the rest of the world. But the publisher has definitely taken steps to expand and appeal to a wide audience.
An example of that would be the "westernizing" of their revered Devil May Cry franchise (the reboot is in development at Ninja Theory), and the collaboration with CyberConnect2 for the insane-looking Asura's Wrath. But what else is Capcom up to? Well, according to Andriasang citing business information site Diamond Online, Capcom looks to team up with White Knight Chronicles, Dragon Quest and Professor Layton developer, Level-5. When asked to verify the rumor, Inafune said simply-
"This rumor is true. Right now, the two of us, with our staff, are working together on some truly interesting things. Even though Mr. Hino [Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino] is younger, he's someone I respect. I wanted to try working with him, so I contacted him."
Inafune went on to talk more about Hino, and said he really respected the Level-5 boss' work ethic. As for exactly what they're working on, that's anyone's guess. We know Level-5, like most Japanese companies, is looking to expand overseas and they've already opened a studio in Los Angeles. So what do you think Capcom and Level-5 might work together on? An RPG? Perhaps this will be a big announcement for 2011... Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.
9/22/2010 8:52:44 PM Ben Dutka