Interview with Keiji Infaune - drops lots of hints!

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by War, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007
    "A portion of a 1up interview with Capcom’s Keiji Inafune…

    1UP: If the game is successful and you go on to make, say, Mega Man 10, what would you do to keep the game from being a rehash of previous Mega Man games?

    KI: This title has been revived based on our users’ feedback. They indicated that they wanted to see it again, so if we can continue to find ways to involve users and use their feedback to evolve the game, I think we can go on to continue to make MM10, MM11, and so on. The main point is how and if we can continue to incorporate user feedback into the creation of the game.

    1UP: You have some Mega Man Legends characters in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Will their appearance build a case for a Mega Man Legends sequel, at long last?

    KI: [Laughs] I think you’re reading into it too much. I have hope to make a new Mega Man Legends, but that’s not the reasoning behind including those characters in Tatsunoko VS Capcom. I think you’re reading into it too much.

    1UP: So, we’ve all heard about how the Bionic Commando revival began because some intrepid game journalist had the game’s title written on his business card. With that in mind, I’d like to present to you this business card bearing the likeness of long-lost Capcom favorite, Strider.

    KI: [Laughs] Capcom has a lot of good characters, both past and present, and I have a strong interest in bringing some of the past characters back. When you’re in Japan you don’t really think about the popularity and interest in Strider or Street Fighter characters, and so we’ve kept them on hold. But since making the HD remix of Street Fighter II and Street Fighter IV, there’s a possibility that we could make another Strider game. It’s one of the franchises that I have an interest in reviving, so I think there’s a real possibility that we will make another Strider game.

    1UP: I might as well shoot for the moon. Ben Judd [Producer on the Bionic Commando revival] mentioned having “a fucking ace up our sleeve. It’s an ace, a fucking ace…” I’m assuming he was talking about Bionic Commando in specific, but would you care to offer any insights? Any big announcements coming up?

    KI: Well, we have a lot of big announcements coming up so I don’t know which announcement he was referring to, but Capcom has a lot of surprises in the works and I think there are a lot of expectations from the users for new releases. But I really don’t know which one…

    1UP: Regarding the former Clover Studio’s properties –Viewtiful Joe, God Hand, Okami– what will you do with them?

    KI: At this time, we have no plans of making sequels to any of those properties. I can’t say we won’t, for certain, but it’s not very likely or appealing. If we had no other properties to depend on for making new games, we might be desperate enough to create sequels to those titles, but that’s not the case. We have a lot of titles that we want to make and other sequels that are waiting to be made. So, there’s no interest at the moment. "

  2. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    Read this yesterday.

    I want a new Strider game please! Actually what I really want is a Captain America game but using the Strider engine.

    If they do Strider I'd prefer an 2D WiiWare game.
  3. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    I don't trust Capcom one bit. Even if Keiji wants to make this new stuff, he'd still need to go through took them forever just to make MM9 which everyone badly wanted for a while now. =/
  4. CockroachMan

    CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

    Jan 14, 2006
    If there's one thing that I learned about CAPCOM is that if something they do makes money, they'll stick to it and suck from it until it's completely dry!

    I mean, look at how many SF2 versions they had.. Phoenix Wright was successful, so they kept making it, RE4 had a successful formula, now they're making RE5 almost exactly like it!
    MM9 sold pretty well.. I doubt they won't make another one!

    I would prefer if MM10 was another crazy experiment instead of just another "NES game" (which was a pretty crazy experiment)..

    As for the Clover games.. I don't expect to see any sequels, they were all critically acclaimed games, but had very poor sales. Anyway, Clover team is all on Platinum Games now.. I wouldn't like to see another Okami being handled by a different team :/