Devil May Cry and Dragon’s Dogma director Hideaki Itsuno has revealed his intention to announce a brand new title in 2017, no doubt reigniting excitement for fans of both series’ for the year ahead. Posting on Twitter, the Capcom veteran wished everyone a “Happy New Year,” before adding, “I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you.” Itsuno’s choice of words seemingly suggests that he’s already hard at work on the project, and is hoping to make a reveal before the year’s end, so whatever the mystery title is, we may well be waiting until 2018 before it actually surfaces.
Happy New Year! I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) December 31, 2016
But what could it be? Besides the potential of a brand new IP, we imagine we aren’t the only ones who are equally excited by the prospect of a direct sequel to 2008’s Devil May Cry 4 or a Dragon’s Dogma 2. Despite it being a terrific addition to the franchise back in 2013, Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry proved to be hugely divisive for the fanbase, with some not sold on Dante’s new appearance and origin story. As such, a return to the character’s original visage would certainly generate huge interest.
As for a Dragon’s Dogma sequel, the original took elements of the Dark Souls series and Western RPGs and smashed them together to create a truly unique adventure. The series has a sizeable following, too, so a follow-up isn’t out of the realms of possibility.
When exactly Itsuno plans to break the big news is excruciatingly unclear, but we’ve probably got a good while to wait until he’s ready to share more. In the meantime, why not let us know in the comments below which sequel you’d rather see first?