Devil May Cry And Dragon’s Dogma Director Teases New Game Announcement

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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.

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?