It appears that Capcom’s strength is also its weakness. Capcom is lucky enough to have Hideaki Itsuno working on some amazing games, but as a result, everyone has to wait a while for Itsuno to move from project to project. Several franchises have had Itsuno working at the helm as director and fans are clamouring for sequels to many franchises that he has worked on.
In an interview with VG247, Itsuno detailed how Devil May Cry 5 came about, and the tough choice between it and Dragon’s Dogma 2. It has been seven years since Dragon’s Dogma hit the scene and many have wondered why the game hasn’t received a sequel.
“So, when the discussion came up for Devil May Cry 5, I went to Kenzo [Kenzo Tsujimoto, Capcom founder] and I said… look, I want to make either Devil May Cry 5 or Dragon’s Dogma 2 next. He said ‘okay, do whatever you want. Do whichever one you want.’ So I thought, alright,
y’knowwhat… let’s do DMC5. So we did that.”
While seven years is pretty long, fans of Devil May Cry have been waiting for a sequel since 2008 (Ninja Theory’s iteration notwithstanding.)
Itsuno teased press during a media tour. “I’ve always got maybe around four different titles in mind, maybe about four different ideas that I’d love to make. But there’s a difference between the titles that I’d love to make and the titles that I think I should make next. But here we are, we’re here, and… I’m already gearing up for my next project. We can’t say what it is, but we’re looking forward to getting to work on it.”