Famitsu surveys Japanese creators on 2021 ambitions

Famitsu began its creator interviews at the end of the year. The site surveyed 110 creators, many of whom are plaguing plans for 2021.

Get the overview of newsworthy pieces below.

■ Obtain

Takuma Endou

Keywords for 2021: “Re-challenge self-publishing.”

What’s new: “I can not say anything yet, because it is an unannounced title, but please let me introduce our new title in the January 7 issue of Famitsu. Gladiux is also behind schedule, but we are working hard to muscle our development. ”

■ Atlus

Shinjirou Takata

Keywords for 2021: “Think outside the box.”

What’s new: “So about Shin Megami Tensei V… we work hard on development to make it an even better product. You will wait a while longer, but look forward to it. ‘

Katsura Hashino

Keywords for 2021: “Silence.”

Ambitions for 2021: “With the new coronavirus changing rapidly worldwide last year, we can only continue to focus on our work. Our title in development is going through an important phase and we want to face it bravely to deliver an interesting game to the world. ”

What’s new: ‘I want to announce the title we’re developing as soon as possible. We’ve done contemporary dramas before, but we’re looking forward to the ‘fantasy RPG’ we’ll face next. ‘

Kazuhisa Wada

Keywords for 2021: “Execute My Original Intentions.”

What’s new: “My project started gradually. Thanks to everyone, the Person series celebrates its 25th anniversary! We have exciting plans in progress, so look forward to it. ”

■ M2

Naoki Horii

Keywords for 2021: “Continued.”

Ambitions for 2021: “I think the time will come when I can show the thing I teased. I worked forever to finish it, and although it took a very long time, I will be able to show it with some pride. You can please look forward to it. ”

■ Kadokawa Games

Yoshimi Yasuda

Keywords for 2021: “Release a new title and two newly mastered titles.”

2021 Ambition: “For the past two years I have been working as hard as I can with the God Wars development team, which I direct, on producing a new title and re-stamped titles. We are currently developing three titles, two of which will be announced in 2021. And if possible, we will also release the two titles. It will take a little more time, but look forward to it. ”

What’s new: “The God Wars team becomes a development studio with a large number of people. We’ve been even more excited recently with the addition of newcomers as well as veteran developers, and the team atmosphere is pretty good. We will deliver good stuff with these staff. ”

■ GungHo Online Entertainment

Kazuki Morishita

Keywords for 2021: “Do your best and let fate handle the rest.”

What’s new: ‘We’re developing a new console title. I hope I can announce it this year. ”

■ Koei Tecmo

Kenichi Ogasawara

Keywords for 2021: “Dealing with the new normal.”

What’s new: “2021 is the 40th anniversary of the Kou Shibusawa brand! We are in the process of preparing a title suitable for this milestone that is worth celebrating, so look forward to it. ”

Keisuke Kikuchi

Keywords for 2021: “Rebuilding.”

Ambitions for 2021: “2020 was a year where things that were normal were no longer normal. I want to look again at what is important and what I love, and create a game with a fresh perspective. 2021 is also the 20th anniversary of the Fatal window series, so I would like to celebrate it somehow, if possible. ”

What’s new: “We are working hard to announce some titles by spring. We’re developing a wide range of titles, from titles currently being adapted to titles with pending names. ”

Hisashi Koinuma

Keywords for 2021: “Invest in the future.”

What’s new: “Cow Tecmo will be releasing a lot of gaming software in 2021, so please give us your support.”

Junzo Hosoi

Keywords for 2021: “Reload.”

Ambitions for 2021: “The Gust brand will tackle various challenges in 2021, including a media project! There are some titles we could not announce last year, so look forward to it. ”

Fumihiko Yasuda

Keywords for 2021: “Year of Transition.”

Ambitions for 2021: “At Team Ninja, development of the seven-year-old Nioh series will reach a resting point, and there are several projects that will begin full-scale development in 2021. I plan to change my developmental style to suit the changing lifestyle and concentrate on new titles. As for me personally, I will try not to gain more weight. ”

■ Konami

Noriaki Okamura

Keywords for 2021: “Learn from the past.”

Ambitions for 2021: “The basic game design of Momotaro Dentetsu was completed thirty years ago, but it was refreshing to see that users who may not have heard of the old Momotetsu play it in ‘modern’ ways, such as via online play or live streaming. In 2021 I would like to help exploit the possibilities of this kind of new Momotetsu. ”

What’s new: “Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!, which we released late this year, is now selling well! Please enjoy it during the New Year holidays with friends and family! There are also plans for a new announcement regarding Bomberman coming soon! Please look forward to it! ”

■ Colopl

Keywords for 2021: “Adapt and live in a new era.”

What’s new: “We’re preparing to make an announcement about a new game in 2021!”

■ Cygames

Kenichiro Takaki

Keywords for 2021: “Adamant.”

Ambitions for 2021: “I hope to announce, even if it’s just a tease, an original new console title that I developed with my colleagues in my new work environment. I have nothing but the highest confidence in it. ”

What’s new: ‘What did you think at the end of the year? Granblue Fantasy: Reshuffle announcement of the Granblou team? I think we showcased the solid and high quality single player appeal after the 2019 multiplayer show, so keep looking forward to it! ”

Tetsuya Fukuhara

Keywords for 2021: “Concentration.”

Ambitions for 2021: “Granblou will celebrate its seventh year of existence in March, and Granblue Fantasy: Versus celebrates its first year of existence in February. We will continue to update each one as usual so fans can continue to enjoy it! We also announced it Granblue Fantasy: Reshuffle starts in 2022, so 2021 will be an important year in which we focus on development. I hope you will support us on this as well. ”

■ CyberConnect2

Hiroshi Matsuyama

Keywords for 2021: “Release Fuga: Melodies of steel! ”

Ambitions for 2021: “We release Fuga: Melodies of steel at all costs. We have made you wait for the game and even for new information, so we give you all the details at once and then release it. Please look forward to it! ”

■ Square Enix

Tomoya Asano

Keywords for 2021: “Brave!! (For the second year in a row.) ”

Ambitions for 2021: “I hope Brave default II is a success and that I can prepare for the next one (whether it is Third or III I do not know).”

Yoshinori Kitase

Keywords for 2021: “The story will join …”

What’s new: “Future Final Fantasy VII developments are in preparation. But please wait a while longer for details. ‘

Yousuke Saito

Keywords for 2021: “Kidney. ”

What’s new: ‘I’m working on it Kidney just another while. Then there is also Babylon is gone and a brand new title. I’m pretty busy … ”

Noriyoshi Fujimoto

Keywords for 2021: “Changelessness.”

Ambitions for 2021: “Dragon Quest will celebrate its 35th anniversary, so I hope to be able to announce something. ”

Naoki Yoshida

Keywords for 2021: An open mind. ‘

Ambitions for 2021: “2021 will be the busiest year of my career. I would like to make it a year in which I can deliver surprise and excitement to players and players while also paying attention to my health. ”

What’s new: ‘Looking forward to different announcements for both Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XVI! ”

■ Sega

Seiji Aoki

Keywords for 2021: “The creation of a new century.”

What’s new: “I have been involved in the development of new projects since the beginning of 2020. We are working hard as a team to be able to announce details in 2021, so look forward to it. ”

■ Sony Interactive Entertainment

Nicolas Doucet

Keywords for 2021: “Shouryuken! (On COVID-19.) ”

Things to note in 2021: ‘I look forward to the new seasons of Upload and After life on Amazon Prime and Netflix, as well as launching a new project with Team Asobi. ”

■ Te Kyo Games

Kazutaka Kodaka

Keywords for 2021: “To make the best of my life.”

What’s new: ‘In the spring of 2021 we will be released World’s End Club. This will be the first and last game for all ages of Too Kyo Games. Other than that, we have different announcements, so please give us your support. ”


Toshihiro Kondo

Keywords for 2021: “Turning point.”

Ambitions for 2021: “In 2021, Falcom will reach the most important milestone of its 40th year of existence. Of course, we should strive for rejuvenation regardless of the turning points, but such opportunities are important, so I would like to take this opportunity to review our current development methods and systems. I wanted to increase the number of development lines and staff in the business, so we have already expanded and reformed. We are waiting for the applications of those interested in development at Falcom! ”

■ Bandai Namco Entertainment

Manabu Shimomoto

Keywords for 2021: “Challenge!”

What’s new: ‘While keeping an eye on the state of the world, I would like to make the plans for the Ace Combat series’ 25th year of existence that was planned for 2020, but unfortunately was not realized, albeit in a different form. Please support the Ace Combat series! ”

Kensuke Tsukanaka

Keywords for 2021: “Growth.”

What’s new: “I expect the day that I can announce the title I’m developing to everyone, and continue the preparations.”

■ PlatinumGames

Hideki Kamiya

Keywords for 2021: “Do my best.”

What’s new: “First, many people are worried about Bayonetta 3 as there has been no new information since the announcement, but the verification of new systems is going well and the development is going very well, so feel free to wait. (This is a copy of my 2020 comment.) Also Project GG (title tentative) has finally started to move, so look forward to it. ”

■ FuRyu

Fuyuki Hayashi

Keywords for 2021: “Rebirth.”

Ambitions for 2021: ‘In 2021 I plan to announce a new title that I have quietly worked away over the past few years … definitely … maybe … maybe … There are some more new planned announcements regarding console games, so I hope you can keep an eye on them. ”

■ Mistakes

Hironobu Sakaguchi

Keywords for 2021: “Almost complete.”

Ambitions for 2021: “Fantastic, which we have been developing for three years, is finally complete. It appears in 2021 for Apple Arcade! ”

■ Ys Net

Yu Suzuki

Keywords for 2021: “Shooting / RPG.”

Ambitions for 2021: “1) Reflect on head-to-head battles. 2) Continue … ”