Devil’s Third development progressing smoothly, Samurai Warriors 4 coming 2014, and other random game updates
posted on 05.30.13 at 01:04 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Ni-Oh will surprise you, Tecmo Koei teases.

Famitsu has an interesting feature this week with comments from game makers on rumors or questions within the industry. We’ve gathered up the noteworthy ones below.


Q: When will we hear more about Sengoku Basara 4?
A: I think that we’ll be able to release some information this summer. You should expect to see media published on the official site. (Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi)


Q: Will the FOX Engine be used in the next Pro Evolution Soccer?
A: While we’re developing a game system based solely on soccer on the FOX Engine, there might be something to discover if you carefully observe the media released at E3 2013. (Aizawa)

Namco Bandai

Q: Is a demo for God Eater 2 coming out?
A: There will be a public demo experience on June 8 and 9 (in Japanese stores), which might be live streamed. (PR)

Nippon Ichi Software

Q: Will there be a 20th anniversary surprise for Nippon Ichi Software?
A: We may show a glimpse of Makai Wars, but we’re also preparing a surprising development about the control of Asagi’s fate at the end of Live. (NIS president Sohei Shinkawa)

Rockstar Games

Q: What’s Grand Theft Auto V‘s link with previous titles?
A: Characters from previous titles might appear.

Tecmo Koei

Q: Is Samurai Warriors 4 coming?
A: We want to put out Samurai Warriors 4 next year, and we’re currently working on it. When we are ready to make an announcement, we’ll do it formally. (Tecmo Koei senior VP Hisashi Koinuma)

Q: Is the next Musou game Atelier Musou?
A: (laughs) It’s often said, “Won’t you make ~ Musou?” Among that is “Atelier Musou.” It might be interesting if we did something festival-like together with it. (Tecmo Koei senior VP Hisashi Koinuma)

Q: What’s going on with Ni-Oh?
A: We’re packing it full of content so you’ll be more surprised.(PR)

Q: When will we see Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z in action?
A: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be playable at E3.

Square Enix

Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura will participate on mdRADIO for a second time “near the end of May.” During his last appearance, he teased that the date has been set to share new information on Final Fantasy Versus XIII.

Progress of upcoming Final Fantasy games:

  • Final Fantasy X HD Remaster (PS3, PSV) – 80 percent
  • Final Fantasy VIII (PC) – 80 percent
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360) – 70 percent
  • Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PSV) – 65 percent

Valhalla Game Studios

Update on Devil’s Third from Tomonobu Itagaki:

  • Development is going well. It’s at a stage where the team can deeply expand on it’s playability.
  • Since information hasn’t been being released at all, naturally you don’t hear rumors. There is no warring if you don’t know when or how an information leak will pop up. However, don’t expect to hear anything at E3.
  • The game can do a lot. Based on the context so far, the team has made something very surprising to play.
  • It’s coming along precisely according to Itagaki’s style.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • Carlos Luis Ayala

    Yah the Devils Third is alive :-)

  • talesoffan


  • TetsuyaHikari

    Atelier Musou would be funny, lol. What’s even MORE ridiculous is when they took a poll before Hokuto Musou was put into development, asking people which game they would like to see as a Musou title and Mario was in the top 3! Now, as for a more REALISTIC Musou title, I’d say one for Tales could work.

    Tales of Musou! Make it happen, Namco Bandai x Koei Tecmo!

    On a different note though…

    “During his last appearance, he teased that the date has been set to share new information on Final Fantasy Versus XIII.”

    I’ll be surprised if this is anything outside of, “We’re working on it. Please look forward to it.” and/or confirming that it’s no longer Versus, but Final Fantasy XV instead.

    • DesmaX

      But there was a Tales Musou

      • TetsuyaHikari

        Ummm… No, lol. Hardly qualifies as a Musou game =3=

      • Raoni Marques

        I’ve played that game for a lot of time, and it was a really fun one. Not as good as Sengoku Basara or Musou game, but still pretty fun.

  • Genesis

    Glad to hear that Devil’s Third is still living. I’ve been anticipating it since the reveal…Hopefully, we get some information on it soon.

  • new_tradition

    Ugh, I’m really anxious for SenBasa 4 news. I haven’t found out about anything since the the official site opened months ago ;A;

  • Kurisu Makise

    Atelier Musou needs to happen, will buy Day 0! Also have to echo that I’m happy Devil’s Third is coming along. I wonder who got the publishing rights to it. Hopefully not a shark-like publisher, be nice if it was MarvelousUSA or something.

    • Raoni Marques

      It would be awesome! I wanna slash people with the friggin cool Logix. Since his reveal, I’m in love with his design, and I can’t wait to play the game and kick some arse with him.

      • Kurisu Makise

        That would be bliss, his design is really cool funny enough. More importantly, I find him refreshing as male characters are rather few and far in-between in Atelier.

  • bloodiOS

    Final Fantasy Versus XIII director Tetsuya Nomura will participate on mdRADIO for a second time “NEAR THE END OF MAY.”

    So… today or tomorrow?By the way…Final Fantasy Versus XIII (???) – ?? %

    • Aly Hesham

      End of may is seven years down the line..Actually I want to know as well lol

    • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

      I don’t know whether it’s an old interview or not. but as far as i am concerned, they’re having an interview with ‘Tetsuya Nomura’. I can only roughly explain after i have heard the entire conversation, since i’m not a native of japan. But I do understand the language due to my influence on anime.

      EDIT: When Tetsuya-san was asked about FinalFantasyVersusXIII, its the same answer you’d expect, ”We are working very hard, please wait.”. Also he said this was asked before and the info is very sensitive to disclose at the moment, so i’m expecting this interview is new.
      Anyways, I am anticipating something epic at E3, fingers crossed.

  • bloodiOS

    Glad to hear that Ni-Oh and Devil’s Third are both still in the game. Here’s hoping that they’ll be released on next-gen platforms.

  • Eclipse

    That “public demo experience” for God Eater 2 has really caught my attention. I have no idea how far they are with the game, but hopefully there will be a demo at the PSN not too long after that.

  • $24431191

    Atelier Musou is a terrible idea.

    • Van Sora


      • KnifeAndFork

        Actually yes. Atelier isn’t about fighting masses of dumb A.I. it’s about finding items for alchemy

        • $24431191

          I’m glad somebody gets it. There’s many other series that would benefit more from musou styled game-play.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I liked the random bit from Rockstar. That was nice lol. I COMPLETELY forgot about Devil’s Third though, so it’s nice to hear it’s not dead.

    And mention of Ni-Oh in the same report? My, my Fami. Very glad to hear Ni-Oh’s also progressing. It went to Team Ninja, but I wonder if it’s being worked on by Ichigaya Devgru 1 or 2?

  • PrinceHeir

    Sengoku Basara 4 woo finally capcom making a sequel to Sengoku series!

    wish Onimusha had one as well!!

    Fox Engine on every Konami game?

    might as well change the company to Kojima XD

    God Eater 2 and Makai Wars i can’t wait!!!

    Samurai Warriors 4 in line with Sengoku Basara 4!!

    Atelier Musou would be great, but i think they could other IP’s other than Atelier :P

    Dead or Alive Musou or even Ninja Gaiden Musou XD

    Square Enix

    Final Fantasy X HD Remaster (PS3, PSV) – 80 percent
    Final Fantasy VIII (PC) – 80 percent
    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360) – 70 percent
    Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, PSV) – 65

    Versus XIII where!?!?!

    also can’t believe Valhalla Game Studios is still her not to mention they still haven’t released a single game this generation.

    at least Itagaki and his team are doing fine.

    can’t wait to see more of it!!!!!!!!

    • SOLOmio

      valhalla knights 3 is almost out in japan!

  • SOLOmio

    i would rather see a new final fantasy for vita then a remaster! is not that i don’t like ten is just the thing of being a remaster where we know what’s gonna happen and how it’s gonna end and how some us know how to get the ultimate weapons just don’t give the thrill,like some of u. personally i would like a remake not remaster of VII, VIII, IX or I see the warrior of light in 3d like in dissidia or xii with a knew background story. because i still think that vaan could be the main dog instead of baltheir. i think that all this HD stuff as gamer if doesn’t surprise then is just a waste o time and money! enough of hate can’t wait for GE2 and basara 4!