In 2018, Ni no Kuni and Yo-kai Watch studio Level-5 will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Speaking to the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation for a “Creator Interviews” feature, Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said the company is working on “a major title” to commemorate the company’s milestone anniversary.
The magazine also has the following tidbits from other developers:
- Koei Tecmo Games’ Yosuke Hayashi: “I want Nioh to become even bigger. Please keep an eye out in the future.”
- Nihon Falcom’s Toshihiro Kondo: “In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV ~The End of Saga~, the foreshadowing that spread across The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The Legend of Heroes: Zero no Kiseki, and The Legend of Heroes: Ao no Kiseki will considerably come to surface, and for those who have played the series, there will be a surprising development in the beginning.”
- Aquaplus’ Naoya Shimokawa: “I am realizing there are many people hoping for an anime adaption of Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. I too am hoping for it, and want to someday make it a reality.”
- Hideo Kojima: “Development on Death Stranding is going well enough that SIE told us, ‘We have never before seen a game being created at such a fast pace.’ We are planning an announcement that will further surprise everyone in 2018.”