If you like all the games created by the Japanese giants of the gaming industry, I suggest you take a short break and follow this news. After all, in a year-end special promoted by the magazine Famitsu, Japan’s leading game studios have tried to make big promises for 2021.
That’s right! The iconic Famitsu magazine interviewed more than 100 developers, in order to find out a little more about each entity’s future projects. As it could not be otherwise, the final result turned out to be very exciting… shall we check it out?
The 2021 of Japanese developers
As I highlighted, the idea of Famitsu, when launching its year-end special, was to talk to the big Japanese studios and get information about the projects that are expected to debut in 2021. In the interview, about 100 companies were consulted.
Obviously, some more prominent companies ended up creating higher expectations than others. So, I separated below the most interesting promises that the Famitsu special revealed…
Koei Tecmo’s Promises
Koei Tecmo’s new year will be marked by many celebrations. In this case, the highlight goes to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fatal Frame franchise. In addition, the company announced that Nioh will go on hiatus and that a “wide range of titles is in development” (and the news will be introduced throughout 2021).
Loved by fans of RPG games, Atlus seems to be willing to maintain its good reputation. The company said it will unveil a fantasy new RPG (created by the director of acclaimed Persona 5, Katsura Hashino). In addition, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Persona franchise.
Square Enix promises
Another giant that also left its promises was Square Enix. The legendary developer has promised a new title to accompany the debut of NieR Replicant and confirmed that the 35 years of the Dragon Quest franchise will be celebrated in style and the same type of celebration will happen for the Mana franchise, which will turn 30 in 2021.
Bandai Namco promises
Owner of large franchises, Bandai Namco also promised a celebration. The party will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ace Combat franchise. In addition, the Japanese giant confirmed that Katsuhiro Harada, director of the Tekken franchise, is working on a new game.
Platinum Games Promises
Platinum Games did not come to present anything new, but tried to make their fans more relaxed in relation to Bayonetta 3 and Project GG (provisional title). That is, the long-awaited titles are still in full development and it is possible that we will have more tangible news about these adventures next year.
Other interesting promises
To complete, I have listed below some interesting promises, which were made by other studios. Some news have everything to get a lot of people excited. Check out:
- Level-5 (Ni No Kuni): unannounced titles are in development and will be revealed throughout 2021;
- Kadokawa Games (God Wars): three new God Wars are on the way, two of which will be presented next year;
- SEGA: games that have been in development since the beginning of 2020 will be revealed in detail in 2021;
- Cygames (Granblue Fantasy): new “original title” for consoles in 2021;
- CyberConnect2 (Dragon Ball Z Kakarot): The release of Fuga: Melodies of Steel, a tactical RPG, will take place next year.
2021 reserves many news from the East
As you could see, the Famitsu magazine’s year-end special gave us a good idea of what some Japanese developers are planning for next year.
In fact, it is very interesting to know that 2021 will be a year full of celebrations related to some legendary franchises, such as Dragon Quest, Persona and the Mana series. This means that veterans of the RPG world will have a new year full of emotions.
Anyway, this was just a summary and, most likely, some companies decided to make a mystery about more important projects. Therefore, we have to be content with what has been revealed and hope that other surprises will turn 2021 into a very attractive year for gamers. To the next…
Greetings! I’m Yohan Bravo, I’m 29 years old and I’m a Ghostwriter by choice. I write about what I love: games, anime and a number of other things. Occasionally, I write about my daydreams and create lyrics of songs never sung.