Katsuhiro Harada, maximum widely known for his paintings at the Tekken preventing sequence, is heading up construction for a brand new mission at Bandai Namco that simply would possibly have the easiest construction funds within the corporate’s historical past.
Harata, who lately serves as common supervisor, director, and manufacturer, for Bandai Namco, just lately hinted on the new mission all through the “Piro Reside! New Yr’s Eve Particular 2021” livestream tournament (translation by the use of Gematsu). Whilst he did not divulge any specifics about what the sport is, with the exception of announcing it is not a preventing sport, Harata did categorical wonder that corporate higher-u.s.authorized a mission of this scale.
“Smartly, truthfully I feel this may well be the costliest construction mission in Bandai Namco historical past,” Harada stated all through the development. “I feel its improbable that the higher-u.s.authorized of this. Smartly, the approval has handed, its simply that because of the coronavirus, we haven’t in reality been ready to correctly get started the mission.”
When we will be told extra about this new mission is lately unknown. As is simply how dear this new sport is. It is price declaring, consistent with the marketplace analysis corporate Newzoo, Bandai Namco is the 3rd greatest online game maker in Japan, in the back of best Sony and Nintendo. It lately develops and/or publishes sequence corresponding to Darkish Souls, Wreck Bros., Tekken, and Soul Calibur. Additionally it is writer of Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s subsequent sport, and the winner of “Maximum Expected” sport on the 2020 Sport Awards.
Moreover, Harata printed that with the exception of this new mission, he’s running on new video games that don’t seem to be preventing video games. He additionally added that he does not assume he’s going to paintings on a preventing sport sequence that is not Tekken sooner or later. Prior to now, Harata served as manufacturer at the Pokemon preventing video games Pokkén Event and Pokkén Event DX, launched in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He additionally directed Tekken 7, launched in arcades in 2015 and on consoles in 2017.
For extra on Harata and his paintings, take a look at our assessment of Tekken 7. We even have two other interviews with Harada from 2017 you’ll learn, corresponding to how he tries to stay Tekken related and his function in Dragon Ball FighterZ.