Viewtiful Joe dev would like to revisit series

Tuesday, 8th December 2009 07:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya has told Game Informer he’d like to make more Viewtiful Joe. From the sound of it, the chances of this happening are about as remote as you ever seeing the dark side of the moon, but what the hey. It’s December.

“Up until very recently I really felt someday I wanted to make a sequel to Okami, and there were others who wanted me to as well,” he said.

“But then the other day I heard the announcement that someone else would be making a sequel and now I’m just not interested in it any more. Once someone else touches a world that you yourself created it stops being yours. There is no point in making a sequel when the world doesn’t belong to you.

“Viewtiful Joe is probably all I’ve got left. That story is incomplete so I’d like to finish it someday. But that would probably be the most difficult one to do [laughs].”

The next in the Viewtiful Joe series is planned for release in the next million billion years.



  1. ecu

    Oh fuck off. I knew Okamiden was a bad idea! The greedy bastards at Capcom were so desperate to cash in on Okami, they took it away from Kamiya and now he doesn’t want to do a sequel anymore. Hope he changes his mind.

    I hope Okamiden is so shit that he’ll feel compelled to step back in to show them how it’s done.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mescalineeyes

    Kamiya is my favorite. I am sad that he is upset about Okamiden. Might not buy now. :(

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hero of Canton

    @ecu – he didn’t have the rights, so chances of him being able to make a new Okami were always minimal. I guess he just thought he had a better chance of wrangling that one from Capcom’s grasp than VJ. I’d say chances of an HD remake of the first game for XBLA and PSN are the most likely direction for that franchise.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Tonka

    Sour grapes much Mr Artiste? Rubn out of original ideas already have you?

    #4 5 years ago

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