Kenji Eno’s colleagues will honour his memory by completing his final project, based on design documents penned by the late D and Enemy Zero designer.
Drawing on Japanese-language sources, Polygon reports three former collegues of Eno are planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign for Kakexun.
Eno apparently gifted composer Katsutoshi Eguchi with design documents for Kakexun shortly before his death. Eguchi now plans to produce the project in collaboration with chief director Iida Kazutoshi and production director Naoya Sato, CEO of Warp2, a company Eno worked with many times. Warp2 will share development duties with Fyto (From Yellow to Orange), of which Eno was president and which is presently led by Eguchi.
Little is known about Kakexun so far, except that it will be an online game, require substantial world and lore building, and may include action elements.
The crowdfunding campaign is currently scheduled to begin on March 20 and last for two months, and will aim to gather ¥15 million, about $146,000.
More information on Kakexun will be available in the next issue of Weekly Famitsu, scheduled to be published on Feb. 20 in Japan (later today North American time).
Eno passed away in February last year, aged just 42. A noted musician, he served as composer on many games in addition to his design work. He’s probably best know for the cult classic survival horror titles Enemy Zero, D and D2, but he also created Real Sound, a game accessible to players with vision disabilities, after learning that many visually impaired gamers battled accessibility issues in order to enjoy his games.