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Hideaki Itsuno Really Wants to Make Rival Schools 3 and Dragon’s Dogma 2, Asks Fans to Demand Them From Capcom

While Capcom was showing off their hot fan-demanded follow-up Devil May Cry 5 at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, game director Hideaki Itsuno let slip some other projects he really wants to work on – provided Capcom actually green lights them as well.

The Capcom boss said that he’d love to make a new Rival Schools game, as well as a sequel to the cult-classic Dragon’s Dogma – news confirmed via an interview with Eurogamer.

“I love Rival Schools! If it was up to me I’d start making Rival Schools 3 right now,” Itsuno said when asked if the game was still dear to his heart.

“By all means, if anyone has any interest in Rival Schools 3, bombard Capcom Europe for a new Rival Schools. I would love to do that. One of my life goals, before I retire, I want to give Batsu and all those characters a proper graduation.”

It’s not hard to make the argument that Devil May Cry 5 was only made possible due to the massive demand from fans after Ninja Theory’s odd DmC reboot left a bad taste in their mouths.

Itsuno was then asked for other game worlds he’d like to return to – including Dragon’s Dogma. “Yeah, just like Rival Schools – Dragon’s Dogma 2, give me a way to make it now,” he said.

“If someone would let me, it’s what I’d want to do. I already know what the story would be. It’s just about convincing people to let me make it. So please bombard Capcom Europe!”

You know the drill – please send polite yet firm demands to Capcom USA, Capcom Europe, and most especially – Capcom Japan to make these sequels. It largely worked with Devil May Cry 5. Now if only we can get them to un-cancel Mega Man Legends 3.

Devil May Cry 5 is launching across Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 8th, 2019.

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Brandon Orselli

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