Hideki Kamiya Up for Remaking Devil May Cry or Viewtiful Joe, a Bayonetta+Devil May Cry Title, or an Okami Sequel

The latest Dengeki (via ryokutya2089) has a multitude of interviews with many famous and talented Japanese creators, but fan-favorite Hideki Kamiya’s interview takes the cake in the sheer potential of game teases contained within.

In the interview Kamiya noted that he’s interested in remaking Devil May Cry, or Viewtiful Joe, despite blocking thousands if not hundreds of thousands of users on Twitter for asking the very same question.

He said that he wants to take on the hardships of remaking both games so that he can see how to remake them with his own talents.

Kamiya also said he’s down for making sequels to Okami or Viewtiful Joe, games that would continue the previous titles’ stories.

Finally, he teased a potential crossover for the ages – a game featuring Dante from Devil May Cry and the titular witch, Bayonetta. He joked saying that if Capcom doesn’t mind a guy like him, he’s open to collaborating anytime.

Would you like to see a Devil May Cry and Bayonetta crossover game? How about sequels to Okami or Viewtiful Joe? Or even remakes for Devil May Cry, or Viewtiful Joe?! Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. Annie T. Mood
    Annie T. Mood
    November 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    I, too, would like to see Dante and Bayonetta fuck outside of fanart.

  2. NukeA6
    November 20, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Either the Bayonetta x Devil May Cry crossover or an Okami sequel. Nobody needs any of those remakes. Just buy the games or download them.

  3. Mr0303
    November 20, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    DMC and Bayonetta would make for an amazing crossover. I’m not against the idea of Capcom giving a couple of IPs to Platinum to work on. In fact this may be for the better, but I doubt it will happen.

  4. OldPalpy
    November 20, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Capcom up for jack shit beyond meh fighting games, MH, RE and nothing but remasters.

  5. David Curry
    David Curry
    November 20, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Another reason why I think those DMC5+SC6 rumors are bull. Those IPs are dormant.

  6. RichardGristle
    November 20, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    DMC/Dante is pure cancer, but I’ll definitely take a new Okami.

  7. SuuLoliBoob
    November 20, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Which Dante would be in a Bayo crossover? Cool 3/4 Dante or emo shit stain Dante?

  8. Kris D'Arcangelo
    Kris D'Arcangelo
    November 20, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    okami remake please!! although I wouldn’t mind a crossover game either

  9. No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 21, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Devil May Cry isn’t all that dormant; the fact they put out a new version for DMC4 and added new content shows there is a chance for new plans. Soul Calibur only went down from SC5 having an almost entirely new roster and maybe one other thing but not one really cared for it which will only last so long since everyone senses Capcoms weakness and will be fighting for top dog.

  10. CatCouch
    November 21, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Bayonetta and Dante, two of my favorite characters in one game?! I want that to exist so bad.

    Oh , who am I kidding? I want all of this~

  11. David Curry
    David Curry
    November 21, 2017 at 2:13 am

    DMC4SE was a great remaster and the new content was great, I’m not sure how well it sold and whether that was the determining factor in reviving the IP. People in the game industry usually know from colleagues, co-workers, freelancers etc what games are in development, so Kamiya saying he’s willing to remake DMC kind of tells me there isn’t going to be a DMC remake at PSX. I’ll be happy if I’m wrong.

    With the exception of Tekken, 3d fighters especially the “block button” 3DFGs kind of took a backseat in the past 10 years. Even the rise of esports didn’t help SC5’s popularity.
    If it comes back, I hope the series returns to 1-2-3AC style. The emphasis on create-a -oul and armor damage attracted a community more drawn to fanservice than competitive play. And the character designs changed to generic JRPG crap instead of the grounded “old world” look of SE+SC1+2.

  12. BFG
    November 21, 2017 at 2:52 am


  13. Madbrainbox
    November 21, 2017 at 6:13 am

    They should give them Onimusha.That’s one IP that would fit Platinum like a glove.

  14. ProxyDoug
    November 21, 2017 at 6:37 am

    No mention of God Hand makes me sad a little.

  15. 2501
    November 21, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Because it’s a Shinji Mikami game, not Kamiya.

  16. 2501
    November 21, 2017 at 7:12 am

    The guy that doesn’t do sequels wants to make a sequel? I’ll believe it when i see it. I’d rather he’d continue his winning streak of unique IPs but i think Scalebound left a bad taste in his mouth.

  17. 2501
    November 21, 2017 at 7:15 am

    It will be pretty ironic if they did, considering they formed Platinum to get away from Capcom.

  18. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    November 21, 2017 at 7:33 am

    If they decide to revive Okami they better revive Clover Studios along with it

  19. Mr0303
    November 21, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Yeah, Kamiya begging Capcom for some of his old IPs is pretty ironic.

  20. Ricoh2A03
    November 21, 2017 at 8:19 am

    No need really, all the talent from Clover (and Capcom in general) went over to and formed what is now Platinum

  21. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams
    November 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I think you already know.

  22. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    November 21, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Now that’s just desperate, but I don’t blame him. PG has nothing on their plate except some shitty mobile mmo game.

  23. 2501
    November 21, 2017 at 9:27 am

    quiet a few have left Platinum Games though, notably Shinji Mikami and Tatsuya Minami.

  24. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 21, 2017 at 9:39 am

    DMC1 Dante.

    It amazes me how no one else has noticed that that in each of the first three games Dante behaves completely differently.

  25. loop
    November 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    all of the above

  26. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    November 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Bayonetta is too good for Dante.

    She was in Smash Bros while he was stuck in Project X Zone.

  27. braneman
    November 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I’d like to see Viewtiful Joe on a modern system, a good PC port of that game would be really nice.

  28. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    November 21, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I feel like Hideki Kamiya is the Phil Fish of Japanese videogames.

  29. DrearierSpider
    November 21, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Capcom should be on their knees beginning for this man’s help.

  30. porkbun
    November 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    What is Platinum working on at the moment?

  31. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    November 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I did not know this, now I’m even more hyped to Granblue Fantasy’s Project Re:Link

  32. SuuLoliBoob
    November 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Why did you think i’ve specifically used 3/4 Dante? DMC1 was always just so boring and i can’t really remember DMC2 Dante all that much.

  33. British_Otaku
    November 21, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    He does it on the regular on Twitter, I’m sure I’ve seen years of him doing it but am glad that he is fond of his old home and franchises enough that he may have a new game in him even if Capcom don’t.

  34. British_Otaku
    November 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    PlatinumGames are the 2000s version of Inti Creates, that is also a studio of ex-Capcom staff who ended up working with Capcom on many projects (as well as Concept) which makes me wonder when Inafune is going to ask for Megaman back from Capcom. At least, Kamiya left when all announced projects were finished, Inafune left Megaman Legends 3 and I don’t want to blame him for the project being canned but feel that if he was still there that it could have continued.

  35. British_Otaku
    November 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    DMC1 Dante is ultimately the same person (calling bosses silly names, messing around in fights, being stabbed and shrugging it off) but more grounded while also having some inconsistent writing due to the development process (he doesn’t carry that bravado in every cutscene).

  36. [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    November 21, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I would love to see a DMC and Bayonetta crossover. After seeing Screw Attack’s Death Battle between Dante and Bayonetta, I want that crossover even more in videogame form over an awesome video and some…. fanart.

  37. Phasmatis75
    November 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Times like this make me wish I was a billionaire so I could just make it happen.

  38. Yuno Gasai
    Yuno Gasai
    November 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I would LOVE a Viewtiful Joe remake. that game was my shit as a kid.

  39. SLoWMoTIoN
    November 22, 2017 at 3:40 am

    If only Capcom didnt own these franchises

  40. Ricoh2A03
    November 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I really enjoy Platinum’s games in general. Most of the stuff Platinum does is really good and/or stylish. There is probably only one big stinker (Star Fox Zero), and I blame Nintendo/Shigeru for the forced control scheme ruining that game. Game still looked cool though, and ran smooth

    Anywho the article is about Hideki Kamiya who was a part of Capcom (director RE2, the original DMC), Clover (director of Okami, writer for Viewtiful Joe series), and now Platinum Games (director & writer for Bayo 1 & Wonderful 101, writer for Bayo 2)

  41. ProxyDoug
    November 22, 2017 at 8:19 am

    I always mixed them both. The fact they both have six letter names doesn’t help either. Also, it was developed under Clover Studio.
    I actually though Viewtiful Joe was Kamiya as well.

  42. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    November 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I haven’t gotten around to playing Nier Automata yet, right now is damn near impossible to find a copy in my country, it’s sold out everywhere.

    I had no idea they had such a legendary staff, damn, I can only hope great things for Project Re:Link, the visuals already look amazing can’t wait to see how they’ll handle the rest, I’m really hoping for a open world game.

  43. drunken monk
    drunken monk
    November 22, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Yes! to all of the above.

  44. Snorlaxation
    November 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    He’s hot

  45. Snorlaxation
    November 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    DMC 4, I think. All the bravado of 3, but with all of the experience before he turned into 2.

  46. Scottie Thompson
    Scottie Thompson
    November 22, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Ya gotta Love that guy. I’m up for a DMC/Bayonetta game.

  47. SLoWMoTIoN
    November 23, 2017 at 3:32 am

    PG has Grand Blue…

  48. 2501
    November 23, 2017 at 3:35 am

    Viewtiful Joe is Kamiya’s creation. God Hand is my personal favorite out of the bunch, i’m surprised Capcom hasn’t re-released it considering it’s cult status.

  49. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    November 24, 2017 at 5:54 am

    as much as i’d wish for any of these games to be made
    I don’t have the slightest faith that crapcom will have enough brain power left to realize the goldmine that is the clover studio’s IP they’ve been sitting their ass on for so long

  50. Nope Naw
    Nope Naw
    November 26, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Please oh PLEASE give us Viewtiful Joe 3! Finish the story!

  51. David Curry
    David Curry
    November 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Yeah I’m hating, even though I don’t hate CAS itself (especially when it included characters that were removed from the main roster), just the creeps that it attracted.

  52. No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 30, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Those creeps are easy cash to coax more games though they may be the reason behind that finisher bullshit in SCIV. Either way the creeps will be the least of your problems if they make a new one since I figure they’re gonna put a ton of anime DLC in it which will only be good for making a composite Shonen anime character to rival the shout of Black Bolt.

  53. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    December 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    It was finished in Double Trouble. ;)

    Give us a REAL Viewtiful Joe 3!