Tuesday, December 8

Platinum Games founder Hideki Kamiya would like to revisit Viewtiful Joe

For those of you who don't know the man, Platinum Games founder Hideki Kamiya is the creator of some of the most successful IPs in gaming including Devil May Cry, Okami, and Viewtiful Joe.

He is also the man behind one of 2010's most anticipated games, Bayonetta. Over time however, Hideki has moved on from these IPs and left them in the hands of Capcom. Capcom would later go on to create sequels for Devil May Cry and Okami.

"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. 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 anymore," Kamiya told Game Informer.

"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]."

Viewtiful Joe was partially successful when it was released for last generation consoles but since then, we haven't seen anything new regarding this IP aside from making an appearance in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars and Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi has stated that they don't have any current plans to continue the Viewtiful Joe series.

12/08/09 Colton West

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