Kadokawa Games Working on an Unannounced Console Game
Japanese developer and publisher Kadokawa Games are best known for their work on role-playing games such as Natural Doctrine and Demon Gaze. Their most recent release, Demon Gaze 2, is available now for the Vita, but only in Japan as of right now. While the future for the company is currently a mystery, we now know that they’re working on a new game for home consoles.
“Currently, we’re advancing in preparations for an unannounced home console game that will be announced/expected to be announced in 2017,” revealed Kadokawa Games producer Juntaro Kouno in an interview with 4Gamer (translation via Siliconera). “We’re working zealously to make it into a game that will surprise you, and more than anything, bring enjoyment, so please look forward to it.”
The studio’s most recent release in North America was Demon Gaze, a dungeon crawler that NIS America brought over in 2014. In PlayStation LifeStyle’s review, reviewer Cameron Teague found the game to be an enjoyable, yet flawed title:
While it won’t set the world on fire or stand out as a must have for the Vita, Demon Gaze is a solid addition to the handheld’s library. If you are a fan of lengthy time spent dungeon crawling and customizing your party, then this will feel right at home, with over 40 hours easily of gameplay to be had. People who aren’t fans of the genre though, won’t find anything new to change their minds. However, if you just give it a shot, the game works wonders on the Vita and is perfect to play in little spurts as you crawl through a dungeon while sitting in line at the doctor. As someone who typically hates dungeon crawling RPGs, I found myself engrossed in improving my party and equipment.
We’ll have more on Kadokawa Games’ upcoming release when it’s announced in 2017.