Katsuhiro Harada, many popular for his deal with the Tekken combating series, is directing advancement for a brand-new job at Bandai Namco that simply may have the greatest advancement spending plan in the business’s history.
Harada, who presently works as basic supervisor, director, and manufacturer, for Bandai Namco, just recently meant the brand-new job throughout the “Piro Live! New Year’s Eve Special 2021” livestream occasion (translation by means of Gematsu). While he didn’t expose any specifics about what the video game is, aside from stating it’s not a combating video game, Harada did reveal surprise that business higher-ups authorized a job of this scale.
“Well, truthfully I believe this may be the most expensive advancement job in Bandai Namco history,” Harada stated throughout the occasion. “I believe its amazing that the higher-ups authorized of this. Well, the approval has actually passed, its simply that due to the coronavirus, we haven’t truly had the ability to effectively begin the job.”
When we’ll find out more about this brand-new job is presently unidentified. As is simply how costly this brand-new video game is. It’s worth explaining, according to the marketplace research study business Newzoo, Bandai Namco is the third largest computer game maker in Japan, behind just Sony and Nintendo. It presently establishes and/or releases series such as Dark Souls, Smash Bros., Tekken, and Soul Calibur. It’s likewise publisher of Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s next video game, and the winner of “Most Anticipated” video game at the 2020 Game Awards.
Additionally, Harada exposed that aside from this brand-new job, he is dealing with brand-new video games that aren’t combating video games. He likewise included that he does not believe he’ll deal with a combating video game series that isn’t Tekken in the future. In the past, Harada acted as manufacturer on the Pokémon combating video games Pokkén Tournament and Pokkén Tournament DX, launched in 2015 and 2017, respectively. He likewise directed Tekken 7, launched in games in 2015 and on consoles in 2017.
For more on Harada and his work, have a look at our evaluation of Tekken 7. We likewise have 2 various interviews with Harada from 2017 you can check out, such as how he attempts to keep Tekken pertinent and his function in Dragon Ball FighterZ.