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1480130cookie-checkSquare Enix Hires Devil May Cry 5 Designer Ryota Suzuki To Work On New Action Project

Square Enix Hires Devil May Cry 5 Designer Ryota Suzuki To Work On New Action Project

Although Square Enix made it onto the Traitor of America list, the company plans on expanding its portfolio of games by hiring a Capcom dev to churn out a new “action project.” The new project will have help from Devil May Cry 5’s designer Ryota Suzuki.

If you haven’t played one of Suzuki’s games, then you’ve most likely heard of one or more of his titles. Working in the games industry ever since 1998 (mostly as a planner/designer), a part of Suzuki’s portfolio lies below for your viewing pleasure:

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure — planner (1999)
  • Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service — planner (2000)
  • Project Justiceplanner (2000)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2 — planner (2000)
  • Capcom vs. SNK Pro — planner (2000)
  • Capcom vs. SNK — planner (2000)
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium — planner (2001)
  • Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition — planner (2003)
  • Vampire: Darkstalkers Collection — planner (2005)
  • Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams — field battle planners (2006)
  • Devil May Cry 4 — planners (2008)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — effects designers (2011)
  • Dragon’s Dogma — gameplay player lead (2012)
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen — game design lead (2016)
  • Devil May Cry 5 — designer (2019)

Now that you have an idea of what Suzuki has contributed to in the games industry, Square Enix wants to make an action project with him as per website

The site notes Suzuki will act as a “battle director” for the new “triple-A” title. The site also sees him saying that more modern RPGs have incorporated action elements, and he believes action elements in RPG are “increasingly necessary.”

In addition to the above, Suzuki also believes that turn-based “command battle” games were often thought of as “old-style,” and suggests younger players raised on first-person shooters may not enjoy said “static methods.”

Lastly, the site closes out while citing Suzuki saying to potential Square Enix applicants to: “Aim for the top in both RPG and Action.”

With that said, would you like to see an action game from Square Enix with Suzuki as the battle director?

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