Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu recently asked 141 game developers what they’re looking forward to in the coming year. One response in particular stood out, as a producer for Konami expressed that 2023 will be a big year for the mostly dormant publisher.
According to Insider Gaming, Noriaki Okamura–a producer at Konami whose resume includes Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Zone of the Enders, and Super Bomberman R–is quoted in the piece as saying 2023 will be “a year of many announcements” for the company. Okamura also called 2023 a “long-awaited” year, though he did not give any specific reasons why.
After shifting to mobile publishing in 2015, Konami has slowly re-entered the console scene in recent years. The company has released multiple retro compilations–including two from the Castlevania franchise and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Collection–as well as entries in the Yu-Gi-Oh! And eFootball (formerly Pro Evolution Soccer) franchises.
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Author: Jason Fanelli