Team Ninja recently announced that DLC support for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has ended, but the studio is certainly not remaining idle, as mentioned by President Yosuke Hayashi as part of a New Year group interview on the Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu.
Hayashi-san’s chosen keywords for 2018 are “to gamers all over the world,” and he explained further by mentioning that in 2017 the studio was able to deliver NiOh to gamers not just in Japan, but also to gamers all over the world. In 2018 the team is going to develop a variety of titles aimed at “everyone who loves games around the world.”
Hayashi-san did not mention any further details on which games are in the works, so we can only wonder whether among them there is a sequel to the excellent NiOh, or a new Dead or Alive title, or maybe something entirely new.
For the moment, all we can do is waiting, but looks like Team Ninja has more than one arrow in its development quiver. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about what’s in the oven soon enough. In the meanwhile, Hayashi-san encouraged fans to enjoy Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, that is coming to Japan tomorrow, while gamers from North America and Europe will get to play on January 30th.