Yoshinori Ono Would Like to Develop Rival Schools 3 for PS4 (But Maybe He’s Joking)

on September 13, 2013 8:14 AM

Remember the awesome PlayStation fighting game Rival Schools: United by Fate (Shiritsu Justice Gakuen: Legion of Heroes) and its even better sequel Project Justice (Moero! Justice Gakuen)? Those are not names that get dropped often nowadays, despite the fact that they represent one of the best fighting series ever released by Capcom.

Well, the name has just been dropped, and not by a random nobody, but by legendary Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono as part of an interview on Famitsu.com (which is basically an extended transcript of the interview about Deep Down summarized here).

When asked if he’s thinking of developing Street Fighter V for the PS4 after the release of Deep Down, he responded:

No, but I might make Justice Gakuen 3 (Laughs).

He laughed, so he was very possibly joking, but was he, really? There’s rarely smoke where there’s no fire in this industry, and fans of the old Rival Schools series have been clamoring for a sequel for quite a while. Who knows… maybe we should just tweet Ono-san and beg him to really do it. I’d buy it in a heartbeat, even if it ran on a toaster.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.