Yusuke Hashimoto Reveals New Project with Concept Art by Breath of Fire’s Tatsuya Yoshikawa
Bayonetta 2 Director Yusuke Hashimoto is working on an original game involving dragons.
As you probably know by then, since it’s been months, Yusuke Hashimoto announced he left PlatinumGames in early 2019. He mentioned back then that he would “take the experiences I gained at Platinum and use them on whatever I work on in the future.”. Well, September 24 marks the day where we learned what’s he’s been up to.
Concept art for an original project（Art by Tatsuya Yoshikawa) pic.twitter.com/lFaWhyqsTCAdvertisement
— 橋本祐介 Yusuke Hashimoto (@yusuke8shimoto) September 24, 2019
Yusuke Hashimoto tweeted this concept artwork, revealing it’s for a new original project. The artist is Tatsuya Yoshikawa, who in the past worked at Capcom and handled Breath of Fire‘s character design and illustrations. He did illustrations for other Capcom games like Megaman X and Devil May Cry as well.
As Yusuke Hashimoto also used to work at Capcom, the pair have known each other for decades. Tatsuya Yoshikawa also illustrated Star Fox Zero on Wii U, which was directed by Hashimoto at Platinum.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought about Panzer Dragoon when seeing this concept art. We still don’t know anything about Hashimoto’s project though, so maybe it’ll turn out into something completely different. In any case, DualShockers will be sure to report about it when we learn more, with as many details as possible.