The developer best known for their arts and crafts art-style has shown off the vision for their future in a new interview.
In the latest issue of Famitsu, Good-Feel’s president Etsunobu Ebisu has revealed concept art for their next game to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the company itself. The game has no official title, but it seems to be an action game that is targeting Nintendo Switch. The artwork shows a traditional Japanese setting with a wooden sword-wielding character going through a level with various chibi-style enemies such as an octopus and a frog. There seems to be a sushi shop in the background of some sort of side-scrolling level.
Ebisu explains that the game has a Japanese setting because Good-Feel is based in Japan and this game is to be designed for Japanese people to laugh. This humor reason probably comes from the fact that the Good-Feel studio is also expanding and opened a new office in Osaka, a city in Japan best known locally for its comedians. This game is being entirely developed in this new office. Despite this, Ebisu assures fans that he “has a feeling gamers outside Japan will like it too…”. Many have likened this concept art to that of the Goemon series which Ebisu did work on while previously at Konami.
Good-Feel has been working with Nintendo since their founding in 2005. They started out making edutainment games for Nintendo DS only in Japan, but would go on to make beloved games like Wario Land: Shake It!, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Yoshi’s Crafted World. Their last title was their first self-published game in over a decade called Monkey Barrels.
We won’t have to wait too long for their next game because it is set to launch in 2021.
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