It’s been some time since Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono jumped on Twitter to set the scene ablaze with a random image and some confusing text, but he took an opportunity to do just that earlier today. During a visit to the research and development team at the company’s Osaka studio, Ono snapped a quick picture of a few staff members playing a mysterious Super Famicom fighter.
Though the game is a little hard to make out, NeoGAF’s toddhunter recognized it as Battle Blaze, which was developed by the now-defunct Aicom and published by Sammy in 1992. The former eventually transitioned to development for SNK under the name Yumekobo and put out another obscure title, SNK Gals’ Fighters for the Neo Geo Pocket Color. Sammy would go on to act as publisher on a number of well-known fighting game series, including Guilty Gear and The Rumble Fish.
Ever since Ono made the announcement late last year they were looking for staff members for work on a new fighting game, many have been watching his every move for signs of what that title may be.
While it’s very unlikely Capcom pursued the Battle Blaze license of all things for their next project, this is sure to be some sort of hint about the direction they are heading. I mean, it’s not possible he’s sharing this quick look at the studio’s office life as an offhand gesture to fans and nothing more, right?
Yeah, didn’t think so. Speculate away!