Capcom’s Hideaki Itsuno Talks about the Possibility of a Rival Schools 3

By on August 4, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Aside from Street Fighter, Capcom created a number of fighting game series back in the late ’90s: one of the most popular was Rival Schools, a unique take on the genre that mixed 3D movement with high flying air combos similar to the Versus series. Combine this with the unique cast of high school students–guest-starring Sakura Kasugano–and you have one of Capcom’s most memorable entries from the era.

Now, it seems that there’s at least one person at Capcom interested in bringing Rival Schools back. Hideaki Itsuno, who directed the original games before moving on to titles such as Devil May Cry 3 and Dragon’s Dogma, has been talking a lot about reviving the series over at the CFN Portal.

The interview itself goes over a lot of topics concerning the series creation, such as how they originally came up with the concept, and the actual designs of the characters. One thing that’s clear is how much Itsuno loves the series.

Itsuno concludes the interview by stating that he’s been wanting to continue the series for the longest time now, and states that the story of the main characters (Batsu, Hinata, and Kyosuke) isn’t finished. He encourages fans who want to show support to tweet him with the hashtag #RivalSchools3.

Source: CFN Portal

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