Hideaki Itsuno, the Capcom developer behind beloved works such as Rival Schools, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and the Devil May Cry series has tweeted that he has been working on a new game that is currently, in his words, “under climax.” You can view Itsuno-san’s full tweet below:
Happy new year!
I am sorry that I can not present a new project last year. The development of the project is now under climax. I am making a great game so please expect it.
— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) December 31, 2017
While it would certainly be jumping the gun to automatically assume that this near-finished project is a fighting game, Hideaki Itsuno has been keeping hope of a new Rival Schools installment alive for years. There has certainly been no lack of interest for a new CvS game either, and with the wild surprises we saw in 2017 regarding the future of fighting games, it would be unwise to count anything out.
Whatever is in the works, it sounds like it will be completed soon, and it’s possible that the Capcom designer will have updates for us this year. Hideaki Itsuno is actually pretty active on Twitter, and you can follow him to to keep up with his updates directly.
Source: Hideaki Itsuno (Twitter)