Gaming company Koei Tecmo usually isn’t one of the big names in the world of AAA titles, but the company is in the process of adopting a new outlook thanks to the massive success of their 2017 title Nioh.

As reported by Gamespot, Koei Tecmo’s president, Hisashi Koinuma, has quite a bit to say about how the company will move forward from here. Koinuma said, citing the impact Nioh‘s success has had on his company;

“It’s been a while since a new IP became so successful like that. So based on that experience, we definitely want to continue to makes games that offer different challenges that push us. [Nioh’s] success has had an impact on us.”

This lead Koinuma to his next point, where he sang the praises of the Nintendo Switch and his desire for  Koei Tecmo to produce games for the system.

“I believe that the Switch was well-received and became popular because it’s really suited for the modern lifestyle, not only in Japan, but the US and also European countries as well. So we are readily available to make titles available on Switch, and either our own IPs or some other company’s IPs. I feel we’ve been working on making the titles available on Switch much faster than the other publishers. If there is any need or wishes to be played on Switch, then definitely, we will work on that.”

Koinuma’s comment on using other companies’ IPs lead him to the topic at hand, as, in regards to Koei Tecmo’s Dynasty Warriors series, he declared “I’m always saying this, but I think Star Wars has been really successful and I would love for us to make that game.”

The Dynasty Warriors series has become notorious for collaborating with other IPs to make new games. Such titles include Fire Emblem Warriors, Hyrule Warriors, and Dynasty Warriors: Gundam. So, in theory, a Dynasty Warriors/Star Wars game isn’t all that far-fetched. As of yet, there don’t seem to be any official talks of taking the Dynasty Warriors series to a galaxy far, far away, but Koinuma does seem to want it to be a reality at some point in the future, and the success of Nioh has likely been a huge confidence-booster for both him and his company.

About The Author

Noah Dominguez
Jr. Staff Writer

A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.