Capcom's been busy with a number of new games over the past year or so, but one title on their docket has been noticeably absent. Deep Down was announced back in 2013, and despite not seeing much of it since, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono says the project hasn't been abandoned.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Ono says there isn't much he can say, but the trademark is still being held onto by Capcom. Every year, Capcom makes decisions about titles to do in the future, and what to approve and move forward.
"The original team is clearly no longer together at this point, but people might have noticed that we've kept the trademark registered, and it's not been completely given up on," Ono says.
Our initial impressions from 2013 were very Souls-y, and now, six years later, that's still a solid pitch. The question is how much there is to still develop; Ono says Capcom "did have the concept developed a bit further" than the Tokyo Game Show demo that press played, but it seems like that's all the news we'll get around it.
Still, considering the popularity of Souls successors like Nioh, maybe the time is ripe for another dark, moody medieval-fantasy to make waves. There's even a new FromSoftware game that's a collaboration with George R.R. Martin.
While Capcom's seen a lot of success this year, from both sequels to established series like Monster Hunter: World and popular remakes like Resident Evil 2, the company has still expressed interest in developing new IP. Could Deep Down join the Capcom pantheon alongside Devil May Cry and Street Fighter? I think hopes are high around here for another Dragon's Dogma first.