Keiji Inafune teases PlayStation Vita project

Famed game designer hints he's working on a new game for Sony's portable, says new hardware pushes creativity.

Influential Mega Man designer Keiji Inafune is working on a new PlayStation Vita game, the developer implied tonight at the 2012 Game Developers Conference.

Inafune let slip his plans for the PS Vita tonight.

Speaking during a session titled "The Future of Japanese Games," Inafune said that new hardware pushes developers creatively and noted that he's been working on the PS Vita before stopping to note he wasn't supposed to talk about that.

He did not reveal any additional information regarding the mystery title or indicate which of his new companies (Comcept or Intercept) is behind the project.

Inafune resigned from Capcom in October 2010 after spending 23 years with the company. He originally joined Capcom as a graphic designer, working on the first Street Fighter. He went on to create the character design for Mega Man and then worked on the game's many sequels before graduating to the role of producer.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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36 comments
ZeroX91
ZeroX91

I've gotta wonder why hero is in quotes. lol

Evenios
Evenios

long as it doesnt get canceled and screw over the fans like the legends game for the 3DS

solidsnakehd
solidsnakehd

I know he can create another graet series like onimusha.

slippship
slippship

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dxdevilex0
dxdevilex0

Isn't most Japanese developer jumping ship from VITA to 3DS? :(

pcty
pcty

@solidsnakehd he is not with capcom anymore

Vickman178
Vickman178

He's also making 3DS game haven't heard about that in awhile.

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

Can't wait to see what he's up to.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

yeeeeeeeees anything for the Vita is more than well received yeeeees!!! :) and from Japan even sweeeeeeter!!!

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Damn, would it be too much to wish for a Onimusha for Vita? I know, I know....a girl can dream. :(

bronygamer
bronygamer

i really wish it was a megaman game but somehow i think that would just be a legal mess -.- but whatever it is im sure it will be good

Franzkill
Franzkill

Put Vanquish on the Vita and then I will officially end my social life :p

NeleNel
NeleNel

Well this news almost single-handedly validates purchasing a Vita.

bakagami
bakagami

got the hardware now gimme the game :) more bad news for all the haters

AluminumAndroid
AluminumAndroid

I really want a Vita. But I'm waiting for the inevitable release of the version with HDMI output and an HD camera.

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

@Wormkid_64 - ...and suddenly Mega man's appearance in SFXTekken makes sense....

EPaul
EPaul

Good luck Inafune-san

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Really looking forward his new game. It's still too bad he left Capcom on the terms he did.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@Wormkid_64 Hahaha... Captain Japan.. Genius!! :cry:

Wormkid_64
Wormkid_64

Who's that in the picture? Captain Japan? Seriously though,I hope Inafune's ideas do better away from Capcom. The total disrespect for Megaman they had must've made him angry.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

A new IP is always a good thing :)

servb0ts
servb0ts

I'm sticking behind Keiji Inafune and all his hard work 100%.

abbasreza
abbasreza

@ Halloll like how you switched Meiji with Keiji :P

cameio
cameio

looking forward for this :)

Halloll
Halloll

imagine if Keiji manage to restore the japanase gaming greatness. It would be called the Keiji restoration (history reference).

Montykenobi
Montykenobi

None of these high end developers are making games for smartphones or tablets. This should tell us something.

Evenios
Evenios

be nice to see some more good games for the VIta i might get it soon.

painpas
painpas

This could be very good.

moviequest14
moviequest14

Here's to hoping that if it is developed by capcom it won't be removed after months of hype and setting up a team of your most dedicated fans to help create it.

Leir_Bag
Leir_Bag

The more I hear about Wii U, I want it. The more I hear about the Vita, I want it. Guess I'll just have to choose after this year's E3. Whoever anounces the better game will get my money.

sagameister3
sagameister3

The pic resembles 'Captain Japan' I guess lol. Looking forward to what he has in mind for the vita.

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

Vita is getting so much love

hush404
hush404

So much greatness being teased in the Vita world. :)