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Viewtiful Joe Could Return

Posted by Jamie Giggs

Henshin-a-go-go, baby!

Hideki Kamiya, the creator of the brilliant GameCube series Viewtiful Joe and now working for Platinum Games, told Game Informer that he would love to finish the series.

I don't have the rights to any of the IPs that I've made. They belong to the companies that publish them, and they're a business so they have a right to exploit those IPs as they want... Viewtiful Joe is probably all I've got left. That story is incomplete so I'd like to finish it someday. But that would probably be the most difficult one to do.

For those of you that played the Viewtiful series you'll know that at the end of the first game Captain Blue tells Joe that he will be needed twice more to save the world. Joe hasn't been seen in his own game since the DS's disappointing Double Trouble, although he is a playable character in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Could we be seeing the concluding instalments of his story in the near future? We hope so.

[via gameinformer.com]

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User Comments (19)

Sean_Aaron

#1

Sean_Aaron said:

I really liked the first game, up until the stupid-ass boss rush at the end. Hopefully a new game would have a less lame ending.

Percentful

#2

Percentful said:

say, how did that picture of me get up there? Anyways, I don't know if I would get this, probably not.

TwilightV

#3

TwilightV said:

He said the same about Okami, but since he saw the sequel Capcom is making, he wants nothing to do with it anymore... >_>

motang

#4

motang said:

Viewtiful Joe was an awesome game and would be an awesome addition to my Wii library!

JamieOStaff

#5

JamieO said:

Yep, I agree with all of the above, both Viewtiful Joe GameCube games were massively inventive for the side-scrolling 2D beat 'em up genre and yep indeedy I sucked at both of them, but still embraced that the game chose to humble me with its rock hard bosses. I am not too worried about the PSP Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble or DS Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble!, if Kamiya is saying "that story is incomplete so I'd like to finish it someday", that suggests the third game will follow the GameCube versions. Fingers crossed.
A great bit of news this, cheers Jamie. :)

Croz

#6

Croz said:

I've got the first one for cube, thought it was awesome, never picked up the sequel, it was always at full price for cube and i didn't wanna buy for ps2.

grenworthshero

#7

grenworthshero said:

I got the first one several years ago but never finished it. It's pretty fun at times, but it's just missing something, and I was never too excited about it. I was actually kind of disappointed by the game, to be honest. If they made one for the Wii, I might look into it, but I'm not holding my breath.

BlueBandanaJake

#8

BlueBandanaJake said:

Yes please! I loved both Viewtiful Joe games being a fan of old school beat-em-ups, it was a blast to see a brand new one rise up amidst all the 3D games that had swarmed all the consoles (as making new 2D games wasnt stylish at the time).

Viewtiful Joe was fun, funny and ever so stylish, and I would love to play the final chapter in the series.

LEGEND_MARIOID

#10

LEGEND_MARIOID said:

The first game was very good but massively hardcore. In those days I didn't mind, but nowadays.......

Still, great to hear!

RichieTheSignPainter

#11

RichieTheSignPainter said:

Really hope he manages to sort a deal with Capcom. I'm sure a Platinum developed Capcom published game would do wery well. I'd buy it and any further sequals. Viewtiful Joe is one of my favourite games of all time.

Objection

#12

Objection said:

I never managed to beat either game (died at the end of the boss rush over and voer in the first one,) but I wouldnt mind seeing another.

BL_Donth

#17

BL_Donth said:

Some Everybody likes it Red Hot.
I was only able to beat the game once and I could never beat it again. It's soo much fun but it was hard.
Please make a third one.

CanisWolfred

#18

CanisWolfred said:

Yes, it "could" return, but I think it's already plainly obvious that Hideki Kamiya could never do it. Even if Capcom made a sequel, it just wouldn't be the same.

Jeroen1

#19

Jeroen1 said:

I liked Double Trouble. It incorporates some unique gameplay elements and the graphics still look very impressive for a DS title. You could argue they put more emphasis on puzzles this time (and very straightforward ones to boot), but it was a solid game overall.

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