Motohide Eshiro is the producer of Capcom's recent 3DS offering Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, and has worked in a wide range of roles at the company, including a programmer, director and planner. Given this wealth of experience, it seems only fair to ask which games Eshiro wants to work on next — which is exactly what Japanese magazine Famitsu did recently.
Eshiro admitted that he'd love to revist some of Capcom's side-scrolling classics, including Final Fight, the SNES version of which recently launched on the Wii U Virtual Console:
Well, since I am part of Capcom, I’d like to continue releasing more games for Onimusha and Devil May Cry. Again, I’d also like to revive side-scroller games, such as Final Fight and Dungeons & Dragons! They may be simple, but they have plenty of depth, and I definitely believe that remaking older action games with today’s technology would make things interesting.
He added that one of Capcom's most unique titles from the PS2 era is another which he'd love to resurrect some time soon. Shadow of Rome was launched in 2005 with Eshiro serving as director, and he admits that he still holds a torch for the historical title:
Personally speaking, I’ve always had a place in my heart for Shadow of Rome, so I’d like to make a sequel for it. At the time, there were many radical descriptions of the game, and it was full of pros and cons [laughs], but I think if we could make some adjustments and make it into something that adults could enjoy, it would be nice. Of late, I could say that I’ve become an old man, so I’ve been interested in ‘entertainment for grown ups'.
We'd personally love to see another Final Fight, but done properly — not like the terrible Final Fight: Streewise from 2006. Perhaps Eshiro is the man to do it? What do you think? Which Capcom series would you like to see rise from the dead? Leave a comment to tell us.