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Ever since Koei Tecmo teamed up with Nintendo to release Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, fans have been wondering what other IPs from the Nintendo library could be adapted into a Musou game.

In a recent interview with JP Games, Koei Tecmo president (and the producer of Samurai Warriors 5, we might add), Hisashi Koinuma, was asked what video game series he would most like to see get a Musou crossover. Interestingly it's Nintendo's mascot, Mario:

Q. It’s completely hypothetical, but since we’re on the subject of crossovers: personally, which Musou crossover would you like to see? For me, it would be Yakuza. Rampaging through the hordes with Kazuma Kiryu or Goro Majima would be awesome.

Hisashi Koinuma: If the series would work as an action game then it’s definitely possible. While I don’t have any ideas on how to make this a reality, I think Mario would be my pick.

This follows on from some comments made by Koei Tecmo producer and head of Team Ninja, Yosuke Hayashi, last October - when he said he hoped the Japanese developer and publisher could make "more interesting games", like Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity:

"We started development on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity after Eiji Aonuma of Nintendo approached us. We thought we were done with Hyrule Warriors games, at least for the time being. The first game was like a celebration of Zelda and was full of characters from throughout the series. But then he approached us with this great idea...I hope we can make more interesting games like this in the future."

What kind of Musou-style Nintendo game would you like to see from Koei Tecmo in the future? Would Mario be your top pick or would you prefer something like Animal Crossing, Xenoblade Chronicles or Super Smash Bros.? Share your thoughts below.