Success of GetsuFumaDen may be the catalyst
The Japanese exclusive GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon was released last month as a sequel to 1987’s Getsu Fuma Den from the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was developed by indie studio GuruGuru in collaboration with Konami.
When asked about outsourcing development of more of its IPs in an interview with JPGames, Konami producer Shin Murato states:
“They [GuruGuru] had been exploring new approaches for graphical design and thought they would be a great fit for this IP. It also helped that there were fans of the original GetsuFumaDen game within the GuruGuru team”.
“In terms of other collaborations, please wait for future projects like this!” he added.
Lately Konami’s in-house releases such as Metal Gear Survive and Contra: Rogue Corps have failed to live up to expectations.
Now it is believed (according to sources close to VGC) the publisher is more willing to outsource its key IPs, such as Silent Hill and Metal Gear to external companies.
If true, which IPs and studios would you all like to see being paired up?