Goichi Suda, in the past, has shown interest in creating a sequel to the 2005 sleeper hit, Killer 7. Unfortunately, it seems things may be out of his hands.
When speaking with CVG, Suda spoke briefly on the chances of a sequel happening. He said he personally would like to make one, but things aren’t looking bright. “Unfortunately, Capcom owns the rights, so it’ll probably never happen.”
Unfortunately, we may never see another title in the series. On the bright side, Capcom is a company that listens to fans. Considering how poorly the first one sold, I think Capcom is one of the few companies who would actually consider reviving the property. Although ideally, it would have been nice if Grasshopper owned the rights.
But for now, fans will have to be happy with the Killer 8 mode in Killer 7.
North American gamers just recently got the sequel to one of Suda 51’s more popular games, No More Heroes. No More Heroes is probably one of Suda’s best selling games, and even then it didn’t sell a boat load of units.
Suda 51 has quite a history of titles. While many of these titles haven’t done well in the market, Suda 51 is still interested in going back and revisiting some of them.
“I think that it would be very interesting to create something like Michigan again in the future – it could be really good,” said Suda 51. “I still talk to Sakurai-san, who is the president of Spike Games which was the publisher of Michigan. They’re also interested in making a game like that again in the future.”
Suda 51 was also asked about another cult hit of his, Killer 7. “If I had the chance, that would be great too!”
Michigan has a better chance then Killer 7 since it seems as Suda actually has a publisher interested. Hopefully we will be hearing from these franchises in the future!