Yoshi’s Crafted World Studio Good-Feel’s Next Game Is Giving Us Serious Goemon Vibes


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In the latest issue of Famitsu, there’s an interview with Etsunobu Ebisu, president of Good-Feel, to mark the studio’s 15th anniversary.

Since its inception in 2005, Good-Feel has worked exclusively on Nintendo hardware, creating titles such as Wario Land: Shake It!, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Yoshi’s Crafted World and – most recently – Monkey Barrels, its first self-published title.

In the interview, which we’ve had translated, Ebisu-san discusses his career and mentions that he was at his previous company for 15 years and developed 35 titles – however, as is often the case with Japanese developers, he declines to name the company itself.

Ebisu-san reveals that Good-Feel is expanding by creating an Osaka office, and claims that people in Osaka are generally more “comical”; the company’s next original title is being developed from this office.

The game in question – which is in the ‘action’ genre and is targeting launch on Switch – doesn’t have an official title as yet and is only shown via storyboards and concept artwork, but we’re getting major Goemon vibes from what’s been shown.

Ebisu-san explains that the Japanese setting is down to the fact that Good-Feel is based in Japan and the company understands what makes Japanese people laugh – but he adds that he “has a feeling gamers outside of Japan will like it too…”

The game is due for launch in 2021.

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