On the way?
With this being Platinum’s third licensed game in as many years – another ’80s nostalgia play – it’s tempting to imagine Activision and Platinum management working slowly through a list of long-running, beloved cartoons that the studio can rework into action games. What might the studio turn its hand to next? “I don’t think the revival of IPs like Transformers and TMNT is restricted to the videogame industry – you see it happening in other media too,” Shirahama says. “That said, speaking super-personally, I’d love to do modern takes on some of my favourite shows from the ’70s, like The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman or Mighty Mouse.”