Hideaki Itsuno has apologised once more for not revealing his new game - but the Devil May Cry and Dragon's Dogma director now promises that the project is coming to a close, hopefully meaning we'll see an announcement soon.
Itsuno took to Twitter to say that the "development of the project is now under climax":
Happy new year!I am sorry that I can not present a new project last year. The development of the project is now under climax. I am making a great game so please expect it.— Hideaki Itsuno (@tomqe) December 31, 2017Itsuno first announced that he was working on a new game almost two years ago, and apologised to fans after its no-show at E3 2017.
That hasn't stopped the internet from working itself into a frenzy over what the final product might be. The most prevalent opinion is that the game will be a return to an internally developed Devil May Cry, with alleged leaks and rumours stoking that particular fire.
It would make some sense alongside the recently-announced Devil May Cry HD Collection, comprising the first three games in the series and arriving on March 13, 2018.
Joe Skrebels is IGN's UK News Editor, and he'd love it if this all turned out to be Power Stone 3. Follow him on Twitter.