After working on Hyrule and Fire EMblem Warriors, Koei Tecmo seems to have a bigger appetite at working with Nintendo IPs.
Speaking To Kotaku, Koei Tecmo’s President, Hisashi Koinuma, said that he had a nostalgic attachment to Mario and definitely would like to work on a Mario game, be it Warriors or not.
“I’d like to have an opportunity to work on Nintendo’s Mario,” Koinuma said. “Basically, he’s a character I’ve been playing with ever since I was a kid, so if I could do something with him, I’d be really happy.”
Much like with Star Wars, Koinuma said he’d pretty much like to work on any game featuring Mario, whether it’s a Warriors or not. “I think anything would be great,” he said. “Even a simulation would be good.”
I’m not sure if fighting hordes of Goomba will sit well with Kyoto but we’re talking about a time where Nintendo is liberalising licensing of its IP. If Ubisoft can make a Mario game, so can Koei Tecmo.