Kinoko Nasu talks Tsukihime 2, dreams of making it an open-world RPG

Kinoko Nasu talks Tsukihime 2, dreams of making it an open-world RPG interview

The Tsukihime remake was released last month in Japan, and fans are already antsy to learn when they can expect its sequel with a Tsukihime 2. Type-Moon co-founder and writer Kinoko Nasu recently talked about the eventual Tsukihime 2 in an interview with 4Gamer.

The original Tsukihime visual novel was released in December 2000, and fans have been waiting for a full-fledged sequel for a while. Now that the highly anticipated Tsukihime remake has been released, the same fans want a Tsukihime 2 now more than ever.

Here’s a snippet from the interview that mentions Tsukihime 2:

4Gamer: “There’s still a lot that I want to ask, but I must get to this subject. How far along are you on the sequel, ‘Tsukihime no Uragawa‘ (Other Side of the Moon)?

Kinoko Nasu: “We’re still in the preparations stage, and I think that it will take a little while longer for the actual production to begin. I do want to start as soon as possible, but FGO is currently at a climax, so it would be tough to go full throttle in the current state. So be ready to wait about as long as you would for the Olympics.”

4Gamer: “I- I see.”

Kinoko Nasu: “There’s also Melty Blood: Type Lumina, and we have various things that we need to prepare for next year and beyond. I’m also thinking of a path that you all can wait on, so I hope to deliver that as soon as possible as well.”

4Gamer: “By the way, is it safe to assume that Other Side will have ‘4 routes’?

Kinoko Nasu: “It will. And of course, something for her.”

To summarize, Kinoko Nasu is saying that they’re getting ready for the sequel, but they’re currently at a crucial moment in the story of Type-Moon’s wildly popular mobile game Fate/Grand Order. Since he wants to get into working on the Tsukihime sequel at full throttle, it looks like we’ll have to wait until things settle down in FGO before the developers can start.

The interview wrapped up with one last quote from Kinoko Nasu about Tsukihime 2, with 4Gamer asking if there’s a possibility that we see it in some other shape or form, like an open-world RPG:

Kinoko Nasu: “If we are to do a ‘Tsukihime 2‘, then perhaps something that isn’t a visual novel. Rather, I’d like to do something like an open-world RPG. Although, at the moment, it’s pretty much a dream. However, we do have Type-Moon Studio BB…”

Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- is available in Japan for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Check out its opening animation by ufotable in our previous report.