It’s been 15 years since we last saw a mainline entry, but Ghosts ’n Goblins is making a big comeback in 2021. With just two weeks until Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection launches on Switch, no one could be more thrilled than Tokuro Fujiwara, director of the original game.
Having returned to his position for Resurrection, he recently sat down for an interview with Polygon in preparation for the imminent release. Saying he’s “incredibly happy” to deliver this new game, Fujiwara offered his thoughts regarding difficulty levels, Ghosts ’n Goblins’ history and changes in the industry.
With Resurrection’s new art style facing some criticism, Fujiwara outlined his ideas behind this revised approach, confirming:
Seeing many different reactions and opinions on the art style after the announcement made me realize how much love and fond memories players have for the series, and knowing this brings me a lot of joy. I believe the original Ghosts ’n Goblins had a great, enjoyable art style. For Ghosts ’n Goblins Resurrection, we really wanted to utilize concepts like an “animated scroll” or a “picture book” motif that we felt would be at home with the series’ “horror theme park” inspiration. I think as people play it, they will agree it meshes well with the series.
Fujiwara also explained the truth behind Arthur’s underwear, which becomes visible after his Knight Armor is destroyed. As it turns out, there’s a more personal reason behind this wardrobe choice.
There’s one very important detail I need to share with you that people might not know: the pattern on his underwear is actually strawberries. Arthur has this air of ruggedness when he has his armor on, but on the inside, he gets a little fancy and wears his favorite boxers. However, his underwear isn’t simply just something that he likes to wear. It was actually a gift from the princess and acts as a “charm” to protect Arthur in battle. It’s probably safe to say the strawberry design was something the princess was fond of.
We recommend checking out the full interview if you’re looking forward to Resurrection’s release. There’s also Capcom’s recent developer diaries, which recently detailed Resurrection’s origins and art style.
Available on February 25th, you can pre-order it now for £24.99 / $29.99 / €29,99.
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