Hideaki Itsuno, the director behind both the Devil May Cry series and Dragon's Dogma, is up to his old tricks again. The Japanese developer teased a secret project more than once last year, inevitably leading to speculation about Devil May Cry 5 and Dragon's Dogma 2. However, despite Itsuno's teasing, he never did get to reveal what his project was in 2017.

Of course, now that it's 2018, Itsuno's wasting no time in reminding us that he's working on something. He tweeted: "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."

His words suggest that the game's now far into development -- perhaps almost finished -- so an official announcement may not be that far off. Naturally, we're still excited to hear what it is, especially since those Devil May Cry 5 rumours just won't go away.

What are you hoping for from Itsuno? Place some predictions in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com]