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It's time for some absolutely rampant speculation - even if you're not a Warriors fan. Koei Tecmo's hack and slash titles have always split opinion, but you have to admit that the formula is a pretty good one - which is why it's been adopted by numerous properties over the years. Gundam, One Piece, Dragon Quest, The Legend of Zelda - the list goes on, and it would seem as though the Japanese publisher is looking to add yet more franchises to its catalogue.

According to the company's recent financial report, as relayed by ZhugeEX Blog, there's a potentially exciting announcement waiting in the wings. Koei Tecmo teases that it's made a collaboration deal with a 'very big' Western property.

Of course, that doesn't strictly mean that the game in question will adhere to the Warriors template, but you'd imagine that it's the most likely outcome. The real question is: what property has the publisher been able to snag?

Without causing a massive fuss, cast your mind back to the beginning of last month and you'll remember that Koei Tecmo producer Hisashi Koinuma stated that he'd love to make a musou title based on Star Wars. Do we dare to dream? Hey, we reckon that it'd work rather well.

In all seriousness, though, we're interested in hearing just what this product could be. Koei Tecmo certainly seems intent on branching out - especially in Western markets - so whatever it is, we'll no doubt hear about it in the relatively near future.

Got any good ideas? Feel free to let your imagination flow in the comments section below.

[source zhugeex.com, via neogaf.com]