Is Level 5 working on a sequel to their first full-scale RPG, Dark Cloud? It seems highly likely that they are. The last Dark Cloud was titled Dark Chronicle everywhere else except in North America, where it was titled Dark Cloud 2. It came out in 2003 on the PS2, and ever since then we have not heard one peep on a sequel.
Ever since the release of Dark Chronicle, Level 5 has gone on to see greater success with the Professor Layton series and bringing Ni no Kuni over to the PS3. It is possible that they would want to bring one of their older titles back, and Dark Cloud is perfect for that.
According to a Kotaku article posted in 2009, Level 5 said that they would only consider making Dark Cloud 3 if they got enough buzz for it.
At this moment we don’t have a specific plan for a sequel in the Dark Cloud series, Level 5′s Yoshiaki Kusuda told me at the Tokyo Game Show last week. There are many staff members, including myself at Level 5, who have worked on the Dark Cloud series, he told me through a translator. There are some who decided to join Level 5 because they love the Dark Cloud series. So, if requests from users should increase in the future, we would seriously consider making it.
Fans have pretty much shouted from every where they can that they would want to see a sequel to Dark Cloud 2, and it seems that Level 5 may have heard them. In both February and earlier this month Sony said that the company will be developing something exclusively for the PlayStation 4.
Also, Akihiro Hino , the CEO of Level 5 and Creator of the Dark Cloud series recently said that they were developing something for Sony’s new system. Nothing else was said, and we did not hear about anything new from the company at E3.
If they are not bringing Dark Cloud 3 to the PS4 it is possible that they are doing an HD collection of the first 2 games, or just bringing exclusive content for the new RPG that they announced, WonderFlick. Akihiro Hino is said to be working on that game as well. Let’s hope that they are making Dark cloud 3. If anything is announced we’ll be sure to keep you updated here on Corrupted Cartridge