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You get a pat on the back if you actually know who Dokidoki Groove Works is, but this is news worth keeping an eye on all the same. As spotted and translated by Gematsu, the Japanese developer is currently hiring en masse for a large-scale role-playing game project that appears to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. It’s looking for everything from programmers to sound designers.
The studio’s job listing is titled “New PS4 Game Development Project Begins! Make a Hit that Captivates the World”. It’s immediately clear that this is a big step up for Dokidoki Groove Works — the developer’s previous projects certainly don’t scream large-scale, with its most recently released game being a 2018 otome title for the Nintendo Switch. And even then, the studio didn’t handle the whole development — just programming, UI, and script.
However, it’s also worth noting that Dokidoki Groove Works is the team behind Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a smartphone title based on Square Enix’s Valkyrie Profile series of Japanese RPGs. Maybe there’s a connection?
“This time, it is our pleasure to be participating in the development of a new RPG for PlayStation 4. It is a major project that uses Unreal Engine 4,” the job listing continues. Needless to say, it’s probably going to be a while before we hear anything substantial about this one, but even so, consider our interest piqued.