Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 to be announced in July, Fuga planned to be a trilogy

In a serial column in Famitsu magazine, CyberConnect2 CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama revealed that Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (tentative title) will be announced in July 2022, and that Fuga is planned to be a trilogy. Creative Director Yoann Gueritot also confirmed the news on Twitter.

The Famitsu serial is largely meant to act as a weekly entry for an ongoing manga adaptation of the game, in which Matsuyama occasionally and briefly discusses game development logistics and philosophies. However, the latest entry in the column includes a longer interview with the CEO.

In the interview, Matsuyama discusses the ongoing manga and how it differs slightly from the game, with the inclusion of a few new characters. He then mentions how despite differences, there won't be any spoilers for a sequel.

Later on, Matsuyama clarifies his comment when discussing DLC for Fuga: Melodies of Steel.

By the way, you are planning to release more DLC for Fuga: Melodies of Steel, right?

Matsuyama: We're planning to release the second DLC in March, and the third DLC in May. The motif for the second set will be "Samurai". We're also planning to release a soundtrack CD in May.

And as I mentioned earlier, we are planning to announce 'Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 (tentative title)' in July. The game will take place one year  after the events of the first game. I think the content will be quite shocking. We are also planning to release an official 'Fuga: Melodies of Steel' materials book at this time.

The first set of DLC was released in January 2022, with a school theme, priced at $4.99. This sequel reveal is perhaps a bit surprising, considering the original title fell well short of covering development costs. It is interesting to note that Matsuyama states that more than half of the game's sales came from the United States.

Additionally, Back in early 2018, CyberConnect2 revealed its "Trilogy of Vengeance" lineup, which was a set of three titles to be self-published by CC2. Fuga was the first of these titles, with the other two being Tokyo Ogre Gate and Cecile - announced at the time. Updates on these games have been sparse, but Matsuyama states that both titles are already running in real hardware at CC2. He also states that since both are action titles, CC2 is currently working out the basic systems, and will let us know when it is time for a further announcement.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel was released this past July for consoles and PC. James was quite fond of it at the time in his review.