Thanks for clarifying.
I agree with you, I would also prefer a soft reboot which connects to all elements of previous games in the series.
But my petition doesn't go this far in terms of scenario as I think it will also depends on who will be interested in this: Yukio the original creator ? SEGA itself ? a third party studio ? they might have ideas.
IMO it is maybe a bit early to go down the scenario route. Of course we can talk about it but I guess it can change widely depending on who would lead this project. That's why I focused on suggesting elements of gameplay, what made the series good etc... I was not too restrictive in the text. I used the word REBOOT but didnt say hard or soft one.
Also look at Zelda, they didnt car about the timeline, they admitted it themselves, they said they wanted to create a great game, break the conventions and if it fits the timeline good, if it doesnt, that's not a problem.
Now, of course its a bit different with PD as we would like to see things connect. But for me the priority is make a game we enjoy playing.
And I think at this point, we need to make as much noise NOISE NOISE as possible so people talk about the series.
I am sure there can still be a phase where we discuss the story more in detail with whoever would like to lead this.
My main concern being that we want an ambitious game: a triple AAA is a must I think or a very good indie one coz we dont want a disaster like Crimson Dragon.
And thank you for those story elements you gave, I didnt know all about this as I was young when I played those games, my english was not too good at the time.