Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So, I was all set to say that the Vita had moved up a few spots on my gaming wish list thanks to the announcement of a Little King's Story sequel ...

... and then I read (last night, via andriasang.com) that the game--whose Japanese name translates to something like, The King, The Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New Little King's Story--will feature "new visual stylings for its characters."

OK, I immediately thought to myself, maybe that just means the game will be even prettier than its Wii-based predecessor. Like, maybe it'll be in HD or something.


                       Don't expect to see such cute characters in New Little King's Story.

Then I read another post (this morning) on andrisang.com that said: "While the Wii version had cute 'super deformed' style characters, the Vita characters have more realistic proportions."

As if that weren't bad enough, it's currently unknown as to whether or not Yasuhiro Wada or Yoshiro Kimura, executive producer and producer/ director of the original Little King's Story, respectively, are at all involved in the development of the sequel.

Don't worry, Sony fanboys and fangirls, even if New Little King's Story ends up being the gaming equivalent of a steaming pile of dog poo, I'll probably still get a Vita at some point in the future--especially since the folks who made last year's critically acclaimed DS title, 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, are working on a similar game for the Sony's PSP successor (as well as the 3DS).


                              The cast of Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die.

The game, called Gyokugen Dasshutsu Adv: Zennin Shiboudes (aka Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die), will be a "game of betrayal," according to developer Chunsoft, and will feature nine people who must escape from a warehouse in which they're trapped.

For more information about Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die, check out this post over at andriasang.com.

13 comments:

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Just judging from the lack of commercial success of Little King's Story, I'm surprised there's a sequel in the works at all.

xerosbeat said...

I want to get a Vita but mainly for other reasons.

Bryan Ochalla said...

I agree, Justin. The game didn't light up the sales charts in any region, as far as I can remember -- although it should have.

Anyway, if this New Little King's Story used the same art style as its predecessor, I'd pick it up in a heartbeat. As it stands now, though, I'm thinking I might not buy it at all.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, xerosbeat! What do you want a Vita for, then? Any specific games?

apricotsushi said...

Did you ever play 999, Brian? I've always wanted to check it out but never got around to it. As for Little King's Story... I'll put that on my list for when I finally get a Wii ;)

apricotsushi said...

Sorry I have another friend named Brian, Bryan! My mistake D:

Bryan Ochalla said...

Anne: I've played just a bit of it thus far, but I've definitely like what I've played! That's why I'm so hyped for this sequel/successor/whatever. Not sure if I'll buy the 3DS version or the Vita version, though...

As for Little King's Story -- yes, get it! It's one of the best third-party offerings for Wii, IMO. Well worth whatever you'd pay for it.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, and no worries about misspelling my name. I'll answer to just about anything :P

apricotsushi said...

Some screens of the new Little King's Story were posted! It doesn't look too bad to me (though why bother changing the proportions so little when they were already cute before?) http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/08/25/via_little_king/?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, that's not so different! I mean...it's a different art style almost entirely, but the characters just look a bit more...grown up.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, you're right! I still like the Wii version's art style better, but the Vita version looks much better than I thought it would -- and good enough for me to want to buy it :) I don't think I'm going to rush order a Vita when it comes out, though. Definitely going to get a 3DS first. Anyway, thanks for posting that link, Anne!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, I agree, Justin. The art style *is* different, but not in a bad way. Anyway, now I want to know how it plays!

Bryan Ochalla said...

BTW, some folks are saying this is a remake of the Wii game. If so, my hype for the game is once again in the toilet.