Level-5 developing PlayStation 4 game

Ni no Kuni studio "might be able to announce it soon."

April 9, 2013 / 08:54 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch developer Level-5 is working on a new game for PlayStation 4, company boss Akihiro Hino revealed during a recent interview with Nikkei Trendy

“It’s still in the planning stages, but we are also working on a PlayStation 4 title,” said Hino. “We might be able to announce it soon.”

Hino also shared a few thoughts on the system.

“PlayStation 4 is next-gen hardware built with the network in mind, so more than graphics performance and specs, we need to think about communication—how to use the network features.”

And he touched briefly upon PS Vita, as well.

“I think the Vita’s new price (19,800 yen) is great,” he said. “However, just cutting the price is not going to lead to it spreading. You also have to simultaneously release strategic titles. I think there is a huge amount of anticipation around what those titles will be.”

Other points discussed in the interview include:

  • Fantasy Life shipments are approaching 300,000.
  • Each title in the Guild series will be evaluated for an iOS release. Android development is also being considered.
  • Hino hopes Yokai Watch, its upcoming 3DS game, anime, and manga property, will grow to become a success.

Thanks, Game Jouhou.

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  • Adol Christin

    Come on Dark Cloud 3. “we need to think about communication—how to use the network features” sounds like the game might have MMO features. Hope I’m wrong.

    • Jaylesse

      “Come on Dark Cloud 3″

      YES PLEASE!

    • Bloodios

      Yay for Dark Cloud 3. And while they’re at it, they should remaster the first two game and Rouge Galaxy for the PS3.

    • Keith Jones

      Ugh, everyone wants to catch lightning in a bottle using whatever brand they have. How’s the Dragon Quest X MMO going?

    • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

      i hope,but may be ni no kuni 2 same name but new hero and new story,really ni no kuni was a best RPG this year i hope you play it.

      BTW i wish they make Dark Cloud 3 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Please don’t be WKC!

    • Adol Christin

      Doubt it. Sony/L5 recently killed the online for 1 and 2. So I doubt its going to be WKC. Its probably a new IP with MMO features.

    • AdamBoy64

      Still gotta get around to WKC2. Some day. I really enjoyed #1 though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JeremieJerryIsmael Jerry Bayerischesmotorenwerk

    Great news thats wat i wont to hear, hope for more PS4 exklusiv Titel.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I would cry salty, salty man-tears if they and Sony got together to do something with the Rogue Galaxy IP. Unlikely, but that’s okay since Level-5′s stuff always manages to pique my interest.

    Can’t wait to see whatever it is.

  • Rafael Martines

    Ni No Kuni 2, make it happens

  • http://www.guidingtech.com/ Alvaro Bernedo

    Ni no Kuni on Vita anyone?

    • Rafael Martines

      With all dlc familiars please :)

    • Adol Christin

      I would love that… but I don’t see it happening :(

  • Hidayat246

    “I think the Vita’s new price (19,800 yen) is great,” he said. “However,
    just cutting the price is not going to lead to it spreading. You also
    have to simultaneously release strategic titles. I think there is a huge
    amount of anticipation around what those titles will be.”

    yes porting all your vita games to 3DS is your “smart” strategy L5
    Make PS4 is just garbage and waste time, when the main game is in dev for 3DS
    Shame of you L5

    • Elvick

      It’s funny that the last Little Battlers they put on Vita they said they wouldn’t release a ‘blah’* version of, but they ended up doing it anyway but calling it something else.

      *blah being whatever the subtitle of the last enhanced port to 3DS was… can’t remember. :/

      Why they didn’t just make 3DS/Vita from the bat is beyond me. They killed their own sales on Vita, by setting a trend that consumers already knew was there. Why buy it on Vita, when the 3DS will get a better one shortly after the Vita version?

      Let’s not just give both the same version and then see what happens… no…

  • artemisthemp

    Dark Chronicles 3 yes yes or Ni No Kuni 2

  • Elvick

    Oh sure, port the Guild games to iOS but not Vita. How hard is that?

    Hell, just having 3DS/Vita multiplatform games = import sales you wouldn’t have otherwise. Excluding the extreme buyers who go out of their way to buy a 3DS from Japan just to import games. Inflating the system’s sales for no reason.

    The fact NONE of their Vita games have even come here, even multiplat ones, is lame. But most of their games don’t. So it’s not surprising. Loving Level-5 sucks.

  • almostautumn

    Inazuma Eleven: Gospel Goal! In this edition you play soccer against Buddha and Mohammad and Satan.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    “I think the Vita’s new price (19,800 yen) is great,” he said. “However,
    just cutting the price is not going to lead to it spreading. You also
    have to simultaneously release strategic titles. I think there is a huge
    amount of anticipation around what those titles will be.”

    Though you Level-5 yourself, didn’t go help it happen… Releasing for other platforms doesn’t say much in your case…

  • Tetsu

    Rogue Galaxy 2 please :D

    Also, Dark Cloud 3 and Ni No Kuni 2~

  • LordKaiser

    Stay away from Sony and D3P as publishers plz.