Japanese developers comment on NGP

The latest issue of Famitsu includes new coverage on Next Generation Portable. The outlet spoke to a few Japanese developers, who comment on the type of games they’d like to make for the portable platform, or tease the games they already have in development.

Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase, producer of Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Versus XIII, would like to make an online RPG for the platform. Sega’s Satoshi Sakai, of Phantasy Star fame, said he’d like to make a multiplayer game with online elements. Level-5’s Jiro Ichii, currently heading 3DS’ Time Travelers, said that the rear touch-panel is exciting. He’d like to make an episodic adventure game, where you can download a new chapter every week.

Crafts & Mesiter’s Noritaka Funamizu, known for his work on Capcom fighting games, said that their upcoming NGP title is a different type of game when compared to their upcoming Wii title, Earth Seeker. Konami’s Akarai Uchida, of Love Plus fame, said that their NGP game is a title that allows you to communicate with friends. He predicts the console will launch at 24,980 yen ($305).

Namco Bandai’s Katsuhiro Harada, of Tekken fame, said that the company will most likely include NGP in their future HD multiplatform plans.

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