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NipponIchi aiming solely at PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, new game incoming

by Ron Duwell | March 25, 2015March 25, 2015 9:30 pm PST

Disgaea 5 Intro

That’s another generation officially in the books for quirky Japanese developer NipponIchi. The Disgaea developer has confirmed that it is finished with development on the PlayStation 3, and every game it makes from here on out will be either for the PlayStation 4 or PS Vita, dropping all prospects of multi-platform development.

NipponIchi has stated it will still localize PlayStation 3 and Wii U games in the States, like Yuji Naka’s Rodea: The Sky Soldier, but the exclusivity on next-gen consoles in Japan has granted the company special advertising bonuses from Sony. President Sohei Niikawa explains.

“It’s precisely because nobody else is making that big jump that we think there’s value to be had in setting our sights square on PS4,” Niikawa explained. “As a result, we’ve received support from Sony and are now able to do things like put out commercials. In that respect from a promotional perspective, there are merits to going the route that we have here.”

Niikawa would go on to state that the power of the PlayStation 4 should hopefully keep his small company cutting edge with the rest of the industry, and he even confirmed that a new game would be accompanying the highly anticipated release of Disgaea 5:Alliance of Vengeance. However, he was unable to elaborate further.

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 26 in Japan. An English version is expected to hit later in the fall.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...