Crafts & Meister developing hardcore NGP title

Crafts & Meister, the developer behind Wii’s upcoming RPG Earth Seeker, is working on a new game for Sony’s recently unveiled Next Generation Portable (NGP). This week’s issue of Dengeki has an interview with studio head (and former Street Fighter designer), Noritaka Funamizu, where he teases the new game.

Funamizu believes, like other developers, that NGP allows developers to make games that are close to PlayStation 3. He’s pleased with the buttons and sticks on the system, but feels that the touch screen has limits. He wants to make a game that has connectivity with PlayStation 3, but admitted that problems with the studio’s budget could come about if it were tried.

The studio’s new game for NGP is apparently so hardcore that people will wonder if it’s okay for such a game to release!

Funamizu reckons the handheld will cost 39,800 yen (approx. $484) when it launches. That’s just his guess, of course.

Other than this new NGP game and Earth Seeker, Crafts & Meister is currently working away on an unannounced game for PlayStation Move.

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