Nippon Ichi, known for series like Disgaea and Makai Kingdom, has a handful of PSP exclusives on their roster. Spencer of Siliconera asked the president of Nippon Ichi Software Souhei Niikawa what he thinks about PSP games being remastered for the PS3.
“We’re looking into it right now. We’re investigating how the feature works and learning about the system. We’re happy about it too because we have a strong lineup on the PSP and we would like to change that to PS3, so we can have a wider audience.” Some PSP games are in the process of getting HD versions on the PS3 console, including the God of War games Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta which will be released later this year.
Games developed or published by Nippon Ichi that have been released exclusively on the PSP include the Disgaea spinoff Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos, and Disgaea Infinite. They have a fairly nice handful of games that were not released outside of the PSP, which cuts out a significant portion of their fanbase sadly, along with countless other titles that were not released outside of Japan in general.
Even if the PSP is an excellent handheld, it honestly has few advantages in its native functions above the PS2. Seeing their previous titles get redone and rereleased will be absolutely stellar. Or better yet, taking several older titles from before the PS2 era and remastering those. I bet you didn’t know the optional Disgaea boss Marjoly was from a game released back in 1998. Yes, Nippon Ichi has been around for a good few years by now. They’re sitting on quite the goldmine if they polish up some titles.