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Vita won't benefit from 'a lot of otaku games,' says Inafune

Game designer Keiji Inafune has been very critical of the Japanese market, both before and after leaving Capcom to pursue his own projects. Now that he's calling the shots with his own studios, he's announced several titles ranging from the cute and fluffy to the dark and grisly. On the gruesome end of the spectrum is Soul Sacrifice, which Inafune says he is putting on the PlayStation Vita because his creative goals of appealing to Western audiences are a good fit for what the device needs.

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ritsuka6661460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

Just release Jrpgs for it, its a fantastic little machine with great potential, but if you arent going to show the world what it can or even release a decent number of games for otakus, then they wont buy it!

Snookies121460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

Yeah, I would seriously welcome some more JRPGs right about now. That's why I'm so dang excited for Ys Celceta (provided it makes its way outside Japan "counting on XSeed there lol").

On the "Otaku" note, we don't see many games of that type release outside of Japan either... The main point is "yes" focus on games that will release worldwide since Japan clearly won't buy into the Vita until they have games like Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy-esque RPGs.

-Mika-1460d ago

I disagree with the both of you. The vita needs major exclusives. Not some random JRPG. The Ys games in japan never passed a 100k copies. It needs a new dissadia game. It needs a new final fantasy game like crisis core. It needs a exclusive gta and mgs game. If it can secure those things. It should sell well. They already lost monster hunter to nintendo which was a really bad move since that was the game that made the psp what it was in japan. Hopefully Soul scrafice is a success and it would make up for the lost of MH.

Snookies121460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

@Mika - Did you read the second part of my comment? o_o

I stated that they NEED to focus more on audiences outside of Japan. I also stated they needed Final Fantasy-esque games (which you mentioned) for the Japanese market.

I was only saying for myself that I'd love to see some more JRPGs on the Vita. I mean, considering that the PSP was like the king of RPGs. I think a lot of people would expect the same of the Vita since the PSP was its predecessor.

ShaunCameron1460d ago

@ Mika

Not really. The MH games that the PSP owners got were the Freedom games while the MH games that Wii and 3DS owners got were the main MH games.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

<They already lost monster hunter to nintendo which was a really bad move since that was the game that made the psp what it was in japan. Hopefully Soul scrafice is a success and it would make up for the lost of MH.>

snosek1460d ago

jrpgs are needed, original ones and quick

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RmanX10001460d ago

Person 4 Golden will hold me over :D

DivineAssault 1460d ago (Edited 1460d ago )

i will buy this IP immediately.. I think this will be the best vita game to date when it releases.. Seems like hes putting alot of effort into it & making vitas unique abilities to make it stand apart.. This will own MH.. It sucks that nintendo has that game on lock right now but id rather play this any day.. I cant speak for all westerners but i do like that its grotesque & dark.. If i want family fun, ill play my 3DS, games that are M rated is why i own vita.. I know i wont see many if any titles like this on a nintendo system

ForRealz171460d ago

Soul Sacrifice does look good but I'm just wondering if the game is just fights with one big monster and a few peons in an enclosed arena. I've yet to see any videos that show otherwise.

DivineAssault 1460d ago

theres lesser enemies throughout the levels.. U can gain powers from em too

tack1291460d ago

Same, Soul Sacrifice to me looks like a more appealing product than what Monster Hunters from the past, present and future offered.

TongkatAli1460d ago

Vita will benefit from having all types of games.

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