Sony Online Entertainment is best known for MMORPGs like the Everquest series but they have also released games for the PS2 and PSP consoles. This fall, the developer/publisher will released one of the first PS3 exclusive titles with the fantasy action-RPG Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom. FiringSquad got a chance to ask its senior producer Kevin O'Hara some questions about the game, which is an extension of two previous games for the PSP.
FiringSquad: First, how did the idea for Dark Kindgom come about?
Kevin O'Hara: Following the success of Untold Legends on PSP, we wanted to bring the franchise to the PlayStation 3. The team was anxious to take the proven elements of a classic hack and slash RPG and focus more on the action and tactics. Our designers started by making feature lists about what we thought made our previous PS2 titles Champions or Norrath and Return to Arms fun and what would take those to the next gen console. The storyline started to fall into place as we focused on the environments we wanted to show and the character types we wanted to play.