Nippon Ichi Secures A Wii/WiiWare Developer License

By Spencer . November 6, 2008 . 11:10am

prinnywii Nippon Ichi, the Disgaea series developer, are taking their talents to the Wii. On November 4th the company signed a contract to become an official Wii developer. Knowing the savvy Siliconera audience you’re probably aware of this already. Inside a long list of WiiWare games Nippon Ichi’s first title was inadvertently announced.


Let’s Hitchhike (temporary name) is slated for a March 2009 release on WiiWare in Japan. We still don’t know anything else about it, but it sure doesn’t sound related to Disgaea. So, how long will it be until a thousand prinnies are chained to a thousand computers to make a Disgaea game for the Wii?


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  • jarrod

    Prinny port plz!

    Knowing NIS, they’re probably cooking up the 4th version of Disgaea 1. :D

  • jarrod

    Prinny port plz!

    Knowing NIS, they’re probably cooking up the 4th version of Disgaea 1. :D

  • Yoo-Jin


  • Actually I’m kind of worried about NIS, since Disgaea 3 there has been no mention of a new srpg. I was kind of hoping for a new IP SRPG.. it’s what gets me through the day.

  • Jay

    Yes! More new IPs NIS, Soul Nomad was awesome!

  • ZefiroTorna

    This will be swell if means getting something like WiiWare versions of Puchi Puchi Virus or Jigsaw World sometime in the future. Well, something along those lines, since their casual DS line actually caught my interest.

  • Mikael

    Well id rather see a small but fun rpg title, than some puzzle title.
    I like puzzle games but its not a company with the experience as other companies in terms of puzzle games.

    “Jay” Yeah Soul Nomad was awesome, my favourite Nippon Ichi title by far and one of my favourite rpgs on the ps2.

    I doubt they would be that awesome but it would be cool with a sequel to Makai Kingdom or Soul Nomad as a result of this.

  • Wharcraff

    Well it’s about damn time. This can bring in more revenue for these guys. Hopefully there will be new Ips for both the PS2 and Wii in the years to come as they start designing the new engine for their RPG franchises.

  • RuzE+

    Laharl returns for a Wiiware exclusive RPG, called Disgaea: The Prinny King…..just my guess. Phantom Brave needs a sequel though.

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