Code Of Princess Producer Wants To Develop Sequel For PS4 Or Xbox One

By Spencer . June 21, 2013 . 2:34am

image Code of Princess was Agatsuma Entertainment’s first attempt at making a game designed for core gamers. They pulled together a strong team – the creators of Guardian Heroes and former Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura to design the game’s world. The gamble paid off for Agatsuma Entertainment. "In Japan, it sold so-so, but in the US Code of Princess sold beyond our expectations," producer Yasuo Nakajima said to Siliconera.

 

I asked Nakajima if he was planning on making Code of Princess 2. "Kinu-san already has ideas about Code of Princess 2 in mind already," Nakajima replied. "If Code of Princess 2 goes into development maybe it will be for consoles like PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. I want to develop it a sequel to Code of Princess for core gamers like fans that are anticipating Dragon’s Crown now."

 

Code of Princess 2 is not currently in development since Agatsuma just finished Farewell Umihara Kawase. Nakajima said if they develop Code of Princess 2 for consoles they would need a bigger team and if the timing works out they will try to bring the Guardian Heroes developers back for the sequel.


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  • Jah-keem York

    A sequel for main consoles? That’s…an interesting swtich I’d be down for it though Code of Princess was great.

    • 324234

      Similarly, Liberation Maiden not only made a console jump for its sequel, but a genre jump, I believe it’s oddly enough a visual novel.

  • Go2hell66

    Can you imagine if vaniilaware had to do their own version of guardian heroes!? HOLY CRAP!

  • Virevolte

    The game disappointed me a lot (framerate, story, humor, dubbing…). I could probably buy a better one though.

  • landlock

    Yeah that would be excellent. Really liked COP much more then I thought it would.

    I really liked the story and the dubbing was very solid. Really added to the humor.

    • Virevolte

      Allegro’s dubbing was solid ? Don’t take it at heart, but I found it awful.

      • landlock

        Well there are stronger and weaker parts to the dub just the same as anything but overall yes I found the dub to be solid. I honestly didn’t mind Allegro tbh and after a short while he grew on me.

        I know dubs aren’t very popular around here so I’m expecting to get negged to death.

        • Virevolte

          No, no. I was just surprised and wondering. I also find that Zozo’s voice was very enjoyable so I kind of agree with you.

          Edit : Maybe I understand more than I agree. ^^

  • HPN

    This would be AWESOME. Code of Princess was AWESOME. Code of Princess’ number one issue was being trapped on the 3DS. The frame rate was TERRIBAD, especially when there were more than, say, three or four characters/monsters on the screen… >_> Needless to say, playing it was a challenge of patience. Put it on PS4, give it online multiplayer, and this game will be golden.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Tohsaka

      I don’t think it was the problem of being on the 3DS more than it was poorly optimized. I didn’t really have a problem with it being on that console and honestly it was one of the major reasons I got the console, given that it was a Guardian Heroes addition to its legacy. It did well on a handheld for what it was.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      People REALLY need to stop with this nonsense of automatically blaming the hardware whenever a 3DS game has technical issues or the developer chooses an older style of presentation.

      The 3DS is no PS3, but Code of Princess is hardly such a powerhouse title that it would require cutting edge technology. The problems the game suffered from come solely down to the developers doing a shitty optimisation job. If they haven’t learned anything from the original, then that is going to be a problem no matter the platform.

      • puchinri

        I was thinking the same. I really think the problems came down to the game and not the hardware; because otherwise, how are other games able to manage so much (while looking impressive)?

        That’s also a worry though. If the 3DS was new hardware for them (and relatively new at the time), how are they going to do on hardware like the PS4? Sometimes having more power just means you have more power than you know what to do with and that doesn’t end well either.

      • kylehyde

        Amen for that.

        Personally I see very risky to a small company to make a jump like this. Even if they hire more people the risk is still high, many companies really struggled during the beginning of this generation because the cost were to high for them, and many of them doesn’t exist anymore.

  • Dominic Hunter

    I think the big draw the first time around was that it was a somewhat mature-looking, non-AAA Japanese game on a Nintendo platform getting released in the west. We all rushed out to support it because we wanna see more of those in the future.

    Unfortunately, Code of princess turned out to be a poorly-crafted, stale, repetitive slog with either a weak localization, a poor story, or both. I don’t think they’d see the same level of support a second time around. I know they won’t from me.

  • Solomon_Kano

    So… more from the Guardian Heroes folks, but on consoles this time? All of my yes.

    • ronin4life

      On all consoles would be cool.That doesn’t seem to be what he is saying though.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Yea, I don’t really take issue with that though. Whatever platform it ends up on, if I own it, I’ll check the game out.

  • Kristoffer Brandberg

    Here’s hope for a PS4-release.

  • scratchbach

    I didn’t really like the game much (although Solange’s Theme was admittedly awesome). If moving to console means better frame rate, etc, I might be up for round two, especially since local co-op would be that much more feasible.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    So you’re gonna betray Nintendo fans

    • Nightmare637

      huh? betrayed? Whats gives you the idea that a company owes you anything? your not being betrayed lol.

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        uh yes Nintendo fans 3DS owners supported this game.

        • Nightmare637

          so? still not a betrayl.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I’d like you to read our posting guidelines please. We don’t encourage this sort of behaviour around here.

      http://www.siliconera.com/open-thread/

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        I wasn’t really acting bad or anything. I was just making a statement to what his decision was for the sequel.

  • Zharkiel

    Not the Wii U? I mean, I’m all for a console release and it’s cool they’re considering a multi-console release, but what about nintendo console owners/fans that supported this game?

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      that what i am saying. PS and Xbox fans dont even care or know this gamr exist

      • Erikdayo

        I know. And I would definitely look forward to a PS4 release. Or Vita, or 3DS, or WiiU. :P

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        simply Dragon Crown

      • http://www.twitter.com/christaran Chris Taran

        As a PS and Xbox (well, ok prior to the One) fan, I can state factually, that you are incorrect.

      • Solomon_Kano

        As a fan of games period, not consoles, I’ll have to disagree. I didn’t even have a 3DS til last week and damn sure knew about this, so speak for yourself.

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          did you play it

          • Solomon_Kano

            Did I need to? You said PS and Xbox fans don’t care or know it exists, I refuted that. No, I haven’t played it yet, as I just recently got my 3DS.

            Would you like me to send you my receipt once I purchase it? Will that convince that I know and care? Should I give you my Friend Code so we can play multiplayer together?

            You may be of this mindset that people who own one console don’t care about the games present on another, but you should drop your assumption that that applies to the rest of us.

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            Care to play

          • Solomon_Kano

            Sure. I’ll let you know once I get my hands on the game.

          • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

            I own Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PS3 and 360.

      • Aristides

        Dude… JRPG fans don’t care about the console we buy consoles based on which games we like.

      • Jirin

        Most of the people who played CoP aren’t hardcore Nintendo loyalists, they’re hardcore JRPG fans. Hardcore JRPG fans tend to favor 3DS and Sony consoles.

        • Brimfyre

          Based on what information? lol

          • Eilanzer

            well there is the place for jrpgs…at least most of them in the last generation…Now…Who knows…Well…certainly not on 360…

      • Tincho D

        Such assumption is far from true, as seen by the amount of anime games in systems such as PS3 or the simple fact the Dragon’s Crown audience, which Code of Princess devs desire, is playstation only.
        Even the PSP and Vita have many anime games despite selling worse than Nintendo handhelds.

        And Xbox 360 had Guardian Heroes and The Idolm@ster, but sadly it never left Japan.

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        Oh wow of course you guys will know about it. Because you guys post here on Siliconera who focus on these type of games more than IGN and other sites.

        • Kavyn

          I agree with you Daniel. Probably not the appropriate type of comment on Siliconera but Code of Princess was definitely a low-key Nintendo 3DS game compared to most others. It’s ridiculous not to have it on the Wii U when it started on the 3DS.

      • Demeanor

        NOT true. As a Sony gamer, I’d really welcome the chance to try series originally born on Nintendo (had a blast with Last Reward). I’d keep an eye on this (she’ll have to do battle with our might princess of Arcadiaaa XD).

      • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

        Knowing about a game doesn’t means you care about or played it.

    • Tincho D

      Because it would require the devs to make a downgraded version of the game for WiiU, and that would cost money (that they aren’t willing to spend).

      • ronin4life

        That makes no sense.

      • J_Joestar

        How much of a technical leap do you really think the game’s sequel is gonna need?

        • Tincho D

          Enough for it to warrant being on X1/PS4 instead of 360/PS3/WiiU

          • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

            Does this look like it’s running on underpowered hardware to you?

  • AkuLord3

    Well this a surprised, i enjoyed Code of Princess even with its faults, i like the silly story, the good/bad dubbing (took me back to the past) and of course Lady Zozo <3. So if they decided to do one that be cool, i hope more on it being Multi-Pla

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Lady Zozo <33

  • hunterrnl

    Hopefully It get some fans on the Xbox 180.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      like that would ever happen

  • Nitraion

    Sometimes nintendo need know how it feel to be betrayed…
    look at KH3 and FF XV wise… o yeah and MGS series…

    • komiko12

      I don’t think Nintendo didn’t feel betrayed by the announcement of KH3 and FFXV. Nobody really expected those two to come to a Nintendo console.

      • Solomon_Kano

        You’d be surprised at how many people believed KH3 would come out for Wii U.

        • ShawnOtakuSomething

          I was one of them :/

          • Solomon_Kano

            Hahaha. I told you guys it wasn’t gonna happen. Well, you’re not alone. Herok believed too lol.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            but Xbox….. man that broke some gears in my head…

          • Solomon_Kano

            I was like “What?” but it makes sense for Squenix to do that. If the Wii U had DX11, I bet it’d have been on there too.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            in the future Nintendo decision to limit their technology will come back to bite them in the butt :{

          • Solomon_Kano

            I mean, this is pretty much what we should expect by now. Nintendo typically misses out on the multiplat stuff because their hardware is so different from the others. I think they’re fine with that.

            It sucks for the people who only buy Ninty consoles, but Nintendo doesn’t seem to mind. I can’t say I do either, really. I try to go for a Ninty system and a Sony one each time out anyway.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            Nintendo: not a fuck was giving

          • Solomon_Kano

            Basically lol. But I wouldn’t give a fuck either if I had the Villager on my team…

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            The Villager is going to appear in every Grade A title this year… you’ll see

          • Solomon_Kano

            Oh man, I hope he’s in Bayo 2. I’d totes use him in co-op every time.

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            I think he would be a bit overpowered. everything the enemy throw at him, he will just put it in his pocket

          • SirRichard

            Until he runs out of space.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Maybe he’ll tuck that fighter jet Bayo was fighting on in his pocket. D:

          • gold163

            Sources that say that the PS4 has true DX11 capabilities are dubious. I have yet to see official confirmation that Sony actually bought licensing from Microsoft to modify and use DirectX11 for their own purposes. From what I am hearing Sony has implemented an API that is similar enough to DirectX11 that it can roughly be considered equivalent, while avoiding licensing fees. This might be similar to how Nintendo can make high-capacity discs for the Wii U using similar-to-Blu-Ray technology, without having to actually license Blu-Rays.

            I am opposed to the idea that the Wii U is completely incapable of handling DirectX11 equivalents, or even that having equivalent shader capabilities is so crucial to how the game is actually structured and plays, and I am equally opposed to the idea that having a proprietary Microsoft API dominate all of console gaming is somehow a *good thing*.

            I am also opposed to the idea that if the API is used that a port can’t be done. Is it incredibly unlikely, and would it be too resource-consuming to consider for Square Enix? Yes and most likely yes. But to assert that Kingdom Hearts isn’t coming to the Wii U because “the technology is limited” highlights a fundamental misunderstanding the public seems to have with how this technology works in the first place.

            I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: we’re talking about goddamn Kingdom Hearts here, not Crysis 4 or something. Moral of the story, “DirectX” is a buzzword. We ought to treat it carefully. Unless anybody here actually has experience coding DirectX 11 shaders and has notable insight into Square Enix’s development processes we should take assurances that the Wii U is underpowered with a grain of salt. Developers just aren’t even trying to get it to work in the first place.

          • Herok♞

            leave me out of discussion unrelated to me please. Also I thought it would come out on wiiu because about half of the KH games have been on nintendo systems

          • Solomon_Kano

            O… kay? It’s not like I’m bad-mouthing you or anything, but sure. No need to explain yourself.

          • Herok♞

            I know you weren’t but I don’t want to be randomly brought up anywhere outside the OT unless someone is specifically asking my opinion because you weren’t saying anything bad about me but you just mentioning me doesn’t show why I felt the way I did about it

          • Solomon_Kano

            I mean, if we were actually discussing why who felt what, I’d certainly have added all that. The simple point was that he wasn’t the only one who believed it, and I named someone else he knew. He didn’t say why he believed it either.

            But if you feel you’re being misrepresented or something, my bad. I’ll be sure not to bring you up.

          • Herok♞

            Thanks for understanding and you reasoning does make sense.

          • Solomon_Kano

            No prob.

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        And no one expected them (especially KH III) to come to XB1.

        • Solomon_Kano

          I don’t think XV should have been a surprise to most given XIII, but KH3… yea, that was a surprise.

          • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

            Well it didn’t help that with the few times it was shown, it always said “For PlayStation 3″ at the end. But like you said, starting with FFXIII (and the fact that both consoles are so similar in power), it shouldn’t be a surprise that it is now a multiplatform title.

            KH III was just from left field… From another planet…

          • Solomon_Kano

            To be fair, and I’d bet this is why Squenix renamed it, only “Versus XIII” was exclusive — XV’s a brand new game *cough*. Loopholes lol.

          • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

            THEY BROKE THE SYSTEM!!!

          • Ni

            The same thing happened with XIII. First was announced as PS2 exclusive. then they moved the game to PS3 only, but in the end they turned the game in a multiplataform for Ps3 and 360.

            You can’t believe that a third party is going to stay exclusive since the beginning of the seventh generation

    • Solomon_Kano

      I should hope Nintendo didn’t feel betrayed by KH3, given 1/2/0 (BBS) were all on Playstation. XV wasn’t surprising either.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      the the reason why is very small too, Simply because of
      directX 11, the wii-u is DX10 :/

      • Kode

        Its more petty than that. Wii U is DX10.1 level in features. The difference between DX10.1 and 11 is so small its not worth mentioning. What makes KH3 worse is that DDD (an exclusive Nintendo game) directly ties into it so it makes no sense not to put it on a Nintendo platform if you’re also putting it on Xbone.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      No, just No. CoP isn’t even close to being on the same level as a FF, MGS, or even a KH title. That “analogy” fails.

      • Nitraion

        You say CoP is better or bad… than those series…
        If bad why there is betrayed comment :/
        If good yeah i know why there is betrayed comments..

        • Solomon_Kano

          I think he’s more talking about how big the game is. CoP is one small niche game. KH, FF, MGS? Those are huge series with a loooong established history with certain platforms.

          • Nitraion

            That didn’t really answer my question XD

          • Solomon_Kano

            Well, no, it didn’t answer your question lol. That’s because he wasn’t saying what you’re asking about. He’s not saying CoP is bad or anything, just that it’s not the same as the examples you gave.

            To answer your question though… because people don’t like when games jump platforms if they don’t own the new platform, plain and simple.

          • Nitraion

            Lol I used to be feel like “betrayers” too but i feel developer need money for living and hard earned work…

          • Solomon_Kano

            Well, hopefully these “betrayers” get over it as well.

          • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

            Just like @Solomon_Kano said, CoP is a niche game from a much smaller developer than Square or Kojima Pro. Nintendo wouldn’t feel betrayal from losing such a small title as they would if they “had” FFXV, KH III, or MGSV, and then lost them.

          • Nitraion

            Ha i see your point… but in the end…
            the conclusion is same to me if your favorite titles is not in your favorite console you feel betrayed.. XD

          • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

            Oh. well with that point, I agree. I feel betrayed all the time but I don’t complain about it (unless absolutely necessary). I’ll make a note about that game for later and if I get that console/handheld down the road, I’ll pick it up when it’s cheaper. Life’s too short to worry about the small stuff.

  • Zizal

    I bought COP and preorderd DC but it’s shame the guy doesn’t even respect the people who bought his game.

    • Solomon_Kano

      He wants to do a sequel for home consoles and he’s disrespecting the people who bought his game?

      • Zizal

        I want to play COP on home consoles but he shouldn’t imply that the 3ds owners aren’t gamers.

        • Solomon_Kano

          That’s strictly your own interpretation. I certainly don’t see where he implies that.

          He does outright state, however, that he’d like to target the console gamers already interested in Dragon’s Crown. That’s no sleight to 3DS owners.

          • ronin4life

            He says “develop it a sequel *For* core gamers”
            For being the emphasis. “Like fans awaiting…” is just a modifier to the main statement of Developing for core gamers, which itself just a second sentence modifying/explaining the first sentence of “For a platform like xboxOne/PS4(specifically stated)

            Unless this was translated bad, he is focusing on a different market of people he either thinks A: untapped or B: available only on these consoles. Except, he acknowledges that CoP sold well on 3ds yet seems not to care to continue to provide to that market… if he wanted to reach an untapped market, it would make sense to cater to the existing one as well. This seems to seperate the two groups, which could further imply a “no core gamer on 3ds” stance.

        • Ni

          fanboys can really read things that is not even mentioned in the article…

          • Zizal

            You don’t know me also learn how to write in a polite way like Solomon_Kano.

    • DyLaN

      If you mean XB1 you can just go for the PS4 ver…..

      • $36598391

        That’s not the point he/she is making
        Code of Princess is on 3DS a Nintendo product, the second should be exclusive to a Nintendo console/handheld

        • J_Joestar

          I don’t know about exclusive, but it is annoying that they are seemingly cutting them out completely.
          It isn’t like Bayonetta that didn’t sell well, so why not include the audience that they know exists in the Nintendo owning crowd?

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    And with this Nakajima has answered many prayers. I own Code Of Princess and it was so much fun. It was limited by the 3DS, but just imagine the possibilities on the next gen consoles. I know I’ll be waiting to see what they do in the future =^_^=

  • Musashi234

    That’d be pretty neat to see this game on Consoles it was pretty fun on the 3DS!

  • James Enk

    it not that it will not be on the WiiU is the fact that they someway announce that it won’t be on the WiiU that it’s annoying

  • SirRichard

    I would honestly love to see this, because hey, imagine the gorgeous sprites they could squeeze out of those. I can only hope they take the same initiative as they did on the 3DS and publish it here if no-one bites.

    • Kalis Konig

      The first one didn’t use sprites though did it? They look like 3D models that are meant to like like spites whenever I play.

      • SirRichard

        You’re right, the mention of Dragon’s Crown made me slip up!

  • Ni

    Since both console use x86 and x64 architecture if COP2 really come to X1 and PS4 we could get a game that doens’t have a awful frame rate

  • AQuatermain

    Awwww :(

  • Brimfyre

    I’ll never understand this switching franchises over to different companies consoles. Bayonette 2 as a Wii exclusive? You would have had to give Nintendo’s competition money in order to play the first game in their now exclusive series. Same thing here (except reverse).

    It also means your audience will be a very niche hardcore crowd who owns all consoles and handhelds to be able to enjoy all the games in your series.

    With something like Code of Princess, which, while a fun game, had little in the way of characters and story, wouldn’t it just make more sense to start a new IP that plays just like CoP and GH?

    • Enzo

      A lot of the time this is done for the name recognition. So people will be willing to jump onto it without going through as much consideration as a new IP would.

      • Brimfyre

        Are we really going to pretend Code of Princess has ANY name recongnition. I bought it day 1, and had a great time with it. I have 0 brand loyalty to the name though.

        • Enzo

          but in the US Code of Princess sold beyond our expectations,” producer Yasuo Nakajima said to Siliconera.
          ^– in the article. There may be one now.

      • revenent hell

        Actually I think its done to sell to a larger audience even if it hurts the wallet of the hardcore follower.
        Restricting a game to this or that system has its benefits but if you can do it threw a bunch of varied systems with the games it can grab a follower one otherwise may not have gotten

    • Solomon_Kano

      All I’ll say on Bayo 2 is that if it hadn’t switched consoles it wouldn’t exist to begin with. Nintendo is directly responsible for its continued existence.

      As for CoP, it’s not unheard of for gamers to buy a sequel without playing the original. The platform thing you said, I could certainly see that being true with a console game*, but with a portable game? Owning a certain portable doesn’t indicate what home console one owns, so it’s not really the same deal.

      *Bayo 2′s also an interesting case here. Being a game on a different generation of consoles, perhaps people who owned Xbox 360s or PS3s decided on that for their upgrade. Lots of PS2 owners bought 360s, Gamecube owners PS3s, etc.

    • revenent hell

      Its business sense.
      Some companies pay for the right for the game to be on whatever device they want it on. Even if its their “own” game they will publish the game for whatever platform they want to sell
      Its an incentive to sell systems but it sells games.
      Edit : and instead of a carbon copy game id rather just get the real one >.>

    • Jirin

      I think if you’re talking about switching randomly between PS and XBox like Tales did, you have a point, but that’s not the same as going from 3DS to a non-Nintendo console. How many people are there really out there who only buy Nintendo systems for the sole reason that they are Nintendo systems. I bet if you did a survey of 3DS owners, you would find that just as many of them own a PS3 as a Wii, proportionally speaking.

      • Brimfyre

        My point is the whole system is kind of a mess.

        I mean with Movies, I can go to the theater and watch it with no problem. Sequel comes out, do the same thing.

        Comes out on Blu Ray, I don’t have to buy 5 different blu ray players to make sure I have the one player that can play the movie.

        The fact gamers are expected to own 50 different expensive as hell devices to follow a series is getting past the point of absurdity. I guess I’m just kind of sick of it. I used to think One Console future was a stupid idea, but I see the appeal for sure now.

        • ShadowDivz

          Kingdom Hearts Comes to mind.

        • revenent hell

          Its how they make money and bring in new peeps to a franchise.

          Yes, it does get expensive to buy new systems all the time but its the price you pay for having options.

          No ones forcing anyone to buy anything. Console exclusive happen all the time even if its for a limited amount of time. It sells the games and consoles.

          Yes, they are expensive but paying for ones hobby is part of it. If a hobby is interfering majorly with ones finances they should rethink what they are doing with their money.

          Gaming is not a necessity of life no one wont be able to live without it. People complain about cost and game platforms switching/exclusives but its nothing a person dosent have the option to say “I wont buy this, I cant afford it.”

    • Raltrios

      On the bright side of the change, there’s a chance we could get Bayonetta in Smash in the future. That would be amazing.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    I’m surprised it sold well. I bought it, but it was shallow and boring.. I think I returned it the next day lol.

    • Strain42

      Sex sells. I played the game and except for the ample amount of luscious boobage I didn’t think it had all that much going for it. That’s why the Senran Kagura series has been selling so well and is so demanded over here (though I have heard the gameplay on those actually is somewhat good)

      • Kibbitz

        That depends on what your requirements for ‘good’ beatemup gameplay is. Senran has flashier movesets, simpler execution, several super moves, additional costumes and better stage layouts. That mostly makes it different, not deeper.

        I have Senran Kagura Burst for 3DS, I stopped somewhere in the first game and haven’t started on the Burst portion because I got bored. Now that I’m reminded, I’ll probably revisit it now. But anyway, I beat CoP with Solange. However, that’s definitely because her campaign was short and not because it was more fun than Senran. IMO, within this recent generation, Ikkitousen Xross Impact was more fun than Senran.

      • Slayven19

        What sex? The main character is what could have kept the game from selling. She wasn’t sexy she was just skimpy for no reason. If the character was sexy then yes it would have helped sells but not for this game.

        • puchinri

          Skimpy relates to (sexualized) fanservice. I personally don’t think she was sexy (after playing), but before, I would have said she’s sexy (and a lot of people certain do think she’s sexy; which they’re allowed to feel).

          Ultimately, I don’t think sex sells really did much if anything in this case, but there was some obvious sex appeal in some of the designs.

    • Neckbear

      I thought it was a relatively neat sidescroller, with tons of replay value. They could’ve worked on it more to fix the horrible framerate drops, though.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Lol trying to ride on the coattails of Vanillaware. I see how it is.

    But I am glad the beat ‘em up genre is kind of getting this renewed life, with CoP, Double Dragon Neon, Sacred Citadel, Dungeon’s & Dragon’s, Dragon’s Crown, etc. Now we need a few more titles, like X-men, TMNT, and AvP to be complete.

  • DesmaX

    Makes sense.

    Normally every 2D beat-em-up is released on home consoles

  • Aristides

    I’m surprised to hear the game did very well on the US relative to Japan. Gives me hope for the future.

    • J_Joestar

      hoping for a similar reception for PxZ, although i would hate a jump to a PS4/XB1 only sequel.

  • Jirin

    Yes. Do that and I will buy it.

    Code of Princess has the highest quality of game : quality of name ratio in the history of video gaming, and I really wish I could play that same combat with a full size controller on a full size TV screen.

    Maybe for the PS4 version they can even come up with a half decent name! Code of Princess sounds like something somebody would come up with if they were making fun of anime.

  • PlayLife

    Good Good, I enjoyed the game on 3DS pretty much; side-scrolling beat’em ups like this always brings good memories from the 90′s.

  • puchinri

    I feel kind of bad, because my hype for the game was stronger than my actual love for it when I finally played. As much as I enjoy the characters and humor, I’m not sure if it benefits from having a (attempt at a deeper) story.

    More than anything, the music and art excite and the gameplay was fun, but not as in-depth as I expected. If they do a sequel, I would hope it’d be really solid. Also, I’m not too hurt over the console thing, I just don’t get why he skipped straight to PS4/XB1 and left the Wii u out of that entirely. In the end, I won’t mind either way, but it’s kind of curious. (It also sounds like it’d be one or the other and not both in the PS4/XB1 case though, which is also a bit curious.)

  • ResidentMetroid

    Yeah, I would prefer a Wii U sequel…

    • Slayven19

      I’m gonna be honest with you, more people will have a ps4 than wiiU especially before smash comes out.

      • ResidentMetroid

        Yeah but Code of Princess came out for 3DS, a Nintendo product, which would make sense if they were to make a sequel to it’s home console.

        It would be like making Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U even though it first came out for the Xbox 360 and Ps3, lol and you know how good of a reaction people made when that happened.

        • Eilanzer

          shit happens man…originally Final Fantasy was for nintendo consoles…then sony and now…Who knows…Thats life in the game and money market =/

  • Tincho D

    I await to play it on PS4.

  • Frederico Araújo

    So we 3DS owners bought your game, exceeding all expectations, just so that you can exclude us from a theoretical sequel? Fuck you.

    • Tincho D

      Now you know how 360/PS3 owners feel about Bayonetta 2.

      • gold163

        Except nobody bought Bayonetta, and that’s why Platinum went to Nintendo, who were the only ones willing to fund the sequel.

        • Tincho D

          If that were true there would’ve never been a sequel in the works in the first place.
          Nintendo merely picked what Sega dropped.

      • Frederico Araújo

        Except that Bayonetta didn’t sold well enough and that’s why Sega dropped the sequel. Platinum wouldn’t have any chance of making the game if it was not for Nintendo. B2 was saved from limbo. That’s that. Kamiya has explained that more than one time. It’s really hard and I don’t see it as a good moment in gaming history, but it’s better than no sequel at all, right?

        In the case of CoP2 we are talking about a game that found a public – and now the developer is thinking about leaving that same public behind without a convincing reason. Besides, there is a lot of things that needs to be addressed regarding problems with the game. I want that local 4 player coop without having to deal with shitty framerate. Was a big disappointment.

        • Tincho D

          B2 was saved from limbo, but at the price of alienating the people who bought the game in the first place (myself included).

          You bought CoP and now you’re being alienated by its developer, just like everyone who bought Bayonetta.

          If CoP sales had exceeded all expectations as you say, then CoP2 would be on 3DS. Enjoy dem apples.

          • Frederico Araújo

            Read the article.

      • J_Joestar

        except that Bayonetta’s sales didn’t exactly “exceed all expectations”
        so it is far from the same thing.
        you guys didn’t buy enough to even warrant a sequel you aren’t getting,
        we bought enough to warrant the sequel we aren’t getting.

        • Tincho D

          It did exceed expectations enough to warrant making a sequel for 360/PS3, but then Sega canned it.

          • J_Joestar

            “Bayonetta didn’t sell what we wanted it to sell,” – Tatsuya Minami, President of Platinum Studios.
            http://www.polygon.com/features/2013/4/16/4214960/pgh/34/4779
            It didn’t exceed expectations of the developers/publishers.
            What we as consumers feel are great numbers aren’t always in line with what the boardroom folks think are great numbers.

      • MrTyrant

        Aside from telling you that Bayonetta didn’t sell enough I think a secuel would have sell very well in ps/xbox right now because Bayonetta nowadays is very popular compared to its initial release. Still it was a very smart move by Nintendo not to just pay the exclusivity but also revive the franchine that was like “a lost case” for platinum.

        Hope that in the future sony and microsoft don’t make the same mistake.

        • Tincho D

          I know what you’re talking about.
          Platinum gained fame about a couple years ago mainly due Vanquish (Clover made God Hand, but Madworld screwed PG’s reputation back then), then it gained even more fame thanks to MGR:R.

          Too bad they haven’t announced anything about launching the first Bayonetta for WiiU, they’re not only alienating the original fans, but also the future WiiU ones.

      • http://papped.webatu.com papped

        I was pretty disappointed with their PS3 port… to the point where I wouldn’t have bought the second one anyways.

      • MrJechgo

        Screw you! The 3DS US gamers actually SUPPORTED Code of Princess! The PS360 gamers DIDN’T support Bayonetta well enough to have Sega fund the sequel. Nintendo did, they had the decency to save a series.
        Bayonetta 2 happened because Sega were too dumb to fund one of their IPs.
        The next Code of Princess shouldn’t happen on PS4 and XBOX 1 because it started on the 3DS. Nobody will buy a 500$ console just for a 3-hour long beat-em-up.

        • http://wiredjungle.wordpress.com/ DrakosAmatras

          All right, this tirade of who’s entitled to the sequel is getting out of hand. Everybody drop the topic here and now; there will be no further warnings.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          Final Fantasy started out on a Nintendo system and it moved to various of console later on…OH NO THEY BETRAYED US EARLIER THAN EVERYONE THOUGHT.

  • Lunir Malheur

    It’s a shame.. The first was a good game, fun and that… Well, no sequel for me.

  • pocketmanu

    I was saving money for this game. But now, thanks to Mr. Nakajima I can spend it on something else.

  • Kalis Konig

    Honestly the first one was pretty bad to me.

  • http://papped.webatu.com papped

    awesome…

  • ronin4life

    “I want to develop it a sequel to Code of Princess for core gamers like fans that are anticipating Dragon’s Crown now.”

    Then make it for the 3DS.
    -_-;;

    • Nightmare637

      Dragon’s Crown isen’t on the 3DS.

      • ronin4life

        But those types of Gamers are.
        Gamers wanting something that isn’t readily provided by anyone else = sales.

        • Slayven19

          No its wanted by people that just want to play good games.

          • ronin4life

            And those gamersare playing 3ds more than any other platform.

  • MrJechgo

    PS4 and XBOX 1? Wow, really?
    How about the 3DS and the Wii U instead of consoles that have yet to prove their worth?
    Oh BTW, good luck trying to sell a 3-hour long beat-em-up on next gen… ¬_¬

    • Slayven19

      People will always sell 3 hour long games, besides who said it had to be a console release? Also why not the ps4 and xbox1? You have to give people a reason to buy consoles and you don’t do that by not putting games on the system.

      • MrJechgo

        “Also why not the ps4 and xbox1?”
        Because the fanbase is on the 3DS, you cannot force an entire fanbase to move onto another console just for a niche game. Sure they have other games, but they might not please the entire fans of Code of Princess.
        Ok, fine, you CAN if the console is an upgrade, like PS2 to PS3 and DS to 3DS, but not from 3DS to PS4 or XBOX 1. It’s too drastic. You’re going from a standard priced handheld to an expensive home console. At least the Wii U isn’t expensive AND might get most of the fanbase since the console is related to the 3DS.
        It may have worked better if Code of Princess was on PSP or Vita, but not the 3DS.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          You were asked to end the tirades already. Find another place for this garbage.

    • Nightmare637

      I’m sorry but….
      when did the wii U prove its worth?

      • Nightmare637

        any of you who downvoted gonna answer my question?

    • Solomon_Kano

      So… Wii U isn’t next gen now?

    • Testsubject909

      I’d buy it.

  • Slayven19

    Glad it did well in the U.S, this is like the 3rd game I’ve seen that was cartered to japan but did better in the U.S. Lets hope Project X Zone does the same.

    • revenent hell

      I think Project X-Zone might even be more niche than this, But since theres so many fandoms involved I think its safe to say running on assumption, the game will do very well.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I’m surprised this game had so many fans :D *read comments* ಠ_ಠ whaat?

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Guys Drakos already mentioned the fan flamming rants but I’ll give it another go. Talk about the game, not why or why not anyone should have this system or that. Warned.

  • Pekola

    I know this might start a little fan-flaming, but does Akajima have a twitter? If so, you can let him know of your concerns.

    The best case scenario for gamers would be something like Ni No Kuni.

    (Mods pls delete if innapropiate)

  • AokiShizuku

    I don’t know about you guys but I buy a console because the library of games on the console appeal to me. I don’t care that much for what console it’s on.

    Anyway, the 3DS game does look pretty good. I personally haven’t played it myself (And I really want to) but I’m curious as to how the developer will utilize the console’s capabilities, that is if it does get to the development stage. Going from handheld to console hardware is quite a jump.

  • Testsubject909

    As someone who’s excited for the eventual release of the PS4. I’m down with the idea.

    Development for that console should be relatively smooth and simple from what I’ve seen and considering how friendly Sony has been lately and just how much resource their console is giving to developers to mess with freely. I’d imagine we’d be getting a maximal output of bang for our bucks in that scenario…

    And I’ll withhold whatever I have to say about the Xbox One, despite the announcement of it’s day 1 patch.

  • DurrD

    Make it for 3DS..

    Make sequel for systems that the orginal isnt on.

    Smart. As a fan of the game. Fuck you.

  • Göran Isacson

    Would be cool to see a sequel, but I really do wonder about their aspirations to release them for such high-end consoles. Perhaps he means he would like to release the game on their indie services? Because I am not sure if Code of Princess’s gameplay and scope warrants such a huge leap in horsepower and budget.

  • Isaac Newton

    Nice! CoP is still one in my wish list for my 3DS but I’m hopeful for any console release but I wish it’s a new IP :D
    OMG this thread becomes TARFU!

  • Vash bane

    this is rather interesting seeing as the game was on a handheld at first.
    I guess i’ll see where it goes before I say anything

  • James M Wallace

    Why would you want to force your fanbase to switch from handhelds to consoles? And isn’t it too much of a gamble assuming that the PS4/XBO will have large enough player bases to support the effort?

    Perhaps Nakajima is tired of handheld development and wants to give non-portable consoles a try, but it’d make more sense to expand the series to include both 3DS and Vita first while the console userbases for the new systems ramp up.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    really ashame too

  • Enzo

    I get what their logic comes from. “It sold well in the U.S. It most likely sold to these ‘core’ gamers. Those gamers will most likely have a PS4/XB1″

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Dragon Crown is coming out,This is what people will say if they do not know about this game ” COP2 is a rip off of Dragon Crown, huge boobs and skimpy outfits blah blah blah”

  • ronin4life

    That seems to make sense, yes.

    But I feel that is a great example of “False equivalency”. If that is the only reason to believe that CoP would do better on these consoles than 3ds, they are bound to be dissapointed…

  • Solomon_Kano

    Who would say that? Having an action-RPG on a completely different home console — not even the same one — would draw that comparison? I should think not. The genre ain’t that barren.

  • Enzo

    People will always say that, but they are almost never the majority.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    oh the thing I hear and see from some gamers will piss you off, big time

  • Solomon_Kano

    I get that people draw unwarranted comparisons often, but that one… no. By the time this would even be out on PS4, I don’t think anybody would be thinking of Dragon’s Crown when seeing it. Some gamers can be stupid, but at least give em the benefit of the doubt lol.

  • Nitraion

    Lol yeah i just want to counter these.. “betrayed” comments..

    Don’t tell me you forgot Bayoneta 2 incident…
    I just wanna say this is the feel if your game isn’t in your favorite consoles its always feel like this…. don’t be surprised in the future…
    Edit: and this article is just “Planning” XD

  • revenent hell

    I don’t get the betrayed thing… Is it a new internet fad?
    The bayoneta thing I don’t get being angry about. People ranted to high heaven about wanting another one and when they get it they complain.
    If it wasn’t for Nintendo paying for it to be done chances are you wouldn’t have a bayoneta 2 for a very long time or at all.
    Nintendo has the right to have it be on whatever system they want it on. They PAID for that privilege.
    If you cant afford a Wii U buy the game and wait to play it till you can get the system but the complaints need to end.

  • $36598391

    It will come back on them when the majority that bought the first Code of Princess don’t buy the sequel due to it not being on a handheld

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Not saying I’m one of them I’m was just adding fuel to the flame

  • Nitraion

    TBH if this news is true that’s kinda fair trade off…

    I mean Code of princess isn’t even on PS4 or XB1 in the first place… but they give sequel on the console that even didn’t know this series…

    same as bayonetta 2… bayonetta 1 isn’t even on Wii…
    Or KH3, KH isn’t even on Xbox consoles too

    why there is sequel… on the console that isn’t know the prequels XD

  • Solomon_Kano

    That’s like setting out bait lol. Don’t bring them here!

  • Blobghetti

    Why do people consider Bayonetta 2 some sort of betrayal? It seems like nobody wanted to publish the sequel, so Nintendo picked it up. Therefore, Platinum Games had no choice if they wanted the game to be released. If Nintendo didn’t publish it, then there wouldn’t even be a Bayonetta 2.

  • SirRichard

    The answer, as it often tends to be, is irrational fanboys, simply.

  • Nitraion

    if you REALLY WANNA KNOW how dark people think about nintendo to consider bayonetta 2 is some sort betrayal well simply put its like this…
    No secret Bayonetta is popular right? ( If not Bayonetta 2 being on Wii-U is no big deal)
    Nintendo saw an opportunity and talk to platinum team who makes bayonetta….” I hear bayonetta is a success and you don’t have enough money to make a sequel I will help you but you must sign a contract here”….

    And i just wanna know where do you hear Sony and Microsoft didn’t want to publish it? to me that sounds weird… That’s kinda like rejected or something…. even lame or shitty games can be publised why an awesome games can’t be published….

    Simply put when your favorite game isn’t in your favorite console you always feel betrayed The End….

  • Blobghetti

    Ah, my bad. Maybe I shouldn’t have said Sony or Microsoft specifically. Will fix that. :P If you look around the web enough, you can find out that without Nintendo, the game wouldn’t have been in development/without a publisher, which results in its exclusivity. I think Kamiya on his twitter even said something like “idea? there was no other way than that” in response to a tweet which asked “Who’s idea was it to make Bayonetta a Wii U exclusive?” But by all means, correct me if I’m wrong though! :P

  • Blobghetti

    Also, from my point of view, if it was as popular as you made it out to be, then why did the other publishers not hop onto publishing it/funding
    it? I think it would have been more profitable in the long run for Platinum Games as well as the other publishers, since the first one did
    come out on the other consoles first and not a Nintendo console. So I don’t think that Nintendo is the bad guy here as you make them out to be (unless I’m reading it wrong) since most businesses usually only will fund something that seems profitable to them and the others didn’t publish it, so maybe it didn’t seem profitable?
    But yes, it does suck to have a game that is your favorite not be on your favorite console, but if that’s the only way for a sequel to
    happen, then so be it. :P

  • revenent hell

    +
    Your rationale will most likely not be listened to

    I really wonder how old the people are who complain like this. I always assume its some kid dependent on their parents for their consoles hence the hate.
    Im sure im wrong a bit with my theory but I cant imagine an older person not understanding why this happens

  • ronin4life

    By making a game for *Other* people before them. Everyone who bought and enjoyed CoP owns a 3ds and could buy and enjoy CoP2 on 3ds. But these same gamers may not buy either of these consoles.
    Using the word “Disrespect” though is kind of streatching things a bit… If their sales suffer for it, “Stupid” would make more sense. And the opposite would be true as well, of course. But this was a successful game, and not making it a continued success the wy it was successful in the first place doesn’t make much sense.

  • Enzo

    Never said it was true. Hahaha.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    Uh they can learn from their mistake with a 3DS sequel now that they know how to develop for it.

  • 324234

    Offering ports isn’t ‘betraying’ Nintendo fanboys. Define: cherrypicking.

    You’ll be a lot happier once you crawl out of that Nintendo hole you’ve dug yourself into. Perhaps you’ll be able to enjoy non-Nintendo games you’d otherwise just whine about.

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    You are still not understanding anything. The games I mention above aside from Little King Story 2 were all on Nintendo platform. The developer didn’t betray Nintendo fans in favor of audience that really not going to fork over $400 USD or whatever currency for this game over those Big Budget games that already getting their spotlight with the console.

    Quit taking my post like I am a fanbou. I am only talking about them betraying Nintendo fans. They could had just included Wii U but nope. That betraying them.

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