Crafts & Meister, the studio behind the PSP Star Diver game and the upcoming Wii RPG Earth Seeker, also has a NGP title in the pipeline. In an interview with Dengeki, Noritaka Funamizu (perhaps best known for his work on Street Fighter II and the later Breath of Fire games) said the title is a maniac game, one that people will wonder if it was OK to publish.
Funamizu, perhaps best known for his work on Street Fighter II and the later Breath of Fire games, didn’t elaborate anymore about the project. He did make a few comments about Sony’s NGP. He says the handheld is capable of handling near PS3 quality games, but it’s necessary to consider how memory is being utilized so games can be played without stress. (I believe this is stress on the device, but the interview excerpts do not elaborate more.)
Funamizu also says he thinks the system’s organic LED screen is wonderful and jokingly says the battery hold a charge long enough to travel between Tokyo to Osaka. That’s three hours, Funamizu explains.
While Sony has not announced a price for NGP, Funamizu anticipates it will cost around 39,800 yen ($485) at launch.