Team Muramasa and Experience just released a PC port of Students of the Round, a Wizardry-style dungeon crawler, for Xbox 360. Why Xbox 360? 4gamer brought the question to Hajime Chikami, Director of Team Muramasa.
Chikami answered with low PC game sales in Japan he believed it was important to expand the market for the game. Survey replies indicated many of users owned an Xbox 360, which was one reason Chikami chose Microsoft’s console for Students of the Round. Also, from the beginning Chikami was considering an overseas release and the Xbox 360 has high market share in North America/Europe.
That’s a positive sign, but Chikami realizes expanding into the West is a hurdle for a small company. He muses it might be best to start with an Xbox Live Arcade title. Currently, neither Experience or Team Muramasa have announced any XBLA projects. A Japanese demo for Students of the Round is now available for all Japan-region Xbox Live accounts.