While charming, Little King’s Story wasn’t a huge seller on Wii. King Corobo will have a second chance too woo gamers, this time on PlayStation Vita with The King, Demon King, and the Seven Princesses: New Little King’s Story.
Marvelous and Cing created the original game, but Cing closed and creator Yoshiro Kimura left the company years ago. Instead of designing the game internally, Konami is in charge of New Little King’s Story. "AQI is the developer, Konami is doing the production. We’re the rights holder, we own the IP and we licensed it to Konami. It’s a licensed game," producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto explained in an interview with Siliconera. While "Marvelous AQL" is the developer, its only their external development arm coding the game. Marvelous’ production staff is not involved with it.
"To be honest as a rights holder, we are keeping an eye on what they’re doing," Hashimoto added. "Right now we don’t have plans to license out any other of our IPs. We’re not actively looking for licensing opportunities, but if some other company has an idea that makes us think ‘hey that might be fun’ we’ll discuss it."
Details about New Little King’s Story are still coming in, but we hear the PlayStation Vita title will be a re-imagining of the Wii game. Konami and AQ Interactive dropped the fairytale style and changed Howser from a giant mouse to a human.