D3 Publisher’s quirky and often experimental Simple Series is heading to the Nintendo DSi shop. D3 will release a three level version of Simple DS Series Vol. 45: Escape from the Secret Room 2 as a DSiWare game in Japan.
Retail games like The Onechanbara and Earth Defense Force were originally from D3’s Simple Series. The bulk of budget Simple Series titles are for the PlayStation 2. Since PlayStation 2 support declined D3 Publisher tried to release deluxe versions of popular Simple Series games on the Xbox 360 and created a few games for the Wii. Currently, most of the new Simple Series games are for the Nintendo DS.
Since D3 can distribute their titles or at least parts of them online I wonder if D3 will look into localizing more of them. Games like The Bomb Disposal Squad have a niche market.