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Little King's Story getting a revision for PlayStation Vita

Konami is prepping the 2009 Wii game Little King's Story for a second chapter on the PlayStation Vita. As confirmed in the latest issue of the Japanese game mag Famitsu, the cutesy kingdom building RPG will return with a fresh new look and a wordy (translated) title; The King, The Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New King Story.

Originally developed by the (now closed) indie studio Cing, and published by Marvelous Entertainment, the first Little King's Story was the tale of young King Corobo and his quest to rally the supplies, abilities and manpower required to build and maintain the kingdom of Alpoko. In addition to the game's sim elements, Little King's Story involved adventuring outside of Alpoko and conquering its surrounding kingdoms. Little is known of Konami's plans for the sequel, only that it will involve a love story between King Corobo and Princess Apricot, and utilize the PS Vita's touch features. Konami is also abandoning the cutesy visuals from the first game for a more realistic style, as indicated in this first batch of screenshots:

The King, The Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New King Story has no release date, but is scheduled to make an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show in September.

Aug 25, 2011

Source: Sileconera

6 comments

  • shawksta - August 26, 2011 6:07 a.m.

    Another Great Wii game so good it has to be in another system, the fact that its not the original studios worries me but we will see what Konami does, their more realistic visuals should bring peope closer but,its original appearence had a concept that just told people "Dont judge a book by its cover", sucks its throwing that statement off.
  • austincharlesbond - August 26, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    Wonderful to hear the original hasn't been forgotten. I really did love that game; it was incredibly charming with some phenomenal moments (boss fights, satire, the ending, polygamy)
  • Ultimadrago - August 25, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    OH MY GOODNESS! I too am not crazy over the redesign, but the simple fact that it is coming back makes me overjoyed! It's like Pikmin without the boring! Such a great title on the Wii. Great, now I might be purchasing a PS Vita.
  • ncurry2 - August 25, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    This brings me untold amounts of joy. Little King's Story is far and away the best game that no one played. The cutesy graphics turned a lot of people off I'm sure but it was such an epic game with some really mature moments (from the satirical Ramon with his religious ramblings to the shock ending) that it really shouldn't be passed up for being labelled "kiddy".
  • Lolwarf - August 25, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    Eh... I don't care much for these new character designs.
  • Letter11 - August 25, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    Sad to hear that the original developer has since closed, but I'm happy to see another game in the works. I always thought it would fade into obscurity. I really enjoyed the first one and the Vita seems like a good place for the sequel to land. I wasn't the only one who thought there would never be a sequel: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/little-kings-hawp/56917

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