Little King Story becomes a hit in Europe, sequel in the plans!

#1 Edited by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

-Little King's Story Wii Still Selling Well (in Europe)-



Rising Star Games has revealed that despite modest worldwide sales, Little King's Story is doing well in Europe. Talking in a recently published interview, Rising Star's Product Manager Yen Hau went on record to point out that as well as receiving high praise from all media sources, the game "is still selling well to this day, something which doesn't happen often to videogames." This will definitely come as fantastic news for fans of the game that were thrilled to hear a concept for a sequel is already in place and merely awaiting the greenlight, as mentioned in Cubed3's recent interview with Japanese publisher Marvelous Entertainment.

Below are some quotes from Yen Hau's interview, where Harvest Moon DS3 is confirmed for 2010, JU-ON met expectations and Muramasa: The Demon Blade overcame issues with GAME not stocking it in the UK and has "performed well so far"

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But it's a third party Wii game...they are not supposed to sell.....
 
Muramasa is also doing well, for those who want to know.
#3 Posted by dyslekt (281 posts) -
Good to see we can help wii third party. Any reason why eu loves it?
#4 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

EU has better taste :-P

#5 Posted by damswedon (3196 posts) -

Because we are retarded?

WAIT!!! when did Little Kings Story come out in the EU?

#6 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -

Well, there's no accounting for taste. 
 
This game would've been more successful if it didn't look like it was aimed exclusively at Japanese children under ten.

#7 Posted by dyslekt (281 posts) -
Box arts?
#8 Posted by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
Well, there's no accounting for taste.  This game would've been more successful if it didn't look like it was aimed exclusively at Japanese children under ten.
You'd think mature people can look beyond the appearances of things, It's got quite a lot of dark humour kids won't get.

@damswedon said:

WAIT!!! when did Little Kings Story come out in the EU?

Er, the game was out in Europe before anywhere else... Last April. 3 months before NA, 5 before Japan.
#9 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Damn, I still need to get this game. I'm one lazy American.

#10 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -
@Al3xand3r said:
" @extremeradical said:
Well, there's no accounting for taste.  This game would've been more successful if it didn't look like it was aimed exclusively at Japanese children under ten.
You'd think mature people can look beyond the appearances of things, It's got quite a lot of dark humour kids won't get.
 "
I agree. Unfortunately, the average consumer doesn't know that, and they don't care.
#11 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
" Well, there's no accounting for taste.  This game would've been more successful if it didn't look like it was aimed exclusively at Japanese children under ten. "
Funny you say that. I would assume the game's art style and cover are the reason it sold better than other 3rd party output.
#12 Posted by Skald (4369 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" @extremeradical said:
" Well, there's no accounting for taste.  This game would've been more successful if it didn't look like it was aimed exclusively at Japanese children under ten. "
Funny you say that. I would assume the game's art style and cover are the reason it sold better than other 3rd party output. "
Now that I think about it, this makes a lot of sense. Ideally, the Wii should focus less on quasi-high-tech graphics and more on simple, yet appealing art styles. 
That having been said, I still think the game's name, premise, and cover art downplay its real depth. 
#13 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

Thank you Europe. 

#14 Posted by Jimbo (9862 posts) -

Fact:  America hates monarchs.

#15 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

The VIta version looks surprisingly shit, it's ripped of the humble charm the Wii version has. 

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