Yesterday Sony Computer Entertainment aired a livestream on Nico Nico from the Tokaigi Japan Game Party 2015, commemorating a long slew of classic PlayStation games. Among those showcased, there was the Dokodemo Issho series, that gave birth to the popular (at least in Japan) PlayStation mascots Toro and Kuro.
Kazunori Nanji, who created the series back in 1999, was present during the livestream, and he explained that the latest installment of the franchise he worked on, Mainichi Issho for PS3, was created to help people get used to connecting the console to the net, using Toro as a mascot to invite users to log in every day.
At that point, he was asked if he’d like to bring the franchise back. He explained that Toro has been pretty inconspicuous as of late, so he’d definitely want to bring him back into a new game, with Sony’s permission. He then mentioned that since the PS4 is an extremely focused gaming console, so he’d like to create a game on it that he could play to his heart’s content.
The Dokodemo Issho franchise definitely holds some fond memories for many Japanese gamers, and with the recent focus on social gaming, it could probably be a very good fit for the PS4. We’ll have to wait and see if Sony will let Nanji-san bring Toro and Kuro back on the new console.