Nippon Ichi Will Continue to Release New IPs for Consoles in 2016; New Partnerships Likely
Nippon Ichi Software announced quite a few new IPs in the past few years, and has experimented in delivering many quirky and interesting games, often ignoring industry trends and caring very little about sales. President Sohei Niikawa told 4Gamer that things are going to continue next year, giving a glimpse on the company’s plans for 2016.
Niikawa-san mentioned that the company plans to continue releasing new IPs for consoles in 2016, and will keep pushing forward as long as it has energy left. He himself is writing the scenario of a game based on the local Gifu Prefecture (the company headquarters are located in Kakamigahara, in Gifu Prefecture).
We also learn that a partnership with another company is likely in the coming year, and that will allow to do various interesting things. While Niikawa-san did not provide details, he promised to do his best to give information in the future.
It’ll be quite interesting to see what Niikawa-san means, and whether he’s talking about partnership with smaller developers as a publisher, or the other way around, with bigger entities like Sony.