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MonkeyPaw Games Working on Nintendo 3DS

by Matthew Blundon - June 25, 2010, 5:54 pm EDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.joystiq.com/20

The company's President confirms that they are working on content for Nintendo’s new handheld.

In a recent interview with Joystiq, MonkeyPaw Games President John Greiner (former President of Hudson Entertainment, the U.S. branch of Hudsonsoft) was questioned as to whether or not his team is going to jump on the Nintendo 3DS bandwagon. He confirmed that they are indeed planning to develop for the device.

He was also asked whether or not he had yet worked with Nintendo on digital content for the 3DS. He responded with, “I was just there right before I came here and we talked about it, and they want our titles. They said, 'Yeah, definitely, this would make a great launch title -- so hurry up and go.' Of course, they're going to be very aggressive and gain third-party support. Okay, that's good, so we'll move forward."

He seemed a bit cautious in terms of the device's market size, but he was still upbeat on developing for it overall. "Still sketchy on how big the market will be and all this kind of stuff, but I think it's worth it. Especially for our licensed brands, because it will be effective for marketing for sure. People will be like, 'Oh yeah, I want that game in 3D.'"

No specific titles from MonkeyPaw Games have been been announced for the Nintendo 3DS.


TJ SpykeJune 25, 2010

This story is the #1 Google hit right now when you search "MonkeyPaw Games".

I had never heard of this studio before. I then looked and saw that this was the company created earlier this month and who intend on localizing weird and bizarre games (similar to what Xseed Games does). Not the most exciting announcement, but always good news to get more games released here.

I've chatted with John before and he's a pretty cool guy.  Even back when he was with Hudson, he was in talks about bringing obscure Japanese titles over here, so hopefully he's made good headway.

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