|King Corobo from Little King's Story|
|"New and improved" King Corobo|
Who put thighs and ass in my Little King's Story? Granted, shots like these are stills from event scenes and probably make up a small percentage of the game, but it's clear that the series has a new, much more mainstream, direction. With early reports from Famitsu stating that the game will even have "love elements," it sounds like New King Story is very much trying to catch the attention of a certain crowd.
|In-game screenshot from Little King's Story|
|New King's Story. As you can see, the in-game graphics are ever-so-slightly more realistic.|
It's sad to see such an original-looking title changed so drastically for what I can only assume to be an attempt to garner better sales. Though I don't mind the new art direction, it looks too much like so many other games out there already. Little King's Story's King Corobo was so iconic, but the Corobo from the new title? Not so much.
Regardless, I'll still be picking this one up when it's released in the west (it's already out for the PS Vita in Japan). And that's even without having played Little King's Story. I own it, I just haven't gotten around to it, okay? Oh, the shame!