Makai Wars

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Developer(s) Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher(s) Nippon Ichi Software
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Genre(s) Strategy RPG

Makai Wars is a video game planned for the PlayStation 3 video game console (initially the PlayStation Portable) by Nippon Ichi.[1]

History[edit]

Makai Wars was announced at E3 2004 as an upcoming strategy RPG for the PlayStation Portable.[2] However, no new information surfaced about it for several months until it was announced as having been put on hold in 2005.[3] Later that year, at the 2005 Tokyo Game Show, it was announced that Makai Wars would be released for the PlayStation 3.[4] However, no new information surfaced, and the game was assumed to be cancelled or indefinitely postponed until Nippon Ichi trademarked the title in 2010.[5] On May 2013, in an interview with Famitsu NIS president Sohei Shinkawa said that for NIS 20th anniversary they may show a glimpse of Makai Wars.[6]

Legacy[edit]

In the 2005 Nippon Ichi title Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome, Asagi, who was to be the main character of Makai Wars, made a cameo appearance, breaking the fourth wall to introduce herself as the main character of the next Nippon Ichi game. After that, with the game indefinitely postponed, its vaporware status became a running joke in future Nippon Ichi games, with many of their games (especially ones in the Disgaea series) henceforth featuring Asagi in a cameo role, where she would typically break the fourth wall again to lament the fact that her game was never released.

The pamphlet for Makai Wars given away at E3 2004[7] featured silhouettes of what appeared to be monster designs, and some of these unused designs were later used in Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories and future games in the Disgaea series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TGS 2005: Makai Wars Goes PS3". IGN. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "E3 2004: Nippon Ichi's New PSP Game". IGN. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Makai Wars Stows Its Weapons". IGN. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "TGS 2005: Makai Wars Goes PS3". IGN. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Makai Wars... Lives? - Siliconera". Siliconera. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Devil's Third development progressing smoothly, Samurai Warriors 4 coming 2014, and other random game updates - Gematsu". Gematsu. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Makai Wars Screenshots, Pictures, Wallpapers - PlayStation Portable - IGN". IGN. Retrieved 7 October 2014.