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5pb. Planning PS3 Titles

Longtime Xbox 360 supporter also appears to hint at NGP plans.


UPDATE 2/13: Some posters in the comments section below this article say that Shikura never actually said anything about signing on with the PS3 during his live broadcast. I have assembled the andriasang.com board of directors to consider a retraction (although this will probably only happen if Shikura gets me a date with Asami Imai... we're both blood type O!).

5pb. CEO Chiyomaru Shikura.

According to reports that I don't care to verify, longtime Xbox 360 supporter Chiyomaru Shikura, CEO of publisher 5pb., has pledged his support for PlayStation 3.

Shikura has a Twitcast live channel. During a broadcast earlier today, he apparently said that 5pb. is planning to join up with the PS3. "It is the era of multiplatform," said Shikura. "I want as many people as possible to play."

Shikura also made some comments that could indicate possible support for Sony's new NGP portable, saying that porting PS3 games to the system is quite easy.

5pb. is the publisher of adventure games like Memories Off and the acclaimed "science series" that consists of Steins; Gate and Chaos; Head. The studio has also been branching off into other fields, with the original 2D bullet hell shooter Bullet Souls and 2D fighting game Phantom Breaker. In terms of game consoles, the publisher chiefly supports Xbox 360. However, versions of its adventure games are also released on PSP and iOS.

Two of Chiyomaru's upcoming titles, new science adventure series entry Robotics;notes and a mysterious tie-up project with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Grasshopper Manufacturer's Suda 51 are currently platform TBA.

If you just love Chiyomaru's boy bandish looks, you can see his live broadcasts here (as of this writing at 4:44, he's currently broadcasting).

[Seen at My Game News Flash.]

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