Little King's Story sequel coming to Vita

The Wii cult hit Little King's Story is getting a sequel on the PlayStation Vita. The Japanese name translates to "The King, The Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New King Story," but we have a sneaking suspicion that it'll be shortened if the game reaches North America and Europe. Attendees of the Tokyo Game Show will get to sample the game in September.

The game was outed by Japanese magazine Famitsu (via Andriasang), which states Konami will be publishing the game, continuing the company's relationship with Marvelous Entertainment and AQ Interactive since the release of No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise. The announcement didn't disclose release timing or domestic release plans.

The tricky part is whether the game will be a full sequel, or a heavily updated port of the original Wii game. Right now it's unclear, but the game is said to feature a new story, touch-based controls, more natural time and weather shifts, and a new visual style. That certainly sounds like a sequel to us.

Despite generally favorable reviews, LKS producer Yoshiro Kimura expressed disappointment in the North American sales. He attributed its performance to its cute title and cover art, and joked, "I need for people to stop buying Halo and start buying Little King's Story." Kimura hinted at the time that he'd like his next project to be "something small" like a DS or PSP game, so Vita seems to fit the bill.

[Screenshot from the original Little King's Story.]