Nippon Ichi Software held a little event in San Francisco the other night where they showed off Arc Tonelico Qoga and Cave Story 3DS. While everyone was giddy with joy over a new Cave Story, Nippon Ichi Software Vice President, Johanna Hirota, talked about a couple of other games in the works that sounded pretty exciting.
Johanna first mentioned that NIS is "coming up with a game for the NGP" and while nothing was said about this exact project (rumor is it's a new Badman game), Johanna did say that the game is schedule for "this coming year." The speculation right now is that the NGP will be out this year, at least in Japan, so this is further evidence that we'll be seeing Sony's next handheld by year's end.
Johanna then went on to talk about another project and it's "going to be kind of surprising I think and exciting all the same." Perhaps NIS is working on a genre that isn't another RPG? We should be hearing more of this new project really soon as NIS was hoping to have the game to show off at this event.