I recently interviewed Kenichi Nishi for gamesTM and in that discussion he told me that he had projects in the works for both Wii and DS. I figured that Captain Rainbow was probably his Wii project but had no idea about the DS one until now.
The game is called PostPet and appears to be some kind of Virtual Pet game that takes a little inspiration from Animal Crossing. I’m not sure what Nishi’s involvement was in the project but I don’t imagine that he’s too heavily invested in this one. The game’s website doesn’t feature the Route24 logo and the characters appear to be based on a pre-existing children’s brand, so I’m guessing this is just one of those things that independents have to do to pay the bills now and then.
Having said that, the pink teddy bear does look quite a bit like the one in Chibi-Robo.
In other news, there’s a new Art Style game up on WiiWare today, called Cubello. It’s a brand new game (IE: not from the bit Generations line) and is developed by skip. More details on that one as soon as I’ve played it.