The Chibi-Robo! franchise could be at risk as Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe has conceded that Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash could be the last Chibi-Robo! title if it doesn’t perform to the company’s expectations at retail. Tanabe admits that they racked their brains thinking of how to make the franchise resonate with gamers and they hope that Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash will be the breakout hit for the franchise.
“To be honest, this might be the last chance for us,” says Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe. “I’ve continually thought about ways to build this into a mainstream success,” Tanabe says of the franchise. “We’ve challenged ourselves in assorted ways along those lines, but I can’t say that we’ve found the answer yet.”