While I'm definitely grateful for the long shelf life of recent consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360, there comes a time where having progress impeded by previous and current-generation co-development gets old. In an era where ... read
As a Brit, I do miss the weirdness that defined the PS2. Play novels, especially, had to make do with the DS. And yes, several years later, I'm still upset about Cing. But fret not, my niche loving console chums! NIS America ... read
Lancarse's Lost Dimension (PS Vita, PS3) is coming to North America and Europe courtesy of Atlus and NISA, respectively, this summer.
The tactical RPG came out in Japan last year. There's a lot of pedigree behind it, too. La... read
What they need is a good defense We all know the PlayStation Vita is now the de facto home for all things Japanese. Ports, remakes, re-releases, and original content all trickle down similarly to the little handheld that could, and the Vita port of 2010's PS... read feature
It looks like Rodea: The Sky Soldier will be the Wii's swan song. Today, NIS America confirmed first edition copies of the Wii U version will come equipped with the original Wii prototype.
The aerial action game was... read
Oh Dear, Diary No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" in Japanese.
Whatever personal peculiarities led the... read feature
NIS America just revealed plans to localize Rodea: The Sky Soldier for North America and Europe. Expect to see the aerial action game hit Nintendo 3DS and Wii U sometime this autumn.
Rodea has an interesting development hist... read
Good news, everyone! Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is coming west this autumn, publisher NIS America announced tonight at a press event in San Francisco.
Unlike the first pair of Danganronpa titles, b... read
[Update: NIS America has postponed Operation Abyss' western releases. The role-playing game will now arrive in Europe on June 5 and North America starting June 9.]
Dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is co... read
Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a game I've been following for some time now, and right now I'm in the middle of reviewing it for Destructoid. Since there's still a bit of time left before it actually comes out, however, I've ... read
This may be me projecting. I think about s-CRY-ed a lot. I don't know why. And it certainly did not invent the "guy with cool arm" genre. Still, the first half of this trailer reminded me a lot of s-CRY-ed, and then the... read
Disgaea 1 and 2 were ported to the PSP, and Disgaea 3 and 4 were ported to the Vita, allowing handheld gamers to enjoy the series. Unfortunately it doesn't look like the PS4-bound Disgaea 5 will get that s... read
Still not tired of SRPGs
NIS has released a new video for Disgaea 5, and the animations and insane special attacks are as crazy as ever. I'm really loving the landscapes this time around, as there seems to be a lot more diversity when it comes to th... read feature
'Dis guy, ehhh?
At the Tokyo Game Show we learned Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (awful subtitle*) was coming to PS4 in 2015. NIS America has confirmed it will be available in North America and Europe in the fall of 20... read
Phew. I was scared there for a second.
Even though NIS' newer catalog doesn't really match up to its older classics, we recently learned that the developer/publisher may go under if Disgaea 5 doesn't sell. Thankfully tha... read
[Update: NIS of America has reached out to us to update this story. According to the publisher, the statement made by president Sohei Niikawa was originally meant to be self-depreciating humor. The original spirit of the... read
You may remember Criminal Girls: Invite Only as the game we covered back in July two different times where it was briefly suggested the game shouldn't be localized. But that's only because I didn't write the post, because I'm... read
Nippon Ichi Software's htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (yes, that's seriously the title) will launch on February 24, 2015 in North America and in Europe the very next day.
The PlayStation Vita puzzler follows a pair of... read
Not 'fairice,' but 'fairize!' If you want to think outside the box, the role-playing genre may not be the perfect playground for you -- at least, when it comes to traditional Japanese titles, which generally confine themselves to a set of tried-and-true m... read feature
Do that to me one more time Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc was an intelligent riff on the perils of high school -- you know, if you had thrown a murder mystery in between classes and the principal was a maniacal stuffed animal.
Its sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, takes a beleaguered trope and turns it on its head. This is one "trapped on a desert island" story that takes things to another level entirely. read feature
Disgaea 5 will be the biggest game in the series to date, stated developer Nippon Ichi Software's president Sohei Niikawa. He stated that the company had considered designing the game to be multi-platform with a release on th... read
More news from Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show conference. NIS is working on Disgaea 5 for PS4 after the recent Vita port of Disgaea 4. It's coming out in 2015. A new Hot Shots Golf meant to capitalize on the PS4's socia... read
What can I say? It's a screenshot kind of day. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is on the horizon, and NIS definitely doesn't want us to forget about it. Especially with the amount of weirdos in the game, as evidenced above.&nb... read
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late will strike Europe next year, NIS America has announced.
The PlayStation 3 fighting game comes from Japanese indie studio French Bread, the team behind the Melty Blood series. The title was published in Japan earlier this year by BlazBlue developer Arc System works, and recently announced for a North American release by Aksys Games. read
Arcana Heart 3: Love Max is connecting with North America on September 23, localization house Aksys Games has announced.
The all-girl fighter from Ark System Works and Examu will then gear up to strike Europe later this year, courtesy of NIS America. According to both publishers, the title will be distributed physically at retail as well as digitally via PlayStation Network. read
NIS America announced today that Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters will be making its way to Europe in 2015, so no one has to be left behind when it comes to bustin' ghosts. 'Cause it makes you feel good and all.
Tokyo Twilight Gh... read
Actually, all three are unveiled by the end (see image below), but I guess they're each getting their time to shine in their own videos full of blushing faces and cleavage. This one appears to be Sayaka (voiced by Izumi... read
The music goes from weird rock to just weird to typical RPG orchestral sounding. And still sounds alright.
Natty Doc (Natural Doctrine), the brutal, sort of ugly turn-based strategy game, also has mutliplayer... read
NIS America released the first English trailer for The Awakened Fate Ultimatum today, and there's about three seconds of gameplay throughout its two-minute duration.
The PlayStation 3 "roguelike role-playing game" ... read
Taiwanese Danganronpa fans have plenty to be happy about, with Sony Computer Entertainment Taiwan releasing a double pack of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair on August 21 for NT $2,090 (~$70... read
A rather dull blade A pastime needn't necessarily be transcendent to make for an experience enjoyable. So long as there's a hook, something to keep one captivated throughout the journey's duration, it's easy enough to look beyond some frayed edg... read feature
Tears to Tiara II is coming to North America and Europe this autumn, Atlus USA announced today.
The Aquaplus-developed strategy role-playing game follows the tale of Hamilcar Barca, a young man on a mission to libe... read