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Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is coming to North America and Europe this fall. It's a weird little third-person megaphone shooter with light puzzle elements set between the first and second games in the mai...
First character trailer released
It's a good news day for fans of the upcoming tactical sci-fi RPG, Lost Dimension. In addition to the announcement of a July 28 release date, Atlus has announced that $20 of DLC will be given away for free during the tw...
In addition to that remake
NIS has announced, by way of the above teaser trailer, that a full sequel for The Witch and the Hundred Knight is in the works. This is in addition to the PS4 remake of the first game, entitled The Witch and the Hu...
Choose the top six
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is still on track for a release in June in the west for the PlayStation Vita, but you'll get a chance now to vote for some extra characters from the Disgaea series to appear in the seque...
Nice work, NIS
Good news Danganronpa fans -- NIS has announced that both Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair have sold over 200,000 units in North America. For a niche visual novel that's only available on the PS Vita, that's prett...
Metallia is playable now
I had a chance to check out The Witch and the Hundred Knight at launch, and it was the definition of "all right." It had pacing issues among other problems, but NIS is keen to bring it back on PS4.
Protagonist Metallia w...
RPGs and tigers and bears! Oh my!
Poor European Atlus fans... They're always so upset. I wish I could brighten their day somehow. Oh, hey, what's this? A press release from NIS... Four Atlus titles coming to Europe? Hot damn!
Apparently Shin Megami ...
It's pun-ishment time!
From the beginning, this murder (and I've seen a lot of them over the course of my career) struck me as too simple. Kyle Hebert -- a voice actor you may recognize as the voice of Ryu from Street Fighter -- was found de...
A little bit NiGHTS into Dreams, a little bit Sonic
In my mind, Rodea: The Sky Soldier has two things going for it. First, "Rodea" sounds like something that would get into a brawl with Godzilla, and I'm all about that. Second, this Wii U and 3DS title is centered on a sky kin...
For a 3DS game that is
Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks beautiful on the Wii U and this new Japanese trailer proves the 3DS version isn't to be scoffed at. This aerial combat game has been in development for around five years at Prope, the studio...
We need more publishers to do the same
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 ...
It's looking at me, Ray!
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 ...
Coming summer 2015 to North America and Europe
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...
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...
A collector's item
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...
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...
Sonic programmer's long lost action game is finally on its way
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...
Spike Chunsoft's latest creation confirmed for North America and Europe
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...
Experience's cyberpunk RPG debuts in the West starting June 5
[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...
Or don't, that's your opinion or whatever
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 ...
'Dis guy, ehhh?
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...
Even though the first four games have been ported to Sony portables
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...
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...
Alliance of Vengeance coming to Western PS4s
'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...
I love Disgaea and Makai Kingdom but as time passes, I love Prinny even more
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...
Targeting 150k sales
[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...
Doin' time and the living's easy
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...
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...
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...
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.