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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

Cleavage

Erotic NIS Vita RPG Edo Blacksmith unveils its first anime girlfriend


Cleavage
Aug 08
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
New sexual Vita RPG

NIS doing another erotic Vita RPG, Great Edo Blacksmith


Ecchi the Kisser
Jul 22
Nippon Ichi Software's new PS Vita title is Great Edo Blacksmith. It's coming to Japan on November 27. Gematsu reports, "players spend the remaining one year of their life as a blacksmith, with the goal of earning both a livi... read

Natural Doctrine will have cross-play & cross-save on PS4, PS3, and Vita


Plus a brand new trailer
May 16
Kadokawa Game Studio's inaugural title, Natural Doctrine, is coming to the west thanks to NIS. The SRPG from Patapon director Atsushi li looks pretty interesting, though you can't really judge the game based on a CG trailer.... read

Hey, you got some Disgaea in my Demon Gaze


Vita RPG gets Disgaea character DLC
Feb 27
Upcoming (and nice-looking!) Vita RPG Demon Gaze will see a DLC release that brings characters from teh world of Disgaea into the fold. Free DLC downloads will let you add Disgaea characters like Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, ... read
Phoenix Wright X Persona
Adventure games enable developers to guide their audience on an incredibly focused journey. Completely scripted -- with little variation or user input that impacts the outcome -- they rely on the quality of their storytelli... read feature

Even angels have last names
One of the greatest things about video games is the opportunity they afford us to take on roles we'd normally never have the chance to do. For example, in The Guided Fate Paradox, the latest from the team that brought us the ... read feature

A new Nippon Ichi action RPG is in the works


Says Dengeki
Oct 09
We know that Nippon Ichi are working on a new RPG, which is pretty much a given at any time as well as a huge 'no sh*t' kind of thing. But Dengeki PlayStation says its an action RPG. Maybe it's something like the upcoming The... read
The Guided Fate Paradox

The Guided Fate Paradox headed west on November 5


Dood, check out that sweet limited edition!
Aug 18
Though NIS America's last title left much to be desired, I can't help but be overly optimistic for the release of The Guided Fate Paradox. Set to release November 5, the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive roguelike will be ava... read
Dragon's Crown

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories


Cool dood!
Jul 13
A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for... read
Time and Eternity

Time and Eternity looks great, and sounds great too


Music by Yuzo Koshiro
Jun 11
Okay, we posted about Time and Eternity a couple months back, and many of you seemed to have reservations. You might have even read a review of the Japanese version over on our sister-site, Japanator. I just came back fr... read
Limited edition unboxing

Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory LE lunch box unboxed


Not safe for school... or work
Apr 09
The thing I am most excited about regarding Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is Nobuo Uematsu's soundtrack which also features an appearance by his band, the Earthbound Papas. The OST is included with the limited edition ... read
Dark Souls producer Kei Hirono explains the making of an 'animation RPG'
When the PlayStation 1 and N64 came out and rough, polygonal, 3D character models became the norm, it took me a while to realize what was wrong. Playing certain games would creep into the uncanny. It took me a surprisingly lo... read feature

Disgaea Item World

Disgaea ditches the Item World for the Item Sea in D2


Shiver me timbers!
Feb 19
According to a report from Siliconera, it appears as if Disgaea Dimension 2 will change a mechanic that's been a part of the franchise from the beginning -- the item world. The Item World is basically a way for people to grin... read
INAFUNE LAZOR

I'M KEIJI INAFUNE, AND I'M-A FIRIN' MUH LAZOR!


Inafune is a giant spaceship in Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory
Feb 05
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the second sequel to the admittedly bland RPG about anthropomorphic videogame consoles fighting a literal console war, is still on track for a PS3 release in the US on March 12, 2013. Despite ... read
Disgaea

Laharl gets...um...what...for Disgaea Dimension 2


Can't wait to see what the context is
Jan 17
The Disgaea franchise is known to get a little crazy every now and then. But not this crazy! It appears as if returning protagonist Laharl is going to undergo some... changes at some point in the game. Siliconera is reporting... read

Disgaea Dimension 2 gets a crazy new video


Classic Disgaea craziness ensues
Dec 28
At this point, you know whether you're a Disgaea fan or not. If you're not, part of the reason may be the lack of a return to Laharl's classic tale in Hour of Darkness: which Disgaea Dimension 2 is fixing, seeing as it's a f... read

Disgaea Dimension 2 features a new hub, Laharl's sister


Sicily looks like a welcome addition
Dec 20
More news is starting to roll in for Disgaea Dimension 2, and it's looking better and better as time goes on. It looks like a new cast member will join in for this direct continuation of Hour of Darkness: Laharl's younger sis... read

Disgaea D2, a true Disgaea sequel, is on the way


Laharl returns, officially
Oct 20
Look, I have nothing against Disgaea 2's Adelle, Disgaea 3's Mao, and Disgaea 4's Valvatorez (I love them all actually), but there's just something about Laharl that made the original game so special.Well, after years of... read

La Pucelle: Tactics is heading to the PSN this week


Sep 10
I first heard of this news a few days ago, but I held off on posting it until I could get more concrete information. Thankfully, it looks like the internet rumblings have been correct, as La Pucelle: Tactics is going to be a ... read

Dood! Enjoy some exclusive pages from UDON's DISGAEArt!!!


Apr 24
Fact: The English-language VA for Laharl in the original Disgaea is Barbara Goodson, who also voiced Rita Repulsa in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Boom! Suck on that knowledge! Now that your minds have been properly blown, le... read

The Witch and the Hundred Nights lets your morality shine


Apr 10
Nippon Ichi Software have finally taken the wraps off their first action-rpg, The Witch and the Hundred Knights. The upcoming PS3 title looks to be a cross between Diablo and Bioware games, allowing players to either help or ... read

Dood: 10 million hours of Disgaea 3 have been played


Feb 21
Players have gone through 10 million play hours of Disgaea 3: Absense of Detention, says Nippon Ichi. That is...that's insane! I wouldn't be surprised if this breaks down to each player playing 100 hours or more. Disgaea 3 ca... read

Here's a new batch of screenshots for Disgaea 3 on Vita


Jan 24
A little over a month ago NIS released a good thirty-something screenshots for Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention and now they're back with fifty more screenshots to get you excited. Everything you'd expect to be there is there.... read

Check out these new Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk. 2 screens


Jan 13
The first installment of cheeky little parody RPG Hyperdimension Neptunia didn't exactly set Matt's world alight last year, but that certainly didn't stop Idea Factory from making a sequel, and NIS America from bringing it to... read

PS2 classic GrimGrimoire is available on PSN now!


Oct 06
The PlayStation 2 classic strategy RPG GrimGrimoire is now available in the...PlayStation 2 Classic section of the PlayStation Network -- where else? Now this is speaking my language. We're talkin' a delicious 2D strateg... read

Nippon Ichi's next game is about a witch and cavalry men


Sep 29
While some might think Japanese developers have lost touch and are conforming to Western styles (with good reason), developers like Nippon Ichi Software have consistently delivered with the likes of Disgaea, Cladun, and the A... read

Nippon Ichi has 'serious' plans for Steam releases


Sep 26
Clan of Champions (Gladiator Versus in Japan) is a PlayStation 3 exclusive in Japan, but here the game will also be an Xbox 360 title as well as available through Steam on PC, thans to NIS America. Wait, Steam? Nipp... read

Seminar on working in the Japanese games industry


Sep 02
Japanese high school students and their parents got to hear about the nature of the Japanese games industry at a seminar held at the Tokyo University of Industrial Arts. The panel consisted of CyberConnect2's General Manager ... read

Disgaea 3 for PS Vita confirmed, other new titles teased


Aug 09
Nippon Ichi has confirmed that Disgaea 3 is coming to the PlayStation Vita. We had a hunch it was coming. Here's hoping this next bout of SRPGing will use the Vita's touchscreen and rear touch pads in a cool way. I could see ... read

Atelier Totori also has a ton of new screens released


Jul 26
Earlier I showed you a gallery for Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten that was pretty freaking large. If for whatever reason your itch to see awesome new screenshots for anime games is not scratched, here is another ginormous g... read

Lay your eyes on this massive gallery of Disgaea 4 shots


Jul 26
As usual, NIS America is not shying away from the extreme and has released over sixty screenshots for Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten today.  If you are a fan of anime, tactical RPG's or awesomely ridiculous games in general, definitely check out the massive gallery below. You can pick up Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten on September 6th exclusively for the PlayStation 3. read






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