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Lost Dimension finds Europe on August 28


One month after North American launch
May 21
Lancarse's Lost Dimension is coming to Europe on August 28, NIS America announced today. The tactical role-playing game debuted on PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan last year and is on its way to North America on July 28, ... read
High fashion

Danganronpa: Ultra Despair Girls gets limited edition


Want to rock a game tie and eye patch?
May 19
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... read
Lost Dimension

Lost Dimension will launch on July 28 with free DLC


First character trailer released
May 13
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... read
Witch and the Hundred

The Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is happening


In addition to that remake
May 12
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... read
Disgaea

Disgaea classes will pop up in Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy


Choose the top six
Apr 30
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... read
Danganronpa

Western Danganronpa sales reach 200,000 for both games


Nice work, NIS
Apr 29
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... read
Witch and the Hundred

The Witch and the Hundred Knight is getting re-released on PS4 for some reason


Metallia is playable now
Apr 21
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... read
ATLUS

NIS announces a bushel of Atlus games for Europe


RPGs and tigers and bears! Oh my!
Apr 14
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 ... read
Danganronpa

Destructoid solves a murder: Danganronpa Edition


It's pun-ishment time!
Apr 13
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... read
Rodea release date

Rodea: The Sky Soldier lands on 3DS, Wii U, and even Wii in late September


A little bit NiGHTS into Dreams, a little bit Sonic
Apr 02
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... read
Rodea: The Sky Soldier

Rodea: The Sky Soldier looks great on the 3DS


For a 3DS game that is
Mar 26
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... read
Nippon Ichi Software

Nippon Ichi Software now committing to PS4 and Vita


We need more publishers to do the same
Mar 23
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
PS3

Hey Eurotoid, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is out now!


It's looking at me, Ray!
Mar 14
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
Vita RPG

Atlus, NISA team to publish Shin Megami Tensei-inspired PS3/Vita tactical RPG Lost Dimension


Coming summer 2015 to North America and Europe
Mar 11
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
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

Rodea: The Sky Soldier

NIS confirms Wii release for Rodea: The Sky Soldier


A collector's item
Mar 04
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
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

Rodea: The Sky Soldier

Rodea: The Sky Soldier coming to Wii U, 3DS this fall


Sonic programmer's long lost action game is finally on its way
Feb 19
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
Danganronpa

Danganronpa Another Episode heads west this fall


Spike Chunsoft's latest creation confirmed for North America and Europe
Feb 19
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
JRPGs

Nippon Ichi's Operation Abyss crawls to Vita in June


Experience's cyberpunk RPG debuts in the West starting June 5
Feb 17
[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

You have the right to remain sexy with Criminal Girls: Invite Only's latest screens


Or don't, that's your opinion or whatever
Jan 23
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
Disgaea 5 opener

So, Disgaea 5 is horny/funny s-CRY-ed? Watch the full opener


'Dis guy, ehhh?
Jan 08
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 5

Don't count on a Disgaea 5 Vita port anytime soon


Even though the first four games have been ported to Sony portables
Dec 31
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
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

Disgaea 5 confirmed

Disgaea 5 will come to North America and Europe in 2015


Alliance of Vengeance coming to Western PS4s
Dec 17
'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
NIS

What's your favorite NIS game ever?


I love Disgaea and Makai Kingdom but as time passes, I love Prinny even more
Dec 11
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
Nippon Ichi Software

NIS might go out of business if Disgaea 5 doesn't sell


Targeting 150k sales
Dec 10
[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
Criminal Girls

Criminal Girls: Invite Only up for parole in February 2015


Doin' time and the living's easy
Nov 26
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
NIS America

The Firefly Diary flies to PS Vita in February, 2015


htoL#NiQ
Nov 18
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
 
original

Review: Fairy Fencer F

Oct 19 // Brittany Vincent
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







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