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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

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
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

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
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

Disgaea 5 pumps up the volume of characters on-screen


Pump it up!
Sep 03
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
PS4 and Vita

PS4 getting Disgaea 5, Earth Defense Force, Ys, Gundam and Senran Kagura


A bunch of these are coming to Vita, too
Sep 01
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
Danganronpa 2

Weirdos abound in this latest batch of Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens


Seriously, lots of weirdos
Aug 15
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
Japanese indie games!

NIS announces Under Night In-Birth for Europe


Indie fighting game coming to PS3 in the west next year
Aug 09
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
Fighting Games

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max hits PS3, Vita next month


And then Europe sometime later this year
Aug 09
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
Tokyo Twilight

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters confirmed for 2015 European release


Get your ghost huntin' on
Aug 08
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
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
Natty Doc

Natural Doctrine multiplayer set to inconsistent, yet still good music


Ugly, but cool strategy RPG
Aug 07
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
Awakened Fate Ultimatum

This Awakened Fate Ultimatum trailer is very anime


It was either this or the other thing
Jul 31
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
Danganronpa

Taiwanese Danganronpa fans can say goodbye to despair with this Danganronpa double pack


Deductions for days
Jul 28
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

Atlus announces Tears to Tiara II for North America, Europe


Elephants confirmed
Jul 25
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
Great Edo Blacksmith

Teaser site opens for erotic RPG Great Edo Blacksmith


Content to follow
Jul 24
We don't really know a whole lot about Great Edo Blacksmith. Nippon Ichi Software is publishing it, it's hitting Japan on November 27, and you'll spend the last year of your life as a blacksmith attempting to work to liv... 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
Fairy Fencer F

Here's your first look at Fairy Fencer F in English


Compile Heart's latest adventure is lookin' good
Jul 20
NIS America has released the first batch of English screenshots from the upcoming Fairy Fencer F, releasing in North America on September 23 and Europe on September 26. These screenshots act as introductions to some of the ca... read






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