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12:45 PM on 06.16.2014

NIS takes us to an island paradise, battles us, then travels back in time

NIS was a bit of a hidden treasure at E3. The publisher shared a booth with Atlus and it took me stopping and actually looking at what was on display at the demo station to put two and two together. The search was well worth it because I was rewarded with a closer look at three upcoming titles: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, and Natural Doctrine.

Natalie Kipper

9:00 PM on 06.04.2014

Get pumped for September's Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair with new character portraits

If you've been patiently waiting for your next tasty dose of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, I've got something to sate your hunger. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is dated for a September 2 release for Vita owners, but in ...

Brittany Vincent

6:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Get your card battle on with Monster Monpiece, out today

Monster Monpiece has finally arrived, and I can't wait to tear into it. Card battling has been my forte, all the way from my Pokémon TCG League days up to now, where I reminisce about Triple Triad daily. There's someth...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 05.16.2014

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

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....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 AM on 05.16.2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited out this August for PlayStation Vita

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited finally has a release date for the PlayStation Vita! North America can expect this one on August 12, while Europe will see this on August 29. The game will be available via retail and digital st...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Demon Gaze photo
Review: Demon Gaze
by Dale North

I'm a dungeon crawler at heart, so any game that throws me into the pits and makes me claw my way out is a good time on at least some level. Difficulty? Unforgiving systems? Bring it on. For me, just about any grind is an enjoyable grind.

But even as a diehard genre fan, PS Vita dungeon crawler Demon Gaze tried my patience and resolve.

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2:45 PM on 05.09.2014

Monster Monpiece rubbing Vita owners the right way on May 27

It's finally here! Monster Monpiece, that deliciously risqué card battler brought to us by Idea Factory, is hitting North America on May 27 and Europe on May 28. For $29.99, you too can collect all the Monster Girls an...

Brittany Vincent

11:45 AM on 05.07.2014

Screenshot party: Mugen Souls Z and Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection

NIS America has provided us with a bunch of screenshots from their upcoming games so we're dropping them all in your lap right now. When it's this early, sometimes it's just easier to flip through an image gallery. PS3 RPG Mu...

Dale North



Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west photo
Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west
by Steven Hansen

Earlier today, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair got a release date for North American Vitas: September 2. I still need to play the first.

Anyway, more Japanese games have western release dates. Compile Heart's RPG Fairy Fencer F is coming on September 23. The loli characters come from the Hyperdimension Neptunia artist, but the games' gods were designed by Final Fantasy's Yoshitaka Amano. Plus, Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) did the music.

Meanwhile, Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited -- a touched up, additional content (plus old DLC) version of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten -- is coming on August 12. Good fit the Vita.

Danganronpa 2, Fairy Fencer F & Disgaea 4 Vita dated for North America [All Games Beta]

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10:30 AM on 04.09.2014

Hyperdimension Neptunia U is a Vita title

A spin-off of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series is coming to Vita in Japan this year. Dengeki PlayStation magazine has a spread on Hyperdimension Neptunia U, which brings some action to the RPG series. Neptune and the gang w...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 04.07.2014

NIS' Firefly's Diary looks so damn cute

We've seen a few teasers for NIS' upcoming Vita game Firefly's Diary [htol#Niq], but now you can get a better look at the visual style in the above video. It's a downloadable game by NIS that follows a young girl i...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 04.06.2014

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP dances west this June

Hypderdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection is shimmying over to North America on June 3 and then Europe just three days later, NIS America has announced. The PlayStation Vita idol game stars the heroines of Compile Heart's RPG series, and asks players to manage the ladies' dancing and singing careers. Are you up to the challenge?

Kyle MacGregor



Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight photo
Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight
by Chris Carter

Nippon Ichi Software is one hell of a developer. One day they could be lighting the world on fire with one of the most celebrated games in a genre (Disgaea), and the next, they could be milking a franchise into oblivion (Disgaea Infinite). Strategy RPGs are their forte, but they've made 2D platformers, action-RPGs, and a whole lot more.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight is their latest, and it's basically an amalgamation of everything they've learned so far -- which is both good and bad.

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2:30 PM on 03.13.2014

Mugen Souls Z dated for May 20 in North America

You won't get that crazy bath minigame, but you'll get everything else (billions of hit points in damage, super weird characters) in upcoming Compile Heart and GCrest JRPG Mugen Souls Z this May.  The game continues...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 03.12.2014

NIS reveals Hotaru no Nikki for the PlayStation Vita

Nippon Ichi Software has revealed a new Vita game, titled "Hotaru no Nikki," otherwise known as "Firefly's Diary." Evidently it'll be an action title, and you'll control a firefly with the intention of helping a young girl na...

Chris Carter

10:15 AM on 02.14.2014

Fairy Fencer F takes a stab at PS3 later this year

It's happening! Fairy Fencer F is headed to North American and European shores this fall, courtesy of the localization-smiths at NIS America. The turn-based role-player comes by way of Compile Heart, the studio behind th...

Kyle MacGregor