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2:30 PM on 04.18.2014

Fairy Fencer F and Disgaea 4 Vita dated for the west

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 ...

Steven Hansen


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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

9:00 AM on 02.14.2014

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited gets summer launch on Vita

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited is slated to bring its unique brand of tactical role-playing goodness to PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe sometime this summer, according to NIS America. Initially released on P...

Kyle MacGregor

7:30 AM on 02.14.2014

Battle Princess of the Arcadias collides with PSN in 2014

Battle Princess of the Arcadias and its splashy art are bound for North America and Europe later this year, thanks to the fine folks at NIS America. The Odin Sphere-esque action role-playing game will launch on PlayStati...

Kyle MacGregor

7:00 AM on 02.14.2014

Danganronpa 2 localization coming this fall for PS Vita

Let it not be said that NIS America keeps fans waiting. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc released just a few days ago and already they've announced plans to localize its sequel.   Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair...

Kyle MacGregor







Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc photo
Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
by Wesley Ruscher

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 storytelling first and foremost. Gameplay is often used only to aid the method in which their madness is presented.  

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is an adventure game where madness excels. It’s a world where fear lurks around every corner and despondence has crept in; its narrative is full of uncertainty, mystery, and sadistic intent. Yet, its gameplay creates more than just a fly on the wall feeling -- even if you are living someone else’s story -- and is a must play for any fan of the genre or those who love a good "whodunit."

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9:00 AM on 02.04.2014

Pronunciation problems: Witch and the Hundred Knight

Arlecchino is your name, dear narrator? You could pronounce it right. It's only the name of one of the most well-known stock characters in theater, where slapstick derives from. Arle-KEY-no.   Oh, and you're introd...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 01.29.2014

The Witch and The Hundred Knight has a dog girl

I guess it's going to be a slow trickle of short gameplay snippets for NIS' The Witch and the Hundred Knight leading up to the PS3 RPG's March 21/25 (Europe/North America) release. Hmm, butting up pretty closely against Tita...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 01.24.2014

Vita RPG Demon Gaze stares down an April 22 launch date

We knew that a localization was in the works, but now we have solid dates. NIS America has announced that Vita dungeon crawler RPG Demon Gaze will be released on April 22 in North America and April 25 in Europe, with both dig...

Dale North

5:00 AM on 01.15.2014

If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise, It Was Yandere Hell

If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise, It Was Yandere Hell. Nope, I'm not talking crazy. That's just the name of Nippon Ichi Software's newest game, heading to the PlayStation 3. The game will be out on April 24 in Japan for 6...

Hamza CTZ Aziz