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Review: Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness

When it first debuted a few years ago, Psycho-Pass was well-regarded among anime fans and critics alike. The show's dense plotting, bleak setting, police-procedural chops, and cyberpunk flair called to mind landmark sci-fi anime l...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls 2 delayed in North America

It's a sad day for North American PlayStation Vita owners with a fascination for the sexual punishment of scantily-clad anime girls. NIS America has recently confirmed that the up-and-coming BDSM-themed JRPG Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors&n...   read

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel II finally gets a European release date

While it was recently announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II is to be released in the U.S. early next month, European fans of the franchise were left in a state of limbo, as there was no confirmation of a launch date f...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 2 is coming to Steam, but not until January

Typically, when I hear that an older game is being ported over to PC, I expect to see it pop up on Steam in the near future. A few weeks. Maybe a month. Hell, sometimes they're even stealth-released! The newly-announced port of Disgaea 2, t...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls 2 denied rating (and release) in Germany

The sexual-punishment-themed Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors jumped some hurdles in its localization for a western audience that included, "redrawn art, terminology changes, no native language dialogue, and no motivation scene dialogue." Th...   read

 
 
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Review: Grand Kingdom

For the past few weeks, I’ve been booting up Grand Kingdom on my PlayStation Vita for about an hour or two a night. The demo immediately hooked me with its absolute beauty and its unique take on tactics in a role-playing game, leaving...   read

 
 
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This pair of Touhou games should brighten up your day

After years of being relegated to the sidelines in niche markets, Touhou is finally (and rightfully) coming front and center. NIS is publishing a pair of games in the west, which includes Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, a versus shoot 'em ...   read

 
 
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Dragon's Crown removed from EU PSN, but will be republished under Atlus

Dragon's Crown, a fantastic and not juvenile at all video game, was removed from the European PSN this week. Panic! Wait, don't panic. Evidently it involved a deal that was always in place between Atlus and NIS (who published it in Europe),...   read

 
 
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Yomawari: Night Alone still perfectly balances cuteness and horror

Even though it's developed by NIS, Yomawari: Night Alone is still a pretty obscure project. It's billed as a survival horror game, but is framed around the concept of a little girl rescuing her dog and her sister after her town succumbs to ...   read

 
 
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The Psycho-Pass game is still coming west, here's some footage

I can't get enough visual novels based on anime, and Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness will fit that bill when it's released in several months. Set to debut in the US and Europe as a result of a NIS localization effort, it'll be availab...   read

 
 


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Touhou roguelike coming west on PS4, Vita

Once upon a time, Touhou games, despite being something of a phenomenon in Japan, didn't have a snowball's chance in Hell of ever seeing a western release. But it's clearly no longer that time. NIS America has announced plans to publish&nbs...   read

 
 
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NISA's Grand Kingdom launch is a mess

Grand Kingdom, a new tactical role-playing game from Grand Knights History director Tomohiko Deguchi and Monochrome Corp., is launching later this month, but that launch is going anything but smoothly. Nippon Ichi Software's western branch ...   read

 
 
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Is XSEED the best localizer around?

As someone who has been importing since a young age, I've been thinking a lot about localizations lately. Between Deep Silver putting out the "unforgivable" pizza commercial for Mighty No. 9, NIS being upfront about changes to Criminal Girl...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls 2 is coming west, with some changes

As expected, Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors will have some alterations when it's brought westward for its localization. NIS has detailed four core pillars so fans can make their own decision whether or not to buy -- redrawn art, termin...   read

 
 
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NIS horror game Yomawari: Night Alone creeps to Vita, PC this October

As horror games are wont to do, Yomawari: Night Alone is launching in October. Here's the game's  premise straight from the developer, Disgaea studio Nippon Ichi Software: A young girl is walking her dog Poro aroun...   read

 
 
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NIS bringing classic SRPG Phantom Brave to PC

Phantom Brave launched in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, and has remained in my heart ever since. As one of NIS' most memorable strategy RPGs, Brave really stuck with me after the publisher hit it big with the original Disgaea, taking what work...   read

 
 
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The next Touhou game is getting a special edition in the west

NISA is publishing Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet in the west, and it just unveiled a pretty packed special edition that's listing at $50 this week. It comes with tons of art, pins, the soundtrack, digital themes and avatars, and a ...   read

 
 
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The World's Longest Five Minutes is indeed longer than five minutes

NIS is known for some pretty eccentric projects, and World's Longest Five Minutes fits that bill. It's an RPG that focuses in on one moment in a heroes' life, fighting what would normally be the "last boss" of a video game. He'll ...   read

 
 
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NIS bringing Touhou to PS4 in September

Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet is coming to PlayStation 4 in September, NIS America has announced. The "shoot-'em-up fighter game" from doujinsoft circle Cubetype is currently planned for release via physical and digital formats fo...   read

 
 
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Tips for starting your journey in Stranger of Sword City

After a long wait, Stranger of Sword City is out today for the PlayStation Vita. For Xbox One owners, hopefully you've been playing it over this past month. You should, it's good (or at least I think it is). For fans of the dungeon cra...   read

 
 
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NIS will no longer publish Atlus games in Europe, Oceania

NIS America has cut ties with Atlus and will no longer distribute the Sega subsidiary's games across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, NIS America managing director Takuro Yamashita tells MCV. "Atlus became very picky about selecting the ...   read

 
 
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How many times will NIS delay this?

NIS America has postponed the PC port of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary once again. The publisher initially planned to release the title on March 14, but pushed its arrival date back to April 25. But that is no longer happening. Now, NIS hopes...   read

 
 
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Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness has a nice little collector's edition

NIS America has locked down a September 13, 2016 release for Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, so you better turn that frown upside down like your life depends on it. The visual novel game is arriving in Europe ...   read

 
 
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Review: Stranger of Sword City

I've always believed I could get into any video game genre if I could just find the right title to introduce me. After years of trying to get into farming simulators, Rune Factory 4 finally made the genre click with me. For monste...   read

 
 
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NIS names new Vita game after sex with me

The busy folks over at NIS have announced another new game, World’s Longest 5 Minutes, which, well, I've already done the joke in the headline. Mostly because there's little else to say. It is coming to PS Vita in Japan on July 28 and...   read

 
 
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