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NIS America is bringing Ys VIII and 18 other games to North America this year

2017 may be the biggest year in NIS America's history. Friday night at a press event in San Francisco, the publisher announced the 19 games it will be localizing in North America this year, including Danganronpa V3 and Culdcept Revolt....   read

 
 
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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony comes west in September

At the NIS America event in San Francisco, Danganronpa director Kazutaka Kodaka joked that he was jealous of how well Ace Attorney and Persona sell, but I bet there's some truth behind that. His latest Saw meets Ace...   read

 
 
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Another Culdcept game is finally getting localized

For the past few years, I've seen trailers of wonderful looking Culdcept games for the Nintendo 3DS with only a glimmer of hope in my eye that they might be localized. Last year, Nintendo itself published Culdcept Revolt for the system...   read

 
 
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It looks like RPG Maker Fes for the 3DS will be heading to Western territories

Well, it appears as if RPG Maker Fes -- a version of the popular RPG Maker game creation software for the Nintendo 3DS -- is heading to Western territories courtesy of NIS America, if a recent listing on the Australian Classificat...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Disgaea 2 (PC)

Here we are, about a year after the launch of Disgaea 5, and I’m reviewing the second game in the series. What a world! Now that the series is gracing the PC platform, I finally have the chance to play it. As a huge Final Fantasy Tact...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa Another Episode drops in June in the west

It's still weird to me that something called Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is now part of the zeitgeist, popular enough for Spike Chunsoft and NIS to localize and promote like it was almost a AAA game, but here we are in ...   read

 
 
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Disgaea 5 is heading to the Switch

There were several announcements for JRPGs at tonight's Switch event, but one in particular didn't seem to get a lot of hype. Disgaea 5 will be coming out on Nintendo's new platform in a "Complete Edition" that adds several new features to ...   read

 
 
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Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case is heading to PS4 in April

Back in October, Grasshopper Manufacture's The Silver Case was rereleased for PC on Steam, GOG and The Humble Store. This also marked its debut in Western territories, as its original 1999 PlayStation release was only released in ...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa 1*2 Reload will be coming to PS4 in March

Back in October, NIS America announced that it would be bringing the the PS4 ports of both Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and its sequel, Goodbye Despair, to the West sometime in early 2017. With 2017 inching ever closer, NIS Am...   read

 
 
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A PS4 port is next for Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls

Spike Chunsoft's third-person adventure spin-off Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is yet another PlayStation Vita game seeking new life with a port to PlayStation 4. If you'd prefer to flee from the Monokuma masses on the l...   read

 
 


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Review: Yomawari: Night Alone

There is only one proper way to play a horror video game, just as there is only one proper way to watch a horror movie: with the lights off. In order for horror to work, you have to invest yourself in it. You have allow yourself to be scare...   read

 
 
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NIS America is running a big sale on PlayStation Network

I'll take any excuse to say "Natty Doc," and this is a pretty darn good one. NISA has a worthwhile sale up on the PlayStation Store that spans the PSP up to the PS4, with games like Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, Disgaea 5, Demon Graze, ...   read

 
 
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The Touhou roguelike finally has a Western release date

Earlier this year, NIS America announced that that it was going to be bringing the Aqua Style-developed roguelike Touhou Genso Wanderer to Western territories sometime in early 2017. Today we finally have a little more specificity as t...   read

 
 
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Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs

It's only been a year or so since Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters first released, but now we've got Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs to deal with. Even taking into account the Japanese game industry's penchant...   read

 
 
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Danganronpa 1*2 Reload is heading West next year

Fans of visual novels and Japanese craziness will be happy to hear that Danganronpa 1*2 Reload will be heading to the West early next year. The compilation is a PS4 port of the first two Danganronpa games (Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye De...   read

 
 
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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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