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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

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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Japanese indie games
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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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NIS America

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

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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Stranger of Sword City

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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The Firefly Diary

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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Sword City Stranger
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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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World's Longest 5 Minutes

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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NIS' Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight still looks a lot like Firefly Diary

Rose and the Old Castle of Twilight is still coming along, and it's looking great. As a follow-up of sorts to Firefly Diary, this one will also go straight to the Vita, and possibly, the PC. This newest trailer from NIS gives us another gli...   read

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NIS America

NIS delays The Firefly Diary's PC release

NIS America has postponed the PC release of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary. The puzzle game was initially supposed to arrive next Monday, March 14, but is now being delayed until April 25 to give the publisher more time to test the game a...   read

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Stella Glow now available across Europe

Stella Glow is out now across Europe, NIS America has announced. The SRPG is the final game from developer Imageepoch (Time and Eternity, Criminal Girls), as the studio was forced to closed its doors one month before the Nint...   read

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Nippon Ichi's Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain is looking dope

Coven and Labyrinth of Refrain, huh? What a title. You don't see that much these days in an era that uses simplistic terms like Gears, Division, and Duty. So yeah, Coven is NIS newest game, which operates as a dungeon crawler of s...   read

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The Firefly Diary

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary is slightly less infuriating on PC

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (which I am never typing ever again) is coming to PC in less than two weeks. I've been playing it a bit to see how the former PlayStation Vita exclusive translates to a mouse and keyboard setup. In The ...   read

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Disgaea PC
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The PC port of Disgaea is an absolute mess

[Update: Since this report went out, it has come to light that some of the problems may be due to issues with the Steam beta client – a problem I have never encountered with any other game. On testing, I found that not using the beta ...   read

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Busy day, to put in perspective, I spent just over an hour dealing with all the crap to prep Mom for bed due to all of her timings coming up at once (some stuff is every 4, 3, 2, or 1 day and they all lined Ima try and write AoTW for Sunday, big 1


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Well after spending most of the day and night in the Infinite Warfare beta I have to its horrible, it feels like BO3 I love that but the maps are horrible and the guns incredibly

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