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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 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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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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NIS America

NIS teases Criminal Girls 2 localization

Good news for all you sexy anime baby fans out there; it looks like NIS America is teasing a localization for Criminal Girls 2, the follow-up to Criminal Girls: Invite Only. The image above appeared at the publisher's annual press event in ...   read

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Disgaea PC
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Here's a new trailer for Disgaea PC

In case you missed it, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (AKA the Destroyer of Lives and Cruel Devourer of All Free Time) is coming to PC under the name Disgaea PC. Nippon Ichi’s popular PlayStation 2 SRPG was thrown up on Steam last mo...   read

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Creepy NIS Vita horror game is actually kind of cute

NIS (Disgaea) recently teased a spooky game with live-action first-person flashlight footage and a requisite creepy child. It ended up being for Yomawari, which is coming to Vita in Japan on October 29. It's about a young girl wandering aro...   read

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Obligatory scary child
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NIS gets creepy with new teaser

These days, Japanese games being creepy usually has more to do with upskirts than spooks. Fatal Frame couldn't even get squeezed into Nintendo's E3 event. Still, very-anime publisher and developer Nippon Ichi recently uploaded this "New Ti...   read

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htoL#NiQ Review
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Review: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary

No, that isn't an encoding error up there in the headline: "htoL#NiQ" is indeed this PS Vita game's title, and is essentially a very stylish way to type "The Firefly Diary" in Japanese. Whatever personal peculiarities led the team at Nippon...   read

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Erotic NIS Vita RPG Edo Blacksmith unveils its first anime girlfriend

Actually, all three are unveiled by the end (see image below), but I guess they're each getting their time to shine in their own videos full of blushing faces and cleavage. This one appears to be Sayaka (voiced by Izumi Chiba). "Her t...   read

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New sexual Vita RPG

NIS doing another erotic Vita RPG, Great Edo Blacksmith

Nippon Ichi Software's new PS Vita title is Great Edo Blacksmith. It's coming to Japan on November 27. Gematsu reports, "players spend the remaining one year of their life as a blacksmith, with the goal of earning both a living and the love...   read


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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. Still it's som...   read


Hey, you got some Disgaea in my Demon Gaze

Upcoming (and nice-looking!) Vita RPG Demon Gaze will see a DLC release that brings characters from teh world of Disgaea into the fold. Free DLC downloads will let you add Disgaea characters like Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and even Prinny...   read

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Trigger Happy Havoc
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Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

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 fo...   read

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Guided Fate reviewed!
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Review: The Guided Fate Paradox

One of the greatest things about video games is the opportunity they afford us to take on roles we'd normally never have the chance to do. For example, in The Guided Fate Paradox, the latest from the team that brought us the Disgaea: Hour o...   read


A new Nippon Ichi action RPG is in the works

We know that Nippon Ichi are working on a new RPG, which is pretty much a given at any time as well as a huge 'no sh*t' kind of thing. But Dengeki PlayStation says its an action RPG. Maybe it's something like the upcoming The Witch and a Hu...   read

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The Guided Fate Paradox
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The Guided Fate Paradox headed west on November 5

Though NIS America's last title left much to be desired, I can't help but be overly optimistic for the release of The Guided Fate Paradox. Set to release November 5, the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive roguelike will be available in two e...   read

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Dragon's Crown

NIS America publishing Dragon's Crown in PAL territories

A rating for Dragon's Crown has emerged from the Australian Classification Board, indicating the PlayStation 3 and Vita title will be released in PAL territories. The listing suggests NIS America will distribute the title for Atlus, which s...   read

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Time and Eternity

Time and Eternity looks great, and sounds great too

Okay, we posted about Time and Eternity a couple months back, and many of you seemed to have reservations. You might have even read a review of the Japanese version over on our sister-site, Japanator. I just came back from playing the ...   read

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Limited edition unboxing
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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory LE lunch box unboxed

The thing I am most excited about regarding Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory is Nobuo Uematsu's soundtrack which also features an appearance by his band, the Earthbound Papas. The OST is included with the limited edition version of the ...   read

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Draw so hard

The story behind Time and Eternity's revolutionary look

When the PlayStation 1 and N64 came out and rough, polygonal, 3D character models became the norm, it took me a while to realize what was wrong. Playing certain games would creep into the uncanny. It took me a surprisingly long while to rea...   read

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Disgaea Item World

Disgaea ditches the Item World for the Item Sea in D2

According to a report from Siliconera, it appears as if Disgaea Dimension 2 will change a mechanic that's been a part of the franchise from the beginning -- the item world. The Item World is basically a way for people to grind out and power...   read



Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory, the second sequel to the admittedly bland RPG about anthropomorphic videogame consoles fighting a literal console war, is still on track for a PS3 release in the US on March 12, 2013. Despite the poor recept...   read

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Laharl Disgaea Dimension 2

The Disgaea franchise is known to get a little crazy every now and then. But not this crazy! It appears as if returning protagonist Laharl is going to undergo some... changes at some point in the game. Siliconera is reporting, based on a sc...   read

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Disgaea Dimension 2 gets a crazy new video

At this point, you know whether you're a Disgaea fan or not. If you're not, part of the reason may be the lack of a return to Laharl's classic tale in Hour of Darkness: which Disgaea Dimension 2 is fixing, seeing as it's a full sequel. If...   read


Disgaea Dimension 2 features a new hub, Laharl's sister

More news is starting to roll in for Disgaea Dimension 2, and it's looking better and better as time goes on. It looks like a new cast member will join in for this direct continuation of Hour of Darkness: Laharl's younger sister, Sicily. Ap...   read

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