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1:00 PM on 04.08.2014

NIS America announces home video rights for Love Live Season 2

Last year NIS America surprised damn near everyone when they revealed that they had licensed the series Love Live for home video release. Now, a little more than a year later, they sent out a press release which falls in the ...

LB Bryant


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Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight photo
Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight
by Chris Walden

Diablo 3 was disappointing. That might be an odd way to start a review on a game from Nippon Ichi Software, but while I and many others await the Reaper of Souls expansion to complete the many Diablo 3 renovations, the urge to dive into a good dungeon crawler is only rising. I had no idea what The Witch and the Hundred Knight was a week ago, but after hearing that it might just satiate my hunger for hoarding loot, I had to get in on that.

What awaited was an interesting take on a tried and tested genre, with many new mechanics that seek to innovate. However, for every positive this game has on offer, there's an unfortunate negative. 

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11:00 AM on 03.12.2014

NIS America announces Toradora blu-ray release with English dub

A few months ago, NIS America revealed at a convention panel that they were looking in the possibility of dubbing some of their anime releases. Since that time fans have been speculating on which title would be the first from...

LB Bryant

7:00 PM on 02.14.2014

NIS America bringing Danganronpa 2, Disgaea 4 to PS Vita

At yesterday's NIS America press event, the game localizer announced four new titles for 2014 for the US and European markets. If you're a Vita owner, then you've got two sequels to look forward to: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Des...

Brad Rice

4:00 PM on 02.13.2014

NIS America licenses Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress

The latest anime film to hit Western shores will be TMS Entertainment's Fuse: Memoirs of a Huntress. TMS is best known for handling production on Akira, and based on watching the trailer for Fuse, they didn't slack on this mo...

Brad Rice

9:27 AM on 02.11.2014

Danganronpa 2 accidentally confirmed for localization?

If today's release of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc in North America isn't enough to get you excited, then what about the news that the sequel may be following it? Kyle Hebert, a voice actor who has previously worked on an...

Chris Walden

Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc photo
Review: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
by Chris Walden

I'll be honest with you. Before playing Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the first time, I had to dust off my PS Vita, charge it up for a few hours and install a stack of updates. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I've gone through these motions in order to play a game on this handheld, as the software library just hasn't been that appealing to me. To give you some perspective, the last game I played was Persona 4: The Golden. According to my Backloggery page, I finished it on April 5th, 2013. 

Of course, this is just how I've fared, and I'm sure there are loads of games out there that many others have had a good time with. Saying that, there are a fair few titles coming out soon that have my interest, including Mind Zero, Project Diva F 2nd and of course, Danganronpa

But would this odd-looking bear and his devilish personality ultimately win me over, or would my Vita find itself banished back to a dark corner to patiently await the next game? You're just going to have to read on and find out.

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4:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Nippon Ichi's new game has the best title

Yep, the best title. Here it is: "ハーレム天国だと思ったら、ヤンデレ地獄だった". Didn't ...

Josh Tolentino

5:30 PM on 01.15.2014

NISA licenses Nyaruko-san as she crawls home with love

NISA deploys its anime licensing tentacles once again and snatches 2010 TV anime adaptation of similarly named light novel, The Crawling Chaos: Nyaruko-san. Now titled Nyaruko-san: Crawling with Love, the NISA title will come...

Jeff Chuang

5:00 PM on 01.04.2014

New screens, video from The Witch and the Hundred Knight

I haven't been paying too much attention to coverage about The Witch and the Hundred Knight, but these new screens and video have put it on my radar. It looks like a cutesy Diablo or Torchlight. My fondness for those games c...

Pedro Cortes

3:00 PM on 12.14.2013

NISA grabs Nagi no Asukara

NIS America has just netted (oh ho!) this season's anime Nagi no Asukara, to be released under the title Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea. Now, the show lovingly referred to on Jtor AM as Snorks and That Show With No Underwat...

Karen Mead

9:00 AM on 12.11.2013

The Witch and the Hundred Knight to be released in March

For a second, I almost forgot that The Witch and the Hundred Knight was a thing. If anything, I should be ashamed of myself, since the title features Takehito Harada's artwork (character designer for the Disgae...

Salvador G Rodiles

11:00 AM on 12.06.2013

First English Danganronpa trailer emerges

Having played the original Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc a total of two times, I can't wait to see how folks new to the series will react when NIS America releases its localization out west next year. It's a glorious lit...

Elliot Gay

2:00 PM on 11.20.2013

NISA's Demon Gaze and Danganronpa to have dual audio

This news may only interest some of you, but as someone who lived through the anime dub/sub debate before dual audio DVDs made the issue moot, I wish more games have the option of both Japanese and English dubs available to p...

Jeff Chuang

7:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Hyperdimension Neptunia V hits PSN this month

If you've been craving more Hyperdimension Neptunia, NIS America have announced the North American and European release dates for their PlayStation 3 JRPG, Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory. This latest installment of the serie...

Tim Sheehy

5:00 PM on 11.12.2013

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc out west in February

NISA has a date for Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc: February 11th for North America, and February 14th for Europe. There's also a delicious physical copy cover art out now, after the jump. Trigger Happy Havoc will also be a...

Jeff Chuang

4:00 PM on 11.02.2013

Ys: Memories of Celceta bound for Europe in early 2014

Gamers in the United States will be able to play the latest installment in the long-running Ys series before the holidays, with Ys: Memories of Celceta set to drop on November 26th. However, Europeans needn't feel too left ou...

Karen Mead

7:00 PM on 10.31.2013

Disgaea 4 Return gets a new trailer

The Disgaea games are great fun, but it's becoming an increasing problem to find some good time to sit down by the TV and play some console games. In fact, it's the commute to work where I get most of my gaming fixes, so the...

Chris Walden

3:00 PM on 10.29.2013

Love Live: Watch the μ's reach for the stars on Hulu

The school idol teenage drama anime Love Live, while licensed by NISA a while back, is now on Hulu. NISA is really on a roll with uploading things to Hulu, and this latest show features the story about an idol group, &mu...

Jeff Chuang

8:00 AM on 10.25.2013

First English screens for Danganronpa emerge

Spike Chunsoft's Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a fantastic game. A combination of Ace Attorney-like trials and investigation, and 999/VLR-like atmosphere and plot progression, Dangan Ronpa is rich with personality. I p...

Elliot Gay

9:00 PM on 10.23.2013

Hyperdimension Neptunia PP going west

I totally called this one early in the year. NISA has announced that they're localizing idol simulation Vita game Hyperdimension Neptunia PP for North America and Europe. The game's title is currently tentative, and we only h...

Elliot Gay

10:00 PM on 10.22.2013

Rejoice? Mugen Souls Z to go west in 2014

Seeing how it's been a while since Mugen Souls Z has arrived in the Land of the Rising Sun, I almost thought that NIS America has given up on localizing Mugen Souls' sequel. Lord and behold, Nippon Ichi Software pulls a surpr...

Salvador G Rodiles

2:00 PM on 10.17.2013

NIS America to release WAGNARIA!!2

Fans of restaurants and the strange waiters that work there will be happy to know that WAGNARIA!!2 will be coming to the US, courtesy of NIS America. Set for release on February 4th, 2014, the set will come on two BDs and get...

Pedro Cortes

9:00 PM on 10.09.2013

Disgaea D2 officially released in North America

That's right, it's official. Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness has hit stores in North America, quenching our thirst for endless grinding, large numerical values and strategy, and while I usually avoid the series like the plagu...

Tim Sheehy

Review: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of The Titan photo
Review: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of The Titan
by Salvador G Rodiles

On paper, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of The Titan may sound more like a chore than anything else. The concept of having to map out every nook and cranny of a dungeon sounds like something that shouldn’t be a main feature in a modern game. Developers can give players the option to pull up a map whenever they need to see where they are, so forcing people to map out their own games is seemingly redundant, and menial by comparison.

However, despite my somewhat negative introduction to the Etrian Odyssey system, drawing your own maps can actually give you a surprising feeling of accomplishment. In case you've never played any of the Etrian Odyssey games, each installment in the series focuses on exploring labyrinths filled with unspeakable horrors, with a party of characters made by the players themselves. By unspeakable horrors, I’m talking about the monsters and bosses that lurk in each area. Just like other dungeon crawlers, this series doesn't hold your hand, so you’ll have to become intimately familiar with your characters and their capabilities.

Since Etrian Odyssey IV is my first entry into the series, you might guess that I suffered a painful experience that left me in tears long before I finished the last dungeon. That said, join me below to see how I fared with Etrian Odyssey IV’s hardcore gameplay.

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5:30 PM on 08.21.2013

Sweet! NISA reveals the release date for Fate Paradox

It looks like the Fall Season is looking even more promising, and I'm not talking about the anime season. Completing the commemoration for NIS's 20th anniversary, The Guide Fate Paradox's release date has been unveiled! Follo...

Salvador G Rodiles

10:30 PM on 08.18.2013

Jump into the Item World of Disgaea D2's physical goodies

I can't believe that I'm fashionably late to the good news again, since NISA has revealed the bonus that will come with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness when the game takes over North America and Europe! I hope you have your e...

Salvador G Rodiles

6:40 PM on 08.14.2013

FOE eliminated: Etrian Odyssey IV's demo hits EU tomorrow

Right as I was getting farther into Etrian Odyssey IV's realms, NISA has revealed that the demo for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will be available in the Nintendo eShop on August 15th, which happens to be tomo...

Salvador G Rodiles

5:30 PM on 07.29.2013

Disgaea D2's new English images has bribery and mint gum

NISA has come home with some new goodies, and they continue to bring joy to the heart of their fans! When I mean goodies, I'm talking about the latest English screenshots of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. In one of the scre...

Salvador G Rodiles

5:00 PM on 07.10.2013

Dimension Slash! Make way for Disgaea D2's release date

Now here's something that I could drink to! My number two video game company waifu, NIS America, (Atlus is my number one) has announced that Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is going to take over North America on October 8th, ...

Salvador G Rodiles