Rejoice, (Ero)gamers: Nitroplus is in bed with JAST USA


Just as it seemed that all the emerging eroge news of late was bad eroge news, a ray of light pierced the darkened skies, assuring English-speaking eroge fanatics that yes, they would still be getting new enough fap material in game format.

JAST USA, the publishing hub for localized eroge and dating sims in the US, has inked out a publishing deal with famed developer Nitroplus (aka Nitro Plus, Nitro+) to distribute its titles to the North American market, starting with Zanma Taisei Demonbane. Nitroplus is also known for producing the Blassreiter anime alongside GONZO.

This is great news. For a long time now the English eroge industry's been known only for distributing shallow second- and third-string titles. But of late a lot of new releases have been emphasizing plot as much as porn, and several of Nitroplus' releases certainly fit the bill. If this all works out there'll be but a hop, skip and jump away from the biggest titles being distributed internationally, without need for drama-prone fansubbing groups. I dream of the day To Heart 2 makes it across the pond.

Hit the jump for the press release, and hit the gallery for some choice Demonbane pics. 

JAST USA Forms Game Licensing Partnership with Nitroplus Co., Ltd.

Bishoujo game localization company JAST USA today announced a new licensing partnership with Japanese multimedia entertainment producer, Nitroplus Co., Ltd., to produce English localized versions of Nitroplus game software.

JAST USA President Peter Payne announced the deal at the 2009 Anime Expo bishoujo games industry content panel along with details of the first of several Nitroplus games to be released in English, Zanma Taisei Demonbane (release title pending).

“As the leading producer of adult ‘dating sim’ games and visual novels in English, JAST USA is excited to take the bold step of forming this partnership, devoted to the release of high quality, English language versions of Nitroplus products,” Mr. Payne said.

To accompany this announcement, a new site has been launched at http://www.nitroplususa.com/ that will host all the latest news and information about English releases of Nitroplus titles and other exclusive content.

About Nitroplus Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2000 with their debut release Phantom of Inferno, Nitroplus (Nitro+, NitroPlus) quickly established itself as a bold innovator on the bishoujo game scene. This reputation was upheld by a line of subsequent releases, known for their gritty and unconventional storytelling as well as a broad appeal to both adult and non-adult audiences.

In addition to their lineup of popular adult PC games such as Zanma Taisei Demonbane, Jingai Makyou, Gekkou no Carnevale and their latest release Sumaga, Nitroplus is known for their successful multimedia projects that include televised anime versions of several of their games, novelizations, PlayStation ports, and cross-genre projects such as 2D fighters and 3D mecha combat sims. The company also has a highly successful ‘boys love’ game division, Nitro+CHiRAL.

Recently Nitroplus’s innovation has extended to a coproduction with animator Gonzo of an original anime series, Blassreiter, and a contract for international release of original music from their various game properties. The new partnership with JAST USA marks the latest in their forward-looking stance on the evolving content industry.


JAST USA has been involved in licensing and translating Japanese dating-sim games since 1997, and is the leading producer and distributor of English-language PC games for adults in any form. The company has a catalog of over 50 English-translated games with every theme from maids to “cat girls” and more, among which are some of the most beloved titles in adult PC game history.

As an international leader in the bishoujo game content industry, JAST USA is proud to offer the production and support necessary for the professional delivery of quality Nitroplus games to an enthusiastic fanbase.

Learn more about JAST USA and its product lineup at http://www.jastusa.com/ .

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