All posts tagged: Nippon Ichi Software

GIVEAWAY: NIS America’s Grand Kingdom – 20 Closed Beta Codes

I know why you’re here. Yeah, yeah, I do, I do: It’s because you want some free stuff, right? Heck yeah! That’s cool with us here at SnapThirty, do you know why? Well, it’s because we love you all for sticking with us for so long and, every once in a while, we like to give something back to you all for being so darn great! Thanks to Bandai Namco Entertainment, NIS America, and Spike Chunsoft, we have been given the chance to hold this giveaway competition for the upcoming Tactical RPG title Grand Kingdom. In the Spike Chunsoft-developed title you play as a squad of mercenaries who have recently joined a powerful guild of masterful warriors. Times are changing, and wars are no longer fought with armies owned by opposing sides, instead land leaders are forced into hiring mercenaries to do their bidding; from silent assassinations to brutal mob warfare, nothing is too gruesome for those who belong to a mercenary guild, and as their newest members, you and your fellow fighters will have …

Despair Is Only Months Away – Danganronpa: Another Episode Hits The West This September

 Are you ready to feel absolute despair? Too bad! NIS America has today announced that the upcoming PlayStation Vita title Danganronpa: Another Episode – Ultra Despair Girls is set to hit the West this September. Yes, the publisher/developer has revealed the official release dates for both Europe and North America today, and they’re a great deal closer than you would have imagined. On the 1st of September the game will be made available in North America and on the 4th it will be made available in Europe. September 2015 is officially despair month seeing as most of the people playing the game aren’t going to be feeling anything but depression until they finish this twisted title. Different to the mainstream Danganronpa titles, Another Episode is not the courtroom simulator you think it is, in fact, it’s the total opposite. This new game takes players on a wild third-person shooter adventure set in a time wherein which the apocalypse has come about and the Earth is now ruled by those who worship despair. Your mission? Well, …

Good Grief – NIS America Reveals Danganronpa: Another Episode Limited Edition Pack

The Danganronpa series of despair-inducing video games is all about gruesome murders, heart-pounding trials, and watching the people you’ve come to call friends slowly betray you in every single way they possibly can…so why the hell are we always so excited for another game in the series to come out? All it ever does is bring is pain, but I guess it’s that good kind of pain, the one you feel when you get punched in the face by someone you love; it hurts a whole bunch but you still love them so you let it slide. NIS America have today revealed the Limited Edition pack for the upcoming Danganronpa Spin-off Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls which takes a nice break from the usual court-based gameplay of your standard Danganronpa game and replaces it with some pretty rad-looking third person shooter mechanics. It’s kind of hard to hate that right? Look, you should know about all this already because it was announced a long time ago and ever since then Nippon ichi Software have delivered …

Triple Threat – The Disgaea Triple Play Collection Is Coming To Europe

Yo, scrub! Did I just hear you say you’ve never played Disgaea? Yeah, you know the video game series I’m talking about; it’s a tactical role-playing game published by NIS America, and you’re saying you’ve never played it? How is that even possible?! Oh wait…you’ve played the first few games? I apologise, I misheard you. I guess that’s okay, but do you maybe want to play some of the other titles in the series but can’t really afford to buy each of the games individually? Awesome, dood! I got some good news for you! NIS America…Europe has today announced a new video game collection that brings together three of the newer Disgaea titles all on one PlayStation 3 release. Yep! The Disgaea Triple Play Collection has just been announced and it will be getting a European release on the 10th of July. This collection will feature Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. It’s perfect for those of you out there who need to play a little …

NIS America Is Bringing Disgaea 5 To The West

We all saw this coming right? Of course! it would be an absolute travesty of the much-loved series of tactical RPGs’ newest title didn’t make it to local shores! I’d definitely be in an uproar and I’m sure I wouldn’t be alone. Well, alongside some great news regarding the localisation of “Danganronpa: Another Episode“, NIS America have today announced that they will also be bringing “Disgaea 5” to the West. Though no full english name has been disclosed, NIS America are very much certain that this PlayStation 4 exclusive will be released outside of Japan sometime this year. Of yes, that’s another thing; they didn’t announce exactly WHEN the game will be getting a release, just that it’ll happen sometime this year so stay on the lookout for that. No matter when we are able to get our hands on the new game, I can say for certain that it will get as high a reception as any of the previous “Disgaea” titles in the series. It’s a fan favorite for tactical RPGs and it’ll …

Akiba’s Trip: Undead And Undressed – PlayStation 4 Review

Just incase you havn’t had enough fun running through the streets of Tokyo’s Akihabara, striping random civilians and getting chased by the cops, NIS America have decided that it’s time for the game you played on both the PlayStation Vita and the PlayStation 3 to be released on the console with greater capabilities; the PlayStation 4. It was only last year that the West got its chance to taste the incredibly Japanese style of “Akiba’s Strip: Undead and Undressed” and even though it met with pretty average scores the world over, it has still somehow remained such a lovable and well-enjoyed game. At least, people like it enough for the developers over at Acquire to organise for the game to receive an updated port for a “next gen” console. In fact, there’s already word that the same game will, once again, be ported onto another console! This time the Nintendo 3DS. What gameplay mechanics will be added to that version I have no idea, but I’m not here to talk about the game that hasn’t …

Disgaea 5 – Seraphina Introduction Video Released

Every hero needs friends. Simple as that! Without a team of trustworthy fighters covering you from all sides, there’s not a good chance you’re going to make it through whatever battle you may be fighting. You need allies! You need people who can help you out! “Disgaea 5” knows what I’m talking about because helping the main character Killia as he tries to set the Netherworld free of the choker hold Void Dark seems to have on it are a bunch of rambunctious ruffians willing to do all they can for the sake of all that is good! The latest in the “Disgaea” series, in case you’re unaware, has a bunch of Demon Lords going up against one terribly evil Demon Lord who only wants to crush the Netherworld and put it under his rule. Well no other Demon Lord wants that so the strongest have decided to team up with the game’s antagonist Killia to take down this ultimate evil. Over time, in the lead up to the release of the game, Nippon Ichi …

The “Arland Atelier Trilogy” Set To Be Released In Europe This March

It’s video game releases like this that I truly love. Have you ever gone to buy the latest in a game series and thought maybe you’re too late to the party to be able to endulge? I know I have! it took me quite a while to pump myself up to buy “Persona 4” even though I’ve not played “Persona 1” through “Persona 3”, but I did it. Though I always wanted to experience the entire series. NIS America have some very exciting news for those of you who’ve always wanted to get into the “Arland Atelier” RPG series: Come the 6th of March this year, European gamers will be able to play through each of the three “Arland Atelier” games thanks to the release of “Th Arland Atelier Trilogy”. This three game collection features “Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist Of Arland”, “Atelier Totori: The Adventurer Of Arland, and “Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice Of Arland” all on one glorious PlayStation 3 disc! What a time to be alive! There’s no better way to experience the wonderful lineage …

The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Announced For A North American/European Release

There exists a place between the land of the good and the land of the evil but this place is occupied by beings that fall under both categories. It’s a place we call “the real world” but little do we know that this world may not even truly be the “real” one. When Heaven and Hell clash, there are really only human casualties that get caught in between the crossfire and with the upcoming NIS America title “The Awakened Fate Ultimatum”, which has just been announced to be making its way to the West in 2015, you’ll be able to experience what it is like to be a God that must go to way with the forces of the malevolent for the sake of both the human world and the plane of existence where Heaven lies. “The Awakened Fate Ultimatum” is just another RPG title that NIS America is bringing to the West in 2015 and, to be entirely honest…I’m so very excited for it. As of late I’ve found myself loving RPGs more and …

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Announced For A North American/European Release

When you do something great, it’s stupid for you to stop doing those things to start doing something else. The great Renaissance artist Michelangelo didn’t stop painting and instead begin making music. No…he became a Ninja Turtle but that was much later in his life. What I’m saying is that you should stick to what you’ve mastered and the team over at Experience Inc. are living up to their name and using that experience to, once again, bring us another great dungeon-crawling RPG and it goes by the name “Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy”. You may have heard of these guys and gals if you’re familiar with the recent PlayStation Vita title “Demon Gaze”. Well Experience Inc. made that and now they’ve developed “OA: New Tokyo Legacy” with, thanks to NIS America, will be hitting North American and European shelves in the Spring of 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation Vita. NIS are trying to dominate the gaming market of 2015 and I cannot complain at all, but when it comes to explaining just why it is …

Disgaea 5 Announced For A North American/European Release

Hype has been swelling around the the newly announced “Disgaea 5” as of late but with all that hype came soft thoughts of whether or not the new tactical RPG title will actually be making it to the West, especially with the comments made by Nippon Ichi Software regarding their financial situation which, rumour has it, is a false statement. With so much uncertainty floating around it’s hard to put your finger on some solid information but NIS America have announced something that will bring a little bit of thought stability to fans of the series: “Disgaea 5” WILL be making its way to the West in the Fall/Autumn of 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. With some awesome updated graphics and the same gameplay mechanics you’ve come to know and love but with a few tweaks for a fresh new take, it’s pretty hard to pass up the new “Disgaea 5” but don’t take it from me, NIS America know exactly why their upcoming game will be legendary and this is why: Alliance Attacks: …

Have You Met Killia? – “Disgaea 5” Character Introduction Video Released

Nippon Ichi Software have come out recently and said that the continued existence of the video game developer and publisher now relies solely on how well “Disgaea 5” does upon release. Though sad to see such a wonderful and much-loved company going through some hard times, I like to find fortune in the unfortunate and I think the fact that “Disgaea 5” is going to be their “Hail Mary” is going to work out so well for them. At least, I very much hope so. As a way of promoting the game that could mean life or death for the company and to raise hype for what I’ve quickly come to look at as the next best thing in tactical RPG gaming, Nippon Ichi Software have begun releasing character introduction videos with the first to get the spotlight obviously being the main protagonist of the game…Killia. If you don’t know who Killia is; he’s a young Demon Lord who’s out for revenge and will stop at nothing to exact it. Shirtless and fearless, this Dragonewt …

“Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late” Is Making Its Way To Australia And New Zealand

Released in Japan last year and already announced for distribution in North America, “Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late” is a fairly unheard of fighting game developed by the same studio that brought you “Melty Blood”…another semi-unheard of Japanese fighting game. Though it dominates Japanese arcades, it doesn’t necessarily have much of a presence outside of the great country and that’s probably because it simply doesn’t get that much promotion in the West. Well that’s all about to change soon because today NIS America, who distributes the game across Europe, has announced that “Under NIght In-Birth EXE:Late” is heading down to Australia and New Zealand in 2015 and they want you all to get ready for one hell of a twisted fighting game! Since time immemorial, the organization known as the “Night Blade” has acted as guardians in what is known as the “Hollow Night”. While resting from her eternal labors in a non-descript town that the Princess of the Night Blade, Linne, meets a young boy named Hyde, who is in possession of the fabled sword …

Disgaea 5 – Meet The Demon Lords Christo and Zeroken

There’s nothing more powerful than the friendship shared between two or more people. It’s a fact! Every single kids television show has proven to me that without friendship nothing can be accomplished. This is why Killia, the main character of NIS’ upcoming “Disgaea 5” tactical RPG, will accomplish all the goals he sets out for himself. It’s all because of the friends he keeps. Here’s the story of the game so far: Void Dark is a super evil Demon Lord that plans on conquering the entire Netherworld but there are a bunch of other Demon Lords who don’t necessarily want that because, well…this guy is SUPER evil. Killia, the shirtless main character, has some pretty deep beef with Void Dark and has decided to rise up against him. Unfortunately Killia isn’t strong enough to do it on his own so he sets off on a journey around the Netherworld recruiting other Demon Lords who also don’t like the idea of Void Dark being in total control. This is where Christo and Zeroken come in. In …

Disgaea 5 – Character Technique Videos Released

The end of 2014 is just on the horizon and the arrival of 2015 will bring about a whole new list of video games set for a release. One of those games just so happens to be Nippon Ichi Software’s next addition to the critically-acclaimed grid-based RPG series “Disgaea 5” for the PlayStation 4. Now at this point in time, not a lot is known about the upcoming game, just that it revolves around a demon lord named Killia who’s on a mighty quest to unite some of the other demon lords to fight for one cause against a hyper-tyrannical being of pure malevolence but, knowing “Disgaea”, I’m sure it’ll be a whole bunch more than just that. With it getting a release over in Japan on the 26th of March in 2015, there’s still plenty of time to wait before anyone gets their hands on this game. That is why Nippon Ichi Software have released a set of very short videos showing audiences a couple of the techniques you’ll be helping these characters master …

Danganronpa: Another Episode – Overview Video Released

Spike Chunsoft and Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming ‘Danganronpa’ video game spinoff title ‘Another Episode’ is slowly approaching it’s official release and it’s driving fans of the series absolutely crazy simply because it looks so damn good! Bridging the gap between ‘Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc’ and ‘Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair’ which has just been released around the world, ‘Danganronpa: Another Episode’ tells the story of what was happening in the outside world during the time of the Monokuma invasion. This is something that doesn’t get detailed too greatly in the main video games. Switching from the puzzle genre to the third person shooter genre, ‘Another Episode’ puts players in the shoes of Komaru Naegi as she tries to survive in a world where robot bears are uprising and killing all who stand in their way. She, alongside a team of freedom fighters, must now battle day and night in the hopes that they can overthrow what is looking to be one of the most powerful tyrannical regimes in fictional history. Armed with a modded bullhorn, you …

Nippon Ichi Software’s Greeting Card Possibly Features First Image Of “Disgaea 5”

Twitter is wonderful! You must understand this! It isn’t just ‘another social media site’ at all. It is something that constantly surprises and delights. With the click of a link you could be sent on an adventure like no other. Personal information is at your fingertips and, so long as there are still good-hearted world citizens using it, I will continue to recommend Twitter to everyone I meet! The fantastic Twitter user GILGAMESH501XX yesterday ‘Tweeted’ out a picture of a NIS (Nippon Ichi Software) greeting card, sent out to some lucky people as a nice, warm, Summer salutation. Gilgamesh, as I will call him, noticed something interesting about the image featured on this greeting card; the characters shown aren’t that familiar but the way they look, now…that’s a different story. https://twitter.com/GILGAMESH501XX/status/490437511638839296 At first glance they simply seem like typical ‘Disgaea’ characters with the most prominent of the group looking quite similar to each of the previous game’s protagonists. Like some sort of incredibly protagonist fusion, but I’m not exactly sure that’s what it is. The …

Next Nippon Ichi Software Video Game Title Teased By Countdown Site

There are certain things companies can do in this industry to raise hype: Some choose to release trailers of their new games, others decide to simply advertise that there will be a new game but there are a special few that, well…they just like to tease fans. Nippon Ichi Software, also known more commonly as NIS, have today launched a website that is essentially counting down to an the announcement of their ‘next big thing’. The website, which you can check out by Clicking Here, is pretty bare bones when it comes to actual information. Really, it’s just well-composed photograph of a a beautiful woman of oriental background in traditional garb holding a PlayStation Vita. Next to her is what looks to be a chest of gold, as you can clearly see in the picture above. This website will be updated every day at exactly 12:00am (Japanese time). Whether or not the ‘update’ will just bring about another picture similar to the last or some actual information on the title is beyond me at this …