Disgaea 5 launch trailer shows character creation, battle, story

By Heath | March 26, 2015 at 5:04 am

Take a look here at a 16-minute video showing off Nippon Ichi’s newest tactical RPG, Disgaea 5, which launches in Japan today:
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Atelier Shallie gets a special edition for PS3

By Heath | December 18, 2014 at 12:49 am

Tecmo Koei’s RPG Atelier Shallie will be getting special edition treatment, available only at the NIS America store.

It looks like this special edition is only available for the PS3 version and not the Vita version, which should come as no surprise. No one takes the Vita seriously.

Why Disgaea 5 isn’t Cross-Gen

By Janelle | September 8, 2014 at 9:07 am

Nippon Ichi Software President Souhei Niikawa was asked by Dengeki PlayStation Magazine about why Disgaea 5 was PS4-exclusive instead of cross-generation with PS3.  He said, “Naturally, it crossed our minds.  But if we did that, no matter how you look at it, it would be PS3 software [at its core].  The content of the game would all be PS3 stuff, which we would then appear to have just thrown onto the PS4. We want to be able to offer something that says hey, ‘we were able to make this because it’s on the PS4.’  That’s why it’s on the PS4 only.”

RPGLand Interviews Souhei Niikawa of NIS America on Disgaea, Philosphy, Franchises

By Janelle | January 8, 2014 at 6:41 am

RPG Land got a chance for an in-person meeting with Souhei Niikawa, president of Nippon Ichi Software & NIS America and talk shop.
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RPG Publishers Undergo Changes; “acttil” is New Face in Town

By Heath | May 9, 2013 at 8:28 am

News coming from some publishing companies that RPG fans will be familiar with. First, XSeed games has become Marvelous USA. Not much has changed about the company itself. XSeed always had a tight relationship with Marvelous, and the key people still have the same jobs.

NIS America said goodbye to three key employees, meanwhile. The departed trio formed a new company called “acttil” in deliberate, grammar-killing all lowercase. The group intends to localize Japanese games, books, e-books, and whatever else they find interesting.

ClaDun x2 Now on Steam

By Heath | August 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Nippon Ichi Software and NIS America have announced that its old-timey dungeon crawler ClaDun x2, formerly exclusive to PSP, is now available on Steam for 20 bucks.

NIS America Announces 3 New PS3 Games

By Heath | March 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

At a press event in California, NIS America revealed its next projects. 
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Atelier Meruru Going Intercontinental

By Heath | January 15, 2012 at 8:23 pm

NIS America has announced European and North American release plans for turn-based PS3 collection/alchemy RPG Atelier Meruru. Look for it this May. Check out a few Dengeki scans and batch of screenshots here, while my boys at the LifeStyle have some gameplay trailers here.

Disgaea 3: Return (Absence of Detention) screens plus art, Vita box

By Janelle | October 20, 2011 at 3:03 am

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Disgaea Android: Free to Play, Pay-per-character

By Heath | September 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

At its recent press event in Tokyo, it was revealed that NIS America will be bringing the original Disgaea to North American Android devices. We got some details on how this works.
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