Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: NIS America

Behold! Birthdays the Beginning released for PC, PS4

NIS has released their god-game-like evolution sim Birthdays the Beginning. As a benevolent guide, players terraform a cube-shaped world to manipulate its weather and geography in order to create an ecosystem that shifts the evolution of its flora and fauna. Macro and micro modes allow for planet-wide and specific changes, while the ability to save the genetic makeup of creatures allows players to choose when and where to introduce specific animals. To celebrate the game’s release, two free decorative downloadable items will go live tomorrow, Boxasaurus Rex and Crashed UFO. Upcoming for-pay drops include eight bundles and two individual pieces, though their contents were unspecified.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows detailed, new screenshots released

A new batch of screenshots has been released from Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. The upcoming survival-horror title, sequel to last year’s Yomawari: Night Alone, will feature a larger town, complete with sewers, nearby mountains, and abandoned homes; two new protagonists, Yui and Haru; and of course, more evil spirits (to run away from). Each character will work through their own storyline after the pair are separated by a strange attacker.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

NIS releases patch for PS4 version of The Silver Case

A patch for The Silver Case has gone live on PSN that addresses an issue with two post-game scenarios. After installing the patch, players will be able to access Yami and White Out Prologue once they complete the game. Another problem with cinematics displaying black or fuzzy screens is being investigated, but the studio suggests a workaround that requires setting the system’s language to English or English UK. All applications in use must be closed before changing the language. More info on a fix should be coming along in the near future.

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PlayStation 4 News

Birthdays the Beginning screenshots highlight challenges, creatures

A new batch of screenshots has gone live for NIS’ upcoming god-game-like sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning. The shots show a variety of the modes and mechanics on offer, including Challenge Mode and the Mysterious Glass Jar. The latter is one of the many items that the player will accumulate to toy with the world. Instead of adjusting the topography or temperature, the jar saves the genetic makeup of an organism, allowing players to convert the contents back into said organism whenever and wherever they wish.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Brush up on the basics of A Rose in the Twilight with overview trailer

A Rose in the Twilight was released last week for PC and PS Vita, but that’s not stopping the promo train. The latest video out from NIS HQ is an overview trailer covering the puzzle platformer’s mechanics along with the player’s mission, Rose’s giant companion, and her strange curse.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

NIS releases visual-novel-style adventure The Silver Case for PS4

Suda51’s visual novel The Silver Case returns today, courtesy of NIS. The HD remake updates the crime thriller with enhanced visuals and extra content. Initially released in 1999, the game tasks players with tracking down a killer that is behind a series of strange murders. Finding them will involve using point-and-click adventure-style mechanics.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Disgaea 5 Complete trailer (re)introduces Killia and Seraphina

Killia and Seraphina are getting their time to shine in a new trailer for Disgaea 5 Complete. Future trailers are set to feature Usalia, Red Magnus, and other support characters. The upcoming Switch version will include the base game and all post-launch content, which adds eight bonus scenarios, four extra characters, and three additional character classes.

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Nintendo Switch News

A Rose in the Twilight now available for PC and PS Vita

A Rose in the Twilight has launched digitally for PC and PS Vita. The puzzle-platformer, from htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary developer Masayuki Furuya, follows a young cursed girl as she attempts to escape a castle alongside a giant companion. The PC version is available in two different bundles, several of which include htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, while PS4 owners get dozens of free goodies through PSN: 20 avatars and four themes.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

Learn the ropes in Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! intro trailer

A new trailer has gone live for Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! NIS’ upcoming retro-styled action role-playing game tasks players with helping the souls of the deceased right the wrongs of their lives before they reincarnate. The video offers an introduction to the combat system, world, and lingering denizens.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle to light up the skies on July 4

The 3D shoot ‘em up fighter Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle has been slated for a July release. NIS will be releasing Cubetype’s hybrid in a variety of ways, with the PS4 version set to launch digitally and physically and the PS Vita version digitally on July 4. The PS4 version will also support PSVR. The story follows Reimu in her investigation at the Scarlet Devil Mansion as she looks into a rumor about vampires attacking humans. Nine characters will be playable and duke it out using bullet-hell projectile patterns along with melee attacks.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News