Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: NIS America

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness hitting Steam in 2016 as Disgaea PC

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NIS has announced that their long-running tactical role-playing series Disgaea will be making its PC debut next year. Set to release in February, a revamped port of the first game in the series, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, titled Disgaea PC will launch on Steam. The new version will include all of the content from the PSP re-release Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness as well as an updated interface, improved textures, support for controllers (and keyboard and mouse), and Steam goodies (achievements, badges, cloud saves, and trading cards). The story will take series newcomers back to the beginning, as Laharl, the son of the recently deceased Overlord Krichevskoy, sets off with his vassal Etna and angel trainee Flonne to take control of the Netherworld.


PC News

Rodea the Sky Soldier launches for 3DS and Wii U

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Kadokawa Games’ aerial action title Rodea the Sky Soldier has hit store shelves for 3DS and Wii U. Developed by Sonic and Nights creator Yuji Naka, Rodea tasks players with saving the sky kingdom of Garuda from the renascent forces of the Naga Empire. Also, as a reminder, publisher NIS has included the Wii version in first-run copies of the Wii U version.


3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Get a look at the bosses that await in Rodea the Sky Soldier

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NIS has released a new trailer for Rodea the Sky Soldier. The trailer highlights the (massive) bosses that players will face in their quest to defend the sky kingdom of Garuda from the invading forces of the Naga Empire.


3DS, Wii News, Wii U

Gameplay video released for Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier

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NIS has released a new trailer showcasing the Wii version of Rodea the Sky Soldier. It was announced last year that the first-print copies of the Wii U version will come bundled with a copy for Wii, but until now, most of the media released has been focused on the former with little on the latter. This gameplay video marks the debut of the localized last-gen version, which makes for one of the better bonus pack-ins in recent memory.


Wii News, Wii U

The Arland Atelier Trilogy announced, launching October 13 for PS3

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NIS has announced that they will be releasing a three pack of the crafting-centric role-playing series Atelier, The Arland Atelier Trilogy. The set will be a physical-only, single-disc release for PS3 and include Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland. This is the second trilogy pack announced from NIS, with the first, The Disgaea Triple Play Collection, hitting store shelves next week.


PlayStation 3 News

NIS announces exclusive Samurai Warriors 4-II limited edition for PS4

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NIS will be releasing a limited edition of Samurai Warriors 4-II for PS4. The special version will launch on September 29 exclusively through their online store, and will come packed with an 80-page art book, a 13-track CD, and a collector’s box. Koei Tecmo is handling traditional retail and digital publishing duties for the standard edition. The latest entry in the series will feature revamped combat and character-progression mechanics, 13 chapters, nine characters (including a new addition), and a wave-based challenge mode, Endless Castle.


PlayStation 4 News

Disgaea Triple Play Collection launching this September for PS3

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NIS is set to release a Disgaea triple pack this September with The Disgaea Triple Play Collection for PS3. The single-disc set will consist of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, and Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. Details and screens for each can be found below.


PlayStation 3 News

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls gets trailer, shots

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A new gameplay trailer and nearly 20 screenshots have been released from Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. The action spin-off from the popular visual novel series is set to come out later this summer, and the latest media shows off the murderous Warriors of Hope. The diminutive cult is ridding Towa City of adults in order to make it a paradise for kids, forcing the trapped Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa to fight their way out of the chaos.


PlayStation Vita News

Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star launches for PS Vita

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Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star, a remake of last year’s Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star for PS3, is now available for PS Vita. This updated version adds new purification partners, new locked and unlockable costumes for Delta, Earthes, Casty, and Ion, pre-loaded downloadable content, a full tutorial, and balance tweaks/fixes. There’s also a limited edition that comes packed with a copy of the game, a surge concerto pin badge, a sticker sheet, a microfiber cloth, and an 18”x24” poster, all bundled in a collector’s box.


DLC, PlayStation Vita News

Rodea the Sky Soldier intro, gameplay trailer released


NIS has released a new trailer for Kadokawa Games’ high-flying action title Rodea the Sky Soldier. The new video introduces Ion and shows the beginning of Rodea’s adventure, with around a minute of gameplay. Given Yuji Naka’s role in the game’s development, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it looks like a colorful cross between Nights and Sonic.


3DS, Wii News, Wii U