Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: NIS America

Birthdays the Beginning gets first batch of English screenshots

NIS has released new screenshots from the English version of Birthdays the Beginning. As a transforming force, players guide a cube-shaped world by manipulating its terrain and weather to alter the evolution of the creatures on the planet. The god game release is being developed by developed Toybox and overseen by Harvest Moon’s creator, Yasuhiro Wada.

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Yomawari: Night Alone launches on PSN, Steam for PS Vita and PC

Just in time for Halloween, NIS has released their latest survival-horror thriller Yomawari: Night Alone. As a young girl lost in a strange dimension, players must find their dog, Pogo, and older sister. Strange monsters are roaming her now-deformed hometown, and to continue her search, she must hide, trick, or run from them. The physical version also comes bundled with a copy of the 2015 puzzle platformer htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary.

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PC News, PlayStation Vita News

NIS bringing Suda51’s debut visual novel The Silver Case to PS4

NIS has teamed up with Grasshopper Manufacture and Active to release the visual novel The Silver Case for PS4. Suda51’s debut title follows the detectives of the 24 Wards Heinous Crimes Unit’s Republic squad as they track down a mysterious serial killer, the legendary assassin Kamui Uehara. The first-person thriller is receiving the HD treatment for its console debut, and is set to launch digitally and physically in early 2017.

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PlayStation 4 News

Touhou Double Focus coming stateside, to be bundled with Wanderer

NIS will be releasing a Touhou double pack next year with a bundle that includes Touhou Genso Wanderer and Touhou Double Focus. Wanderer was previously announced, so technically, the 2D platformer is a bonus that is being packed in with the roguelike dungeon crawler. The set will be available digitally and physically for PS4, and digitally for PS Vita. The physical version will also come with a reversible cover and mini artbook.

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Danganronpa 1•2 Reload announced for PS4, to be released early 2017

Danganronpa will be returning next year with Danganronpa 1•2 Reload for PS4. The bundle will include the visual novels Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, previously exclusive to PS Vita. In both games, players must survive the maniacal machinations of a killer bear, Monokuma, as they attempt to find who among their fellow students is a murderer, before they become a victim. A collector’s edition was also announced with a 40-page hardcover art book, two-disc soundtrack (16 tracks on disc 1, 11 on disc 2), Monokuma sunglasses and coin, a sticker, and a collector’s box.

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PlayStation 4 News

New Yomawari: Night Alone trailer released, Countdown to Nightmare

NIS has begun the countdown to the release of their upcoming survival-horror title Yomawari: Night Alone. And they are kicking it off with a new trailer appropriately titled Countdown to Nightmare. The video offers a short look at what players are in for as a young girl searching for her sister and dog in a strange, dangerous dimension filled with monsters.

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And then there was … a TGS trailer! for Birthdays the Beginning

NIS has released a trailer for their upcoming sandbox title Birthdays the Beginning. Currently in development at Toybox, and headed by Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, the god-game-style sim allows players to create a cube-shaped world that will become home to various lifeforms. Players can transform the world by adjusting the terrain and weather to influence the evolution of the creatures, from single-celled organisms to dinosaurs. The video is fresh from this year’s Tokyo Game Show.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet

“… blends a decent shooter with a basic fighter for a novel but ultimately uneven and short-lived experiment.”

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PlayStation 4 Reviews

NIS reveals new tactical-RPG for PS4, PS Vita, God Wars Future Past

NIS is once again teaming up with Natural Doctrine developer Kadokawa Games. This time, the duo will be bringing a new tactical role-playing game to PS4 and PS Vita, God Wars Future Past. Scheduled to launch early next year, digitally and physically, their latest will follow a skewed version of Japanese history told through traditional origin stories. Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga vie for control of the country, known then as Mizuho, as the once-imprisoned Princess Kaguya escapes her sacrificial fate to learn the truth about her past. During her quest, players will gain access to 14 customizable characters, over 30 classes, and 400-plus skills.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness out for PS4, PS Vita, PC early ’17

The game adaptation of popular anime Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness has been released for PS4 and PS Vita. Set in a dystopian future, players follow agents of Division 1 as they set out to investigate cases involving potential criminals. In an era of over-quantification, everything can be studied and recorded, including one’s likelihood to break the law. Those with high Crime Coefficients are deemed dangerous, but in following up leads, the Inspectors require the help of high-risk Enforcers, fellow agents who themselves have high Crime Coefficients.

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