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Nippon Ichi Spotlight: Happy Birthdays has come to the Switch

Nippon Ichi Software, the developer/publisher behind many hit titles such as the long running strategy series Disgaea, the visual novel-adventure series Danganronpa and some of the newer entries in long-running bullet hell shoot-em-up series Touhou Project have Switched their focus to the ever-popular Nintendo handheld (couldn’t resist the joke).

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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance – PlayStation 4 Trailer [HD 1080P]

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PlayStation 4 Trailer of Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance.

Genre(s): Tactical role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Publisher(s): NIS America
Developer(s): Nippon Ichi Software
Release Date (NA): TBA 2015

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New 3 Game PS3 Exclusive Bundle Announced by NIS America for Europe

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NIS America announced that Hyperdimension Neptunia Hypercollection (3 Game Collection) will be coming to Europe April 3, 2015 – This is a collection of the games which started off making fun of pop culture such as PlayStation and Xbox fanboy wars and continued into a trilogy for PlayStation 3 only. This is a game series that has become very well known and popular in its own right among American, European, and Japanese crowds as well as abroad for an original plot / concept for the anime art style genre of video games and entertainment. This bundle is a likely being served to the market as a way for gamers to chip in some coins to the development team and get caught up before the upcoming Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II launches, which be the fourth installment in the series is still on schedule for release exclusively on the PlayStation 4 some time this year.

Games Included:

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia

  • (Original Release Date: August 2010 in Japan, )

  • Hyperdimension: Neptunia mk2

  • (Original Release Date: August 2011 in Japan, February 2012 in US / Europe)

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory

Publisher: NIS America, Inc. / Developer: IDEA FACTORY / COMPILE HEART
Price: (Europe) 39.99 Euros or 39.99 Pounds
Release Date: Europe April 3, 2015
Genre: Single Player RPG Game Collection Bundle

More Info / Full Press Release Here: http://www.media.reef-entertainment.com/NISA/Hyperdimension_Neptunia_Hypercollection/Press_Release/Nep_Bundle_Announce_20150206.pdf

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The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3) Review

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The Witch and the Hundred Knight is an action RPG title published and released exclusively on the PS3 by NIS America in North America on March 25th of this year. It is a stage based hack and slash game with a top down isometric view similar to games like Diablo.

The player controls a powerful demon/creature named the Hundred Knight which is summoned by the swamp witch Metallia to help her in accomplishing her goal of spreading the swamp to other regions of her world. As the Hundred Knight you must activate Pillars spread throughout the world which also double as warp points between pillars and Metallia’s swamp, where you will be given quests to complete.

As with any video game, this one has both positives and negatives. After playing roughly 20 hours of the storyline, and only progressing through about one-third of the game I will try to give everyone a good rundown of the good, the bad, and the ugly up to this point.

The Good
From the moment I started the game I was impressed with how easily the game was presented to the player. Controls start off simple (which is a good thing). After a short introduction on how to play the basics of the game, you are allowed to go on several small tutorial quests to get a hang of the combat, controls, and leveling up system. Hacking and slashing is controlled by just two buttons with an action button assigned to pick up or examine items. The D-Pad is used to access your items, map, bonuses, and weapons.

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Stages are good sized and well laid out with the difficulty set just right. In game dialog is informative and funny. I found myself chuckling quite a lot with the what was being said by Metallia and the other characters. I found that the writers managed to put in a fair amount of cursing, which is hilariously “bleeped” out. The English translation in the game appears to be done really well as I found no instances of “engrish”. The music in the game is also excellent, and is probably one of my favorite things about this game. Both during regular play and boss battles the mood of the music helps to set the tone of the game. You get a mix of traditional instrumental music and what I can only describe as K-Pop.

The Bad
Even though the game is fun, I was a little underwhelmed with some parts. Normal graphical gameplay looks slightly fuzzy and seemed almost as if the game developed on standard definition and then ‘up-res’d’ to high definition. While not a huge deal, the game could benefit from better graphical fidelity.

Something that did hinder my play through however was the save system in the game. While map progress is saved on the fly, the game does not permanently save the items you pick up unless you exit the current stage by activating a Pillar.  To save your progress completely, you must go back to the swamp, and save there. Time after time I forgot to save as I progressed through a level only to die and lose all my new weapons, power-ups, and bonuses. I screamed more than a few obscenities when this happened for good reasons.

And then there is the dialog. Even though I enjoyed the conversations not all of it was voiced. I really could not tell why the developer decided to use voice overs for some parts and not for others. There is an extreme amount of dialog as well, so much that I often just skipped it to get to the next part of gameplay. A cut scene with dialog would occur at an end of the section that lasted several minutes and then also at the beginning of the next section.  A good deal of the dialogue was not essential to the story-line and while funny, I found myself getting bored with it after a while.

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The Ugly
The game crashed on me randomly. Several times, for no reason, both during normal questing and boss battles the game would crash out to the XMB. And of course, I had forgotten to save so I lost several hours of game play. This was by far the most frustrating part of my experience with this title.  Word for the wise…save often!

In Conclusion
If you are in the niche market for a good action RPG with a strong story, lots of dialog, and plenty of gameplay then this game is for you. Even with the complaints I had I found it easy to pick up and play thirty minutes here or there.  While an update to fix the crashes would only make the game that much better, I can still recommend this game to those interested.

I give this game a 7 out of 10.

Official Trailer:

 

Overall Score: 7 / 10

RGN Rating: Bronze Game

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software

Publisher: NIS America

Available on: Sony PlayStation 3

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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Firefly’s Diary AKA htoL#NiQ (PS Vita / Vita TV) – Dev Diary By Nippon Ichi [Japan] [HD]

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Development studio Nippon Ichi has released the following Dev Diary for Firefly’s Diary (AKA htoL#NiQ)  to the Japan audience. This trailer is presented below in high definition unedited. More info / videos for Firefly’s Diary will be published as they become available, keep up with RealGamerNewz.com for the latest in next-gen, indie, console, mobile, and computer gaming.

This game is expected to launch on the PlayStation Vita June 19, 2014.

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Mugen Souls Z (PS3 Exclusive) – Hi-Resolution Screenshots + Pre-Order Available

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Check out the following hi-resolution screenshots released officially by publisher NIS America for the upcoming Mugen Souls Z developed by Compile Heart on the PlayStation 3 exclusively. Mugen Souls Z will release on May 20, 2014 in North America and on May 23, 2014 in Europe and hit the Japan market back in April 25, 2013.

Pre-Order Now Available

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NAtURAL DOCtRINE ゲームガイド後篇 (Coming To North America Soon) [HD Gameplay]

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Natural Doctrine is a strategy role playing game coming to North America for the PlayStation 4, PS3, and Vita TV / PS Vita platforms. This game is available now in Japan. Take a look at the high definition Gameplay footage below.

[Some Info Sourced: Siliconera]

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The Witch and the Hundred Knight – Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

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The Launch Trailer of The Witch and the Hundred Knight is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

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Demon Gaze Comes Exclusively To The PlayStation Vita This April

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The PlayStation Vita will get an brand new RPG entitled “Demon Gaze” from developer Experience Inc. and publisher NIS America (Disgaea) on April 22nd 2014. In Demon Gaze, you follow Oz as he fights to uncover his past and free a world covered in darkness. Demon Gaze is structured like classic RPGs of yesteryear where players will go through and clear various dungeons to advance the story and gain new powers and abilities. Couple this with a deep, custom party system and in-depth HD Illustrated Graphics alongside PS Vita touchscreen functionality making this title one to watch. If you buy the game at launch you will be able to gain access to the Disgaea DLC for Demon Gaze at no extra cost.

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Ys: Memories of Celceta (PlayStation Vita) Is Now Available In Europe

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Ys: Memories of Celceta for PlayStation Vita is now available in Europe as an announcement from NIS America has proclaimed this morning. Longtime fans of the series will be glad to know that the European market can now plunge into the man hours that Memories of Celceta has to offer. For those unfamiliar with the title, a clip of Full 1080P High Definition Gameplay Footage for the game can be seen below – but do note that this is taken from the Japanese version. If you are into the RPG genre at all, this video should help peak your interest.

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Full WrapUp: NIS America Holds Press Event Full of Announcements + Trailers

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For those who missed it, NIS America held a Press Event a few days ago which debuted a number of new trailers for their upcoming lineup today as well as detailed information about their games. In addition to these updates from NISA, new games were announced including the PlayStation Vita version of Disgaea 4 called Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited featuring the enhanced graphics on character sprites seen in the PS3 version and release dates for existing projects were debuted such as the European release date for Etrian Odyssey Untold which will be on May 2, 2014.

Fairy Fencer F is one of the new titles announced by NIS America and features crew from the classic Final Fantasy series development team in addition to development studio Compile Heart taking the lead. Battle Princess of Arcadias, another newly revealed NISA title, is already being compared to Dragon’s Crown by the press. Both of these games will release on PlayStation 3. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair though was probably a showstopper as it seems to have been given the most word thus far. This is a PlayStation Vita game which will be a direct sequel to the original Japanese PSP game that eventually saw release on iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita platforms.

Scroll down for release dates and brand new trailers of the aforementioned games and more.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

(Release Date: Fall 2014 | PlayStation Vita)

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Battle Princess of Arcadias

(Release Date: Summer 2014 | PlayStation 3)

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited

(Release Date: August 2014 | Platform: PlayStation Vita)

Fairy Fencer F

(Release Date: Fall 2014 | Platform: PlayStation 3)

Mugen Souls Z

(Release Date: May 2014 | Platform: PlayStation 3)

Demon Gaze

(Release Date: April 2014 | Platform: PlayStation Vita)

Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection

(Release Date: 2014 | Platform: PlayStation Vita)

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The Witch and The Hundred Knight – Tochka Mini Knight + Diallo Trailer [HD]

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The Tochka Mini Knight + Diallo Trailer for The Witch and The Hundred Knight is presented in high definition below.

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Mugen Souls Z Gets North America + Europe Release Window Confirmed by NIS America

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This afternoon Mugen Souls Z has received a confirmed release date for the regions of North America and Europe’s versions of the PlayStation 3 role playing game from developers COMPILE HEART / GCREST as localized by publisher NIS America. The game will arrive in 2014 and boasts “9999 levels of maniacal mishaps and ethereal adventures” among plot and gameplay features. The following screenshots have also been provided for Mugen Souls Z by NIS America.

Editor’s Note: These screenshots and the wording in quotes are excerpts of the Official Press Release received today by NIS America.

Mugen Souls Z Gameplay Screenshots PS3 NA EU

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Copies of Dragon’s Crown PS3 Have Been Mislabeled in Australia + Europe

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NIS America has sent out an announcement this morning that the Australian and European region copies of Dragon’s Crown for PlayStation 3 have a misprint on their labels. On the back cover they are indicated to have cross-play gameplay features however NISA reminds us today that Dragon’s Crown only supports cross-save and not cross-play.

They have also released the following statement in addition to this announcement: “We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this printing error may cause.”

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Dragon’s Crown Gets European Release Date + Pre-Order Bonus Info

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Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown made a huge impact when it splashed down on American soil. Now, thanks to NIS America, Europe has a release date for the title. Exclusively on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, gamers will be able to grab a copy for PS Vita or PS3 on either PlayStation Network or in physical format. If you pre-order now you’ll even get an exclusive Art Book along with your purchase at no additional charge. Take a look at the Japanese gameplay trailer below and be ready for this release which is happening October 11, 2013.

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