It is no secret I like a lot of the titles NIS America puts out there. I have had a chance to review several of them, and it feels like they are getting stronger just about every time. When NIS America had their keynote in San Francisco last week, they got a lot of gamers – myself included – very excited about what is to come.
If you are not sure why I am so excited by these announcements, you can read my review on Time and Eternity or take a look at my Platinum Trophy walkthrough guide here. I also thought that Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory was also a good deal of fun. The Guided Fate Paradox caught me completely by surprise by how much fun I had with it and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is one of the best Vita experiences I have had to date.
So what is coming up?
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited: Disgaea is probably the most popular series that Nippon Ichi Software and NIS America put out there. It is a turn-based tactics series that has been around for some time now, with a ton of content and a very self-depreciating sense of humor. While Disgaea 4 saw a PlayStation 3 release some time ago, this is now being brought to the Vita with new characters, content and spells. Many people have sunk well over 100 hours into these titles in the past, and this one will no doubt prove just as popular once it reaches the Vita.
Fairy Fencer F: Developer Compile Heart set this turn-based RPG against the backdrop of a war fought between the Goddess and the Vile God of their world. This is one I followed for quite some time before it released in Japan over at Otaku Gaming. The systems looked good and the visuals appealed to me. Turn-based RPG and strategy games are probably among my favorite as a genre, so Fair Fencer F appeals to me quite a bit. To hear it is getting localized here? Very cool!
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: This name may be a mouthful, but if you read the review I liked above and posted just last week, you know how much I adored that game. The idea that another title in the same series is getting brought to North America? Sign me up – I cannot wait for this inevitably dark tale. Even better, I love that it shows developers taking chances with their games. I would describe Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc as more of a visual novel than a traditional game, but that does not make it any less entertaining!
Battle Princess of Arcadias: This title will be for the PlayStation 3 is
an action adventure title from developer Nippon Ichi Software loaded
with weapons, skills and very colorful graphics. I will be curious to see how it plays, if it is more of a action-like beat-em-up with some RPG elements like the old D&D arcade games, or will it have platforming elements? Of the four, this is probably the one I know the least about so far, but I am still interested.
If these were the only titles NIS America was bringing out way, I would consider it a good year, but with Demon Gaze, Mugen Souls Z, Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfect and the soon to be released The Witch and the Hundred Knight also on tap? I think this is going to be a very good year for fans of NIS America.