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New Alternate Costumes Announced For SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Nippon Ichi Software USA announced today that each of the playable characters in their upcoming fighting title SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy will have three alternate costumes that players will be able to unlock. By using an in-game only currency players will be able to unlock either the Heroines Costume, the Classic Costume or the Alternate costume for their favorite fighter. A range of additional accessories and customization options can also be unlocked to further personalize the...

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Grand Kingdom (PS Vita) Review

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NIS America has released some of my more favorite strategy RPGs over the years with the Disgaea series, and now Grand Kingdom is one of those potential games. Instead of bogging down a player that wants to get into the game quickly with a long, sprawling story, it’s pretty straightforward. The player is the leader of a band of mercenaries and contracts out services to the highest bidder. When put like that, it doesn’t sound too intimidating...

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Why Do Nippon Ichi Games Work So Well?

NIS America has brought us some amazing titles over the years. Even more recently, there have been some real slam dunks like The Guided Fate Paradox that really stood out as a classic. With another Disgaea sequel on the way for the PS4 much later this year, it really made me realizes there is a lot more here than just nostalgia. Sure lets face it, many of us knew or even played NIS games before the Netherworld...

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New Hundred Knight Screens Rise From The Swamp

Back to news about our friends over at NIS America, there are some new screens out today for the English version of The Witch and the Hundred Knight. The game itself, due out this March on PS3, is focused on the Hundred Knight, your character. You’re as a servant to the swamp witch Metallia. It’s your job to help her expand her swamp all over the world of Medea by destroying pillars that are holding it back....

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The Witch and the Hundred Knights Dated For The West

Unlike previously reported by me last year, the west will be getting The Witch and the Hundred Nights this coming March in 2014. It seems I was a bit over excited before and confused the Japanese release date with the western one. To my understanding, the game has never been delayed. The game which was released in Japan this past summer is a PS3 title. Focusing on marsh witch Metallia and her hundred knights she can summon,...

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The Guided Fate Paradox | Review

Taking a look at Celestia as the main focus instead of the Netherworld makes The Guided Fate Paradox a fresh and interesting title by the development team behind Disgaea. Much like the games setting, the system involved is unique as well. Technically you can think of this as angels and demons being trained differently, though you’re really training a new “god” in Guided Fate. Basically it seems like Celestia is looking for a new “god” to take...

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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness | Review

Finally, celebrating ten years later, we have a sequel to the original Disgaea. This all new game focuses again on Laharl, Etna, and Flonne after the events of the original. If you enjoyed the first game, odds are you’ll enjoy this one as well. It’ll draw you in, get you addicted, and leave you wanting to do just a few more item world runs. The first thing I noticed about D2 is that the levels are well...

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Learn To Use The Fate Revolution Circuit Machine

How does NIS tackle letting players anwers prayers when they take on the role of a “god” in Celestia within their latest title released by NISA “The Guided Fate Paradox”? By letting players use a huge seemingly dangerous machine to make a copy world to defeat the demons which hold back the praying persons wish in a series of rogue-like dungeons with an NIS flair! Lilliel Saotome, your assistant angel, explains it much better. Check out this...

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Guide Fates From Celestia Tomorrow In NIS’ Latest Game

If you’re a fan of NIS titles you’ve spent a lot of time in the Netherworld. Tomorrow it’s time to take a trip to the flip side as a teenager who ends up winning a contest to become “god” of Celestia in The Guided Fate Paradox! Players take on the role of Renya Kagurazaka, a Japanese high school student, as he’s tutored into taking control of Celestia… or at least you’re section of it. Unlike previous tactical...

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Disgaea D2 Isn’t A Remake, It’s A Sequel

With our review for Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness just around the corner, I wanted to address fans who aren’t quite sure of what they’ve seen on the store shelves as of late. Disgaea D2, or Disgaea Dimension 2 as it’s known in Japan, is a direct sequel to the original title released ten years ago. Though even if you’ve never played a game in the series before, you won’t be left out in the dark. It’s...

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The Guided Fate Paradox Begins This Fall

NIS titles are no stranger to heaven and hell inspired themes in their games with Disgaea and several others in their library. So it shouldn’t be too surprising when we say The Guided Fate Paradox focuses on a high school student named Renya who becomes a “god” by winning a lottery in a mall. As such, Renya travels through a reflection of the real world known as the Copy World to answer peoples wishes. Interestingly, the game...

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Laharl, Etna, and Flonne Return This Fall

You’ve quested after Overlord Zenon as Adell, and even gone to school to learn it’s good to be bad at what you do, nevermind your stop over with Marona in Phantom Brave and leading your army in Makai Kingdom to save Lord Zetta’s Netherworld. This fall for the 10th anniversary of Disgaea’s original release, it’s time to reunite with the original cast in an all new game! While we have seen cameo appearances in the past, Disgaea...

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NIS Releases Persona 4 Golden On European PSN

European PS Vita owners can now enter the world inside the television by purchasing a digital copy of Persona 4: Golden. The downloadable version will be released by NIS Europe, the publishers of the popular Disgaea series, rather than original developers Atlus. If you haven’t checked out the Vita version of Persona 4 you’re missing out. We gave the game a perfect 10.0, and will be publishing an editorial later this month around it. If you’re not...

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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories Coming To PSN In Two Weeks

N.I.S’ Disgaea franchise has been delighting Strategy RPG fans for almost a decade now with its quirky sense of humor, colorful art style and awesome writing. If you missed out on the original PS2 version of Disgaea 2, Cursed Memories, or its PSP remake, Dark Hero Days, than the news that the original version is heading to the PSN through Ps2 Classic may interest you. Price at $9.99 it should be accessible to even the most frugal...

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Mugen Souls | Review

Naturally, your regular NIS game spoiler warning comes into play here. I’ll do my best to keep spoilers very early game focused so nothing major is given away, however there will be some plot points that will need to be explored since through gameplay is how you unlock some of the main features of the game.

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