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New Alternate Costumes Announced For SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

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 in-game characters.

SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy is a 2 vs 2 fighting game with a roster of female characters from SNK’s various fighting franchises. Matches don’t end once your opponent’s health reaches zero, instead a winning point must be sealed by performing a special Dream Finish attack.

You’ll be able to get your hands on SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 sometime this summer. It will be available physically in both standard and limited editions, with the standard edition being available on your console’s respective digital store front. SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy will offer Japanese audio only with text options in English, Japanese, Mexican Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Below are 10 brand new screenshots from NIS America and a new trailer.


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Grand Kingdom (PS Vita) Review

Posted on July 3, 2016 by Erika

Grand Kingdom Logo

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 of a game. The backstory consists of the land of Uldain being in turmoil due to four warring kingdoms, and mercenaries are trying to take advantage of it to get rich or die trying.Read More


Why Do Nippon Ichi Games Work So Well?

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Les Major

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 tactical simulator came out, but it was Disgaea that really made NIS shine. The variety of the cast, fun writing, and the customize your own character options really made for a great experience that everyone wanted in on. Especially considering the original Disgaea has seen a couple rereleases by now.

Yet Disgaea isn’t set in stone, nor really is the NIS universe. We usually tend to get fresh characters, or completely new titles such as Makai Kingdom. So what is it that draws players back in so well that has made NIS such a powerhouse?Read More


New Hundred Knight Screens Rise From The Swamp

Posted on January 3, 2014 by Les Major

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.

The latest press release that came with these screens brings up the questions: “What prevents Metallia from leaving the swamp? Why do the other witches shun her, and how can she survive in a swamp that is notorious for how poisonous its fumes are? Is Metallia really a witch to respect, or is she one to fear?” Read More


The Witch and the Hundred Knights Dated For The West

Posted on December 14, 2013 by Les Major

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, Kotaku compared the gameplay to the likes of classic Zelda adventures from the NES and SNES era. However you’ll be using combos and special attacks, leveling up, and many fun things we’ve come to love about NIS games.

NIS has tried many different gameplay concepts from tactical in the past in it’s classic tactical Disgaea setup to the roguelike adventure found in Z.H.P. and The Guided Fate Paradox. The Witch and the Hundred Knights seems to be quite different than their other top down games such as ClaDun X2 and Legasista however. I haven’t had any hands on time yet, so I’m not positive about how damage occurs in relation to those two action titles, but the areas are seemingly an actual world to explore rather than random dungeons.

We’ll definitely be keeping up to date on this title and looking forward to the upcoming release.


The Guided Fate Paradox | Review

Posted on November 9, 2013 by Les Major

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 over, and unlucky teenager Renya Kagurazaka has won a magical lottery that has chosen him as the new candidate to become “god” of Celestia, or at least your section of it. With the assistance of a new angel recruit being his guide, Renya learns how to use the Fate Revolution Circuit to answer prayers.Read More


Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness | Review

Posted on November 8, 2013 by Les Major

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 crafted. While this is nothing new for the series, they seem just as solid here. In some ways, the occasional one seems to be a bit more of a puzzle than usual. Of course, most of the time you can rush in if you’ve been grinding away for levels, but even then sometimes that doesn’t promise victory.Read More


Learn To Use The Fate Revolution Circuit Machine

Posted on November 4, 2013 by Les Major

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 new explanation video after the break!Read More


Guide Fates From Celestia Tomorrow In NIS’ Latest Game

Posted on November 4, 2013 by Les Major

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 titles set it what seems to be the same universe, The Guided Fate Paradox uses a hybrid rogue-like style of gameplay along with the view and special moves you’ve come to expect from Disgaea. Your adventure is split into chapters, again like Disgaea, but actual gameplay for each area feels a bit longer, sort of like going through a few item world levels since the rogue-like areas of Guided Fate are multi-level. What’s up with that? Read on for more!Read More


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

Posted on October 22, 2013 by Les Major

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 easy to get into. Spoilers follow, but if you’re looking for reasons to pick it up, read on!Read More


The Guided Fate Paradox Begins This Fall

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Les Major

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 is being developed by the same team as Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. However, as much as the game looks like your usual tactical adventure, the YouTube page notes the game as an “extremely approachable roguelike RPG”. It should be interesting to see how that plays out. Want to see more? Check out the trailer after the break.Read More


Laharl, Etna, and Flonne Return This Fall

Posted on July 27, 2013 by Les Major

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 D2: A Brighter Darkness will see familiar faces and all new characters in the familiar gameplay you’ve come to love. For me, this series was an instant hit. It’s fantastic news to see it expanding yet again. Check out D2’s second trailer after the break.Read More


NIS Releases Persona 4 Golden On European PSN

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

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 afraid then why not take on your shadow-self in an alternate world?

Check out the full press release from NIS after the jump.

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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories Coming To PSN In Two Weeks

Posted on January 12, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

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 gamers among us. If you haven’t to your feet wet with this franchise, perhaps this is a great starting point. Check  out a few of the key features of the game as provided by the folks over at NIS America after the jump.

Disgaea 2 Cursed Memories will be available on PSN in North America on January 22nd.Read More


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