Selamat pagi, y’all! It’s that time again, bringing you last week’s most interesting (this is a personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the opinion of anyone involved with Sutobeya Entertainment) news related to video games
and anime. Hooray. Because everybody totally goes to our site first to find out about this crap, right?
What is more fabulous than a newsletter from NIS America with one game announcement? A newsletter with three game announcements! And for the ones who don’t receive the newsletter or don’t even know what NIS is, let’s summarize it here. There is not much to say about them yet, because they were just announced for localization, so I will just name them and link to the information sheets. Y’know, to just spread the love? No? Nobody cares? That’s, that’s fine…
First, let me say a few things about NIS and NIS America. While NIS America localizes a whole spectrum of japanese games in the west, NIS itself is a japanese video game developer that created a lot of great (mostly strategy) RPG-titles, including Disgaea, Phantom Brave, Z.H.P Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman and many others. Until now, all of their games impressed me, both story-wise and gameplay-wise, despite being about turn-based strategy all of the time. Sounds boring? It is! But at the same time, it isn’t! The thing that hooked me up the most on those games were the incredibly high damage limit and the detailed 2D-graphics.
The first of the newly announced games is called The Witch and the Hundred Knights. Two witches – the beautiful Swamp Witch called Metallica and the ugly Forest Witch – are fighting since over 100 years, until Metallica decides to use the One Hundred Knight(s) in battle… That’s basically it. You will basically control the knight(s) in a dungeon-crawling Action-RPG manner (not unlike games like, uh… the Dragon Slayer series? Sword of Mana?). For NIS, this is the first actual Action-RPG and also the first game in 3D graphics. It will be released early 2013 for the PS3.
The next title announced by NISA is called Mugen Souls (eng.: Infinite Souls), and is not developed by NIS but by Compile Heart, probably best known for their Hyperdimension Neptunia and Record of Agarest War series. Watch the announcement trailer here.
Now, what should I say about this… It’s probably not my cup of tea, apparently being moe as fuck (hell, it even features a technique called Moe Kill). However, as an RPG, it does look interesting. There is damage dealt in the numerical range of six billion, a level cap of (probably) 9999, and galaxies being attacked with huge pink balls. I myself don’t know much about this game yet, but as I love over-exaggerated stuff, this could go into my collection… Just kidding. Knowing Compile Heart, this is going to be somewhat perverted and awkward. My morality forces me to avoid this game. It’s coming this Fall, for PS3.
There is not much I could say about Legasista, the last title. According to the trailer, it is also a dungeon crawling Action-RPG, and it’s also from NIS, but nothing really special seems to be involved. I guess I’ll have to stay tuned for this one as well, and if it has an interesting enough story, I will get it. As the picture above indicates, it will be released this August for PS3. Watch the trailer here.
Talking about NIS and NIS America, one last reminder: In about two weeks, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (the remake of Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice) is going to hit the shelves! So if you haven’t had the chance yet, to experience the epicness that is Disgaea, this is your chance! (If you already have a PS Vita, that is) Don’t worry about Disgaea 1 and 2, they are not (really) necessary to enjoy the other titles. And the best thing is: All previous downloadable content for Disgaea 3 is already included on the PS Vita version! That’s $40 worth of DLC! Plus entirely new content!!! Get. It. Or not, I can’t force you. Yet.
Well then, thank you for your attention, and see you on my next post. Cheers!