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NIS America will continue to support Vita digitally, even though ‘it isn’t really the place to be right now’

Sony’s PlayStation Vita has been on the way out for some time now. While the console still sells well in Japan, shifting around 4,000 units each week, Sony itself declared it a legacy platform back in 2015, confirming that first-party support for the handheld would now cease. That hasn’t stopped …

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How to market a game like Culdcept Revolt

When NIS America published Omiyasoft’s turn-based strategy game Culdcept Revolt on 3DS earlier this month, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was the start of a brand-new franchise for the company. After all, this is the first time a Culdcept game has ever been released in Europe. In fact, the …

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NIS America looks west for success as Disgaea 5 Complete hits 110k pre-orders in US and Europe

Disgaea 5 Complete is set to sell over 110,000 units in the US and Europe when it launches on Switch on May 26th, but publisher NIS America has said it needs to work harder to improve the franchise’s standing in the UK. So far, the game has reached 36,000 pre-orders …

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NIS America talks Disgaea 5 Complete on Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a platform of many firsts, but it will also be the first time Nippon Ichi Software’s Disgaea series has arrived on one of Nintendo’s home consoles.  The very first title in the strategy RPG franchise, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, arrived on the Nintendo DS back in …

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UPDATED: Dragon’s Crown pulled from PSN amid NIS America and Atlus fall out

UPDATE: Dragon’s Crown will be returning to the PSN store. In a statement provided to MCV, NIS America said that the RPG title will be back on PlayStation’s online store shortly via publisher Atlus. Below is the firm’s full statement on the matter: "With regards to our previous statements on …

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Sega Europe: We’re very interested in bringing Atlus games to UK

Titles from Japanese games giant Atlus could be coming to Europe by way of Sega. Atlus’ releases were previously launched in the UK and Europe by NIS America. However, following the finalisation of Sega’s purchase of Atlus, relations with NIS America have become strained and the two terminated their relationship …

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NIS America cuts ties with Persona publisher Atlus

Publisher NIS America will no longer be releasing games from Japanese firm Atlus in Europe, MCV can reveal. That’s according to NIS America president and CEO Takuro Yamashita, who said that since Atlus was purchased by Sega it has becoming increasingly difficult to work together. Not only does this mean …

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Can Japanese games rule again in the West?

Name a hit games franchise from the 1980s or ‘90s and it’s bound to be a Japanese creation: Mario, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Pokmon, Pac-Man. Recall one from after 2000 and it’s instead likely to be a product of the West: Halo, Call of Duty, Angry Birds, Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed. It’s …

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Vita and 3DS have ‘two to three years left’ in the West

The current generation of handheld games consoles will persist for up to another three years in Europe and the US, publisher NISA has predicted. Takuro Yamashita, president and CEO of NIS America, told MCV @ Gamescom that while publishers should be looking to transition from PS3 and Xbox 360 to …

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Persona 4 rhythm game spin-off Dancing All Night coming to Europe in 2015

The next instalment in the ever-widening Persona 4 universe is coming to Europe this year, in line with its North American launch. Persona 4: Dancing All Night is the third spin-off from the 2009 RPG, following fighting game Persona 4: Arena in 2012 (a sequel to that game, Arena Ultimax, …

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