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NIS America Makes Lots of Announcements


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NIS America recently held its 2017 press event, during which it made a variety of announcements. In addition to revealing some new localisations, the publisher also revealed a batch of release dates for previously-announced titles in North America and Europe.

The first RPG title announced was a North American and European release for Nihon Falcom's Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana. The game will be released in both regions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC  in fall 2017. Ys VIII will be available with English and French text as well as English and Japanese audio. NIS America also revealed a limited edition for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game, which are available to pre-order now on NIS America's online store for $99.99 on PlayStation 4 and $79.99 for PlayStation Vita and include:

  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana for PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita
  • "The Codex of Adol Christin: Periplus of the Goethe Sea Writing Materials" hardcover book
  • Softcover art book
  • Original soundtrack CD
  • Acrylic bookends
  • Cloth Poster (33" x 40")
  • SteelBook collector's case
  • Collector's box

The other new RPG title announced was RPG Maker Fes. The latest title in the RPG Maker creation suite series, RPG Maker Fes will be released for Nintendo 3DS in summer 2017. NIS America will also release the RPG Maker Player app for free, which lets users play others' creations. RPG Maker Fes also has a limited edition available to pre-order from NIS America's North American online store for $49.99 that contains:

  • RPG Maker Fes for Nintendo 3DS
  • Softcover 36-page art book
  • Original soundtrack CD
  • Collector's box

The publisher also announced three non-RPG titles. Culdcept Revolt is a blend of collectible-card game, board-game, and strategy coming to Nintendo 3DS in summer 2017. Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a 1v1 3D action fighting game coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation VR in summer 2017. Finally, Tokyo Tattoo Girls is a strategy title coming to PlayStation Vita and PC in fall 2017.

In terms of new releases, NIS America revealed that the Nintendo Switch version of Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, Disgaea 5 Complete, will be released on the console on May 23, 2017 in North America and on May 26, 2017 in Europe. Also coming in May is the PlayStation Vita and PC (Steam) release of Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy, which is set for May 16, 2017, with the PC (Steam) version of that game's predecessor, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy set to be released on March 27, 2017.

The final RPG release date revealed was for Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku!, which is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC (via Steam) in North America on June 6, 2017, and in Europe on June 9, 2017. NIS America also announced dates for a couple of non-RPGs. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony will be released in North America on September 26, 2017, and in Europe on September 29, 2017, while Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness's PC (Steam) release will be on April 24, 2017.

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