From the moment I saw the first trailer, I knew I wanted to try Yomawari out. It looked both adorable and horrifying, but I had no idea just how powerful the experience would be.
I thought I’d gotten past what it was like to be a child alone in the dark.
At the end of the adventure, the hero defeats the evil overlord and saves the world. The End... Or is it? Yuusha Shisu. (勇者死す。English title, Hero Must Die) is a game that looks at just that – the aftermath of the final battle.
You like Nippon Ichi Software? What about Japanese horror? How about video games? Well, GOOD NEWS. There’s this.
Aw, look at the cute little Japanese puzzle platformer with the adorable little waif and her firefly friend. Right. This adorable little puzzle platformer has been a massive source of frustration since I started playing.
When I first saw the promotional video for Nippon Ichi software's upcoming game, Hotaru no Nikki, I was instantly captivated by the overall aesthetic. It had the feel of a game like Ico, but with less action. And that's pretty much what I got.
Guide that sweet little horned girl. Protect her.
Whenever I'm given an option in a game, be it choosing what my character says or how he/she acts, I always want to make the "best" choice. So when I'm faced with two equally bad options, I lock up – and right off the bat, it looks like Nippon Ichi Software's newest game is going to have me lying awake at nights.
Is Nippon Ichi Software announcing a new game? This teaser site, with a URL that seems to indicate such. Let the speculation begin!
The Witch and the Hundred Knight lands in the West next March. Per the company's announcement, Nippon Ichi Software's quirky monster-devouring hack n' slash game is hitting European PS3s on March 21, and North American ones four days later, on the 25th. You can read our impressions on the Japanese version here.
Nippon Ichi Software, which is based in Gifu, Japan, just inked a contract to be the official sponsor of Japanese soccer team F.C. Gifu. Hope this means all the players must wear Prinny hats!
2013 is only 1/12th over. With 11 months left and new console news on the horizon, Weekly Famitsu asked its readers what games they were looking forward to for this year. Here's a list of the top 30 anticipated upcoming games for 2013 (note: All publishers and release dates are for Japanese release versions):
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Nippon Ichi Software, makers of the the Disgaea series, will be releasing Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradokusu (The Paradox of God and the Fate Revolution) on the PS3 next week. The game was announced last year, and was originally slated to hit stores in Japan on December 20th, but…
In a recent Japanese magazine interview, Nippon Ichi confirmed that prep work on Disgaea 5 is starting.
Nippon Ichi is publishing Persona 4: Golden on the Vita in Europe. Atlus is handling North America.
Hyper Dimension Neptunia V will be released in the West on the PS3 next spring.
Souhei Niikawa is the CEO of Nipponichi Software, the maker of such hits like the Disgaea series, and Phatom Brave. In 1996, Niikawa joined Nipponichi Software to work in marketing, publicity, and game development, and after a successful career, in July 2009, he became CEO. Even after his rise in rank, Niikawa…