There's Nothing Sweet Or Gentle About The Firefly Diary

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. » 2/28/15 7:09pm 2/28/15 7:09pm

The Biggest Obstacle in Hotaru no Nikki is You

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. » 6/26/14 7:00am 6/26/14 7:00am

I'm Terrified of Hard Choices, But This Game is About Hard Choices

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. » 3/06/14 6:00am 3/06/14 6:00am

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. » 12/11/13 6:30am 12/11/13 6:30am

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! » 5/14/13 5:30am 5/14/13 5:30am

Once Again, Even More Japanese Developers Weigh In on the PS4

Continuing with their series on the PS4, this week, Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu published the second half of their two-part developer interview, with several more Japanese developers sharing their thoughts on Sony's new console. » 3/21/13 7:00am 3/21/13 7:00am

Here Are The Top 30 Games Japanese Gamers Are Looking Forward To In 2013

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): » 2/07/13 8:00am 2/07/13 8:00am

I'm Really Looking Forward To Becoming A God In This Japanese Dungeon…

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Nippon Ichi Software, makers of the the Disgaea » 1/17/13 7:20am 1/17/13 7:20am series, will be releasing (The Paradox of God and the Fate Revolution) on the PS3 next week. The game was announced , and was originally slated to hit stores in Japan on December 20th, but was delayed for a month. Now, after the extra…

Without Final Fantasy V, This RPG Boss Would Have Been Indiana Jones

Souhei Niikawa is the CEO of Nipponichi Software, the maker of such hits like the Disgaea » 8/23/12 8:00am 8/23/12 8:00am series, and . 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 continues to have a…

The Disgaea Team's New, Non-Disgaea RPG Is for the PS3

As previously mentioned » 8/08/12 5:20am 8/08/12 5:20am, the Disgaea Team's newest role-playing game is not a new , but . The game follows a high schooler who suddenly turns into God. He, along with the seven angels, makes people's wishes come true.

Great Moments in Video Game Humor: Now With More Horse Penis

Ah Disgaea » 3/05/12 4:00pm 3/05/12 4:00pm, always going that extra step to make its turn-based strategy gameplay more exciting. Take this zombie, for instance. No one is scared of zombies anymore; they're everywhere you want to be. If you saw a zombie on the street you'd more likely hug it than run screaming.

S&M Toy Removed From Popular RPG

This is a "wooden horse", used for torture in Japan during the 15th century's Warring States Period. These days it's used in S&M play. But it apparently won't be torturing the ladies of popular Japanese role-playing game Disgaea 4. » 12/30/10 4:00am 12/30/10 4:00am