The Ys series has been setting the bar for combat and music in action role-playing games since 1987. The latest game, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, is no different, but it does have something more recent entries have lacked—a memorable story.
The PC version of Ys VIII: The Lacrimosa of Dana has been delayed. Originally due out tomorrow alongside the excellent Playstation 4 and Vita versions, NIS America says the PC release is on hold due to “continued efforts to improve gameplay quality.” No new date was given.
In one corner we have Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, a game about disciplining young women in order to save them from eternal damnation. In the other, Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhinu, a game about girls turning into weapons by kissing each other. Decisions, decisions.
The scene: Your RPG hero is standing before the evil Overlord, the final boss of the game. As they start to battle, your hero suddenly forgets everything—why he’s fighting, who his friends are, and what he’s doing there in the first place.
One of my favorite PlayStation 2 games of all time arrived on PC last week, and the transition was far from painless. Still, nothing a few settings tweaks, opting out of Steam betas and possibly buying a game pad can’t fix.
There’s not a lot of gameplay in the first five minutes of the sixth installment of Nippon Ichi’s tactical role-playing game series. That’s what the remaining hundreds of hours are for.
Last year’s two Danganronpa games sold a combined 200,000 copies in the west, according to publisher NIS America. That’s not only remarkable because they’re niche visual novels—it’s remarkable because they were only on Vita. Pay attention, game publishers!
During January's sojourn to Kotaku headquarters in NYC, I stopped by the fabled Video Games New York, where I picked up a scratched but serviceable PlayStation 2 for $80. Today GameStop announced it is once again accepting trade-ins of the best-selling game system of all time. My timing sucks.
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.
Somewhere beyond this eerily silent, pink-mist clogged screenshot is the "motivation" mini-game from the unabashedly risque Japanese game Criminal Girls. Stripping the sound and obscuring the action made it okay for Western release—only no it didn't.
Danganronpa still looks like one to keep on your radar if you like games like Phoenix Wright and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. New trailer right here. (It's out for Vita on February 11.)
Today in Weird-Looking Games I'm Excited To Check Out, here's the first US trailer for Danganronpa, NIS America's crazy visual novel that's supposed to be a cross between 999 and Phoenix Wright. It's out for Vita on February 11. Psyched for this one.
Years after everyone has caught all the latest Pokemon and the credits roll on Ellen Page, people will still be playing tone of this week's more low-profile release — Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. What is Disgaea, you ask? Let me explain.
She's a proud demon warrior. Her name is Barbara. Hi, Barbara.
Laharl, Etna and Flonne return to their proper headlining roles when NIS America brings Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness to the PlayStation 3 on October 8 in North America, September 27 in Europe. Still too long to wait.
PSP action RPG Black Rock Shooter is coming to the PlayStation Network on April 23 in the U.S. and April 24 in select European countries. Sorry, Canada and Mexico, licensing issues mean no release for you. We'll let you look over our shoulders.
Fans of Japanese developer Gust's long-lived series of alchemy-based Atelier role-playing games are a little miffed with Tecmo Koei. First the latest PlayStation 3 installment of the game — Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk — hit store shelves earlier this month to very little fanfare. Then the PlayStation Vita…
The virtual wife of Archer's resident scientist (and potential genetic clone of Hitler) Dr. Krieger is much more animated than the pair of anime girls in NIS America's Hyperdimension Neptunia the App for iOS, and likely not as expensive either.
NIS America will bring three new anime-filled Japanese role-playing games to the PlayStation 3 this year, it said today.