Category Archives: NISA
The Caligula Effect Overdose Review-Second Time is the Charm
Publisher: NIS America
System: PS4, Switch, PC
Back in 2017, The Caligula Effect released on the heels of Persona 5 on the Playstation Vita. It launched to lackluster fare due to poor performance and some poor pacing issues in the game’s story. Fast forward two years and an anime later, we now have The Caligula Effect: Overdose, a remake of the original Vita game completely done in the Unreal Engine 4. Along with nicer visuals and better performance, the game also had a ton of added content such as new members of the Go-Hom Club, a new dungeon, some story changes, and the ability to play as a female protagonist.
The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel III is heading to PS4 Fall 2019
This morning at Pax South NIS America has announced that The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel III will be heading westward this Fall.
SPOILER WARNING FOR I&II
Nearly a year and a half has passed since the Erebonian civil war, and much has changed since then. From the shifting stances of countries to the internal politics of the Empire, and even the life of Rean Schwarzer, the shadows of the past have given way to the embers of a new chapter. Now graduated from Thors Military Academy, Rean has become an instructor at the Thors Branch Campus, a newly-opened academy that quickly finds itself thrust onto the national stage. It is here that he takes the lead of a brand new Class VII, and must guide a new generation of heroes into an unknown future. Though all is calm now, the nefarious Ouroboros organization continues to weave a dark plot that could engulf the entire continent in war…or perhaps something even more sinister.
Trails of Cold Steel III invites players into a world full of intrigue and excitement that is years in the making. They will embark on a whirlwind tour through the never-before-seen lands of the recently expanded Erebonian countryside, and encounter fresh faces as well as old friends familiar to fans of the series. In true Trails fashion, the deep, engaging story pairs with an incredible cast of characters and a combat system refined over decades of innovative RPG worldbuilding. This renowned title has also now been developed natively for PlayStation®4 hardware, a series first.
- • Welcome to the New Class VII – Explore the newly annexed lands of the Empire with a brand new squad, and catch up with familiar faces from the past.
- • An Immersive Story – Experience an epic story developed across three titles, and crafted for new and old fans alike. Also includes an interactive introduction to catch up new players to the ongoing story so anyone can dive right in to the world of Trails of Cold Steel.
- • Combat Honed to a Fine Edge – Challenge oncoming threats with a combat system that has been refined over the course of decades. The addition of features like Brave Order and the Break System open up new possibilities in battle.
While it is surprising that XSEED will not be localizing this like they did for Cold Steel and Cold Steel II we are excited to see this next entry in the saga will be coming to the west. While NISA may have had a rough start with localizing Falcom games with problems of YS VIII, NISA has informed us that the localization team consists of localizers who worked on the previous two games.
The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel III launches this fall exclusively for PlayStation 4. There is currently no word on a PC port of this game, but we will report on more as the news breaks. Be sure to be on the lookout for our review of Cold Steel III later this year!
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle Coming to Nintendo Switch September 5th
Today NIS America has announced that Tohou Kobuto V: Burst Battle will be heading to the Nintendo Switch along side the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita release.
NIS America is pleased to announce that Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle will also be arriving on the Nintendo Switch™ in addition to the PlayStation®4 (physical and digital) and PlayStation®Vita (digital-only). Due to this, we regret to inform our fans that the title’s new release date will be September 5 in North America and September 8 in Europe to accommodate launching on the additional platform. Engage in exhilarating battles on the Nintendo Switch™ wherever you go! The PlayStation®4 version of the game will also be compatible with PlayStation®VR for the ultimate immersive experience!
It’s good to see that NIS is bringing more games to the Nintendo Switch in wake of the early pre-order numbers for Disgaea 5 being over one hundred thousand! It is also interesting to see that NIS America is going as far to delay the game in the US and Europe for PlayStation 4 and Vita so that all three versions can have a simultaneous release.
If you haven’t done so already check out our review of Disgaea 5 Complete for the Nintendo Switch here.
Gaming Gamma 1st Annual Game of the Year Awards
It’s that time of the year everyone! Welcome to the first annual Gaming Gamma Game of the Year Awards! Here we pit the best of the best games we reviewed this year against each other for the title of Game of the Year! We only have a few simple rules on how a game can be nominated for our sites GOTY award:
- The game must have been reviewed on our site.
- The game must have come out this year.
Well that’s really it! Since it’s our first Game of the Year Awards we have a bit of growing pains to work with but we hope to do this every year! So let’s start out with the individual categories!