NIS announce PC releases for Ys Vlll, Tokyo Tattoo Girls

From the next in RPG series Ys to a strategy game where players give gal pals magical tattoos, the western arm of Japanese publisher NIS have announced western PC releases for more games in their curiously eclectic lineup and launch dates for others already known. It’s a NIS news blowout. Non-stop NIS news clues. Read on for deets on Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana [official site] and Tokyo Tattoo Girls [official site] along with Psycho-Pass, more Cladun, and a splash of New Tokyo Legacy. Let’s get cracking.

So! Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is the latest in Nihon Falcom’s long-running action-RPG series. It’s usually brought our way by Xseed but NIS have taken over here. It’ll arrive on PC this autumn. A Japanese trailer:

Tokyo Tattoo Girls is, somehow, a singleplayer strategy game about conquering the districts of a tragedy-struck Tokyo by, y’know, picking a busty gal pal and giving her powers with magical tattoos. Observe:

Those two are new announcements and NIS also blopped out release dates for a load of already-announced games.

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness [official site], a visual novel spin-off from the pretty fun dystopian anime, will arrive on April 24th. Vid-e-o:

Cladun Returns: This Is Sengoku! [official site] will continue the action-RPG series on June 6th. Moving pictures:

Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy [official site], a first-person dungeon crawler fighting monsters under near-future Tokyo, is coming March 27th. Its follow-up, Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy [official site], will follow on May 16th. They’re made by Experience Inc, who worked on Demon Gaze. Here’s a trailer for Abyss:

Right! There’s your NIS news knocked off.


  1. Don Reba says:

    Eagerly waiting for the Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness VN. The series is brilliant — GITS SAC-level brilliant. I will be so happy when it comes out.

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      bsplines says:

      I think you are overselling it a bit, but the first series was genuinely good.
      The setting would make for a good game though as long as the writing is on point.

      • Don Reba says:

        Production I.G. made several attempts at continuing the GITS franchise without Oshii’s involvement. This resulted in a genuinely good SAC season 1, mediocre Solid State Society, and God-awful Arise. SAC 2nd Gig is another story — Oshii made it, and it is the best anime series of all time.

        Now, with Psycho-Pass, Production I.G. made a whole new franchise aimed at the same demographic, and it is actually better than SAC season 1. I couldn’t believe it. Even the second season of Psycho-Pass is good, despite getting a lot of criticism.

  2. Camerooni says:

    If you want a good laugh.. turn on the autogenerated japanese captions and then auto-translate to english.. hahahaha.. I needed that this morning =)

    Not quite there Google.. not quite ;)

    • iRaphi says:

      sooo good, thx for the tip

      adventure guest sweet potato?
      bank of america?

  3. syllopsium says:

    Interesting to see if the split screen in Ys VII is part of the product, or just an illustration.

    Also, every RPG should have a fishing subsection. Obviously.
    (Has any other RPG featured proper fishing? Ultima enabled fishing if I remember correctly, but it was very basic)

  4. Chillicothe says:

    One Ys, one blobber, and one Psycho Pass, please.

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    FhnuZoag says:

    Is Tokyo Tattoo Girls a game for Yakuza?