Posts Tagged ‘NIS America’

Ys VIII’s PC release slips to 2018 to allow for total re-translation

Ys VIII

It would seem that ‘measure twice, cut once’ isn’t just good woodworking advice. NIS America’s localisation of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa Of Dana, the latest in Nihon Falcom’s long-running action-RPG series, has now been judged so wobbly by the publisher that they’re delaying the PC release to allow for a complete ‘from the ground up’ rework of the English script and voice track.

There is at least some silver lining to this particular cloud. NIS America are going to be detailing the process through regular blog posts, the first of which details their reasoning behind the decision to push the PC release back, now with no fixed release date in sight.

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Ys VIII’s PC launch will boast a better localisation

There is one unexpected benefit to the PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana [official site] being delayed: ours won’t launch with wonky localisation. Western publishers NIS America have apologised for the poor state of the game’s localisation when it hit consoles in September — when it was originally due to hit PC too — with oddities, errors, and assorted wonk. Fresh folks are reworking the localisation now and NISA say the PC version will launch with that included. They’ve drafted Durante to help the technical side on PC too. Read the rest of this entry »

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana PC delayed at short notice

If you had been looking forward to playing Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana [official site] today, I’m sorry to tell you that it has been delayed. Nihon Falcom’s JRPG was supposed to launch on PC today alongside its console counterparts, but publishers NIS America announced only last night that the PC version will be late. They don’t offer an update release date and say the delay is “due to continued efforts to improve gameplay quality”, which is a little vague. Mysteries! Read the rest of this entry »

Wot I Think: Birthdays the Beginning

Birthdays the Beginning

Birthdays The Beginning [official site] is a sandbox evolution game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada. The aesthetic is somewhere between Harvest Moon, Viva Pinata and a sugarcraft workshop. On paper it looks like the exact sort of thing I’d love – a biology-themed sim with collectible and ADORABLE lifeforms including ferns, velociraptors and turtles. In practice it can’t seem combine the ingredients into a satisfying enough dish. Here’s Wot I Think: Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Hey dood: Disgaea 2 released on PC

Like a little ‘J’ in your RPG? Tales of Berseria launched last week, if you fancy a zesty new bottling, or if you want something you might be interested in Disgaea 2 [official site]. Eleven years after its PlayStation 2 debut, Nippon Ichi Software’s RPG launched on PC today. Expect to meet leet-speaking penguins, deal nine digits of damage (numbers, not fingers), and gag-o-laff with a lot of silliness. Read the rest of this entry »

Birthdays delays its adorable ecosystem until May 2017

Birthdays The Beginning

While checking some 2017 release dates for a feature it looks like Birthdays The Beginning [official site] – the sandbox sim from the creator of Harvest Moon where you can create and curate worlds full of plants and creatures – has slipped back a couple of months. The game was previously scheduled for March, 2017 but is now pegged for May. Read the rest of this entry »

Cute Horror Yomawari: Night Alone Released

Almost every child knows the horror of the unknown. The knowledge that things are creeping about on the periphery of dark places. At some point in our development though, we lose most of that fear, though it still lurks within us. Nippon Ichi Software wants to bring out that feeling of childhood fear again with the newly-released Yomawari: Night Alone [official site]. Also, adorable anime characters. You can never go wrong with those. Take it from me. Read the rest of this entry »

Harvest Moon Creator’s Sandbox Birthdays Hitting PC

The next game from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada, named Birthdays the Beginning [official site], is coming our way next year. Birthdays is a cute little sandbox about carving a teensy Minecraft-y world out of a cube in space to develop and support an ecosystem of everything from plants to dinosaurs. A console released was announced a while back, and now we know it’ll be on PC too. Have a peek at its cubeworlds in this Japanese trailer:

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Hey Dood: Disgaea 2 Coming To PC In January 2017

The Windows debut of long-running zany JRPG series Disgaea was less than dazzling but I’m glad Nippon Ichi Software stuck with it. A few patches fixed a lot of the PC port’s problems, and now NIS have announced they’re continuing the series. Disgaea 2 [official site] will be round our way on January 30th, 2017 – a decade ater its PlayStation 2 debut. It sounds like NIS have learned from the last one, as they’re boasting about a few touches of fanciness.

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Disgaea Devs NIS Bringing Phantom Brave To PC

Phantom Brave [official site] will be the next old JRPG that Disgaea publishers NIS bring over to PC. It started in PlayStation 2 in 2004, jumped to Wii in 2009, then PSP, and will finally call round our way this July. This is beyond my area of expertise but our chums Eurogamer quite liked it on PS2 and they seem sensible sorts – they label leftovers in the fridge, I bet – so sure, cool. Also, it sounds like it’s about duffing folks up by summoning ghosts into trees and starfish? I’m in favour of that. I may be misunderstanding.

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Disgaea Levels Up With A New Patch

If you’ve played Disgaea [official site], you know how it goes. You can enter the world of any item, fight in the randomly-generated dungeon you will find in it, and if you come out victorious not only you will gain experience points for yourself, but you’ll level up the item as well. Then again, if you’ve purchased Disgaea on PC, maybe you don’t know how it goes. The game’s launch has been plagued by all kinds of technical problems.

Developers NIS have quickly assembled a diligent team of penguins and sent them to explore the inner worlds of their own game code. After clearing thousands of floors, piling up in pointless penguin towers and dealing billions of points in damage to the various monsters and creatures they found in it, the code leveled up! And so, a week after launch, a pretty substantial patch has arrived to a fair share of the problems.

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Disgaea Has Arrived On PC, Is A Bit Of A Shambles

Disgaea PC [official site], the touched-up PC port of NIS’s 2003 RPG, came out last night. Unfortunately, it seems to suffer similar the wonky portness we see from Japanese developers and publishers new to PC releases. While the game runs dandy for some, others – including folks with some monstrously powerful PCs – are reporting awful performance and other problems. NIS say they’re looking into it, but you might want to steer clear until things pick up.

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Grind-o! Japanese RPG Disgaea Coming To PC In 2016

Someone, somewhere, has been keeping JRPGs in a cage in the woods. Perhaps the jailor died, or perhaps the JRPGs rose up and killed them, as now a steady trickle of them are emerging from the trees emaciated, bloodied and gasping, calling out for new players. 2003’s Disgaea [official site] is the latest coming our way, another grindomatic tactical RPG. The series may be up to Disgaea 5 on console, but we’re starting at the start, albeit with a fancy revamped version.

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