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NIS America announced at its gaming panel at Anime Expo on Thursday that it will release The Awakened Fate Ultimatum, Criminal Girls: Invite Only, and htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary in North America and Europe.
The Awakened Fate Ultimatum (Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Cross Thesis) is the sequel to Nippon Ichi's The Guided Fate Paradox (Kamisama to Unmei Kakumei no Paradox ) PlayStation 3 role-playing game. The game will ship for PlayStation 3 in Japan on September 25 and NIS America will release it in North America and Europe next year.
NIS America describes the story:
Several years after a certain revolution came to pass, and the powerful Satanael was defeated, the devils were still dominant in their constant war against the angels. Meanwhile, a certain Celestia was resorting to guerilla warfare to survive. They focused on researching a way to create a "God" to use as their ultimate weapon against the devils. After creating the "Fate Awakening Crystal," which can turn a human into a God, the angels could only wait for the day they found someone who was compatible with it...
One day in the Human World, a boy is attacked by a group of devils on his way home from school. He is stabbed through the heart, but as he is dying, he gets saved by a mysterious girl, and wakes up in an unknown location—Celestia. As if guided by the Fate Awakening Crystal that is implanted in his chest, he finds himself thrust into the middle of a war between angels and devils. With his newly awakened powers, he must choose how best to use them, and ultimately, which of the two new girls in his life he will be able to save...
Criminal Girls: Invite Only (Criminal Girls: Invitation) is the PlayStation Vita port of Nippon Ichi's Criminal Girls PSP game. The port includes two new playable characters, new scenarios, and updated artwork. NISA notes that certain aspects of the games were edited for its English release to "to bring this title to as many fans as possible."
NISA describes the story:
Seven delinquents, seven sins, and only one way out. Just hired for a new, mysterious job, you soon discover that this isn't your normal prison gig. You've been entrusted with the care of a crew of girls whose sins have damned their souls to Hell and an eternity of punishment... Their only hope of salvation is for you to recognize their unique histories, and to guide them along the path to redemption. Navigate through the four trials of the Redemption Program, and motivate your crew of delinquents to learn the skills to redeem themselves, or leave them to their fate.
NIS America will release the game in North America and Europe next year.
The company will release the htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary puzzle game as a digital-only release for PS Vita this fall in North America and Europe. NIS America describes the story:
In the depths of a labyrinthine ruin, a young girl named Mion rises from a deep sleep. Lost, alone, and with no memory of how she got here or where her parents are, she is greeted by two fireflies—one composed entirely of light, and another who lurks among the shadows. By shifting between a world of light and a world of shadows, these two fireflies must work together to recover Mion's memories and lead her out of the ruins, where voracious shadow beasts, ancient machines, and treacherous traps lie in wait to bar her path. But what secrets do Mion's lost memories contain? What is the connection between her, the ruins, and the fireflies lighting her escape? The answers may reveal a deeper darkness—one that must be faced from within...