NIS America Licenses Penny Punching Princess, Demon Gaze II Games (Update)
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NIS America announced at Anime Expo on Tuesday that it will release the Penny Punching Princess (Princess wa Kane no Bōja) and Demon Gaze II games. In addition, NIS America announced that it will release Yomawari: Midnight Shadows on October 24 in North America and October 27 in Europe, Tokyo Tattoo Girls in October, and The Longest Five Minutes in early 2018. In addition to the previously announced PS Vita and PC releases, The Longest Five Minutes will launch for Nintendo Switch.
NIS America will release Penny Punching Princess for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch on March 20, 2018 in North America and March 23 in Europe. The game will get a limited edition for Nintendo Switch. The limited edition includes a Credit Card USB with soundtrack, lapel pins, a keychain, and a gold bar box.
Nippon Ichi Software released Penny Pinching Princess for PlayStation Vita in Japan on November 24. The action RPG takes place in a world where money is everything — with enough money a level-1 character can beat a demon king. The story follows a princess who must revitalize her debt-ridden kingdom. The dialogue is in Kansai dialect.
NIS America announced at the panel that it will release Demon Gaze II for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on November 14, though the website lists only a fall 2017 release window. Both consoles will get a limited edition with a soundtrack, hardcover art book, and collector's box.
Kadokawa Games released Demon Gaze II for PS Vita in Japan on September 29. NIS America previously released the first Demon Gaze fantasy dungeon role-playing game for the PS Vita in North America and in Europe in April 2014. NIS America describes the story:
The world's western frontier—with a dark shroud covering his memories of the past. The land before him contains many labyrinths that hold both treasure and danger in equal volumes. Without knowing where else to go or what else to do, Oz decides to take up arms in order to hunt down artifacts and eke out a living in this world that feels so new to him. One day, he will have to face his past, but until then, he has no choice but to trust those around him, and in his newfound abilities as a "Demon Gazer"...
Kadokawa Games developed the first Demon Gaze game and released it in Japan in January 2013. Kadokawa Games is co-developing the sequel with experience inc.
Yomawari: Midnight Shadows ships in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on August 24. NIS America will release the game in North America and Europe for the PS4, PS Vita and PC via Steam. The PS4 version will have a limited edition with a collector's box, glow-in-the dark cloth poster, and charms.
NIS America describes the game:
The follow-up to 2016's cult horror hit Yomawari: Night Alone, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows introduces two brand-new girls, Yui and Haru, to the night and the spirits who haunt it. Separated by a mysterious attacker, each girl will explore haunting and bizarre locations, face the terrors of the night, and test their courage and wits to survive and reconnect with one another.
In the original game, players take the role of a little girl who uses a single flashlight to search in the night for her lost sister and dog. The sequel will use the same concept as the first game, but the game's map will be about twice as large.
NIS America will release Tokyo Tattoo Girls for PS Vita and PC via Steam. The game will get a physical release on PS Vita. NIS America describes the game:
Make your mark!
After a calamity befalls Tokyo, some of the city's survivors find themselves with powerful abilities bestowed on them by colorful tattoos. The city is cordoned off from the world, its inhabitants isolated. To create peace, the city has been divided into 23 wards, each controlled by a powerful group known as “Kumi.” Together, these Kumi form the “Union.” It's rumored that escape from the devastated city is possible, but only for the person who manages to defeat all 23 Kumi...
Sushi Typhoon Games developed the game, which originally arrived digitally only in Japan on September 30 for the PS Vita only.
NIS America announced last July that it would release The Longest Five Minutes (Sekai Ichi Nagai Go-funkan). The PS Vita release will be digital only, but it will get a limited edition for Nintendo Switch. The limited edition includes a soundtrack CD with art booklet, lapel pin set, and collector's box.
Nippon Ichi Software and SYUPRO-DX developed the game, and it shipped for PlayStation Vita in Japan in July 2016. Players uncover the hero's lost memories as they battle an evil Overlord in the 8-bit adventure role-playing game.
Update: Trailers, additional release details added.
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