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Giraffe and Annika - Character and Gameplay Trailer!

Posted on July 08, 2020 by NISA EUROPE



 Who will you run into on the island of Spica? 

Check out this new trailer for the upcoming rhythm-adventure title Giraffe and Annika, showing off both who you'll meet on your magical journey, as well as some of the fun activities you can get up to. 


About the game:

A magical, mystery-filled adventure awaits! When a young girl named Annika awakens from a strange dream, she finds herself stranded on the mysterious "Spica Island" with no memory of how she got there. Upon exploring, she meets a boy named Giraffe, who seems to know her, and is tasked with finding three special star fragments on the island in order to unravel the mysteries of her forgotten memories. While searching for the fragments, Annika meets Lily, the Witch of the Mysterious Forest, who challenges her to a battle! Fortunately, Annika emerges victorious, and uncovers a star fragment. She absorbs the fragment and is suddenly granted remarkable visions. What secrets await this unlikely trio of adventurers on the island of Spica?



Key Features:

A Magical Journey
Immerse yourself in the vivid and enchanting world of Spica, and watch this grand tale unfold through comic book-style cutscenes.

Rhythmic Rumble
Challenge a colorful cast of bosses to rhythm-based combat, and groove along to a fun and whimsical game soundtrack.

Seeker of Secrets
Explore unique dungeons, discover charming collectibles, and unravel the mysteries of the island.


The "Musical Mayhem" Limited Edition Includes:

  • "Annika's Adventure Log" Art Book
  • "Songs of Spica" Official Soundtrack CD
  • "Familiar Faces" set of patches
  • Giraffe and Annika game
  • Collector's Box

*also available on Nintendo Switch



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Deal of the Week - Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters!

Posted on July 07, 2020 by NISA EUROPE


Here come the latest NISA Europe Deal of the Week offerings, dood!

Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness on PlayStation 4 and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters for PlayStation Vita are available to purchase this week for only £4.99 each using the code “DOTW1” at checkout.

In the face of overwhelming odds, a new way of combating crime and deviance has been developed. In the not-so-distant future, each person in society possesses a Psycho-Pass, an overall measure of their morality, as well as a Crime Coefficient, which measures the likelihood that they will commit crimes and other heinous acts. Making use of this information are the MWPSB, including Enforcers, individuals with high Crime Coefficients which enable them to better delve into the minds of those they pursue, and the Inspectors which oversee them. Working in tandem, they strive to pull out criminal tendencies at their root, while also attempting to maintain their own mental balance.

Or, take up the opportunity of a lifetime with the Gate Keepers in Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunter! On your first day as a student at the Kurenai Academy, you run into what appears to be a ghostly apparition wandering the halls. When things turns nasty, you are saved by your classmate Masamune Shiga...then, before you know it, you are thrust into the world of paranormal investigation! Now, as part of the Gate Keepers organization, you’ll discover that there are many, many more spirits wandering the streets of Tokyo than you could ever have thought possible. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s up to you to take care of them.

These prices will only be available until Sunday, July 12th, so make sure you don’t miss out, doods!

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NISA Senior Associate Producer Alan Costa on The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Coming To Nintendo Switch!

Posted on July 02, 2020 by NISA EUROPE



Our final interview with NIS America's Senior Associate Producer, Alan Costa, is here! Read on to find out about his thoughts on the third installment in the Trails of Cold Steel series coming to a new home on the Nintendo Switch.


It’s very exciting to see Trails of Cold Steel III return to its roots and release for a portable console, as it originally did on the PS VITA. Was the decision to port it based on fan feedback or was it just always in the pipeline for the game?

The VITA has a huge fanbase, people loved playing Japanese RPGs on it, and we have seen that a lot of the players seem to have migrated from it to the Switch. We thought that there were people who would love to try this game out on a handheld device, so we really wanted to get it out there to these fans as well.


It definitely was a very well received title when it came to PS4, and the Switch is an equally great home for it. How well has the visual fidelity translated?

I personally think it looks really good. The fidelity is really high, we took advantage of everything we could, and obviously, no content has been cut from it at all - it’s all in there, even the DLC content.

As this is the first game in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel series to release for Switch, so what can newcomers who have never played the games of this series expect?

Players can expect the greatest lore-focused JRPG story in the last decade. If you’re a fan of world-building, lore, and deep, complex plots that don’t just fall into “save the world, and that’s it,” then the Trails series is definitely for you. It’s been building up over a number of years now, and every time one of these games comes out, it’s like seeing an old friend. You get to see where they are now, how they have grown, how they have changed. It’s something that fans of Japanese role-playing games can definitely get behind. I feel like the setting is so unique to Japanese RPGs, as you’ve got so many different elements here, such as the different countries at war, hints of magic, some politics, and they are all integrated with one another so well. It feels so believable and so real that anyone I’ve ever seen pick up one of these games has just fallen in love with it as a result!


How does Trails of Cold Steel III differentiate itself from other JRPGs available for Nintendo Switch?

For one thing, it’s got a certain pedigree of being a part of a prestigious series with a great story. I also think it differentiates itself by being turn-based, which calls for a layer of strategy; you are not just choosing to attack, you’re also choosing your positioning, and this is really important throughout the game. You’re also choosing the setup for your courts, which provide your magic abilities - there’s a lot of strategy that can go into that, too, as you build your characters. I think players will really like that. 

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RPG Maker MV - Release Date Announcement!

Posted on July 01, 2020 by NISA EUROPE

Good news, budding games developers - you'll be able to get your hands on the latest RPG Maker very soon!

We're pleased to announce that RPG Maker MV has an official release date in Europe of 11th September, and 18th September in Australia/New Zealand.

About the Software:

An epic journey begins… with YOU! Become a master game developer with RPG Maker MV. With an assortment of tools at your fingertips, create elaborate, exciting, and memorable video games straight from your console! Then, share your adventures online with other players, who can enjoy your epic chronicles! The possibilities are endless with the latest and greatest RPG Maker software. With hundreds of assets and an infinite number of ways to create your game, turn your dream tale into the next greatest video game!


Key Features:

Your Next Adventure Begins Here - A high fantasy tale of knights and dragons? A modern story of high school romance? A chronicle of gods and demons? If you can dream it, you can make it!

Game Development Made Easy - Say goodbye to complicated coding! This software provides ease of navigating and development with straightforward world and character creation, overworld customisation, and more! Make, Upload, Play! - Enjoy games made by fellow gamers with the RPG Maker MV Player, free for download and play, even without the RPG Maker MV game!

An Endless Fountain of Customisation - With hundreds of graphical assets and an infinite number of possibilities to create your very own world and story, the sky's the limit!


Limited Edition Includes:

  • RPG Maker MV
  • RPG Maker MV Creator's Log
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Collector's Box

*also available on Nintendo Switch





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