Metal Max is a relatively unknown series in the west, as it's pretty uncommon for one of these titles to leave Japan. While Xeno may be the sixth title in the series, it's only the second title to make it westward. Luckily, Xeno isn't connected to the previous titles in the…
The first-person Dungeon Crawler is a genre that has seemingly been lost to the ages. A few sprout up now and again, but the fruitful era seen on older PCs has since been forgotten. Nonetheless, a quality entry in the genre surfaces to help scratch that itch, and incite some…
Originally released for the PlayStation Vita in 2014, Mary Skelter Nightmares received moderate critical reception from both critics and gamers. It was developed by long time JRPG makers Compile Heart, who also made the Hyperdimension Neptunia franchise and Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God. Like many games of…
If you have ever imagined what a spy comedy such as Johnny English would look like as a Japanese action game, Assault Spy, the latest project from Japanese indie developers Wazen might be exactly what you have been searching for. Although the game is only in Early Access at the…
Tokyo Tattoo Girls is a bit of a bizarre game, mostly because “game” is used somewhat loosely in this context. TTG follows the story of a Tokyo after disaster strikes, leaving a handful of females across the city with strange powers. After being quarantined to the city, the women split…
When the original Demon Gaze was released for the PS Vita back in 2013; it was praised for being a quirky dungeon crawling experience. Four years later, a sequel has now arrived for PS Vita, and has also received a high definition release on PlayStation 4. Demon Gaze II follows…
Over the last few years, NIS America has helped many Japanese developers bring their games across to European shores, such as the Disgaea franchise and some of the titles in the Persona series. Culdcept Revolt, the latest release from the long running Culcept series from its original developers Omiya Soft,…
The 16 bit RPG is a genre which has gone from strength to strength over the many years of its existence, with classic titles such as Chrono Trigger, and modern games such as I Am Setsuna proving that the graphical style is one that never goes out of fashion. Several…
One of the benefits of living in an age where games don't need a physical release, is that it is easier for developers to release their games in more countries without investing large amounts of money.  Originally released for the PlayStation back in the 90s, The Silver Case is a…
From the beginnings of civilisation, we have all wondered about how our universe came to be. While some take the scientific approach, others believe it is the result of the intervention of a deity beyond our understanding. Whichever scenario you believe to be true, many popular works have tried to…
When a new console arrives on the scene, developers often decide to choose the best titles from previous consoles to port to the new system, usually including all previously released DLC as an added incentive. This is certainly the case with Nippon Ichi Software, who have decided to port Disgaea…
It is rare to see two role playing games within the same series to receive an English translation within the same year, but that is exactly what has happened with the Trails of Cold Steel series, which is a spin off from The Legend of Heroes franchise which began over…
The trend of porting video games from older systems to the current one has been more frequent in this generation, especially with some companies finding their feet through the rising trend of digital distribution. One of the less frequent types of games to receive these treatments are visual novels created…
Last year, NIS America released a localised version of Criminal Girls Invite Only, the PlayStation Vita remake of Criminal Girls for the PSP. It focused on a young man who was guiding a group of girls through the depths of hell in order to reform their ways. The game had…
Grand Kingdom is the latest title developed by Spike Chunsoft, previous titles have included the Danganronpa series and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Gates of Infinity. It is set on the fictional continent of Resonail, a nation that was once overseen by a regime known as the Uldein Empire. After the organisation…
For many years, NIS America have provided Europe with the opportunity to play games developed by ATLUS by publishing them on their behalf, such as Persona 4 Golden, Etrian Odyssey Untold and Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. As of June 24th 2016, this long standing agreement will come to an end,…
If you ever survived of a plane crash, what would be the first thing that you would do after such as traumatic event? Instead of calling for help, if you’d join with a group of adventurers to defeat groups of legendary monsters, then you will feel right at home with…
Spiritual successors have become something of an industry standard in the last few years, and the latest RPG to draw inspiration from a previous franchise is The Legend of Legacy. Although it does not have the same public presence as Final Fantasy, Square Enix's SaGa franchise last saw an entry…
Originally a spin off from the Dragon Slayer series by Nihon Falcom, The Legend of Heroes series has now been in active development for over twenty-five years. The latest entry in this long-standing franchise is The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel. Unlike some of the previous instalments, it…
For all you RPG fans that need another game to sink 1000 hours into and love the sweet, sweet grind of watching numbers go up, NIS America's famous SRPG about demons, exploding penguins and billion damage attacks is coming to PC in February 2016. Disgaea PC will be a port…
In Persona 4 Dancing All Night, the protagonists of Persona 4 are set to take to the dance floor in a rhythm action game, far away from the role playing game that was originally released back in 2009. Whether you are a skilled button matcher, or you simply want to…