It looks like Nippon Ichi is getting ready to announce a new title! They’ve launched a new teaser site, and while it’s a bit bare at the moment, it is colorful and teases some new news soon. Hopefully we’ll not have to wait long for some more information!
Nippon Ichi is most well-known for its strategy RPGs, the most popular of which being the Disgaea series. However, NIS is also a publishing company, and specifically its American branch works to bring more niche Japanese games to eager fans worldwide.
One of Nippon Ichi’s recent publishing efforts was Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, the long awaited entry in the murdering game series. Here’s an excerpt from our review:
I love stories and plots that revolve around impossible decisions. The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a fascinating bit of game theory that really ups the stakes of human psychology and sociology. Balancing trust and self-preservation is something that we all deal with on a daily basis, whether in our professional or personal lives. Films like Battle Royale are horrifyingly intriguing to me, taking caricatures and stereotypes and placing them within primal life and death scenarios. This is the premise of the Danganronpa series. Sixteen students are locked away and given motive to murder one another in an event so glibly called “the killing game” by series antagonist and mascot, Monokuma. Ignore the fact that he’s a bizarre black and white robot bear, or perhaps embrace it. This is Danganronpa, the dark and murderous psychological side contrasted sharply with the bright colors of the game and light humor of a talking teddy bear as the master of ceremonies.
What are you hoping for next Nippon Ichi game?