NIS America (Company)

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Nippon Ichi Software was founded in September 1991 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, as an entertainment software company. It was relocated and reincorporated on July 12, 1993. Since then Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. has grown into an international company focused on creating video game products across modern console platforms. NIS America, Inc. subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. of Japan, established its North American operations on December 24, 2003. Based in Santa Ana, California, NIS America, Inc. handles operations including localization, marketing, and publishing of Nippon Ichi titles. The first game to be released in North America by NIS America was Phantom Brave.

NIS America was the result of the company's wish to focus on international publication of their works in the U.S., given the increased popularity of their titles. Prior to the creation of this subsidiary, NIS software titles that appeared in the U.S. were localized and distributed by outside publishers. Notable examples would be Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, published in North America by Atlus and in Europe by Koei, La Pucelle, published in North America by Mastiff Inc, and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure which was also published in North America by Atlus. The publisher has become a somewhat of a well-known presence in the North American market, having won RPGLand's "Stateside Publisher of the Year Award" in 2009.

United States
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Nippon Ichi Software

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Cladun X2
August 30th, 2011 (8 years ago)
PlayStation Portable / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Release Date
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland
June 24th, 2010 (10 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland
June 25th, 2009 (11 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
June 5th, 2014 (6 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS
Persona 4 Golden
June 15th, 2012 (8 years ago)
PlayStation Vita
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
January 12th, 2017 (3 years ago)
PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 4 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Culdcept Revolt
July 7th, 2016 (4 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
July 21st, 2016 (4 years ago)
PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 4 / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Nintendo Switch
Cave Story 3D
November 8th, 2011 (8 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
July 10th, 2008 (12 years ago)
PlayStation Network / PlayStation 2 / PlayStation 3
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
July 7th, 2005 (15 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Wii

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