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.

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Cladun X2
January 2nd, 2012 (6 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)
Release Date
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
January 26th, 2012 (5 years ago)
Mac / PlayStation Portable / PlayStation Vita / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
January 10th, 2008 (10 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Network
Persona 4 Golden
January 14th, 2012 (6 years ago)
PlayStation Vita
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
January 25th, 2010 (8 years ago)
Mac / Android / PlayStation Portable / iOS / PlayStation Vita / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
January 30th, 2003 (14 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / PlayStation Portable / Nintendo DS
Persona 4: Dancing All Night
January 25th, 2015 (3 years ago)
PlayStation Vita
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
January 5th, 2014 (4 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS
Phantom Brave
January 22nd, 2004 (14 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Wii / PlayStation Portable / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
January 7th, 2005 (13 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Wii
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
January 5th, 2012 (6 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS

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