NIS America (Company)

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96 / 10063

Overall rating based on 63 games

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
Parent company:
Nippon Ichi Software

Release Date

Cladun X2

July 2nd, 2012 (4 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)

Clan of Champions

September 2nd, 2012 (4 years ago)
PC (Microsoft Windows)
Release Date

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

July 26th, 2012 (4 years ago)
Rated: 98 / 100
Mac / PlayStation Portable / PlayStation Vita / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

July 10th, 2008 (8 years ago)
Rated: 97 / 100
PlayStation 2 / PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Network

Persona 4 Golden

June 14th, 2012 (4 years ago)
Rated: 94 / 100
PlayStation Vita

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

November 25th, 2010 (6 years ago)
Rated: 93 / 100
Mac / Android / PlayStation Portable / iOS / PlayStation Vita / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)

Phantom Brave

January 22nd, 2004 (13 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Wii / PlayStation Portable / PC (Microsoft Windows)

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

July 7th, 2005 (11 years ago)
PlayStation 2 / Wii

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

July 5th, 2012 (4 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers

November 13th, 1997 (19 years ago)
Sega Saturn / PlayStation / Nintendo 3DS

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

June 5th, 2014 (2 years ago)
Nintendo 3DS

Cross Edge

September 25th, 2008 (8 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360

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