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Nippon Ichi Software America Announce Additions to 2018 Line-Up During Annual Press Conference

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Wondering what you can expect to see on offer from Nippon Ichi Software America this year? The North America-based video game publisher held their annual press conference over the weekend, announcing a number of new titles for release in English across the year.

You can read more about all of the publishers new titles below:

Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk

Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Formats: 
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC
Release Date: Fall 2018
Audio: Japanese and English
Text: English and French

About the Game

Become the living book, Tractatusde Monstrum, and command a brigade of puppet soldiers as you navigate the twisting passageways of the labyrinth of Refrain.

When at your base, prepare for your journey by upgrading your brigade! Create new puppet soldiers, assign them different squads and formations, synthesize better equipment, take requests from townsfolk, and get assistance from Dronyain the form of Witch Petitions.

Once you’ve entered the labyrinth, be sure to search every nook and cranny as you jump over barricades, solve puzzles, and smash your way through walls to delve further and further downward in search of treasure and rare artifacts. But be careful, the more riches you obtain, the more vicious the dungeon becomes. Can you survive long enough to bring your haul back?

Fight past terrifying monsters by giving orders to your puppet brigade. Change their formation, use special skills, or call for an all-out attack! The battles you face will be challenging, so your success depends on your preparation and your strategy.

Promoted Features

A Massive Maze – Dive into the miasma-filled labyrinth as the Tractatusde Monstrumalong with your brigade of puppet soldiers to smite monsters and uncover dark secrets.

Fast-Paced Combat! – Strange creatures and traps of all sorts will stand in your path as you go deeper in the maze. Give orders to your army and crush them with special skills!

Build an Undefeatable Army – Create your very own puppet soldiers, grant them a variety of different roles, and assign them to specialized squads to make your own unique brigade!

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Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

Developer: AQUA STYLE
Formats: 
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 2018

About the Game

Join the colorful cast of Touhou characters on an incredible journey through the Tower of Desire! Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded is filled with new dungeons to explore, new items to collect, and new faces to meet! Newcomers and veterans of the Touhou series will love journeying through the land of Gensokyo with Reimu Hakurei, the shrine maiden of the Hakurei Shrine, as well as new faces such as the spunky magician Marisa Kirisame, and wind priestess Sanae Kochiya!

Promoted Features

A Definitive Experience – Relive the complete journey through the Tower of Desire and embark on all-new adventures beyond your wildest imaginations!

Unleash Your Powers! – Become an unstoppable duo as you and your partner fight against evil and cast powerful bullet-hell spells!

The World Is Your Oyster – Craft items, upgrade weapons, take a break with other Touhou girls at the cafe… Enjoy the story and solve its mysteries at your own pace!

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Assault Spy

Developer: Wazen
Formats: 
PC
Release Date: May 2018

About the Game

Dash, evade, and smash your way to the truth as the corporate spy, Asaru! Uncover the dark secrets of the Negabot mega corporation as you save the company from a hostile takeover. Assault Spy is a stylish, fast paced, pure-action game with a dash of comedy.

Promoted Features

Stylish Spy Action Comedy – Blast through an army of security robots and save a company that was taken over by terrorists!

High Speed Dash Combat – Dodge bullets with a dash, and finish off enemies with fancy combo moves!

Dynamic Action – Defeating enemies unlocks new moves, which can be used to chain together insane combos with stylish finishing moves!

One Story with Two Sides – Play through the game as the professional, yet hapless spy, Asaru; or the rowdy and reckless CIA agent, Amelia! Each character has a unique playstyle, and a story that intertwines with the other!

 

Happy Birthdays

Developer: TOYBOX Inc. / Arc System Works
Formats: 
Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 2018

About the Game

From the legendary creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada (TOYBOX Inc.), comes Happy Birthdays: a sandbox game in which players create cube-shaped worlds that give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. With careful experimentation, players can shape the geography and alter the temperature of each world to create the conditions for life and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

Promoted Features

A World All Your Own And On-The-Go! – Create any world you can imagine! From staggering mountains and sprawling forests to a deep sea dotted with islands, there’s no limit to your creations. And now, you can shape your world on-the-go on the Nintendo Switch!

Life from the Beginning – Discover the history of everything as you foster life of all shapes and sizes – from single-celled organisms to complex multicellular life, including plants, mammals, dinosaurs, and more!

Cultivate Your Imagination – Imagine, Experiment, Create! Shape your planet and decide how plant and animal life evolves. No two planets will ever be truly alike

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