NIS America bringing two new Vita titles west

Monday, 8th July 2013 05:46 GMT By Brenna Hillier

NIS America has announced two new Vita titles for western launch – Demon Gaze and DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

According to IGN, Demon Gaze is due in North American and Europe in early 2014. It was developed by the same Kadokawa Games and Experience team as Students of the Round and Labyrinth Cross Blood Reloaded

A Vita exclusive dungeon-crawler RPG, Demon Gaze arrived in Japan in January and charted until February. Here’s the official blurb:

Oz awakens to find himself in Misred – a cursed land at the world’s western frontier – with a dark shroud covering certain memories of his past. The land before him contains many labyrinths that hold both treasure and danger in equal volumes. Without knowing where else to go or what else to do, Oz decides to take up arms in order to hunt down artifacts and eke out a living in this world that feels so new to him. One day, he will have to face his past, but until then, he has no choice but to trust those around him, and in his newfound abilities as a ‘Demon Gazer’.

DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is and also coming to both major western territories in early 2014, but according to IGN this one’s not an all-new game but rather a revamped version of a 2010 PSP release of the same name and its 2012 sequel, neither of which made it outside Japan.

The games have a cult following anyway; you may recognise its half-black, half-white bear character. The Spike Chunsoft murder mystery is due in Japan in October. Here’s the description:

Hope’s Peak Academy is home to Japan’s best and brightest high school students – the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear name Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. It’s up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you’ve been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for – sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth.”

Thanks, Lengendaryboss!



  1. JimFear-666

    demon gaze look like a really cheap game… Like most of the nis game who still looklike ps1/ps2 games.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DrDamn

    Looks like it’s done in the style of the Wizardry games which still get produced in Japan. I quite like the indie/odd-title slant the Vita is taking. It won’t make it sell like hot cakes, but makes the platform a lot more interesting to me than CoD/AC spin-offs.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. stockops3

    @1 Graphics don’t make a game, Disgaea series is on the best SRPG ever and it has amazing art style, just because a game isn’t hyper realistic generic crap doesn’t mean it ain’t fun.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. dizzygear

    @2 I just wish they would bother to animate the enemies in these games like Phantasy Star did.

    For example as much as i enjoyed Devil Survivor it did feel rather cheap to just look at a bunch of static images with numbers flying out of them.

    #4 1 year ago

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