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  • Writer's pictureAdam D

Looking out into the year ahead!

Happy New Year everyone, 2023 – full of positivity!

Without further ado here’s a look into what’s to come from us and our partners in the first half of the year, which we’re very excited to bring to fans all across Europe!

NIS America

Raiden IV x MIKADO remix
R-Type Final 3 Evolved
Void Terrarium 2
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure,
The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie
YS IX: Monstrum Nox

From Shoot-em-ups/Schmups including: Raiden IV x MIKADO remix and R-Type Final 3 Evolved, to in depth, lore laden RPGs of The Legend of Heroes series of games, to my personal favourite Ys IX: Monstrum Nox releasing now on the PlayStation®5, we have a lot to be excited about from NIS America in 2023! These are just some of the great titles coming from NIS America this year. Please stay tuned for after the NIS 30th Anniversary where we’ll have plenty more upcoming games to talk about!😊

We’re happy to be consistently bringing out best of retro to the latest in long running, well loved NIS America titles and franchises to everyone!

Idea Factory

Neptunia: Sisters VS Sisters (released 24th Jan 2023)
Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord
Dokapon Kingdom Connect

Exciting times for us and our partners at Idea Factory with another brand new entry in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters, having just released (24th Jan!). The title is great fun, brings real-time action to fans, and is depicted in an exciting new way for the series, with a great, fun filled story to boot!

Lots of genre variety here! Idea Factory and ourselves are literally bringing the party with Dokapon Kingdom: Connect – a fantastic new party game with RPG elements play your friends in person or online for the first time! For those who want to delve deep into some tactical- strategy this Spring can do so with Fairy Fencer F: Refrain Chord, a long awaited follow up in a very well loved series, delving into a new genre for the first time!

Aksys Games

Cuddly Forest Friend
Norn9: Var Commons
Winter’s Wish: Spirits of Edo

The AKSYS game line-up is continuing to expand and diversify, not only can you go on plenty of dates this year with your new favourite Otome’s, animal lovers can also spend plenty of time nurturing hope in Cuddly Forest, a great party/ sim game (out 2nd Feb)!

Fans have plenty to satiate their appetite for Otome with a couple of great releases in Norn9 and Winter’s Wish! Both are told from different and exciting perspectives, and they’re sure to appeal to a wide variety of fans!

Koei Tecmo

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key

We’re incredibly happy to keep getting out some of the best Koei titles to our European fans, and this year is no exception! The wait is almost up for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and fans of difficult but rewarding Action RPG’s have something very special to look forward to here!

JRPG fans will be eagerly awaiting Atelier Ryza 3’s release, which continues this well loved saga with a plethora of exciting characters and gameplay systems.

These are few of the standout highlights from what’s to come in the first half of this year, and we can’t wait to update everyone on future titles coming once we have even more information to share!

Happy New Year, and happy gaming everyone!



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