NIS America, often abbreviated as NISA, is the North American branch of Japanese software developer and publisher Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. (日本一ソフトウェア). NIS America specializes in the translation, localization and release of Japanese games and anime into English for the American market, as well as releases in Europe and Australia.
NIS America has been the Danganronpa franchise's English-language console publisher since February 14, 2014. To date, they are the publishers of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. NIS America's localized versions of these games have been ported to PC by Spike Chunsoft's American branch, Spike Chunsoft En.
Nippon Ichi Software was founded in September 1991 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, on July 12, 1993. Nippon Ichi means "Japan's Best" or "Japan #1". 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.
Danganronpa ReleasesPlayStation Vita with a tentative release date of Early 2014. The game was released in North America on February 11, 2014, and in Europe on February 14, 2014. A Limited Edition version of the game was also available for $49.99, which included a copy of the game in a collector's box, soft cover art book, and an original soundtrack CD.
Pre-Release TrailersPlayStation Vita with a tentative release date of Fall 2014. NIS America published the game on September 2, 2014, in Europe on September 5, 2014. A Limited Edition version of the game was also available, which included a copy of the game in a collector's box, a softcover artbook, an original soundtrack CD, a physical Monocoin, an "I'm Sorry I Was Born Stupid" sticker, and a pair of Danganronpa 2 branded sunglasses.
Pre-release TrailersWarriors of Hope pin, and a Kurokuma tie and eyepatch. PlayStation 4 console in Summer 2017, alongside a PC port on the Steam platform by Spike Chunsoft. The game will be released on June 27, 2017 in North America and June 23, 2017 in Europe. The Limited Edition version of this release included the same contents as the original 2015 Limited Edition version.
Pre-Release TrailersMonokuma sunglasses, a "Sorry I was born stupid" sticker, a Monokuma coin and an original soundtrack disc. It launched in early 2017.
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