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    NIS America has announced Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 for Switch and PC (Steam), which includes La Pucelle: Ragnarok (Steam) and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (Steam). It will launch this summer

    Here is an overview of the collection, via NIS America:

    About

    Prinny is back at it again, dood! Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3: La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure brings you two foundational titles in one! Discover the world of La Pucelle: Ragnarok as it makes its North American debut. This action-packed RPG is loaded with tons of extra content including new scenarios, new recruits, and a whole gang of downloadable characters in addition to a new voice cast, new music, and quick travel!

    Dive back into your Nippon Ichi Software roots and experience a game that laid the foundation for the beloved Disgaea series with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. Sharper graphics and updated image optimization bring this classic title into the present! Plus, each physical copy includes the soundtrack and art book at retail. Experience a part of Nippon Ichi Software history with this delightful combo pack!

    Key Features

  • Overflowing with New Content La Pucelle is back with tons of new content including the Overlord Prier scenario. You can also recruit Laharl, Etna, Flonne, and Prinny to join your adventures. Extra downloadable content characters such as Rozalin, Cornet, Hero Prinny, and Ellie are included as well. In addition to quality of life changes to the flow of the game, such as skipping cutscenes and rotating the camera during battle, there are also more voiced lines, more music, and a new quick travel feature!
  • Where it All Began – The return of the original Rhapsody strategy RPG from the original PlayStation now has sharper graphics and image optimization options to mimic CRT.
  • Exclusives Included – The physical release includes both a soundtrack and an art book!
  • Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

    NIS America has announced Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 for Switch and PC (Steam), which includes Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure and La Pucelle: Ragnarok. It will launch this summer

    Here is an overview of the collection, via NIS America:

    The value-pack is back with Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3! Experience La Pucelle: Ragnarok for the first time in North America, and check out what inspired the famous Disgaea series with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure! You won’t want to miss out on this delightful duo, dood!

    Watch the announcement trailer below.

    NIS America has revealed a new company logo ahead of its 20th anniversary in 2023.

    The new logo, which is inspired by Japanese sumi-e (ink wash painting), will be used on all NIS America products released from March 2022 onward.

    TheNIS America website has also been revamped with a brand new look.

    NIS America will celebrate its 20th anniversary on December 24, 2023.

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  • Nippon Ichi Software has announced roguelike RPG void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium 2 for PlayStation 4 and Switch, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals. It will launch on June 30 in Japan for 7,678 yen.

    The sequel will feature new objects and diseases.

    Thanks, Ryokutya2089.

    (Pictured: void tRrLM(); ++ver; //Void Terrarium++.)

    Nippon Ichi Software has launched a teaser website for a new title.

    The website features a monitor depicting a man in a research facility, who you can move around and examine objects with to find clues in the style of a pixel art game.

    An update is scheduled for February 22 at 00:00 JST.

    Stay tuned.

    Disgaea 6 Complete will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC through Steam in summer 2022. Additionally, NIS America will release a physical limited edition for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game. It will cost $109.99 and come with a handful of collector’s goods. These include a “Behind the Seams” artbook, a two disc “Defiance of Dissonance” soundtrack, a “Roll Call” cloth poster, and “Designed with Destiny” art cards. The limited edition will also come with a collector’s box.

    A deluxe edition will be available for PlayStation 4. It will include the “Defiance of Dissonance” select soundtrack and the Disgaea 6 Complete Tales of Super Reincarnation. More information regarding this version will appear in the future.

    Disgaea 6 Complete will include all previously released character and cosmetic DLCs. It will also come with an entirely new color DLC. In Defiance of Destiny, characters from previous Disgaea entries appeared in the form of DLC content. This included Adell and Rozalin from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and Valvatorez from Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.

    To coincide with the announcement of this new version of Disgaea 6, NIS America released a trailer to celebrate the occasion. You can watch the trailer below.

    Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. It is immediately available for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe. Disgaea 6 Complete will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC in summer 2022.

    Klonoa is coming back and will appear on the Switch. Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series is on the way. The collection will be available on July 8, 2022. It will include two classic titles. People will be able to go through remasters of Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil . PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC versions are also on the way.

    Here’s the first trailer for it. It starts off with a look at the first installment in the series. Then, it shifts to show off Lunatea’s Veil.

    We also know about some of the special features for the game. There will be co-op multiplayer for up to two people. You can also change both games’ difficulty.

    Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series will come to the Nintendo Switch on July 8, 2022. PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC versions are “coming soon.”

    Bandai Namco filed trademarks for Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series” in Canada and Europe on December 17 and 20, respectively.

    The registrations are the latest in a series of Klonoa-related trademarks dating back to September 2019. To recap:

  • Bandai Namco trademarked Klonoa Encore” in Japan in September 2019. “Encore” is the subtitle Bandai Namco uses for its remastered game releases in Japan.
  • Bandai Namco trademarked Wahoo Encore” and “1&2 Encore” in September 2020 in Japan. “Wahoo” is the catchphrase of the Klonoa series’ titular protagonist.
  • Stay tuned.

    Today Nippon Ichi Software announced the game that has been teased for a few days, and it’s Yomawari 3.

    The game continues the Yomawari series and will be released for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on April 21, 2022.

    Alongside the announcement, we get to see the first trailer, which you can enjoy below.

    The Yomawari series started in 2015 with Yomawari: Night Alone, and then continued in 2017 with Yomawari: Midnight Shadows.

    At the moment, NIS America has not yet announced a localization of Yomawari 3, but that’s normal considering that it has just been announced for Japan.

    Both the previous games were localized for the west in fairly short order, and it’s likely that the same will happen with the third. Incidentally, both received PC versions courtesy of NIS America, so the possibility to get the game on Steam also certainly exists.

    Of course, that’s just my speculation for now, so you should take it with the traditional grain of salt until NIS America itself confirms it.

    Nippon Ichi Software has launched a mysterious countdown website for a new title.

    The website features a pocket watch quietly ticking away in the darkness. The text above it reads, “Three days left.”

    Stay tuned.

    Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots for survival dungeon RPG Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi introducing the pose editor, jobs, gear, skills, consuming corpses, link attacks, and more.

    Get the details below.

    About

    Eat everything and become stronger! An all-new dungeon survival strategy RPG!

    Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is a dungeon survival tactical RPG where you lead a stranded group of adventurers out of a dungeon by gathering food and materials.

    The Basics

    Story Summary

    A group of adventurers end up stranded in a dungeon that they heard was “for beginners.” When their thirst and hunger were at their peak, they come across a corpse of a giant dead monster.

    Once the group manages to escape starving to death, they look for a way out. Reach for the surface by eating delicious things, weird things, and everything in between.

    Create Your Own Adventurers

    You can change the hairstyle, face, voice, job, and more of your adventurers. There are a number of jobs from Swordsman to Mage, Cook, Unemployed, and more. Form a party of four and challenge the dungeon.

    Adventure Foods

    Using the ingredients you find in the dungeon, you can cook “adventure foods” that will strengthen your adventurers. In battle, ingredients can also be fed to enemies to weaken them.

    ■ New Information

    Strike a Pose with Your Characters

    Not only you can edit your character’s faces and hairstyles, you can customize their character icons and cut-ins. Once you edit your character’s expressions, poses, and camera settings, those settings will be reflected in-game.

    —Settings for the Poses and facial expressions can be changed at any time in the adventure hub.

    Swing Your Sword, Eat Your Meals and Hone Your Skills!

    There are two types of skills. Battle skills activated during combat and passive skills that are always active and useful both in battle and exploration.

    —Bedrock Flip: A powerful battle skill that can be obtained by accumulating experience with axes.

    —Improved Calorie Recovery: A passive skill that grants you more calories when you eat meals or ingredients. Prevents starving.

    Jobs

    You can select a job for your adventurers at the start of the game. Each job has different stats, but can also learn different skills. Whether you focus on combat, dungeon crawling, cooking, or so on, choose the job that matches your play stlyle.

    —Swordsman

    A defensive job skilled with the sword. Fit for the frontlines of the party.

    “Quick Slash” is a sword battle skill that quickly comes around in the order of actions.

    —Mage

    An offensive job. While lacking in defense, it is able to use four elemental spells that can exploit enemy weaknesses.

    “Fire Spear” is a fire magic attack that pierces through three tiles on the grid.

    —Cook

    While not fit for combat, cooks have high cooking skills. And while they may not be one for the frontlines, they can shine as the party’s healer.

    “Low-Quality Food Affinity” is a passive skill that can reduce the disadvantages of eating low-quality foods.

    Search for the Ultimate Gear with Extra Skills!

    Weapons and armor can be obtained randomly from treasure chests within the dungeon. Gear with the same name can sometimes have different skills and skill levels. The higher the rarity, the more and greater skills tend to be attached to the gear, making it a critical part of enhancing your adventure experience. Open many chests to find the ultimate gear with extra skills.

    —Skills attached to gear are random, but the gear’s rarity greatly affects this.

    Weapons

    There are four types of weapons: swords, axes, spears, and bows. You can also fight with your hands by not equipping a weapon. Attack range, attack power, and the skills you can acquire differ with each weapon.

    —Bows have a long attack range, but use an arrow when attacking. Make sure to craft arrows before battle.

    Armor

    There are three types of armor: head armor, body armor, and accessories. These affect your statuses such as your defense, as well as enhance your adventurers by possessing different skills.

    Flip the Tides with “Corpse Consume”!

    “Corpse Consume” is a command that restores your HP by eating fallen enemies or allies, and also activates a special skill that will only be active during that battle. How much HP you restore and which skills activate depend on the corpse you eat, but it can turn the tides of battle. When surrounded by strong enemies, make sure to consider the skills you can activate by consuming a corpse.

    —By consuming the corpse of a Sadeye, the skill “Focused Shot” activates.

    —Since “Focused Shot” is active, your attack will be a Critical Hit.

    —Mandoragoras have the ability to attack twice. By consuming their corpses, your adventurers can use that ability as well.

    Create Advantages by Surprise Attacks and Chains!

    —Advantage

    Running into monsters while exploring will trigger a battle. But if you touch them from behind without being noticed, you can start the battle in an “Advantage” state. In this state, everyone in your party can take action before the enemy.

    This is reversed when you enter battle by an enemy running into you from behind. Beware of your surroundings to avoid being caught off guard.

    —Chain (Link Attacks)

    When you attack an enemy that is within another party character’s attack range, there is a fixed chance it will become a link attack. Your other party members will follow up with an additional attack.

    Bows have weaker attack power than other weapons, so its true strength can be seen in Chains.

    —By taking the initiative, you can significantly reduce the amount of damage you take. Always aim to start battle in the “Advantage” state.

    —The cut-ins set in the Pose Editor will appear on screen when a link attack is activated.

    Survival Tips

    —#1. Komugi-modoki-mizuabu (fake flour fly) can be turned into an ingredient resembling flour. It may widen the range of foods you can cook.

    —#2. Ingredients have an expiration date. Their effects will lower as their freshness decreases. In order to prolong their freshness, you can try different methods such as freezing or smoking them.

    —#3. Feed expired ingredients to your enemies.

    —#4. There are mysterious altars within the dungeon. Offering magical stones to them may bring change to your adventurers and monsters.

    —#5. In volcanic regions, not only do you need to watch out for the heat and dehydration, there will also be dangerous lava flowing throughout. Make sure you are prepared.

    —#7. You can lure monsters by setting traps. Try crafting them once you have the ingredients.

    —#8. During the night, monsters become more dangerous. Even monsters you were able to defeat with ease during the day may become a threat at night. Also, being on the same floor for too long attracts powerful monsters. Know when to move on.

    Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on January 27, 2022 in Japan. Read more about the game here and here.

    View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

    Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots for survival dungeon RPG Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi introducing dungeon exploration, monsters, adventure foods, and more.

    Get the details below.

    About

    Eat everything and become stronger! An all-new dungeon survival strategy RPG!

    Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is a dungeon survival tactical RPG where you lead a stranded group of adventurers out of a dungeon by gathering food and materials.

    ■ The Basics

    Story Summary

    A group of adventurers end up stranded in a dungeon that they heard was “for beginners.” When their thirst and hunger were at their peak, they come across a corpse of a giant dead monster.

    Once the group manages to escape starving to death, they look for a way out. Reach for the surface by eating delicious things, weird things, and everything in between.

    Create Your Own Adventurers

    You can change the hairstyle, face, voice, job, and more of your adventurers. There are a number of jobs from Swordsman to Mage, Cook, Unemployed, and more. Form a party of four and challenge the dungeon.

    Adventure Foods

    Using the ingredients you find in the dungeon, you can cook “adventure foods” that will strengthen your adventurers. In battle, ingredients can also be fed to enemies to weaken them.

    ■ New Information

    One Mistake and You Lose it All!? Thrilling Dungeon Exploration

    When the leader of your adventure party dies, you will lose the levels you gained and the ingredients you collected. Unlocked recipes and equipment will carry over, but you will have to start again and challenge the dungeon from the beginning.

    Exploring the dungeon is a process of repeated trial and error. Utilize your fatal mistakes as food for your next dungeon dive.

    —It is easy to gather plants and wood in this multi-floor forest inhabited by numerous plant-type monsters.

    —Monster House: As you ascend dungeon floors, a large number of monsters may surround you. Utilize your knowledge, experience, and items to cut your way through and survive.

    The Monsters that Inhabit the Dungeon

    Dungeons are inhabited by a variety of monsters. From time to time, you may encounter special types labeled “Elite” or “Unique.” Since these monsters have different traits and resistances from normal types, you might get hurt if you act reckless… But you can gain plenty of experience points by defeating them, and they have a higher drop rate for rare ingredients, so take them on if you think you have it in you.

    —Soldier: A lizard monster that attacks in groups.

    —Mercenary: The Unique form of a Soldier. It has the ability to increase the defense of other monsters of the same type.

    Also, by going far enough into the dungeon, you will encounter and battle a boss monster that guards the altar. Defeating this boss will make your adventure a little easier, as the altar can be used as a starting point for the party.

    Boil or Grill It! Learn Skills by Eating Adventure Foods!

    “Adventure Foods” are made by combining ingredients found in the dungeon. They replenish calories, boost stats, and can even be used to learn new skills.

    You can also make completely different dishes using the same ingredients depending on how you cook them.

    Failure is a key part of cooking. Try not to follow the recipe exactly all the time.

    —By “grilling” two types of meat, you will make “roasted meat.” This is said to be the original meat dish and can be made from the start of your adventure.

    —By “frying” the same ingredients, you will make kushikatsu. While it recovers less HP than grilled meat, it allows you to learn more skills.

    Even when cooking the same dish, its perfection level will vary depending on the ingredients used and the cooking ability of the party member that made it. The more perfect the dish, the higher its recovery and ability boost rate.

    Save Your Eyes from Low-Quality Dishes! “Safety Mode” Disguises Its Appearance!

    Since Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is all about surviving in a dungeon, you will inevitably come across some revolting ingredients or dishes with a strong visual impact. For those who have a phobia of insects or disgusting things, but want to play this game, there is an option to turn on or off “censors” that black out the stuff that might be hard to look at.

    —Safety Mode – Off

    —Safety Mode – On

    Various Difficulty Options from Sweet to Spicy

    While you can choose your difficulty level at the beginning of the game, the hardcore gameplay will not change—when you die, you start again from level 1. There are four difficulty options, from “Easy” in which you can obtain a wealth of ingredients, to “Nightmare” in which death always follows. You can change the difficulty level mid-game.

    —Good to play even if you are bad at games! Choose the difficulty level that suits you.

    Pay Attention to the Flavor Text!

    All items—ingredients and recipes included—feature flavor text containing various information that offer a glimpse into the game’s world. Why not snack on it during your adventure?

    —“Insect Bread” instead of “Steamed Bread”? What in the world is this made out of…? (Editor’s Note: Both “Insect Bread” and “Steamed Bread” are read as “Mushipan” in Japanese.)

    Survival Tips

    —#1. If your adventurers are fatigued, they will not be able to unleash their full strength and may fall to enemies they would normally defeat with ease.

    —#2. You may encounter a monster with a green, fruit-like head during your adventure. Be careful as its stats may differ from normal monsters.

    —#3. The dish known as kushikatsu seems to have been passed down from culture to culture.

    —#4. Food can be “processed” at any time by cutting it up, grilling it, and so on. This changes its effects, so be sure to try out various forms of processing.

    Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on January 27, 2022 in Japan.

    View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

    Nippon Ichi Software will sell merchandise items related to its games at Comiket 99. The lineup will feature merchandise from not only the company’s flagship Disgaea series but also Mad Rat Dead and the Yomawari series.

    Here’s the full lineup of Nippon Ichi Software merchandise at Comiket 99. All prices are listed in Japanese Yen.

  • Yomawari trading pin badges: ¥500 – 1 out of 10 designs given in random
  • Yomawari T-shirt: ¥2,500 – available in M and XL sizes
  • Takehito Harada tin badges: ¥500 – 1 out of 15 designs given in random
  • Nippon Ichi Software 2022 desk calendar: ¥1,000
  • Sardine plush: ¥4,000
  • Prinny cap: ¥3,000
  • Prinny big cushion: ¥4,000
  • Prinny jersey: ¥6,500 – available in two sizes
  • Asagi tote bag: ¥1,500
  • Mad Rat Dead stainless bottle: ¥2,500
  • Mad Rat Dead stickers: ¥3,000
  • Mad Rat Dead original soundtrack Vol.1: ¥3,500
  • Mad Rat Dead original soundtrack Vol.2: ¥1,500
  • Disgaea visual art book: ¥3,000
  • Prinny coasters – Blue or Yellow set: ¥1,500
  • Pringer X coaster: ¥500
  • Everyone who visits the Nippon Ichi Software booth will receive a greeting card based on Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi, the upcoming strategy RPG that will appear on the PS4 and Switch on January 27, 2022. Those who make a purchase of at least ¥3,000 will also receive a bonus towel marking the Yomawari franchise’s sixth anniversary.

    Comic Market 99 will take place physically at Tokyo Big Sight on December 30-31, 2021. Nippon Ichi Software will have its Comiket 99 booth located at Corporate Booth #144 on the fourth floor of the West building.

    Boltrend Games will release the global version of free-to-play RPG Disgaea RPG for PC via Steam in Early Access sometime between December 2021 and Q1 2022, the publisher announced.

    The publisher chose the Early Access route to be able to constantly optimize the global version’s PC debut. The Early Access period is expected to last for about one or two months.

    The global version of Disgaea RPG is currently available for iOS via App Store and Android via Google Play. The PC version is currently only available in Japan, via DMM Games Player.

    Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

    About

    The Netherworld, a place deeper than the deepest ocean and darker than the darkest cave. It’s a chaotic world ruled by demons, monsters, and Overlords. No one knows quite where to find it. But now this dark place will open to all the players. Enter the Netherworld, try to raise the Strongest Overlord on a strange but exciting adventure.

    Key Features

  • Protagonists from the Series Reunite – Protagonists like Laharl, Flonne, Etna, Adell, Mao, Valvatorez and Killia from the whole series reunite and start an adventure filled with laughter and tears!
  • Original Stories and Music – In the Netherworld, everyone’s moral compass is a little different from humans. Unfold the exciting stories of your favorite characters and go through their ups and downs with background music from the series. The “Netherworld History” is for Disgaea fans to relive their favorite plots once more and for newcomers to learn about the series’ previous stories.
  • Over-the-Top Battle Systems – The game uses a turn-based combat system. Assemble your dream team to your deepest desires! Amusing battle options like “Team Attack,” “Tower,” and “Throw” make the game truly strategical and hilarious.
  • Deal Tons of Damage – Awaken and upgrade characters all the way up to the max level of 9999. Grant characters with many skills & magic with enhancements and deal tons of damage to your enemies!
  • Classic Elements from the Series – Everything you love about Disgaea is now brought to mobile. Call the “Dark Assembly” to unlock various content, travel the infinite “Item World” to upgrade your equipment, and challenge the “Overlord’s Tower” for fiendish rewards!
  • Play Anytime, Anywhere – Auto-Battling at up to four times the speed! Enjoy epic battles at any time!
  • Boltrend Games revealed Disgaea RPG will arrive on PC through Steam. Disgaea RPG will be available in Early Access and will release sometime between December 2021 to the first quarter of 2022 according to its Steam page. The only available language option will be English. Disgaea RPG will be in Early Access for one to two months. However, Boltrend Games mentions that this period could increase, or potentially shorten, depending on the situation.

    Boltrend Games decided to release Disgaea RPG through Steam Early Access to better optimize the experience leading up to the full release. The publisher is hoping to provide a better experience for players through the use of this method.

    Disgaea RPG is a turn-based strategy RPG that is set within the Disgaea universe. Players can summon and collect various characters found throughout the series. Additionally, several seasonal variants of certain characters have also appeared in the game.

    The title was previously exclusive to Android and iOS devices, but it later received a PC release in Japan. The mobile game originally released in Japan in 2019. In April 2021 it officially released worldwide for mobile devices.

    Disgaea RPG is immediately available for Android and iOS. It will release in Early Access through Steam sometime between December 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

    Nippon Ichi Software has announced dungeon survival strategy RPG Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi for PlayStation 4 and Switch. It will launch on January 27, 2022 in Japan.

    Here is the announcement trailer:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_Tqx1Zk2U

    Get the first details below.

    About

  • Title: Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi
  • Genre: Survival strategy RPG
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch
  • Release Date: January 27, 2022
  • Players: One
  • Price: 6,980 yen (without tax) / 7,678 yen (with tax)
  • Official Website: nippon1.jp
  • Nippon Ichi Software will release Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi for PlayStation 4 and Switch. In this first news release, we would like to share information about the character creation system and a key feature of the game: “Cooking.”

    About

    Eat everything and become stronger! An all-new dungeon survival strategy RPG!

    Shikabanegurai no Boukenmeshi is a dungeon survival tactical RPG where you lead a group of adventurers who are stranded, out of a dungeon by gathering food and materials.

    Takehito Harada and Nippon Ichi software deliver a new strategy RPG!

    Character design is by Takehito Harada, who is also the character designer for Disgaea series, Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk, and The Witch and the Hundred Knight.

    Development is by Nippon Ichi software, developer of the Disgaea series, Phantom Brave, Soul Cradle and the World Eaters, and other strategy RPGs.

    Story

    “Stranded in a dungeon!? Escape while fighting your hunger and thirst!”

    A group of adventurers end up stranded in a dungeon that they heard was “for beginners.” When their thirst and hunger were at their peak, they come across a corpse of a giant dead monster.

    Once the group manages to escape starving to death, they look for a way out. Reach for the surface by eating delicious things, weird things, and everything in between.

    Characters

    Create your own adventurer!

    Your adventurers end up stranded inside the dungeon’s “sealed place,” which has been known to be where new adventurers head to prove their worth.

    You can change the appearance of your adventurers at the start of the game. You can create up to four characters. Once you have formed a party of up to four characters, head off to your adventure!

    What you can do in the character creator.

    At the beginning of the game you can change the hair, face, voice, and job of your character. This can be also changed during the game by crafting and using certain items.

    Jobs can rage from Swordsman, which specializes in sword combat; Cook, which can bring variety to your survival foods; and Unemployed, which house infinite possibilities.

    Characters will acquire different skills and status growths, so finding your favorite combination is part of the fun.

    ■ System: Survival – Dungeon Diving x Survival

    Survive in the dungeon!

    You can freely move around the map, gathering plants and minerals, as well as fight monsters to obtain their meat. The deeper you dive into the dungeon, the stronger the monsters will become, but the better the materials you can find.

    Your biggest enemy is “calories” and “hydration”?

    Exploring can mean finding useful materials for continuing your adventure, but depending on the moves you make, you will use up your “calories” and “hydration.” Once your calories and hydration reach a critical state, you will have a hard time fighting. Fighting monsters and eating them, and eating and exploring—make sure you have a balanced adventurer’s diet!

    The key to your adventure is camping.

    Whenever you proceed to the next floor in a dungeon, you can take a rest. Ready yourself for the enemies ahead by cooking with the materials you gathered and upgrading your weapons.

    ■ System: Battle – Eat, Feed, and Procure Ingredients!

    Survival x Strategy RPG

    A fusion between survival gameplay of living inside a harsh environment and Simulation RPG gameplay of leading and training your units!

    Whenever you touch a monster on the map, it will seamlessly transition into battle. Battles are carried out on a grid-based strategy RPG system. Turns will play out according to whoever has the most speed on the battlefield. Calories and hydration will also be used during battles, so be sure to make wise decisions.

    Powering up with monster meat!? Change the tide of battle by eating ingredients!

    When you defeat a monster, you will get different ingredients depending on the monster. Eating these will replenish your calories and hydration but give the adventurer a status boost for a limited time as well.

    You can also aim to feed your enemies certain foods to weaken them…?

    Put everything in your mouth, whether it is a monster’s corpse, a weed you just picked, or your friend that just died.

    ■ System: Cooking – Go Beyond with Adventure Foods!

    Cook up “Adventure Foods” with gathered materials.

    You can cook “Dishes” by combining multiple materials that will enhance your adventurer’s statuses. If there is character with high “cooking skill,” the dishes will have better effects despite having the same recipe.

    Using materials as items to consume and enhance, or to use them to grow your basic stats is up to your experience and judgement.

    Foods you can cook while you are in the camp.

    There are over 50 recipes of foods that will lighten up your adventures. Try different combinations to create new foods!

    —Meat Stew: A stew with large chunks of monster meat. The hero Desh loves this classic meat dish.

    —Roasted Bug Skewer: Sometimes there will be some “creative” foods on the adventurers table.

    ■ Promotional Image

    ■ Box Art

    View the screenshots at the gallery.

    Today, during Sega’s livestream from Tokyo Game Show 2021, Nippon Ichi Software announced a brand new strategy JRPG.

    The game was teased a few days ago, and it’s titled “Shikabane Kurai no Bouken Meshi,” which translates as “Deadly Eating Adventure Meal.” It’ll come for PS4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan on January 27, 2022.

    It’ll cost 6,980 yen plus taxes on both platforms. Pre-orders in Japan start tomorrow, with a bunch of bonuses in store.

    As you may easily notice, the character design is by Takehito Harada, whom Nippon Ichi fans will immediately recognize as the artist behind the Disgaea series.

    The keywords are “character creation,” “dungeon survival” and “simulation RPG” (that’s how Japanese people call turn-based strategy JRPGs).

    The aim is to explore dungeons while collecting ingredients that can be used to cook meals to survive and buff your characters. You can control parties of four.

    Not only you can eat food that makes your characters more powerful, but also feed poisonous meals to enemies to weaken them.

    The character creator is quite deep while retaining the style of the character designer, letting you customize plenty of elements of your heroes.

    You can check out the first trailer below.

    Bandai Namco has filed trademarks for Wahoo Encore and “1&2 Encore” in Japan.

    “Encore” is what Bandai Namco subtitles its remastered game releases in Japan. For example, Katamari Damacy Reroll is titled Katamari Damacy Encore in Japan, and Mr. Driller DrillLand is titled Mr. Driller Encore.

    “Wahoo” is the catchphrase of the Klonoa series’ titular protagonist. Bandai Namco trademarked “Klonoa Encore” alongside “Mr. Driller Encore” back in September 2019. Coupled with today’s trademarks, an announcement may finally be approaching. The “1&2 Encore” trademark could indicate it will include both Klonoa: Door to Phantomile and Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil.

    In other news, miHoYo filed trademarks for Honkai: Star Rail” and “Genshin Impact” (English, Japanese, and logo). While the former is unannounced, it was previously trademarked in various countries back in July.

    Hajime Tabata-run studio JP Games also filed a trademark for The Run & Gun.”

    Konami Digital Entertainment filed a trademark for Shine Post,” which is also the name of a light novel published by Dengeki Bunko due out on October 8.

    Today Japanese developer Nippon Ichi Software announced that it’ll reveal a new game at Tokyo Game Show.

    To be precise, the new game is a strategy JRPG (which in Japanese is usually called a “simulation RPG”), and we can expect it to be announced during Sega’s programming on October 2 at 7:00 pm Japan Time.

    The new JRPG will be introduced directly by Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa.

    You can find the announcement below.

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    Of course, the name that comes to mind when we hear of strategy JRPGs by Nippon Ichi Software is Disgaea, but no further information beyond the genre was provided. The concept of meat also seems to be associated with the announcement.

    It’s worth mentioning that the fact that the JRPG will appear in Sega’s livestream is not indicative of the involvement of the publisher. Sega often hosts partner companies at its Tokyo Game Show booth, and Nippon Ichi Software is one of the regulars.

    We do know that Sega is going to reveal its own mobile JRPG at Tokyo Game Show as well, but that’s definitely a separate announcement.

    Of course, you can expect to read all about the new strategy JRPG by Nippon Ichi here on Twinfinite as soon as the news is shared.