May 24


NIS’s PlayStation Lineup: Bleach, Atelier Totori, Disgaea 4, ClaDun x2

Ryan Phillips's Avatar Posted by Ryan Phillips on May 24, 2011 // Marketing Coordinator, NIS America

It’s good to be back, doods! We announced some PlayStation 3-exclusive titles last Friday, including Bleach: Soul Resurrección for this summer and Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, the latest installment of the Atelier series, also coming exclusively for the PS3. And we had great news for ClaDun fans as we also announced the PSP title, ClaDun x2, coming only on the PlayStation Network! I come bearing info for all three of these games, so sit back and check it out along with a new must-see Disgaea 4 trailer!

Bleach: Soul Resurrección

First up is our brand new title, Bleach: Soul Resurrección for PS3. We are really excited because a lot of us in the office are fans of the anime and manga. Soul Resurrección is the first Bleach game to reach the PlayStation 3, and we’re excited to host its big debut! Soul Resurrección’s plot places you as the main protagonist in the series, Ichigo Kurosaki, closely following the current story arc unfolding in the anime/manga, in the land called Hueco Mundo. Along with your friends, it is your job to stop the evil Aizen who threatens the peace of both the Soul Society and the World of the Living with his army of evil Arrancars. It’s up to Ichigo and the rest of the Soul Reapers to destroy the Arrancars and bring a stop to Aizen’s evil ambitions. That’s really all I can say about the story so far. I don’t want to ruin the surprise for you all!

Bleach: Soul Resurrección is a hack-and-slash action game. It features beautifully cell-shaded graphics that helps maintain the anime feel of Bleach we have come to know and enjoy. Within the game you will find various modes including the main Story mode that will allow you to play as various characters from the Bleach universe as the battle against Aizen unfolds. In total there are 21 selectable characters, so needless to say, the game is jam-packed! Each character his or her own unique combo moves that can be performed both on the ground and in the air to inflict crazy amounts of damage on the Arrancars! As you defeat Arrancars and bosses, you will also collect “Soul Points” that can be used to upgrade your character by using a character upgrade map system. This upgrade system is unique to each character, so there is plenty of replay value to level each character to their fullest potential. Be on the lookout for Bleach: Soul Resurrección exclusively on PlayStation 3, coming this summer! Don’t forget to check out the official trailer too!

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland

Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland for PS3

Atelier series fans! We are happy to announce that Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland will make its English debut on the PS3 this fall. For those new to the Atelier series, Atelier games are RPG-style games that focus on adventuring and alchemy. Atelier Totori is the latest installment of the series, starring a girl named Totori. Young Totori decides one day that she wants to become an adventurer, so she decides to open a small workshop (“atelier”) to fund her quest. Along the way you encounter a bunch of brand new friends to help you in your adventure and you’ll notice a few familiar faces (as the story takes place a bit after Atelier Rorona) from previous Atelier games that will appear to help.

One of the new features included in Atelier Totori is the incorporation of MP (Mana Points) for Totori and party members during battle sequences. In the previous Atelier game, Atelier Rorona , players’ special moves relied solely on HP, which would deplete the corresponding amount from your health pool. This time around, players can look forward to having access to both MP and HP, and we hope players will appreciate this change to the turn-based combat system. It wouldn’t be an Atelier game without alchemy, so you all can look forward to hundreds of synthesizable items! Since Totori is bent on becoming an adventurer, a lot of the game’s focus is pointed toward exploring new areas. You will gain licenses to access different areas — most brand new, a few familiar. Lastly, like the previous Atelier games, you can look forward to multiple endings depending on your actions during the game. Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland is set for release this fall. Check it out, dood!

ClaDun x2

ClaDun x2 for PSPClaDun x2 for PSP

Last but not least for our newly announced titles, we have ClaDun x2 for the PSP, which will be available exclusively on the PlayStation Network this summer! For those who aren’t familiar with the ClaDun games, they are exciting action-based dungeon-crawling games that also incorporate RPG facets. Graphically, ClaDun x2 has a classic feel to it, as the graphics scheme pays homage to the pixilated characters of old-school 8-bit games. The premise of the game is to progress through dungeons and level your party members, any one of which can take the role of the main character. You know the phrase “You are only as strong as your weakest link”? This phrase in essence sums up a lot of the “leveling” in ClaDun x2. The whole process is facilitated through a “Magic Circle” system. There are various ways to structure your group, and which characters you place in your Magic Circle will determine their strengths (and weaknesses).

In ClaDun x2, expect more dungeons, updated weapons, more items, more Magic Circles, new monsters, and of course new custom character classes. However, there are a few noteworthy changes to discuss, including an updated character edit system: Now you’re now able to edit your character’s appearance even more than before, this time including movement animations, and even weapons! Last, if you enjoyed the “Ran-geons” from the first ClaDun, you’ll be happy to know that they’ve made the transition to ClaDun x2. We are also happy to announce that “Neo-geons” and “Tri-geons” have been included in the new ClaDun. “Neo-geons” allow you to change certain variables within them, such as weapon and item drop rates, monster levels, and more. “Tri-geons” allow players to choose different paths of difficulty within them, and depending which path is chosen, item drops, item rarity, and monster difficulty will change. If you have a PSP and are looking for an awesome “pick up and play” style dungeon crawler, definitely try out ClaDun x2. It’ll be available on PSN this summer!

Disgaea 4 Trailer

Before I sign off here, I want to leave on a strong note: please take a gander at the Disgaea 4 trailer above. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must-watch for anyone that’s a fan of the series, or for anyone that enjoys humor in general! For more info, check out our Disgaea 4 website.

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+ JG4Horrorshow on May 25th, 2011 at 8:04 am said:

I can’t wait for Disgaea 4!

Question for you guys, any word on releasing Hyperdimension MK-2 here in the America????

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    + Ryan Phillips on May 25th, 2011 at 12:47 pm said:

    Hi JG4Horrorshow,

    No word just yet on Hyperdimension MK-2 just yet. I’ll be back on the PSBlog as soon as I have more info!




+ helpme27046 on May 25th, 2011 at 8:07 am said:

When Hyperdimension Neptunia mk-II coming to the US?

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    + Ryan Phillips on May 25th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

    Greetings helpme27046!

    Please see the previous comment I had for post #118 ^^




+ ArcticNinja21 on May 25th, 2011 at 8:08 am said:

I really wish some of the other Atelier games like Judie, Lina, and Lise got released over here. =(


+ Rizrial on May 25th, 2011 at 8:32 am said:

DOOOOOOD!!!! Can’t wait for Disgaea 4 I have all of the disgaea series and i just want to ask if what i saw was true . can you have two swords or weapons on 1 characters PLEASE SAY YES!!! DOOOD

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    + Ryan Phillips on May 25th, 2011 at 12:56 pm said:

    Hey Rizrial!

    I have some good news: In Disgaea 4 you can dual-wield magic changed weapons! Regular ones you won’t be able to, however.

    I hope this info helps!




+ Alex_Yagami on May 25th, 2011 at 8:47 am said:

Made out of pure unfiltered awesomeness and manly fun. That’s Disgaea 4! :3

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    + Ryan Phillips on May 25th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

    Heya Alex_Yagami!

    Hahahaha, you knowwwww it, dood!




+ iaint21 on May 25th, 2011 at 8:57 am said:

YES! time for another disgaea game to add to my collection! i must say, the newer one opens up a lot of more doors than the previous ones. good to see Axel making a return! its not a game without a superstar involved!

as for the others, i’m always oh so Iffy on games based on anime. you could say i’ve been disappointed one too many times.

but then i saw Atelier Totori, and i have to say, you all know how to make a game i love. just the plot of it makes me think back to Mana Khemia (1 and 2). both had alchemy and synthesizing, which i fell in love with. lets just hope atelier totori can deliver just as well! either way, its getting my money!

as for ClaDunx2, not too sure what to think of it. it has perked my intrest in some way, its not going to be a first day buy for me, maybe later on.

anyways, your announcement has been the best i have seen in these past weeks. thanks for helping me rekindle my love for the PS3!

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    + Ryan Phillips on May 25th, 2011 at 12:59 pm said:

    Good afternoon iaint21!

    I’m glad we were able to rekindle your love for the PS3, dood!!!

    I too am really happy to see our favorite superstar Axel back in Disgaea 4! As for Totori, if you are a fan of alchemy+synthesizing+turn-based RPG elements, you should definitely give Totori a go!

    Thanks for being an awesome fan, dood!




+ jose213jose on May 25th, 2011 at 9:50 am said:

men alot of news games coming makes me want to buy.


+ Salvy35z on May 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am said:

Sux they changed the name from ignition to resurrection I liked it better!


+ anotherdae on May 25th, 2011 at 11:23 am said:

What if I’m still 800+ episodes behind in the Bleach story? Will I still get the story?


+ Ex-DarkBlade on May 25th, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

What about the Final Fantasy that is coming exclusively for the PS3?

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