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Mugen Souls on PS3 Tuesday, NIS America Update

Ryan Phillips's Avatar + Posted by Ryan Phillips on Oct 10, 2012 // Marketing Coordinator, NIS America

Howdy, doods! I’m dropping by today to briefly talk about our upcoming RPG title Mugen Souls, developed by Idea Factory and Compile Heart. Mugen Souls is set to release next Tuesday, October 16th, so I’d like to go over a few of the game’s awesome features and game mechanics. Afterwards, I’ll recap a few of the announcements we made at Tokyo Game Show 2012 a few weeks back. Here we go!

Story-wise, in Mugen Souls you can expect the typical humor and zaniness you’ve come to expect from NIS America titles. You’ll enter a small galaxy in the universe containing seven worlds, shimmering in seven colors… These worlds exist and act independent of one another. This has allowed them to develop and nurture rich, unique cultures. One day, a decree was sent out… “I’m gonna make everything in each of these worlds bow to me!” This reckless statement came courtesy of the egotistical, yet strangely cute, “Chou-Chou.” As Chou-Chou, it’s your mission to travel to these seven worlds, conquer them, and make everything and everyone on them your peon! Worldly domination for the win, dood!

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Mugen Souls plays out in a turn-based fashion and with free movement on the battlefield. For a visual reference, the free movement side of the battle system resembles that of Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 for PS3. When it comes time to do some damage, there are many ways to make it happen. Players can experience group attacks inspired by the Disgaea series, where once triggered you and your party, for instance, are suddenly transported into green army tanks and begin raining explosive rounds on your enemies. Or, you can merge with your teammates to form a giant spinning character windmill, which allows you to fly around all fancy-crazy while racking up a bunch of damage on your opponent. If that isn’t enough, you can always launch your enemies into the crystals set in each battle to watch them bounce around like pinballs, or if that still isn’t enough, you can launch them into the air and knock them around for even more damage! When you aren’t conquering worlds and making enemies into your peons, you will be on your ship, known as the “G Castle,” which serves as your transportation between worlds. While traveling, you will also encounter ship battles against enemies, so make sure you have plenty of peons to help out!

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One of the most noteworthy and important mechanics of the game is called the “Moe Kill.” Essentially, in order to bolster your G Castle, you will be using the Moe Kill to enslave enemies into being your peons. It’s performed during battle against enemies, and the way you do it is by changing Chou-Chou’s personality to match that of the enemy. After that, depending on that enemy’s mood, you’ll have to use small phrases that coincide with their mood. Successfully doing this a few times should make enemies your peons! On top of the Moe Kill, another important game system is called the “Mugen Field.” If you’re familiar with Disgaea’s Item World, you should feel right at home. The Mugen Field is an area consisting of multiple “floors” where you go to level up your weapons to help aid in conquering worlds. Much like the Item World, the Mugen Field allows you also to unlock upgrades for your character and customization as you progress through it, and clearing it will challenge even the most hardcore RPG fans.

Again, we’re really excited and hopeful that everyone will enjoy this title! It has a lot of great elements from both the Disgaea series (Disgaea artist Takehito Harada provided the art for Mugen Souls, and Disgaea composer Tenpei Sato created the soundtrack) and from standard turn-based JRPGs in general, so definitely give it a try next week on October 16th, dood! Keep your eyes peeled for a lot of DLC also, as we have big plans for the near future!

Lastly, a quick blurb on some new announcements from Tokyo Game Show 2012! First off, we are happy to announce that we’ll be bringing Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory exclusively for PS3, to North America and Europe this spring! Also, we will be launching Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection for PSP (via PSN) in early 2013! Lastly, we are super happy to announce that we will be bringing Persona 4: Golden for PS Vita to Europe, dood! I’ll be back to touch more on all of this in the future.

That’s all for this time, thank you again for all your support! I’ll be back in a few months to chat, I promise, dood!

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+ Sevyne on October 11th, 2012 at 10:06 am said:

@39: More civilized parts of the world? That’s hilarious man. In other parts of the world the human body is apparently a disgusting and offensive thing, but blasting someone’s face off into bloody chunks of gore is all good. War, death, and plague are just yesterday’s television entertainment. Yeah…real civilized.

Not saying that bathing lolis should stay in this game, but your statement made me laugh pretty hard.


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+ RurouniSaiya-jin on October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

Looking forward to the arrival of my figurre set CE from the NISA store. much fun will be had ^,^


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    + Ryan Phillips on October 11th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

    Hi RurouniSaiya-jin!

    I’m glad you’re excited for the Figure Set! The petite Nendoroids are really nice and the Limited Editions themselves are pretty awesome!

    Hopefully it’ll arrive real soon for you!

    All the best,

    Ryan


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+ Ryumoau on October 11th, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

RPGamer just reviewed the game and gave it a 1/5 rating….


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+ Sevyne on October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

@53: Compile Heart games really are a niche within a niche. You either love em or hate em. Their is no in between. That said, I was sort of hoping Mugen Souls would be different from the norm for them, but it seems it isn’t and therefore I honestly expect terrible scores across the board for it. Their games do have an audience though and they will beg to differ when it comes to those reviews.


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+ benhofb on October 11th, 2012 at 1:14 pm said:

Hmmm. Mugen Souls looks great, but I don’t have a PS3 of my own >.<.

Oy, NIS, where is news about Black Rock Shooter: The Game? It feels like one of those games "in development" for a very long time only to be canceled silently. I just hope it isn't too late for a release for the PSP. I totally want that game, dood.


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    + Ryan Phillips on October 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm said:

    Hello benhofb,

    Black Rock Shooter: The Game for PSP is still going to happen, dood! I know we’ve been saying it for a long time now, but we promise to give everyone the release date information as soon as we can! ^^

    Have a great night!

    Ryan


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+ GrayWolf323 on October 11th, 2012 at 2:12 pm said:

will Mugen Souls be releasing digitally on PSN as well or only retail for now?


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    + Ryan Phillips on October 11th, 2012 at 6:21 pm said:

    Hello GrayWolf323,

    Mugen Souls will be in retail form only. If anything changes in regards to this, you can bet I’ll be back to chat about it!

    I hope this helps!

    Ryan


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+ Tridrakious on October 11th, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

Any chance of a Vita release?


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    + Ryan Phillips on October 11th, 2012 at 6:22 pm said:

    Hello Tridrakious,

    Currently we don’ t have any plans to port it to the Vita.

    All the best,

    Ryan


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+ ManaKnight on October 11th, 2012 at 3:37 pm said:

Hi Ryan (who I meant at Otakon), I am excited for Mugen Souls and have my copy preordered at the NIS America store. Cannot wait for it to arrive. :D Also have Natsume Book of Friends anime shipping to me from the store.


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    + Ryan Phillips on October 11th, 2012 at 6:25 pm said:

    Hi ManaKnight!

    How are things with you!?

    I’m stoked to hear that you’re excited for Mugen Souls – they should be shipping shortly ^^ – we hope you’ll have a blast playing it! The Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 1 & 2 Premium Edition is definitely really nice too – the texture and feel of the collectible slipcase is really cool! Please enjoy it!

    Thank you dropping by to say hi!

    Have a great night!

    Ryan


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+ cesarajg on October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm said:

Hey Ryan I was wondering if God and Fate Revolution Paradox was coming to the US and if it is when will it be come out approximately

(love Mugen Souls right now i’m getting it ASAP)


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+ Ryumoau on October 12th, 2012 at 7:57 am said:

IGN just gave this game a 3.9! lol


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+ ShadowhunterrX on October 13th, 2012 at 8:34 am said:

Lol i dont really care if IGN give this game 3,9. I have my own opinion :)


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+ Worluk6 on October 16th, 2012 at 1:09 pm said:

One of my favorite VA’s voiced the lead character in this release!


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+ GeoStelar22 on October 21st, 2012 at 7:34 am said:

You know who’d make a decent jRPG rep for All-stars Battle Royale DLC? Neptune or Noire. Seriously, how could anyone miss giving the character that represents the PS3/Sony/Whatever a memo of this game? Well, considering Superbot is American and IF and Compile Heart are Japanese it’d be a little tough to get them to talk but NISA could make a good bridge for both.
Besides, who knows what crazy adventures would await either of the girls when fighting against “those Lastation guys” and that “guy who might or might not be from Leanbox.”


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