NIS America Announced that they will be releasing Grand Kingdom in North America and Europe. According to NISA this Spike Chunsoft game is a Tactical RPG which will immerse the players in the life of a mercenary troop , and allow them to experience tactical and strategic combat in an immersive campaign, as well as online.
This is what both companies had to say about their new partnership:
“We are very excited to be partnering with NIS America to localize and release Grand Kingdom in the West. Danganronpa has seen great success with NIS America so far, and we are confident that they will also do the best job of bringing the experience we envisioned for Grand Kingdom to fans. We hope that fans all over the world will support us and enjoy this new game as well,” said Spike Chunsoft CEO Mitsutoshi Sakurai.
“We’re very happy to be working with Spike Chunsoft once again,” said NIS America CEO Takuro Yamashita. “Our company was built on tactical and strategy games, such as Disgaea, and it is our goal to create a legacy of fans for Grand Kingdom just as dedicated as those of the Disgaea and Danganronpa series.” NIS America is well known for their highly-acclaimed tactical RPG series, Disgaea, which saw its 14th game, Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, release last year to very positive reviews and brisk sales.
The Localization is due to the success of Danganrompa in the west. This support that is the main driving force behind this partnership between NIS America and Spike Chunsoft for this title, which is to say that the more we support the games we like, the better the chances of more localized titles to make their way to the west.
In addition to the announcement, NIS America released a teaser trailer for the title showcasing some of the game’s characters and settings. Hinting at the game’s mercenary life narrative, the trailer opens on a variety of the characters that players will have access to, and gives players a brief glance at each of the nations whose flag they may fight under during their time with this strategy title.
The Game is being localized for PlayStation 4 and PSVita platforms for both Europe and North America.
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