Top 5 Games from NIS America at TGS 2019

Here are the 5 best upcoming games from NIS America at TGS 2019. See the trailers for Disaster Report 4, Utawarerumono, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, and more! With numerous developers at TGS 2019, NIS America still managed to make an impact with their lineup.

Top 5 Games from NIS America at TGS 2019 (with Game Trailers)

We were happy to catch up with NIS America at TGS 2019. Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) is one of the biggest game developers in Japan. At Tokyo Game Show this year, we met with their subsidiary company, NIS America (NISA), one of the biggest English localization publishers in North America.

Popular NIS original IPs:

  • Disgaea
  • Phantom Brave
  • Prinny

Popular NISA localizations:

  • Danganronpa
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

With an incredible list of original titles and English localizations, NISA is always one of our favorite companies to catch up with at Tokyo Game Show. We had a great meeting with the team at NISA, and learned about the exciting lineup they have for the rest of 2019 and early 2020.

Here are the 5 best upcoming games from NIS America for 2019 to early 2020.

1. Destiny Connect – Tick Tock Travelers

Destiny Connect: Tick, Tock, Travelers - Sherry

Destiny Connect: Tick, Tock, Travelers – Sherry

Known for their Disgaea JRPG series, it is very rare that NIS original titles ever stray from their classic 2D graphics and SRPG gameplay. However, their newest IP set to release this October, Destiny Connect – Tick Tock Travelers, utilizes full 3D graphics. This turn-based RPG is a huge shift from the style of their previous titles. However, based on the demo we got to try from NIS America at TGS 2019, this could be one of the most interesting games the company has ever developed. 

The combat was simple yet fluid and polished with high-quality graphics and sound effects. The game takes place in the town of Clocknee. The whole town is in the middle of a large celebration when time completely stops. Can you unravel the mystery and set the world back on track?

  • Release Date: October 22, 2019
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
  • Rating: E10+

2. Disaster Report 4

The Disaster Report series is one of the most unique game series out there. Each game takes place in a different area in which a cataclysmic disaster occurs. Players must struggle to survive by maintaining food, water, and even temperature levels. In the original Disaster Report, the main character is a reporter who embarks on a journey discover the reason the disaster occurred. The second Disaster Report was released as Raw Danger! in North America. The third installment of the series was never released outside of Japan. However, fans of the series can enjoy Disaster Report 4 when it comes to North America in 2020.

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC
  • Rating: RP

3. Langrisser I & II

Langrisser I & II

Langrisser I & II

One of the localization titles from NIS America at TGS 2019 was Langrisser I & II. The Langrisser series is a Japanese SRPG game series dating back to 1991 on the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis). The first release of Langrisser to North America was known as Warsong. Like the critically-acclaimed Fire Emblem series, Langrisser games employ an intricate battle system that prioritizes wit as well as brute force on the battlefield. Unfortunately, many of the Langrisser games were never released outside of Japan. This compilation marks the first release of Langrisser II in English. 

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC
  • Rating: RP

4. Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

The Trails of Cold Steel series is by far one of the best JRPG series in recent years. The game has bonding mechanics similar to the beloved Persona franchise. Furthermore, the battle mechanics of the game are so enjoyable that dungeon crawling and grinding are some of the best parts of the game. 

The Trails of Cold Steel III demo showed off all the high-quality voice acting, graphics, and soundtrack that set the series apart. With the story picking up a year and a half after the Erebonian civil war, it looks like Trails of Cold Steel fans are in for another amazing game.

  • Release Date: October 22, 2019
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Rating: RP

5. Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen

At TGS 2019 we had the rare chance to sit down with the director of the Utawarerumono series, Tsutomo Washimi. He had a lot of interesting thoughts to say about the game. It pleased me to hear that the developers put a lot of time and thought into developing the story and choosing the most fitting combat mechanics. Washimi believes that the story is one of the main things that sets the game apart from other JRPG series.

Utawarerumono: ZAN was released earlier on September 10, 2019. However, Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen is a remake of the first game in the series. One of the best things about both games is that they try to mix it up when it comes to battle mechanics. ZAN utilizes action RPG mechanics and Prelude to the Fallen uses a strategy RPG battle style. Both games look incredibly unique within the JRPG genre. For JRPG fans looking for something a little different, Utawarerumono is a must-play. 

  • Release Date: Early 2020
  • Platform: PlayStation 4, PS Vita
  • Rating: RP

What do you think of the lineup from NIS America at TGS 2019? Which games will you be picking up on day one? Let us and our readers know in the comments below!

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