As part of the first full day of this year’s Anime Expo, NIS America revealed a number of new titles that they’re prepping for North American release.
The first may be the most surprising: The Caligula Effect: Overdose. With the original PlayStation Vita version released last year on our shores by Atlus, it was a bit unexpected to see NIS America step in to be the ones to publish this more expanded version of the game.
Those who missed The Caligula Effect the first time around, however, will be in for what looks like a nicely-upgraded experience.The biggest change to is the addition of a new female protagonist that you can control if the original male hero isn’t to your liking. Beyond that, Overdose will offer up “twice the story content” along with enhanced visuals, an overhauled user interface, new scenarios and endings, and more.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose hits for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam sometime in 2019.
Originally known as Anata no Shikihime Kyouikutan in Japan, The Princess Guide is next up on the announcement list. Coming from the same team behind the recently-released Penny-Punching Princess—you can read my review, in case you missed it—The Princess Guide sees you helping four princesses keep their kingdoms safe from the coming of an ominous evil threat. How you interact with Veronica, Liliartie, Momomaria, and Alpana will determine how the story unfolds, and each will bring their own special abilities to the game’s battles that mix action and strategy elements.
The Princess Guide will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch at some point in 2019.
For NIS America’s final announcement for today, we come to something more near and dear to my heart: RPG Maker MV. Going all of the way back to RPG Maker on the original PlayStation, I’ve loved having grandiose plans for making my own RPGs and then never following through with them. My latest efforts came via RPG Maker Fes on the 3DS last year—which I also reviewed, by the way—but I just found its options too limiting for what I was really hoping to do. Now, with the console ports of MV, I’m hopeful that it’ll have enough depth to encourage me to stick with my dreams for longer. (Yeah, I know, I should just go for the computer version of MV—but where’s the fun in that?)
RPG Maker MV—along with a free downloadable app for playing user-created RPGs without owning the full version of MV—will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2019.