Each year, NIS America puts on an event in San Francisco for the press where the company highlights the games it’s publishing in the coming year. Last February, the talk of the show was SNK Heroines: Tag-Team Frenzy, the bright and sparkly fighter that made its debut on Switch and PlayStation 4 last fall. This year’s event was a lot more demure. All of the games on display were already known and some of them have already been released. But during a short video presentation that aired for fans this morning, the company announced three more titles it has in the pipeline for the next 12 or so months: The Alliance Alive HD Remastered, Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen, and Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers.
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered is an HD port of the Nintendo 3DS title that launched outside of Japan last year. Originally published by Atlus, Alliance sports a beautiful watercolor art direction and a story penned by Suikoden creator Yoshitaka Murayama. When I reviewed it last year, I found the story to be endearing but didn’t really connect with the gameplay. Wasn’t my cup of tea, but if you want to try it out for yourself, The Alliance Alive HD Remastered will launch this fall for PlayStation 4, Switch, and Windows PC.