Look For Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman 2 And Atelier Rorona Next Year

By Spencer . October 2, 2009 . 6:49pm


NIS America confirmed they are working on Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman 2 for PSP and Atelier Rorona for PlayStation 3. Both games are slated for release in 2010. (Thanks for the tip Darren!!)


Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman 2 is a direct sequel to Badman with more levels, new monsters like golems, and heroes that plant save (read: respawn) points. If you see one of troublemaking heroes poke their save points with your axe! We played the Japanese version of Badman 2 and have impressions here.


Gust’s gorgeous PlayStation 3 game Atelier Rorona is also being localized. In the game you play as Rorona, a shy alchemist given alchemy quests. The game is largely open ended and quite different from the Atelier Iris series. Want to know more? Then read our impressions of Atelier Rorona.

  • Slashlen

    I guess badman’s doing alright if they’re bringing the sequel over.

    • Aoshi00

      Badman’s being sold at half price for $10 right now.. I hope a digital copy of half minute hero would have such competitive pricing.. for $20 less, I don’t need a box.

  • Surprised you didn’t mention the front page poll on NISA’s website.

    Would you like us to make an UMD version of “Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!”?

    Everyone should vote the hell out of YES.

    • Thank you! I’m definitely voting for that.

      • Huh, that poll’s also on the Sony blog Spencer linked to, which makes it even more surprising it wasn’t mentioned.

        So far the results are 52% yes and 48% no — out of 3300 votes. 1500 is still probably more than what Adventure Island for WiiWare sold.

        But from the horse’s mouth: We would love to make a UMD version of Badman for our hardcore fans. We do know that lots of our fans love to have a physical media, and we want to make them happy:) Not only making you guys happy, we, NIS America, want to see Badman on UMD as well. (We are also “weirdos” ;) he he )

        • So I voted “Aye” yesterday and am still wondering why 48% of people said “Nay?” Does it actually hurt you if someone turns your Digital Download into a physical UMD? I just find that strange…

          • Aoshi00

            I’ll venture a guess. The 48% are the ones who already bought the digital d/l, and they’re against it now because they’d be jealous of people who get to own a physical copy, lol. Good thing I got the tip from here, I was going to put down the $10 since it’s 50% off for a week. Not a bad deal. Thing is if the digital version is substantially cheaper, then I might take that trade off, especially for a simple game like this.

    • JeremyR

      What what I’ve read about the game, the file size is only something like 25-30 megabytes? Even if you are on dial-up, you should be able to download that pretty easily.

      • CleruTesh

        Is it even possible to download a PSP game with dial-up?
        If one lacks a broadband connection, I think a better solution would be to simply take your PSP to a coffee house.

    • Aoshi00

      Doh, I missed that too, just voted “aye” :)

    • Soma

      I’m part of the 48% because I just don’t see a veritable need for a UMD release. If people really want to play the game, they’ll pay the price to download it. Why waste time, money, energy and resources on producing a UMD release when there is no need to?
      Also, I don’t really care to play the game. Just my opinion.

      In regards to Atelier Rorona, I’m glad that it’s finally been confirmed! I cannot wait for the NA release.
      I will definitely be pre-ordering this one. =3

      • Also, I don’t really care to play the game

        THEN THIS POLL ISN’T FOR YOU. We want our UMD release!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Ereek

          I want to play the game, but I agree with him. I’d rather NISA allocate their resources elsewhere.

          • Soma

            How many of the 52% will actually buy the UMD when it gets made? I don’t want to see a company as awesome as NISA squander their money and resources on a UMD release of a game that’s already seeing much success as a downloadable title.
            Also, as a collector, I like having a physical copy of my games, but I totally believe that digital media is the way to go from here.

          • I can’t disagree more with all of this talk about putting a game that is already in existence onto a UMD being a bad thing. It does not cost them that much more money nor is it going to take that much time away from one of their projects. Different thought trains, I suppose, because I also think Digital Media is an OK thing but not the “way of the future.” The only good thing about DM is that it gives indie developers and smaller titles a chance to release as well as being “greener” for the environment. Just being honest :P How about focusing on why places like Gamestop, who is basically a MONOPOLY on video game distribution as a company, barely supports the niche titles anymore. Half the games on Siliconera aren’t even reservable at GS most of the time. They JUST got Flower, Sun, and Rain in last week. 3 months late? Anway, enough of my hatred for THAT place :) I just wish there were other local options outside of online orders.

          • Soma

            Mr_Qoo, I don’t think that releasing Badman on UMD is a bad thing, I just don’t think it’s necessary. I definitely agree with your gripes about Gamestop/EB Games. I am fortunate enough to have other local options, but I know that most smaller game retailers have started to close their doors.

  • Xeahnort

    I´m currently playing both game and they´re awesome.

    Btw: Gust has solved some minor bugs and freezing problem in Atelier Rorona through patch.

  • Atelier Rorona will be an instant sale for me when it comes out.

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