Trinity Universe Sparkles In June

By Spencer . March 23, 2010 . 12:01am

Just like we noted last week, Trinity Universe is coming to the West and NIS America is publishing the crossover RPG. Characters from Gust’s Atelier games, Disgaea, and a bunch of original characters mingle in two separate storylines.


Here’s a snippet on each of them.


kanataKanata’s story
For generations, Kanata’s ancestors have protected the Netheruniverse by transmogrifying into a Demon God Gem. However, Demon God King Kanata refused to become the gem and instead became a Demon Dog King. Since then, he has enjoyed a carefree life in hiding, but he eventually began thinking about the toll of his decision. Accepting the title of Demon God King and becoming the gemstone will stop space debris from crashing into his world. If he could get to the source of the space debris and solve the problem, everybody will be happy. Determined, Kanata goes on a journey to save his world.


rizeleaRizelea’s story
Rizelea is a Valkyrie who keeps the galaxy’s peace and harmony. She has been keeping the peace for hundreds of years, but one day she decides to go to the run-down sections of the Netheruniverse to restore the peace there. When she arrives, she learns that the Netheruniverse is constantly in danger from space debris and decides to investigate this matter.


When Idea Factory developed Trinity Universe they made it in full 3D. Japan got the game last October. NIS America has a localized version scheduled for North America and Europe this June.


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  • mach

    Why are they publishing this so fast when they’ve been sitting on games like Atelier Rorona for over a year? I can’t believe this is a title with more than a niche appeal, so I don’t understand why they chose to do a rush job.

    • SlashZaku

      When I read this news on another site, I was wondering about Atelier Rorona as well. I think I recall them mentioning wanting to localize it but I’m still waiting on confirmation, especially with a supposed sequel coming.

    • Well we don’t know how long they’ve been working on this for first. Besides, while they’ve said they’re localising it, I don’t even think Rorona has even been officially announced yet. I can’t recall seeing any press releases.

      • stealth20k

        Atelier rorona basiaclly wasnt announced, it was leaked. And then someone from nisa made the statement about the release in america/europe

      • I am pretty sure they put out a press release that Rorona was coming during the summer.

        • Ah yep, you’re right. I had a quick look before I posted my comment but I guess I didn’t look hard enough!

      • Soma

        Charles is correct. There was a press release in October of 2009 revealing that NISA would be releasing Atelier Rorona by Summer 2010.

    • Different editors, translators, speed, and scheduling. It’s not always cut n’ dry. I work very fast. Even NIS was shocked!

      • Kris

        Called it. :)

      • Ereek

        Seems like all of Ishaan’s pressuring telling you to get back to work paid off in the end. I might have to start saying it, too.

  • Kris

    I figured it was NIS! Hopefully this will be good!

  • malek86

    I’m officially interested. So what’s the combat system like?

    • Xeahnort

      Trinity Universe’s battle system reminds me to Xenogears, players attack using AP with attacks or skills assigned to Square Triangle and Circle buttons.


      So, NISA decided not to go Multiplatform in the end.

      • Well, I am glad they stuck with the PS3. It really has become the place for JRPG’s this gen. If you like shooters, you pick up a 360. You like JRPG’s, you pick up a PS3. Makes life simple.

        • jarrodand

          I wouldn’t go that far, PS3 is still trailing DS and PSP pretty badly. And actually, I’d say 360 still has the better JRPG lineup to this point even.

          • Ereek

            I respectfully disagree that the 360 has a better JRPG lineup than the 360, but to each their own.

          • malek86

            That’s going to be difficult.

          • You are correct. The 360 does have a JRPG lineup just as good as the 360 does. Same with SHMUPs.

            Also this may be of interest to you:

          • Ereek

            This was actually meant to be a sarcastic joke, but it seems I didn’t come off very well. . .

        • Artavasdus

          Your equivalence is wrong since this gen has seen a split of the jrpg offer among all platforms, with X360 initially taking the lead in the genre among the hd consoles. While I am happy that Ps3 is getting more love from japanese jrpg developers and localizators (especially since I happen to like NiS, Gust and IFCH), X360 still has many exclusive jrpgs, and not all of the Ps3 ports of previous X360 exclusives are available to the western Ps3 audience (Tales of Vesperia, sadly).

          That’s not to say Ps3 can’t became the hd jrpg leader in the next years, only this time the path is much more difficult since almost every console has an established strong jrpg lineup this gen, from Ps3 to X360 to Wii, not to mention handhelds. Furthermore, the big-budget hd jrpgs seem to be going the multiplatform path, with FF13 and Resonance of Fate leading the way.

        • Hraesvelgr

          I disagree with this. What does the PS3 have over the 360? All of the good JRPGs are multiplatform and all of the terrible/mediocre ones are exclusive.

          • raymk

            So i guess Valkyria chronicles is one of the terrible mediocore ones huh. its actually one of the best jrpg’s i’ve played in a long time

          • Hraesvelgr

            Yeah, it’s pretty terrible. Don’t get why people like it so much.

            … just kidding. There are JRPG exclusives that I like on both systems, but, for the most part, exclusives on both of them, not just JRPGs, are not as good as the multiplatform games.

          • Ereek

            Edit: Never mind, I’m not going to bother. This is the third time I’ve seen you post this on this site and nothing I say is going to change your mind.

            Instead, I’ll give you a tl;dr

          • Hraesvelgr

            Now I’m going to be wondering what you said…

  • Woo yeah! Inflated stats!

    Is there an artbook for this game (and/or Cross Edge)? I’m not interested in playing either but I’m a sucker for bright and cutesy drawings.

  • Very, very excited for this.

  • Soma

    While I’m not particularly interested in this game, and seeing Etna in 3D seems so very strange, I will probably still buy it.
    GUST characters are involved! They know my weakness!

  • thebanditking

    Fine by me (though Im overloaded on PS3 RPGs right now ;p ) Im really excited to see this game in motion on my TV. the Disgaea characters have been seriously needing a 3D makeover (or at least some blaz blue quality sprites) for a while now.

  • truebluepaulcfc

    This is great news, and i’ll be picking it up, but am I the only one who would really like to see a Princess Antiphone announcement?

  • Ereek

    Wow, earlier than expected. My PS3 is getting a lot of love this year.


  • Pichi

    Love you NISA!!

  • Artavasdus

    Thanks for another great announcement NiSA, I will day-one this as well as Rorona ^^

  • zhemos

    Well this is a relief. For a while there I thought Ignition was gonna localize it. Thank you NISA. You just need to announce Ar Tonelico 3 now. ^^ Keep ’em comin’.

    • Kris

      NISA, listen to this man!

    • Ereek

      I’m not sure why Ignition would localize this, it has NIS properties in it, the Spectral Force series does not. Though I agree, day one. Especially Rorona.

  • Hope it’s better than X-Edge. (I won’t hold my breath.)

    • What was wrong with Cross Edge?

      Or were you one of the many that put it down when the first Prinny fight overwhelmed you?

      • People read the negative reviews of Cross Edge and automatically got it in their heads that it was a bad game.

        • Hraesvelgr

          Or he could just be a guy who thought it was a bad game. There are a lot of people who played it and came to the same conclusion. Personally, I didn’t play it (no interest), so I won’t comment on its quality either way.

          • If you haven’t played it, then why are you even involved in the conversation?

          • Hraesvelgr

            I don’t recall discussing anything about the game. I was just defending some random dude who said he didn’t like Cross Edge and was attacked by people who have no clue how he came to that conclusion.

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