NIS America Bringing Arcana Heart 3 Love Max And Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late To Europe

By Spencer . August 7, 2014 . 10:33pm


A trio of Arc System Works games are scheduled for a European release, but they won’t be coming from Zen United. Instead, NIS America will handle publishing duties for Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! which is slated for a European release in 2014 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.


Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late from French Bread is due sometime in 2015 on PlayStation 3.


image Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters from Toybox and Arc System Works is also scheduled for 2015 on PS3 and PlayStation Vita. The game, which was developed by one of the creators of Deadly Premonition, lets players respond to conversations by picking senses and emotions. The game also has a strategy battle system where you fight ghosts by setting traps.


Aksys will release all three of these titles in North America. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late and Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters were announced last month during Anime Expo.

  • Raymond

    They better hurry up with under night in birth exe before I import it. I can’t wait until next year. When I hear “2015” that could be in the summer or winter.

    • MXC

      Well if you really wanna help localizations in Europe you’ll either double dip or just wait.

      • landlock

        If they announce a Euro release before the Us one I always to show support. It’s better that way, a little patients never did anyone any harm.

  • JuVu

    It really looks like NISA has become the savior of European localization. I have to admit, they are my absolute favorite publisher at the moment. It just seems like NISA is bringing all the good games from other publishers to Europe as well, in addition to their own ones. It is almost baffling when compared to other publishers (even freaking Sony) who have enormous problems with giving us retail versions of games US gets.

    Thank you so much NISA, keep up the good work. Here’s hoping that the EU Online Store business gets sorted out.

  • mikanko

    It’s kinda a shame it’s taking so long to localize a game as barebones as UNI. It’s easily my favorite fighting game to come out this console generation, and the online is pretty decent. Can only assume it’s being spaced out to distance itself from Arcana/P4U2/Xrd’s release for sales reasons.

    Hope it’s successful enough that French Bread can get to get the inevitable arcade updates to console in a timely fashion similar to what Arcsys does with BB.

    • Well since you’re here, what’s your PSN ID? We can play but it’ll be really laggy ;-; Stupid slow internet

      Mine is: ashgail_yue

  • NegativeZero

    At least with NISA publishing the games will probably come out on schedule instead of 9-12 months later.

    • nobitakun

      And when you buy it from their website you have to say “ahhhh! I’ll buy it at a high price!” And then click checkout lol

      Hoping NISA isn’t spoiling the game with another “blocked for europe” limited edition…and yes, I will say it everytime I read some news from NISA. I want to give them as much pressure as I can, so they will have to return to old way of doing or commit suicide.

      • NegativeZero

        It’s not like Zen United’s LEs were that much cheaper, though at least they didn’t overcharge so much for shipping and remembered they don’t need to charge VAT to people who aren’t in the EU.

        Also aren’t all NISA’s LEs now ‘blocked for Europe’ in that they won’t ship outside the US & Canada from their US store? I found it’s still significantly cheaper to order stuff from them and have it shipped to Australia via a forwarding company than to buy from their EU store. :(

  • landlock

    Great news because this means they will be retail releases and i wonder if NISA Europe have made a good publishing with Aksys Games. Hopefully it’ll be the begnning of a good relationship.

    Rising Star Games don’t seem very interested in small Japanese games anymore and aren’t the company this use to be. NISA Europe is pretty the number one publisher of japanese games in Europe at the moment.

    • DizzyGear

      I do wonder what is up with the old EU based publishers. Ghostlight has nothing in but Agarest PC ports in the pipeline and what the hell IS up with Zen? I was pretty sure they would the ones to handle Senran Kagura SV and Arcana Hearts. Not to mention they lost Blazblue somehow.

      • RocKM001 .

        I assume the same thing that happened to HM for RisingStar. Atlus, Aksys and the other big boys basically buying out successful franchises that smaller pubs took the risk to release =/

  • SirRichard

    Much love for NISA, they’re absolute troopers. They’re bringing over so much it’s ridiculous!

    • RocKM001 .

      And at ridiculous prices!…

      No really.. the idea of direct Dollar to Pound pricing is ridiculous =/

      • SirRichard

        I haven’t paid attention to their store, are they seriously doing that? Would’ve thought that’d be an obvious thing to avoid, hopefully they stop that nonsense soon enough.

        • RocKM001 .

          Not doing… done =P

          Just do a quick check of the EU shop and you’ll see all the LE’s in stock were done as a 1 to 1 Dollar to Pound pricing xD

          • nobitakun

            Poor marketing department, they didn’t study maths at school just robbery. Thry learned that you should steal a moneybag full of pounds instead of full of dollars…

            I hope they suffer a DoS attack to their us website for some weeks, they will learn to respect customers

  • Go2hell66

    Based nisa single handedly saving videogames in europe

    • shadowind

      …When people aren’t throwing temper tantrums at them just because they censor a game in a very minor manner, that is! ^_^

  • … and that’s why I love NIS America :)

  • Göran Isacson

    Awww yissss give me some of that sweet Overwritten im-possible Ti:tle action.

    Been craving it since I first seen it, and if NISA wants to give it to me I’ll pay the price… even if the price is waiting.

  • Sentsuizan_93

    I’m surprised and pleased at the same time. Thank you NIS!

  • Hagaren

    Thank you, NISA! Good stuff!

  • Princess_Eevee9

    Wait so does this mean a late release for America too?

    • Mostlikely, NISA is a USA company after all.

      • caiooa

        actually they are a branch of nippon ichi, the developers of disgaea…so a japanese/multinational

      • Princess_Eevee9

        I keep forgetting Heh.


      Short answer, yes. Long answer, yes and 9/30.

      • Hound

        Oh, they have it up..

        “Hours of Fun with Modes Galore! – Several new modes await players including an online and versus mode!” Stupid product description.. What are these “new modes”!? online and versus exist in vanilla (started playing it online again recently in a silly non-serious way..)

        I’d like to know the changes that they made to the vanilla console game, not just combat/character changes =/

      • Princess_Eevee9

        Oh cool thanks!

  • And YES bring it! damm my friends gonna be so pissed… he just bought a digital version of the game in JP :3
    Waiting for it wasn’t that hard… q.q

    • phayroent

      But your friend can play it now instead of waiting until “late 2015” and doesn’t have to worry about a possible cancellation either. All of the recent delays should tell you not to get hype until the game is actually in your hands.

      • Nah its fine, even MB:AAC was told it would never be released for other platforms and such, but in the end still was, just a matter of time anyway doubt they will cancel it~ many Americans liked MB and had huge tourmanets and dedicated webs. Being UNIEL a sort of “Last Gen-MB”. . .

        Just would like to have it for PS VITA instead PS3 though.

  • Neppygear

    Beautiful NISA save us yet again…

  • Can’t believe Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is coming over! Looking forward to seeing the trailers for it.

  • Istillduno

    Already pre-ordered AH3 Love Max…

    The American version that is, NISA’s european store can go whistle.

  • icup ✔️

    team murica here to save you oversea bishes.

  • ivanchu77

    Nisa being godly, as usual

    I just hope there’s still people playing UNIB online when it finally arrives in europe

  • ivanchu77

    Nisa being godly, as usual

    I just hope there’s still people playing UNIB online when it finally arrives in europe

  • Kornelious

    Well that’s good to know….BTW do we have a official release date for Arcana Hearts 3 in NA yet?

    • NeoStrayCat

      9/23/14 for NA release of AH3: Love Max!!!!!

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