In January 2007 Nippon Ichi Software is releasing Soul Cradle in Japan. Most of their internally developed games are light hearted and funny like Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Soul Cradle has a more serious storyline where the main character is merged with a shadow that desires to take over the world. Recently NIS America sent out a holiday card with artwork from Soul Cradle and text that says “working title” on the bottom of the card. As of now NIS America’s 2007 line up is nearly empty, Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia is the only game on the list. Since Soul Cradle comes from their parent company it makes sense for NIS America to localize it and the season’s greeting card looks like a pretty big hint.