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More Switch games from Nippon Ichi expected in 2018

Posted on September 2, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Disgaea 5 Complete was most definitely a success for Nippon Ichi. Thanks to how the game performed, it looks like the company will be giving Switch greater support going forward.

Hideki Yasuda from Ace Research Institute filed a new report on Nippon Ichi. It’s said that Disgaea 5 Complete was a big hit. Nippon Ichi released it aiming at the domestic portable market, and shipped 30,000 units. Even more noteworthy was the 100,000 copies shipped overseas. Yasuda goes on to say that Nippon Ichi will shift their policy to multiplatform development of Switch and PlayStation 4 starting with next year’s releases. They will actively commit to Switch as a means of expanding their revenue opportunities.

NIS America has actually been more proactive on Switch than its Japanese counterpart. Aside from publishing Disgaea 5 Complete in North America and Europe, they’re also handling several upcoming games. These include Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle, Penny-Punching Princess, and The Longest Five Minutes.

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  • Reggie

    Glad to hear that Nippon Ichi has way more confidence in Switch after one game than some certain other developers who are still testing it….

    Not that I’m complaining. This is a good thing.

  • Busterblade

    I really appreciate seeing someone commit to the Switch, after all the others that are testing, or complaining, or whatever else. Thanks NISA, I mean that.

  • Zeebor

    Wait, so are PPP and Longest 5 Minutes not actually owned by NIS?!

    • Busterblade

      Probably a case acting as publisher.

    • Reggie

      I thought they were just indie games that NIS are publishing, like others before it.

    • Yolkghost

      They’re owned by NIS – but as far as I know they don’t have a japanese release for the switch? So it might be a case of this is mainly directed at Japan efforts being increased.

      • Zeebor

        Yeah, every source I check says NIS was a co-developer.

  • Clumsyman

    I’m glad. Disgaea 5 on Switch was dope.

  • DeltaPeng

    Cool, NIS makes some unique / interesting games, it’ll be nice to have them on the platform.

    That all said, awaiting more gameplay details of Penny Punching Princess, I really like the premise and collectibles in the collector’s edition, but I’m not sold on it all coming together cohesively just yet

  • SomeFluffer64

    More Disgaea on Switch is A-okay with me.

  • theFooFighter

    Disgaea 6 please. Also ports of 1-4 and d2 would be nice

    • Emperor X

      I never got to play Disgaea D2. It would be perfect for me if they port it with the first Disgaea included.

    • Stuart

      That would be great. If I remember right,only the first Disgaea got released on a Nintendo platform.

  • Addy

    And they will all be ruined by NISA.

  • R.Z.

    Let’s hope many more companies follow NIS in that policy.

  • Huh, well that’s great. I still want to see a better variety in their titles like they used to have; they do interesting things lately, but they’re just NIS copies of other stuff or cool concepts that are okay. I miss games like Phantom Brave, Soul Nomad and Marls Kingdom.

    But I appreciate that they’ll make the effort, and I’ll try to support some of it, for NIS and NISA.