Mugen Souls came out last year to some….less than spectacular reviews, although I personally enjoyed it a great deal. However, NIS America isn’t letting the bad reviews hold them back as they just announced Mugen Souls Z for release in North America and Europe in 2014.
Here is the Press Release
Santa Ana, Calif (October 22, 2013)
NIS America is excited to announce the acquisition of Mugen Souls Z for digital and physical release in the North American and European markets in 2014! Created by COMPILE HEART, Mugen Souls Z features a vibrant, free-roaming battle map, unique turn-based combat, and massive amounts of customization to quench even the most hardcore RPG fan’s thirst. Top all of that off with billions of points of damage, player level caps of 9999, and gorgeous art, and you, sir, have got yourself one seriously fun RPG.
About the Game
Our favorite Undisputed God of the Universe, Chou-Chou, returns with her crew for a brand-new story revolving around the zodiac. Taking place immediately after the first game, you take control of the goddess Sylma, who meets Chou- Chou before the end of the first game’s events. Sylma is out to stop an ancient threat to her world that has recently awakened. 9999 levels of maniacal mishaps and ethereal adventures await Sylma, her crew, and hordes of Shampurus as Mugen Souls Z hits Western shores in 2014!
This is great news and I love NIS America’s drive to release great niche japanese RPGs in western markets despite what the so called “critics” might say about them. It’s not all great news though. One of the things people complained about with their localization of the original was censorship of certain scenes that were deemed to sexual, and that seems to be making a return.
From the Press Release
Due to the sensitive nature of some content, NIS America has decided to edit certain aspects of this title for it’s North American and European releases.
A bit of a bummer indeed, but nothing really important was edited from the first game so I still anxiously await this release.
Check out the trailer for the game below