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Grand Kingdom Western Release Set for June, Grand Edition Revealed

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NIS America has announced the western release date for Grand Kingdom.

The tactical RPG will launch for both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on June 17th in Europe and on June 21st in North America.

The publisher announced a “Grand Edition”, which is available exclusively via the NIS America Online Store. Setting you back $100, the Grand Edition includes:

Grand Kingdom for PS4™ or PS Vita™
• Grand Opus: The Official Compendium of Resonail
• Full color hardcover art book
• 128 Gilded pages
• Faux leather texture cover
• 15-Track original soundtrack with jewel case
• Parade poster (28.5″ x 14″)
• Lillia poster (20″ x 28.5″)
• Cloth map poster (26″ x 15″)
• 6 Lapel pin set
• 6 Mini art prints (5″ x 7″)
• Transparent decal sticker sheet (6″ x 10″)
• Collector’s box

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There’s also Limited Edition coming in at $79, which includes:

• Grand Kingdom for PS4™ or PS Vita™
• Grand Opus: The Official Compendium of Resonail
• Full color hardcover art book
• 128 Gilded pages
• Faux leather texture cover
• 15-Track original soundtrack with jewel case
• Parade poster (28.5″ x 14″)
• Transparent decal sticker sheet (6″ x 10″)
• Collector’s box

Finally, Europeans are getting a “Launch Day” edition, which comes with a copy of the game, a 32 page art booklet, and a 5-track soundtrack CD.

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47 comments
  1. blackice85
    blackice85
    February 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    That actually seems more appropriate for the price, what with the hardcover art book.

  2. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    I like how NISA is literally shitting on Europeans with the reduced limited edition.
    -America get 128-pages artbook and 15-tracks OST
    -Europe has 32-pages artbook and 5-tracks CD
    Lets not forget it’s also priced in UK pounds too.

  3. Siveon
    Siveon
    February 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    The difference is that they wouldn’t pay $100, and rather just the standard price. The trade-off makes sense, imo, but I think both regions should be able to buy either edition.

    Separating them is kinda bull.

  4. Siveon
    Siveon
    February 3, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Hoo, say what you will about NISA but they sure do make decent Limited Editions. I’m starting to think that’s what makes them the most money.

  5. blackice85
    blackice85
    February 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Oh I’m sure they get the best mark up on them yeah.

  6. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 3, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    They are indeed good baits

  7. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 3, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Having at least the same artbook and soundtrack CD would have been a kind move, but this is NISA we’re talking about.

  8. Siveon
    Siveon
    February 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    CD yes, artbook no. 128 pages for a day 1 edition? No-one does that.

  9. Koroma
    Koroma
    February 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    NISA…….

  10. alterku
    alterku
    February 3, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    I’d say this is harder to resist, but that price makes it easier on me. Unless Grand Kingdom ends up being a slam dunk in terms of gameplay, art, music, and story, I’d be happy with a regular physical copy. This is also assuming NISA doesn’t decide they don’t want our business.

  11. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    February 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Will get this day one for my Vita,2016 is THE year of the jrpg.

  12. Guin
    Guin
    February 3, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    If the first Neptunia’s LE is any indication, yeah they’re a decent investment.

  13. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    February 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    They certainly are nice editions but when i see their prices my reason overrides my passion for gaming,Launch Day edition will do it for me.

  14. Guin
    Guin
    February 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    I am curious though how it fares with the original Japanese LE. I know they usually get nicer stuff like figures and drama CD’s.

  15. eltonBorges
    eltonBorges
    February 3, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    It’s just me, or this game looks a quite like Grand Knights History?

  16. Leandro Teixeira
    Leandro Teixeira
    February 3, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Companies like NISA have been shitting on Europe for years, with the classic “America- Retail and Digital, Europe- Digital Only”, so we are used to it. Also, it’s because of that and the occasional good ol’ NISA censorship that I give my money to Marvelous

  17. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 3, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    NISA is gonna censor the shit out of this game, aren’t they?

  18. Joe
    Joe
    February 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Eh, still pales to any year in the ’90s.

  19. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    *Insert impotent uninformed whining about NISA*

  20. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    It’s the sequel, isn’t it?

  21. Cody
    Cody
    February 3, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    It’s a spiritual successor. Same director, same idea, completely different studio. The gameplay is quite different too. Still very good.

  22. Cody
    Cody
    February 3, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    There’s nothing in it to censor, really. Except Queen Tits but I doubt that’ll happen.

  23. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    February 3, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I’m not concerned about censorship. This doesn’t look like the kind of game that would ‘need’ it. I’m more concerned about if they’ll handle the script properly. Although the guy who was responsible for most of the changes left last I heard so hopefully it’ll be fine.

  24. Cats736
    Cats736
    February 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Nick Doerr; he left NISA a while ago for IFI and then left them for his own company or something.

  25. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    February 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    NISA must really suck.

  26. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    February 4, 2016 at 1:11 am

    why this month
    why when i need a new car
    why

    jfc i will probably throw down for grand edition. those posters are massive, and they look really nice. i wasn’t drawn in by nights of azure, but this… this has even more shit for the same price.

  27. bateruchan
    bateruchan
    February 4, 2016 at 1:12 am

    this year has so much good shit coming. already got megadimension and escha and logy +

    have odin sphere on reserve
    gonna reserve this mid-march.
    plan to reserve strange of sword city soonish if i can manage the money. fingers crossed.

    ughhuhhh

  28. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 4, 2016 at 3:39 am

    >still buying NISA products in current year
    People will never learn, won’t they?

  29. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 4, 2016 at 3:44 am

    They’re also known to make game-breaking bugs (Disgaea D2/PSP/4, Natural Doctrine, Witch and the Hundred Knight) or just plainly cut content too (Rhapsody DS)

  30. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 4, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I don’t even like them that much, but morons who rail against them for patheticly stupid reasons are pretty damn laughable.

  31. Belmont1
    Belmont1
    February 4, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Looks like NIS doesn’t want our money. Or maybe they think we don’t have enough money in Europe to afford a real collector edition. It’s making me sad each time I see one of these collectors to be US only :/
    If I can’t have my collector, I’ll just wait until I can buy the game at the cheapest price I can find.

  32. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 4, 2016 at 6:22 am

    “for patheticly stupid reasons”
    Yeah fuck me and my standards of having a quality product (not bugged, with cut contents and memes) for what I bought with my money.
    I guess taking my hobbies seriously is “pretty damn laugheable” for you I guess.

  33. Dammage
    Dammage
    February 4, 2016 at 9:04 am

    NISA shit aside, anyone know if this game is any good?

  34. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    February 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

    We will get it in Europe too,NISA just first announces the limited editions for the NA market.We actually get more in Europe,launch day edition is for both PS4 and Vita while the US market only gets launch day edition for PS4.

  35. Belmont1
    Belmont1
    February 4, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Oh I hope you’re right, I just can’t imagine my wall without that parade poster now X3

  36. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 4, 2016 at 10:55 am

    They do deliver quality products though. A bug here and there and the occasional questionable line don’t invalidate the rest of the games. After playing and enjoying their games for years, only after viewing this site was I told by morons in the comments that all their games are actually terrible and I should steal their products.

  37. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 4, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    For someone who previously claim “he doesnt like them that much” you sure defend the company a lot. I guess I was right about you going through post-purchases rationalization?

    Looks like the localizations (of the Ar Tonelico games, Witch and the Hundred Knight, Rhapsody DS, Disgaea PSP/D2/3/4, original Neptunia PS3 games, Mugen Souls and Mugen Souls Z, Criminal Girls, Natural Doctrine, Danganronpa Another Episode, Tokyo Operation Abyss) don’t count for you, huh? That’s actually like a big chunk of the NA/EU releases over the recent years so far.

    Again, reminder NISA doesnt even bother to fix their shit (even when someone literally gave a patch to them to fix WatK for instance) or learn their past mistakes.

  38. psycho_bandaid
    psycho_bandaid
    February 4, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    yeah, the swag is certainly cool, but I have a bunch of artbooks, posters, and soundtrack CDs collecting dust in my closet. I think I will exercise some discretion here.

  39. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    February 4, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Also my unusually gigantic to buy list this year makes it very easy as to what my priorities are;1 game for over 100 euros or 3 standard,easy choice.

  40. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    No games “need” it, but I get what you are saying.

  41. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    February 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Well, NISA tends to be really inconsistent about it.

  42. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    February 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Game breaking bugs (as in the game is unplayable when you encounter it) and system overheat aren’t pathetically stupid reasons, nor is NISA’s refusal to address them. The quality of their releases are entirely inconsistent as well with some like Demon Gaze being good and others like Ar Tonelico and WatHK being bad.

    Faulting people for being apprehensive about a NISA release is stupid given their track record. NISA lost faith from a subset of their customers because of that and there’s really no one else to blame but themselves.

  43. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 5, 2016 at 2:27 am

    I’m not defending them. I’m attacking your idiotic reasoning. Key difference. Automatically calling anything they make shit just exposes yourself as a fool, plain and simple. Doubling down on that foolishness by calling the games that they actually did well (like Danganronpa) bad and saying people should pirate them means we might as well flip the bozo bit and disregard anything you ever say.

  44. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 5, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Because buying (new) the few games that weren’t butchered by the localization means you’re still supporting the company (which would continue its bad practices again in no time). I plan to import because I have absolutely no trust to NISA, they managed to destroy that trust through their fuck-ups but also with their displayed dishonesty when their practices are exposed to light.

    And you’re acting a moralfag because you’re trying to sound like the better and righteous man, while being unable to understand that people are more and more apprehensive of the company because of its actions (it’s also happening with NoA, Aksys and several others too). Again, that kind of behavior is very apparent in fanboys.

  45. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 5, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Ah yes, the “buying good games means you’re supporting bad ones!”

    I’ll continue to buy good games, thanks. As I said, continue your impotent whining.

    I am a better and righteous man, because I stopped pirating games when I was a teenager and would never try to use the pathetic justifications you are of why I did it.

    The only “behavior that is very apparent in fanboys” is your petulant reaction to anyone who doesn’t agree with you. There is a difference between “Well they’ve screwed up in the past, let’s see if they do a good job here before I buy” and “Steal their games they suck they never do anything right if you don’t agree with me about how bad they are you’re a fag” Do you see how one is the reaction of a mature individual and one is the reaction of a child?

  46. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    February 5, 2016 at 10:55 am

    “I am a better and righteous man, because I stopped pirating games when I was a teenager and would never try to use the pathetic justifications you are of why I did it.”

  47. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    February 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Ah there it is, surely I’m not as much of a gamer as you are!