Nippon Ichi Software Opens Strange New Countdown Site

NIS 8-9-2016 - 1

Nippon Ichi Software has opened up a new countdown site, but what it is for is anyone’s guess.

You can find it here, and watch a little Kuwagata or Stag Beetle hang around a tank.

The page is currently titled “Nippon Ichi Software’s Summer Kuwagata Observation Project”, and the countdown is set to run until 3:00PM JST on August 10th for Japan. which translates to 2:00AM EDT, 11:00PM on August 9th for PDT, and 6:00AM for GMT.

Also found inside the tank with the Kuwagata beetle at the time of writing this is a calculator, a PS Vita, a 10,000 Yen bill, and what appears to be a name plate that reads セバスチャン or Sebasuchan (Sebastian).

We’ll keep you guys posted.


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  1. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    August 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    >Stag Beetle



  2. Chk991
    August 9, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Please this

  3. No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 9, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Bug raising/fighting game where you can make bets.

  4. Neppers
    August 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I’ll hope for an Asian-English version, no matter how unlikely.

  5. Smug
    August 9, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Maybe one of those mystery/horror visual novels made by NIS?

    PSP had a good amount of them in the past, while Vita has two Shin Hayarigami titles and those “little girl living in a dark and deadly world” games (Htol#NiQ, Yomawari, Rose to Tasogare no Kajou)

  6. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    August 9, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    I need another one in English god damn it.

  7. Smug
    August 9, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Boku no Natsuyasumi did this, and this franchise was pretty comfy

  8. Jigsy
    August 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Is it more censored games from NISA?

  9. exo
    August 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Hopefully they will announce NISA’s closure.

  10. chaoguy
    August 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Ask PlayAsia- they can hook you up fam.

  11. Extrange
    August 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    >still no English Medabot 8 & 9 for 3ds…

  12. Extrange
    August 9, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Oh, Sebastian-chan….

  13. Jack
    August 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    The hypest gameplay on Nico Nico

  14. Offendatron_5000
    August 9, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Comment of the year.

  15. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    August 9, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Bank Wars: A fanservice-heavy RPG about the never ending battle between accountants of many organizations.

  16. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    August 10, 2016 at 12:17 am

    that would be freaking awesome

  17. Karo
    August 10, 2016 at 1:16 am

    They’re counting down to the faith I have in NISA. SPOILERS: Once it hits zero, it’ll stay there.

  18. Vernify
    August 10, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Well I can’t say I’m not interested in knowing what this could be. Interesting way to catch interest in a future title I’d say though.

  19. landlock
    August 10, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I should have known better then to read the stupid comments.

  20. Uncle Slick
    Uncle Slick
    August 10, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Could be. Maybe Kamen Rider, though?

  21. KoriCongo
    August 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Google Translate roughly calls the game “The Princess is Dead of Gold!”

    Well, more like ‘”Princess is Dead of Gold” sales decision’.

    My guess it’s something like “The Longest 5 Minutes,” another parody budget RPG. So, something like Recettear or “My World, My Way”? I would say Zettai Hero Project, but considering most of the devs moved on to Idea Factory, that’s unlikely…


  22. Neojames82
    August 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    What’s so stupid about it?

  23. Minuteworld92
    August 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    He’s a censorship apologist, don’t mind him.

  24. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 12:34 am

    No. I’m a gamer, seeing a producer of good titles go under would be terrible. Wishing that seems stupid to me.

  25. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Wishing any companies closure seems stupid. Especially when it’s one of the few companies that releases Japanese games in the west. Meaning we’d get less games if they went under.

  26. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Considering this company is known for censoring content and even being assholes to their fans issuing complaints about this, it’d definitely be a small price to pay.

    And considering this is just the localization team and there’s likely a way to mod your 3DS to be region-free, it’s definitely not like you lose out on games (unless I’m missing something).

  27. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 1:04 am

    NISA doesn’t make games, they just localize them (and it sounds like they do a poor job at even that).

  28. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 1:09 am

    Indeed. So unless you like playing certain games in Japanese publishers like this are needed.

  29. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Games in Japanese aren’t very helpful.

  30. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 1:24 am

    So even if the localization is fucking bullshit, we just have to fucking deal with it? That’s rather bleak and pessimistic of you to say.

  31. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Because English subtitles are impossible now? Plus it sounds like everyone would rather not know what the hell is going on in the game than know what they’re saying in a crippled version.

  32. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Well from my stand point they aren’t really that bad at all. The censorship is annoying but as far as I can remember it’s really only been two series’ (Mugen and CR) and translations are pretty standard for companies bringing over Japanese games. Parts are reworked, jokes are changed. It happens even with big companies like SquareEnix. Most companies have released censored content at one time or another.

  33. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Without a localization team and making your 3DS region free = English subtitles…?

  34. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 1:57 am

    English subtitles in the Japanese version of the game in an options menu? You know, like how western localizations support French, Spanish, etc, even though most of the population (at least in the US) likely speaks mostly English? Or am I missing something (no seriously, am I?)

  35. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Yeah, I know that plenty of games censor their content. Don’t see how that negates everyone’s point on it, though. But sometimes the censorship can generally hit a game BIG, and can even effect how the game’s story is interpreted.

  36. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Only a small amount of people import games so I would guess. Japanese companies would consider it a waste of resources. Especially when you consider the much higher prices of Japanese releases and the fact that dub games sell better then sub only ones (according to Xseed). I think they have better things to do.

  37. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 2:06 am

    It’s rare and Mugen Souls doesn’t have that effect. Criminal Girls does but that was kind of the whole point in the first place.

  38. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 2:17 am

    “much higher prices of Japanese releases”? Do you have a source on that? I honestly wouldn’t know where to find any info on that. Also, better things than to do what, subtitle games? I’ve seen at least two (I’ll admit, low number) Japanese games that have no dub: 7th Dragon 3, Project X Zone, and maybe a few more that I missed.

  39. landlock
    August 12, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Look around at play asia Tales Of Berseria is about £58 it’ll be around £39 when it releases here. Big difference.

    What’s 7th Dragon and Project X Zone got to do with anything they were released in America and subtitled by SEGA America and NB America. You were talking about subtitles in the Japanese versions of games.

  40. Shinoji
    August 12, 2016 at 2:42 am

    1. Yikes.
    2. Alright, I’ll admit I fucked up on that one. But does that mean no Japanese games have any other subtitle options with the non-localized versions?

  41. Neojames82
    August 12, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Well maybe if they did a better job at localization….