The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival is Officially Announced

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Previously, we reported on a leak from a Nippon Ichi Software teaser website, for their upcoming remake of sorts for The Witch and the Hundred Knight.

The countdown website has led to the below image:

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A development platform wasn’t confirmed, but we do know that it’s definitely coming to either Playstation 4 or PS Vita, as Nippon Ichi Software previously stated future games developed by them would only come to those platforms.

Further details will be coming on April 23rd, via Dengeki Playstation.



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  1. Domhnall
    April 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Hopefully by then NISA will have found out how to localize a game without crashing the system its played on.

  2. Phelan
    April 20, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I hope for PSV version.

  3. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    April 20, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Hopefully by then NISA will have gone out of business and a proper localizer will be able to take care of it.

  4. MaidKillua
    April 20, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I play a lot of NISA games (largely just because they handle pretty much every decent game in Europe and I have no choice anyway) and have never experienced a single problem

  5. pepsi
    April 20, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I don’t think nisa really does anything with the non-nis games they release here in europe other than publishing so that’s why there isn’t anything wrong with them.
    When it comes to games that they actually work on like twathk it’s a whole different story.

  6. TwinspectreGaming101
    April 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    i hope for the PS4 and a EUROPE release

  7. landlock
    April 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    As a European NISA are single-handedly the best Japanese importing game publisher at the moment.

  8. landlock
    April 20, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Never actually got around to playing the original version despite owning it for some time. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually.

  9. landlock
    April 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Who our these magical localizers that can take on everything that NISA does?

  10. TheSegaMan
    April 20, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I dunno if if anyone else noticed this, but the character models used for the Hundred Knight and Metallia (she appears once the new countdown starts) in the countdown are a lot better than the PS3 models (or that could be just me). I am guessing its a PS4 title, or the Vita version is going to look really nice.

  11. RH666
    April 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    I hope both platforms get a port

  12. inquisitormcsagington
    April 20, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Agreed-almost gave this a look, but the reports scared me away-as did NISA’s lol-calisers.

  13. Pyrotek85
    April 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I think it crashed like once for myself, but I do know some people experienced it more often.

  14. Domhnall
    April 20, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    To their credit, TWatHK is the only one of their games that has ever crashed my console (3 times total before I simply stopped playing for good).

    But that’s a bit like saying, “This is the only car Ford ever produced where the brakes sometimes stop working.”

  15. Anonymous
    April 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    Someone not incompetent.
    I guess anyone who was decent at the job.
    There’s certainly a demand for it, if the niche was open for someone else to take it, someone else would take it.

  16. landlock
    April 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Magical Anons huh? sounds legit.

  17. Thanatos2k
    April 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Maybe the remake won’t suck this time.

  18. amc99
    April 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    As much as I hate Nisa for their censoring, I don’t want them to go out of business yet since there are still not enough company that localize niche games in the US

  19. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    I…what? You know they gank prices like crazy out of Europeans.
    Unless they finally stopped doing that and let you once again order from the US store.

  20. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    How about this: We’ll hope that NISA betters itself and changes for the better, putting as much effort into this as they do Danganronpa.

    If they don’t, then we wish they close down and everyone inside gets good jobs, unless they are pro-censorship or SJW assholes, then they can become jobless pricks until they stop trying to cut apart other people’s work and ruining fun.

    Sound agreeable for everyone?

  21. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    The localization wasn’t bad, actually. Translation was fine but the Eng VA cast (which was actually good) only got to record a third of the game’s dialogue.

    FUCK NISA unless they do better here, then I’ll forgive them

  22. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    NISA rarely works on any of the games it brings to Europe. Most of those games are Atlus and Xseed (I think?) or certain TecmoKoei titles it publishes.

    NISA for the EU is basically just a publisher-helper, getting the game to you so you don’t have to try and import them (though last I checked it was at a silly cost, don’t know if that changed)

  23. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    I did.
    Every damn level.
    I could not grind as much as I wanted because it could shut down at any time and I lose hours of my life.

    They never patched it.

  24. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Game was great, but the localization team broke the fucking game. Hopefully they DON’T do that and get the Eng VA cast to record far more lines.

  25. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Yeah I noticed. Man I’m excited for this

  26. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    It’s a really great game with good characters and a genuinely good plot. Honestly, it’s an absolute favorite of mine

    NISA dropped the ball a lot with it, though thankfully the translation didn’t have LE EPIC MEMES. As long as you’re careful and willing to risk it, the game is worth a full playthrough

  27. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Yes. This.
    Prove yourself, NISA. Make up for what you’ve done and left broken

  28. Pyrotek85
    April 20, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I wonder why it effects people’s systems so differently. Some had few if any problems like myself, but others like you seemed to be plagued with them.

    Just out of curiousity, what model PS3 do you have? Mine is a Slim (not the super slim).

  29. Pyrotek85
    April 20, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I listened to the Japanese VA since I was familiar with some of them already and liked them, but I might try the English next time if you thought it was good.

  30. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Same. I have the slim.
    No idea what a super slim is.

  31. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    They really are. Or at least, the main cast is. I switched to Jap VA early on since I found out they voiced much more of the dialogue.

    NISA likes to use a lot of unknowns sometimes, and honestly these should get special mention. Very good.

  32. Pyrotek85
    April 20, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    It’s the most recent and current model sold. Instead of the slot loading drive it has a top loader that slides open, and it’s even smaller than the original Slim.

  33. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Jap VA cast was great too, though. Don’t get me wrong.
    Man, I just love this game all around. It’s why I hate NISA so much for fucking it up. I really hope they do it right this time.

    Translation was fine, guys! It was! Just, you know, don’t break the game and never patch it, okay?

  34. TheCynicalReaper
    April 20, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Oh WOW no, haha. Man that’s weird
    No I have the regular slim. I couldn’t jive with something like that.

  35. dsadsada
    April 21, 2015 at 12:34 am

    They did Demon Gaze quite well so they’ve shown that they’re not completely incompetent. We’ll just have to see what happens and hope for the best. I would think that by now they should know the common complaints.

  36. TheCynicalReaper
    April 21, 2015 at 2:38 am

    That’s only because the company that made Demon Gaze was looking over their shoulder the whole time. Same with all Danganronpa games: Spike Chunsoft had a detailed list of mandated untouchables and works with NISA the whole time.
    Houk, a previous major NISA face, said as much during Danganronpa 1’s release.

    It’s why Monokuma is “Monokuma” instead of “Monobear” and other things like that.

  37. dsadsada
    April 21, 2015 at 2:51 am

    I’ve heard about all that but I thought they were just rumors since I didn’t see any sources. Although to be fair, it’s not like I went searching for sources either. But script quality aside, I don’t recall those games having bugs either which is the biggest problem that TWatHK had. I could be wrong of course, particularly with Danganronpa as I have yet to get into the series.

  38. landlock
    April 21, 2015 at 3:14 am

    They release games at all and psychically which is more then Xseed, Atlus, Marvelous or anyone else does.

    The only Xseed, Atlus games that we get properly are because of NISA.

    Idea Factory are also good but they pretty much only have Neptunia.

  39. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    April 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    They do the translation of manga and anime arguably better, most times, so… :P

  40. landlock
    April 22, 2015 at 1:45 am

    Fan translation of games on the other hand takes years and years for release. :)