Anime Expo 2014: NIS America Announces Three New Acquisitions

Any month that NIS announces North American and European titles is a great month. And that’s precisely what the Disgaea developer did during their panel at Anime Expo 2014, revealing three new title acquisitions: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary for the PS Vita (PSN exclusive), Criminal Girls: Invite Only for the PS Vita and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum for the PlayStation 3.

While Criminal Girls and The Awakened Fate fit the company like OJ’s glove prior to evidence tampering, featuring scantly clad girlies, engaging RPG mechanics and the quirky, vibrant visuals NIS is known for, it’s the action-puzzler, The Firefly Diary, that truly stands out. Taking place in the depths of a labyrinthine ruin, a young girl awakens from a deep sleep, lost and without a memory to guide her. Along with a pair of fireflies, each representing light and shadow worlds respectively, she must shift between them and uncover the “connection between her, the ruins, and the fireflies lighting her escape.”

The Firefly Diary will be arriving Fall 2014 on PSN, while Criminal Girls and The Awakened Fate are vaguely slated for “2014.” There’s a lot more to look forward to this year, and NIS isn’t slowing down.