It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m walking about the Anime Expo weekend…not Christmas. Andy Williams had you all fooled. A huge part of the convention’s festivities are it’s panels and with those panels comes some awesome announcements regarding video games, Anime, Manga, whatever! It’s all there! At NIS America’s panel this year, the American publisher revealed that they will be bringing both ‘Criminal Girls: Invite Only’ and ‘The Awakened Fate Ultimatum’ to North America and Europe sometime next year! No specific date was revealed.
‘Criminal Girls: Invite Only’ will be getting a release on the PlayStation Vita whereas ‘The Awakened Fate Ultimatum’ will find it’s home on the PlayStation 3. Both of these title were only ever released over in Japan but, come 2015, that is all going to change. ‘Criminal Girls: Invite Only’ is a quite a special release. It was originally a game for the PlayStation Portable but has now been brought to the Vita with a huge overall upgrade that boosts graphics quality and upgrades gameplay mechanics, as well as a whole bunch of other things to make the gaming experience as god as it can be.
This is so exciting for fans of Japanese gaming. I fee as though Japan and the West are slowly coming together and NIS America is doing all it can to speed up that process.
‘Criminal Girls: Invite Only’
Seven delinquents, seven sins, and only one way out. Just hired for a new, mysterious job, you soon discover that this isn’t your normal prison gig. You’ve been entrusted with the care of a crew of girls whose sins have damned their souls to Hell and an eternity of punishment… Their only hope of salvation is for you to recognize their unique histories, and to guide them along the path to redemption. Navigate through the four trials of the Redemption Program, and motivate your crew of delinquents to learn the skills to redeem themselves, or leave them to their fate.
‘The Awakened Fate Ultimatum’
Several years after a certain revolution came to pass, and the powerful Satanael was defeated, the devils were still dominant in their constant war against the angels. Meanwhile, a certain Celestia was resorting to guerilla warfare to survive. They focused on researching a way to create a “God” to use as their ultimate weapon against the devils. After creating the “Fate Awakening Crystal,” which can turn a human into a God, the angels could only wait for the day they found someone who was compatible with it…
One day in the Human World, a boy is attacked by a group of devils on his way home from school. He is stabbed through the heart, but as he is dying, he gets saved by a mysterious girl, and wakes up in an unknown location—Celestia. As if guided by the Fate Awakening Crystal that is implanted in his chest, he finds himself thrust into the middle of a war between angels and devils. With his newly awakened powers, he must choose how best to use them, and ultimately, which of the two new girls in his life he will be able to save…