Nippon Ichi Software Teases Its First New Game Announcement of 2021
Disgaea 6 maker Nippon Ichi Software teases what seems like a typically Japanese "kids kill each other" game, and its first game announcement in 2021.
Nippon Ichi Software, developer of the Disgaea series, regularly does teasers and countdowns before a new game announcement – this is the first one in 2021.
Nippon Ichi Software on February 1, started teasing a new game with a teaser video on YouTube. The teaser starts with a message stating jump scares and flashes are included. It’s definitely not as bad or as scary as this sounds, but be sure to keep that in mind before watching the video.
Nippon Ichi Software New Game 2021 Teaser
The teaser most notably shows was seems to be a prison. And an eerily smiling silhouette in formal attire worn in western countries. Yes, I mean a suit.
A teaser site and a Twitter page were opened as well, with the first tweet asking gamers to try and guess the game’s title, which ends with “ki”.
— ●●●き公 (@nis_bokumetsu) February 1, 2021
The twitter account also teases in its banner the silhouettes of 14 characters. Could’ve included a 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim reference here if they were thirteen.
The Twitter account is titled “nis_bokumetsu”. Bokumetsu looks like an abbreviation of our upcoming game’s title. The boku part must mean 僕 “I”. The “metsu” part must be the 滅 kanji, which means destroying, annihilating, etc. This definitely looks like a dark-themed game. And seeing the 14 characters and the prison, it’s likely we’re in for a typical Japanese Battle Royale death game.
Moreover, it’s important to note Nippon Ichi Software releases several new IPs a year. Some of those get localized, such as rhythm game Mad Rat Dead, which includes tracks by xaki from Umineko. Others stay in Japan, such as Yuri horror visual novel game Yoru, Tomosu.
The American branch NIS America is also still steadily localizing new Falcom games. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the latest entry in the legendary action RPG series, is out in English this week, February 2, on PS4. Ys IX is also coming to Switch and PC via Steam in Summer 2021. You can read much more on Ys IX: Monstrum Nox with our extensive past coverage on the game.
Finally, Disgaea 6 has just launched in Japan on PS4 and Switch. It’s coming in the West exclusively on Switch, in Summer 2021.