NIS America is Bringing Black Rock Shooter to PSPs in North America and Europe

By Chad Awkerman

August 25, 2011

And the crowds went wild! Ok, maybe only a small crowd filled with dedicated fans of niche RPGs, I’ll admit, but a crowd nonetheless. NIS America just shot us over a confirmation that they have indeed licensed Black Rock Shooter for release in both the U.S. and Europe. Now you’ve heard it twice – that makes it extra-uber-awesomesauce.

Black Rock Shooter – for those who aren’t in the know – is a futuristic PSP RPG based around an alien invasion of earth. When the funky aliens attack, a heroine is created with the sole purpose of saving the planet. When this battle android is brought to life, however, she finds that there’s only a small handful of people left on the planet – twelve humans, to be exact. At that point, the description in the press release trails off…

No release date or time frame was announced, but it’s great to see NIS America picking up another niche RPG for Western release, once again proving that the PSP still has some life in it yet.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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