The following is a press release from NIS
NIS AMERICA ANNOUNCES BLADE DANCER
~LINEAGE OF LIGHT~ FOR THE PSP
NIS America will publish Blade Dancer ~Lineage
of Light~ developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide
Studios JAPAN Studio and Hit Maker Co., Ltd.
Santa Ana, Calif. (February 09, 2006) –NIS America Inc. announced
today its plan to release its first 3D role-playing game Blade
Dancer ~Lineage of Light~ for the PSP (PlayStation®Portable)
handheld entertainment system. Developed by Sony Computer
Entertainment Worldwide Studios JAPAN Studio (SCE WWS JAPAN
Studio) and Hit Maker Co., Ltd., Blade Dancer is a PSP
exclusive title that truly appreciates the full potential
of the PSP system. Blade Dancer is also one of
the first RPG title for the PSP that adopts a dynamic
multi-player system. Gamers can now play an RPG with anyone,
anytime, anywhere. With a revolutionary game system, vivid
detail, and stunning visuals that seamlessly combine 3D with
2D, Blade Dancer will capture the hearts of all PSP
users. The North American release of Blade Dancer ~Lineage
of Light~ is scheduled for July 2006.
“To say we are excited is an understatement. Blade Dancer
has originality and depth like no other. SCE WWS JAPAN Studio,
experts of the PSP system, and Hit Maker, a top-gun
developer that excels in all genres but especially in RPGs,
have collaborated on this project to bring a truly remarkable
title,” said Haru Akenaga, president of NIS America, Inc.
About Blade Dancer ~Lineage of Light~
Dread Knight, the evil dark knight that killed the legendary
hero Blade Dancer in the Great War, has appeared once again.
The reappearance of Dread Knight signals the rise of the demon
empire, which threatens all humanity. Now Lance, a young knight
with mystical powers from the land of Foo, and his fellow
comrades must rise to stop Dread Knight and his army of darkness.
In Blade Dancer ~Lineage of Light~, players will take
on the role of a young hero named Lance and travel the full
3D real time world for an epic adventure. Battles will take
place by physically encountering enemies that are visible
on the map. During combat, players are not confined to a slow
turn based battle system. Rather, they will maneuver through
a brand new revolutionary real time battle system.
- Full 3D real time world (Time will change from day to
- Unique real time battle system (Not turn based)
- A brilliant item synthesis system (Over 650 synthesizable
- Unique monster encounter system (Physically see enemies
on world map)
- Unique power sharing abilities with friendly and enemy
- Network multi player mode (Up to four players)
About Hit Maker
Established in 1998, Hit Maker Co., Ltd. is a Tokyo-based
developer specializing in the design and production of console-based
entertainment software. From concept to final code, the company
handles all aspects of software development including game
design, project management, and PR support. Previous titles
developed by Hit Maker include "Dino Crisis 3" for the Xbox
and "Cyber Formula" for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system. "Blade Dancer" is the company's first collaborative
effort with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios
About NIS America
NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.,
a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy
RPGs including titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and
In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California
to publish exciting and innovative game titles for North America.
NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans.
Our respect for our fans is at the heart of everything we
do. As a growing strategy RPG publisher in the U.S., we are
committed to continuous improvement and dedication.
© Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. BLADE
DANCER is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
Licensed to and Published by NIS America, Inc. "PSP" is a
trademark and "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered
trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.