Nippon Ichi Software is celebrating their twentieth anniversary this weekend, and to mark the occasion they announced two new Vita games for Japan.
NIS’ first new game is Disgaea 4: Return, a port of the Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, which was originally released for the PS3 three years ago. If it’s anything like the previous handheld Disgaea ports, Return should feature new content and features not found in the console version.
Nippon Ichi also announced Criminal Girls: Invitation, also for Vita, which is apparently a sequel to the Japan-only PSP RPG Criminal Girls, which cast players as the warden in all female prison… in Hell. Your goal was to rehabilitate the seven girls placed under your care by battling monsters with them and… well, spanking them repeatedly, because Japan. I’m sure the new Vita sequel will only make the classiest use of the system’s touch screen and back touch panel. (That last sentence was sarcasm, by the way.)
Both games have only been announced for release in Japan, though I think it’s safe to assume that Disgaea 4 will make the trip overseas given that franchise’s popularity worldwide. Somehow I doubt Criminal Girls: Invitation will get a domestic release, but then again, stranger things have happened (especially when NIS is involved.)