Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3 Will Finally Bring La Pucelle: Ragnarok to the West this August

NIS America has announced the release date for Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3. It’ll be available on PC -via Steam- and Switch on August 30 in the US, September 2 in Europe and September 9 in Australia. The new volume of the classic Nippon Ichi Software RPG collections includes the fabled La Pucelle: Ragnarok and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure.

The Prinny Presents NIS Classics series brings back some of their older titles that were unavailable in modern hardware. While Vol. 1 included Phantom Brave, which was already on PC, it also brought back the cult classic Soul Nomad & The World Eaters. If you’d like to know a little more about both games, check out our review.

Vol. 2 releases on May 10 and will bring back the SRPG Makai Kingdom and the “Mystery Dungeon”-styled roguelike ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman. Both titles weren’t available in modern hardware yet and this is a new version of Makai Kingdom based on the Japanese-exclusive PSP port featuring a whole new Petta Mode.

However, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3 is a particularly impressive collection for the hardcore NIS fans. First of all, the package offers one of their first forays into strategy RPGs before Disgaea with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, which features a girly adventure of a simple girl called Cornet who dreams of finding her own prince and has an army of puppet friends helping her in a weirdly magical adventure.

The other side of the package is the legendary La Pucelle: Ragnarok. This enhanced edition of the PS2 title La Pucelle was quite talked about back when it released on the PSP. It included a lot of new content, with more story scenarios and recruitable characters. As Prier and her group of holy defenders fight the forces of evil, this is a game many fans dreamed about back in the day but has unfortunately been Japanese-exclusive to this day.

One interesting thing to note is that both games take place in the same universe, with La Pucelle: Ragnarok being a very distant future of Rhapsody. In turn, Rhapsody had its own series in Japan called Marl Oukoku (Marl Kingdom, in English), of which none of the sequels (Little Princess and Tenshi no Present) came west.

Besides the date announced, NIS America has shared a new Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 3 trailer showing this fabled version of one of their classic RPGs which is finally coming west:

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.