By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 13, 2014

NIS America confirmed at Anime Expo that they will be releasing htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary in North America and Europe this fall. I had a feeling that this would be one of the company’s announcements at the expo, as their Japanese parent Nippon Ichi had shown off the downloadable game for Playstation Vita quite a bit over the last few months. The Firefly Diary is a puzzle action game where you use the Vita touchscreen and rear touch pad to guide a girl to safety through dangerous ruins, controlling two fireflies to do so. It has a gorgeous art style and reminds me a bit of Ico, and that’s definitely a good thing. It also feels like Nippon Ichi’s attempt to channel into the indie downloadable scene and try their hand at creating some shorter titles, so I’m definitely looking forward to trying it out this fall.

Anime Expo, CA (July 3, 2014) –NIS America is excited to announce that the moody puzzle action game, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, will be available digitally this fall in both North America and Europe as a PlayStation®Vita exclusive! In this atmospheric title, you’ll use the Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad to navigate a young girl through dangerous ruins. Two fairies –one operating in light, and the other in shadow –must work in tandem to uncover this girl’s memories and save her from the darkest of fates.


About the game:

In the depths of a labyrinthine ruin, a young girl named Mionrises from a deep sleep. Lost, alone, and with no memory of how she got here or where her parents are, she is greeted by two fireflies—one composed entirely of light, and another who lurks among the shadows. By shifting between a world of light and a world of shadows, these two fireflies must work together to recover Mion’s memories and lead her out of the ruins, where voracious shadow beasts, ancient machines, and treacherous traps lie in wait to bar her path. But what secrets do Mion’s lost memories contain? What is the connection between her, the ruins, and the fireflies lighting her escape? The answers may reveal a deeper darkness—one that must be faced from within…


Release date:Fall 2014
Platform: PlayStation®Vita
Genre: Puzzle action
Player(s): Single
Audio: : Japanese
Publisher: NIS America, Inc.
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software

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