Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? Available Exclusively via PlayStation Store

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Hello everyone,

This is Nao from NIS America, Inc. Today, I’d like to share some exciting news about “Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!” for PSP with all of you.

NIS America has decided to release Badman exclusively on the PlayStation Network on July 16, 2009. The reason we’re going this direction is because the demo version of Badman on PSN was so surprisingly well received, and we thought Badman would be the perfect title to test the waters of this download-only release opportunity on PSN. Badman is a relatively small title in terms of download size, and with a PSN release we can provide this title to our fans for only $19.99. We hope that you all are happy with this decision :-)

After the launch of the Badman demo, I noticed that some people were a little confused and struggled with the gameplay. Badman has very simple rules, but it is still very challenging. The first couple of stages will be easy to beat, but it gets tougher as you go forward. So, NIS America has created a strategy sharing forum. You can download a dungeon designer program, and then create your perfect dungeon! (To download the dungeon designer program, simply click on “CREATE A DUNGEON MAP” on the right-hand side of the forum page.)

There are some strategies up already, so please visit the dungeon forum if you need some help from fellow Badman fans! Here is one dungeon I created just for fun. It doesn’t help with the strategy, but I just wanted to show how you can make your own dungeon!

Dungeon

When you create the dungeon map, you can export it to a JPG file and save it to your computer. Then e-mail it to badman@nisamerica.com or simply click “SUBMIT A DUNGEON MAP” on the right-hand side of the forum page. Don’t forget to share your strategies and tips!

I hope you guys can connect and help each other kick those heroes’ butts!! :-p

We’ve also come up with some gameplay footage clips, which can be found on the official Badman website. There is only 1 gameplay clip available so far, but more are on their way!

Here is the first stage clip…


Lastly, the cool people over at PluggnPlay.com are holding a contest for Badman. And they have a pretty nice prize, so I hope you guys can check them out and enter the contest to earn an awesome prize!

Omnom

These are OMNOM figures, and just one example of the prizes they are offering. These are made from Pixel Blocks. So cute, right?

I hope you all have fun with the contest!

Thank you for reading my post! I’d really love to reply to all of you. But realistically, I cannot do that. But I will try to reply as much as I can, and as soon as I can! So, please don’t get mad/frustrated/filled with hate if I don’t reply right away… :)

Have a great day!

Best regards,
Nao Zook

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  • This look great, demo was fun as heck! Looking forward to killing some adventurers >:D

    • Hello reson8er,

      Congrats on the #1 post! :-)
      I am glad to hear that you had fun with the demo version of Badman! The full verion of Badman will make you work lots more than just 3 chapters that you played:-)

      Enjoy!
      Best,
      Nao

  • drat just missed being #1 xD

    love you NIS! your so amazing as a company

  • Retail voucher ala Patapon 2?

    • Hello Craiji,

      We are looking into the possiblities, but it most likely won\’t be on the store shelf like Patapon 2…

      Hope you still get Badman via download:-)

      Thanks!
      Best,
      nao

  • im 2nd hope its not an epic fail

  • I’m with reson8er.
    The demo was sweet and I can’t wait to get this.

  • im #6 lol

  • This should be fun.

  • Download-only = no sale.

  • Heh, yeah. Not a chance. Download-only = no sale.

  • I had a lot of fun with the demo (even though I did have to replay it a few times before I could finish it). This will make a great downloadable title!

    Any plans on releasing a downloadable copy of the manual?

  • Enjoying Cross Edge and looking forward to Last Rebellion.

    1) How are those Disgaea 3 trophies coming? Still on schedule for “mid-July”?

    2) Is NISA looking to secure a release for Trinity Universe in North America?

    3) How is developement of Last Rebellion going. Heard that it was scrapped and being re-developed from the ground up to increase it’s visual quality. Doesn’t sound like we’ll be getting that Fall 2009 release. Do you have an estimate of when the games release will be?

    4) Any other PS3 RPGs coming from NISA?

    • Hello LokeSTL,

      Thank you for playing Cross Edge!

      here are answers to your questions.
      1) Disgaea 3 trophies are in the process of QA right now. And, it should be released this July/Aug.
      2) Trinity Universe… We are hearing about this title at the office here and there, but no definite plan for it. But, I am very hopeful for the game to be released in US from NISA, considering all the NISA characters are in it:-)
      3) Last Rebellion is on hold at this moment. NIS and HitMaker are working on it real hard to make it better. We could release the game as it is, but we decided to take longer development time in order to make a better quality game. So I hope you can wait a little longer:-)
      4) Hmmm, probably not in 2009. But I\’m sure we can announce something exciting for next year by the end of 2009:-)

      Thank you!
      Best,
      nao

  • The demo was awesome, I’ve been showing it to my friends. It’s so cool. Day 1 for me!

    • Hello Maguss,

      Awwwww, thank you so much! I totally believe that this game will be spreading to every where by word of mnouth! Thank you for recommending Badman to your friends!
      Hope they will like the game as well!

      Best,
      Nao

  • Awesome, i like downloading more than actually buying the box , will you guys do this with Disgaea 2 as well?

    • Hello Destiny89,

      I am glad to hear that you like downloading!
      We do not know if Disgaea 2 will be downloadable as well just yet.

      Thank you!
      Best,
      nao

  • The last two PSP games to get a blog post have been download only…what happened to simultaneous release of download and UMD, has that gone down the toilet?

  • @9 Nao said “The reason we’re going this direction is because the demo version of Badman on PSN was so surprisingly well received, and we thought Badman would be the perfect title to test the waters of this download-only release opportunity on PSN.” and plus Patapon2 started the whole PSN only sale and it worked greatly well, When i first heard about the game i was skeptical just with the tittle, but after playing the demo, i want to play it more! So i know this will be a Day 1 buy for me. Thanks Nao & NIS for bring this to the States!

  • I’m getting this game specifically because it’s digital distribution. Great decision to do this and I look forward to the release.

  • welcome back to the blog,nao. its always nice to hear from you again :)

    anyways, i tried the holy invasion privacy badman demo and i realized that this game wasnt for me.with that beign said, i’m still looking forward to mana khemia 2 and sakura wars!

    speaking of which, are you planning to be on the blog for any of those games? because i would love to have more info about them ;)

    • Hello perrandy,

      Thank you! It is always nice to come back here especially when I get these warm welcome back message:-)

      Oh, Badman wasn\’t your kind of game, huh? I understand. I would love to come back here to talk about Mana Khemia 2 and Sakura Wars in the near future!

      Thank you!
      Best,
      Nao

  • Played a ton of the demo. Still not sure if I understand the game 100% but for $20 you can count me in.

    Whatever happened with the code contest on the official Holy Badman site?

    • Hello Tengaport,

      Thank you for playing the demo!
      I am sure you\’ll get the game when you get the full version. There will be tons of tutorials, and that will teach you how you can create your dungeon better.

      Also, the secret code contest was concluded, and we are in the process of sending the prizes to the lucky winners:-)

      Thank you!

      Best,
      nao

  • wow

  • Hey Nao
    i just have one more question and hope if u can reply to me, will NISA be able to bring Atelier Rorona to North America? i loved the last 3 Ateileir games and would love to play this one 2 on my ps3
    Thanks

    • Hello Destiny89,

      Ahhh, Atelier Rorona!
      It is so pretty. I love it.
      I cannot say that we\’ll bring the game to the US for sure at this moment, but we are working on bringing the game over here. So I am personally really hoping that we can!
      :-)

      Best,
      nao

  • Cool, i liked the demo although i found it a little confusing at first, i liked it for that reason, i hope that makes sence lol. I’ll check this game out. Sorry for going out of the subject here but i just have to ask, when are the Disgaea 3 trophies coming?
    And back to the subject in hand, how many hours of gameplay does badman have?

    • Hello mckg123456789,

      Haha, yeah, it could be confusing first. But once you understand how the game works, you\’ll get so addicted. And… maybe you wish you wouldn\’t understand the game at all… hahaha
      Anyways, D3 Trophies will be coming this July/ Aug.
      I played Badman for more than 3 months, and still couldn\’t beat it. (Yeah, I looooove Badman, but I wasn\’t good enough:-( )
      If you are counting on all the tutorials, challenges, and main stories, it will take about 50 to 60 hours.

      Thanks!
      Best,
      Nao

  • I plan on getting this game specifically because you offered a digital distribution version of the game. Thanks for the decision to do this and I hope it works really well for you. Thanks again for the decision and great price.

  • Cool i’ll be sure to check this one out. One question though, how long is the story?
    I’m sorry to go out of the subject here but, when are the Disgaea 3 trophies coming and is the home space coming to the US. It would be great if you could answer my questions.

  • I really liked the demo and I’m psyched that this game will be available digitally! Thanks NISA!

  • Nao can you also inform the fans if Trinity Universe is coming to NA?

  • Ill buy this game when I buy the psp go!

  • Well it would be really great if you could inform us if trinity universe and Atelier Rorona are coming to north America?

  • lol double post :P

  • Having another go and seeing how badly this fails.

    Good luck with that. I sincerleu hope not one person buys it to discourage this sort of rubbish

  • How big is the game? I’m concerned because I only have a 1GB stick… until Oct 1st.

    And I want to play it NAOW.

    • Hello Returners,

      Badman is about 40mb.
      Looks like you can play Badman when it comes out! :-)

      Best,
      nao

  • this is fantastic news. This means the game will be cheaper for us and it’ll be easy to find unlike cross edge

  • I’m more than happy. A digital release was the only way I was going to buy this game.

  • Poopookakabumbum

    This is PURE CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How DARE you spit in the face of consumers, particularly after Sony’s spiel at E3 about UMDs and physical media not going away.

    You OWE consumers their physical media.

    This is garbage and I hope your title gets pirated to hell, like it deserves.

    Congratulations NIS, I am *never* buying another title from you again, after this garbage.

    How DARE you.

    • Hello Poopookakabumbum,

      I am sorry that you are not happy with our decision about this.

      We made our decision, and I am sad to hear that it made others mad. However, I hope in the future, when downloding games becomes more popular, you\’ll feel different about downloading the games.

      Once again, I am sorry that you aren\’t happy about our decision.

      Best,
      nao

  • Poopookakabumbum

    This is a spit in the face of consumers.

    We will not tolerate this crap.

    How DARE you.

    You OWE us our UMDs.

  • thats a ps3 game? The graphics don’t look like it to me…

    • Hello footballrule,

      It is a PSP game:-)

      You can try out the demo now. It is available on PSN.
      Hope you like it!

      Best,
      nao

  • @34 and 35 poopookakabum

    just shut up dude

  • Gotta agree with poopoo. It’s stupid.

    “Hey guys, here’s a game, hope you like it when it comes out”

    *2 months later*

    “Sorry you cant have it. Nope. Well, not unless you’re connected to PSN. You’re not? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH”

    • Hello almighty-slayer,

      Again, I am sorry that you are not happy with the decision.
      When we announced Badman, we weren\’t going for download only. We never intended to be like you described.

      Best,
      nao

  • July 16 is so far away :(

  • @36
    it’s a psp game

    @38
    you can buy it through a psp, ps3, or pc

    also why aren’t you replying to our messages, I’m getting mad/frustrated/ and filled with hate >:(

    • Hello Jon_Mclane,

      Sorry for the late reply!! You guys are so quick about commenting!
      Anyways, I hope you are not mad/ frustrated/ and filled with hate anymore :-p

      best,
      nao

  • Don’t listen to the crybabies. Digital distribution is a great thing. I enjoyed the demo was I got this gist of the gameplay. I’ll be checking this out once its released.

    • Hello Anddo,

      Awesome! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the gameplay:-)
      Hope you like the full version of Badman on July 16!!

      Best,
      nao

  • @40 Genius.

    And if you dont have the internet/dont like using your credit card online/have a 256mb ms pro/like a physical version/have a download cap/have rubbish download speeds…?

  • Will be buying this day one. Also I like digital distribution as long as the price seems fair, instant gratification is nice.

  • I’m getting a PSP Go. I for one LOVE the whole download and NO UMD thing.

    UMD’s always were stupid.

    Looking forward to this game.

  • @42. I can see where you’re coming, and its unfortunate for those people. However, DD is here to stay. It works out a lot better for these smaller type niche games in the long run.

    @43.. instant gratification FTW. The fact that its DD actually has an influence on my purchase.

  • Has all support for Warhawk been dropped? The last news from Incognito is from October….and there haven’t been booster packs or updates since last summer. What’s going on?

  • @45

    Though that may be the truth in a lot of cases, it is also useless to a lot of people. There are far too many people out there that (for reasons i posted, or for other reasons entirely) prefer physical media over DD, and until the PSP is entirely digital for ALL models, every single full game should be purchasable in BOTH mediums, in my opinion

  • I’m disappointed. Now that this is digital download only, I’m not at all sure I’m going to buy it. I like physical software and the modicum of control that comes from it. Again, a disappointment.

  • If my psp wasn’t modded to play as many downloadable games i want for free, i would probably be pretty p!ssed at this.
    I mean, who want’s to PAY to have a game take up a ton of space on their memory stick? Like, it just seems retarded to not have UMDs available.
    And dont get me started on the video store. XD Not that i could even use that anyway with it only being available in… one country?

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