NIS America Announces Time and Eternity and We Went Hands On


NIS America is ecstatic to announce that Time and Eternity™, a title highly anticipated by RPG fans across the world, will be released in North America and Europe this summer exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system!

We went hands on with this title and you can read our impressions after the jump. Also check out newly released screenshots and character art.


In this brand-new style of hand-drawn animation RPG, you will witness your own death at your wedding before traveling back in time with your wife-to-be in order to track down your killer! Time and Eternity will be available in North America and Europe this summer, just in time to soak up all your vacation time! A variety of DLC will also become available after release, allowing you to dive even deeper into the world of Time and Eternity.

Our Impressions

To understand the concept of hand drawn animations, is to understand that the team behind the game took over 3 years to draw these animations. The game takes a 3D world and uses these character animations almost flawlessly. To see the game in play, and to actually have the character moving around how you are telling it to move, was beyond impressive. These weren’t 3D created characters that we were controlling, but actual hand drawn creations. It’s like creating a unique anime scene without needing to know how to draw, and it worked.

Game play was similar to Hyperdimension Neptunia titles where you travel along until a bad guy gets in the way. Battles are locked in until you either defeat your foe, or are defeated yourself. There really wasn’t much of a learning curve, and the bad guys we were facing were early on in the game, so we dispatched them quickly using a combination of range attacks and kicks to the face.

The game felt great, and looked great as well. The graphics were very smooth and you can easily forget that the animations are hand drawn. The story has the possibility of becoming very confusing since it’s all about time travel, and trying to correct the wrongs of the past.

Another great title being published by NIS America.

About the game:

Kamza, a vibrant kingdom located on a lush ocean island, is in the midst of a national event celebrating the upcoming marriage of their princess to a valiant knight. But when a group of assassins appears during the ceremony, this dream come true transforms into their worst nightmare. As the knight lays mortally wounded, the princess reveals her long-hidden secret—there is a second soul living within her, and together they control the power to travel through time. But can they act quickly enough to reverse the course of history and find out what happened that fateful day? Only time will tell…

Key features:

  • A new class of hi-def animation RPG!: From world to battle to enemies—everything is hand-drawn with beautiful CG backgrounds! Experience RPGs like you’ve never seen before!
  • Time is on your side: You hold the key to your own fate! Go back in time, prevent your own murder, and save your marriage! And help all the citizens of Kamza along the way!
  • Real-time battle: Prepare for lightning-quick real-time battle! Each heroine has her specialties, so use them wisely to blaze a path to victory!
  • Take the fight to the enemy: Take hold of swords, guns, and even time itself! Tailor your gear and skills to suit your playstyle, and unleash your fury!

Screenshots and Character Art