Amidst the hubbub of the Tokyo Game Show, Nippon Ichi issued press releases announcing their upcoming titles. On the Disgaea front, Netherworld Unbound is planned for the Android mobile platform this Winter, while Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention will show up on a PS Vita next year. Also appearing in 2012 are Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk 2 (PS3) and Clan of Champions (PS3, 360, and PC).
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Howdy-ho, all! Just squeezing in some media before the weekend. Bit tight on time, so without further ado here’s what we have: Class of Heroes 3DS, Disgaea 3: Return, Disgaea 4, Dragon’s Dogma, Fermi Naju 3, and Final Fantasy Type-0. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/19/11’ »
Nippon Ichi has confirmed that a port-slash-remake of Disgaea 3 is in the works for the PS Vita. Subtitled Disgaea 3: Return, the game will include all DLC featured in the PS3 version along with two new characters and four new scenarios. There has also been discussion of post-release DLC, though with the system itself not yet released there are few details at this time.
In addition, the company stated that four other games are being developed: an action RPG from the Prinny team, a new title from the Disgaea team, another game from System Prisma (the Cladun people), and a Japanese release of “a 3DS game that was popular overseas.” No platforms were specified.
Return is expected to debut at the Tokyo Game Show in September.
At a recent NIS America press event, Souhei Niikawa – best known as the producer of the Disgaea series – announced that the company will from now on limit the number of releases per year. Niikawa stated the move is intended to allow developers to focus on game quality and customer satisfaction, though the exact limit was not specified. Three upcoming titles were announced as part of this new policy:
- Cladun: This is an RPG, according to the press release, is an action-adventure built around a retro dungeon crawl. Bound for the PSP via PlayStation Network, Cladun will feature character creation, randomly generated dungeons, and multiplayer through the PSP’s ad-hoc feature. The current release timeframe is fall of this year.
- Zettai Hero Keikaku, a strategy RPG centered around creating your own superhero, was simply referred to as Z.H.P. in its own press release. The Disgaea team will be developing Z.H.P., which is currently set for a winter launch on the PSP.
- Ar Tonelico 3 got a formal title: Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel. Billed as the final installment in the Ar Tonelico series, the PS3 title will have more action-oriented gameplay. The release window for North America and Europe is spring of 2011.
Niikawa also made mention of the next Disgaea title, bound for the PS3 in Japan. Few details were given, but he affirmed that more information would available “by the time
Tokyo Game Show comes around.”
Y’know, I’m not much of a Japanophile. Not really. I’d like to visit the place, trying to learn to speak the language, maybe watch an anime or two – they keep breaking my heart, but I keep giving them chances, it’s like some sick relationship that just won’t die. But I can say with a straight face that Vocaloid is one of the best things they’ve ever made.
Seriously, Miku can de-angst the most hardened man in time. Oh, you might balk at it initially, but she finds a way in. She finds a way.
But enough about me, let’s talk media. In today’s update: Disgaea 3 DLC, Summon Night: Tear’s Crown, Ys Seven, Princess Antiphona’s Hymn: Angel’s Score Op.A, and Blood of Bahamut. Observe: Continue reading ‘Mass Media 08/02/09’ »
Think that you will lose your saved data once you download the new patch Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice? Think again.
Even though previously NIS America released a statement saying that “your saved data will not be usable with this Trophy patch.” It turns out that everything seems to work fine after all.
So game on my fellow comrades!
This is not the greatest media update in the world. No, this is just a tribute. Continue reading ‘Mass Media 07/09/09’ »
Obsessive-compulsives who are also fond of strategy RPGs, unite: Disgaea 3 will be receiving an update that adds over fifty new trophy tasks. The requirements for each trophy are not yet known. Unlike patches for western RPGs, this doesn’t seem to fix bugs or prevent crashes to desktop, what with that not being applicable to Disgaea 3. Like patches for western RPGs, however, this will render previous Disgaea 3 saves unusable, meaning you may want to wait for a fresh playthrough before applying the patch.
The download will be available starting July 16.
In today’s update: Dungeons and Dam, Disgaea 3, Disagea 2 PSP, Phantom Brave Wii, 7th Dragon, Blazer Drive, Demon’s Soul, Phantasy Star Zero, Ragnarok Online DS, Sacred Blaze, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Summon Night X Tears Crown, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, Tales of Hearts, and Dragon Quest IX. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart 01/07/09’ »
If you live in Europe, own a PS3, and have been dying for more Netherworld action, Square Enix has you covered. Disgaea 3 will be published by Square Enix on February 20 for the few people that didn’t import it already.
Nearly five years ago, gamers first got a crack at Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, a quirky TRPG set in the Netherworld. This game mixed a unique blend of humor with tactical combat and defied many of the common conventions of RPGs and of games in general. There really isn’t anything quite like a Disgaea game, and now the series makes its debut on the PlayStation 3 with Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice and improves on the formula in nearly every way. Continue reading ‘Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice – Staff Review’ »
With Disgaea 3 on shelves, we thought we’d drop in and chat with the fine folks behind the game. We were fortunate enough to have some of our questions answered by Jack Niida, Marketing Manager for NISA; Souhei Niikawa, Producer and writer for the Disgaea series; and Steve Carlton, Disgaea series editor with some extra input from the Disgaea 3 dev team. Continue reading ‘Disgaea 3 Interview’ »
All you NISA-loving TRPG fans should be able to pick up Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice most anywhere. It officially hit stores yesterday for the slightly reduced price of $49.99. And if you pre-ordered, enjoy your official soundtrack.
PAL gamers have more goodies coming their way. Nippon Ichi announced today that Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice for the PlayStation 3 will be making its way to Europe. The game will be hitting North American shelves next week on August 26. PAL gamers will have to wait a little longer, though, as the release is scheduled for early 2009.
Atlus has certainly been keeping busy of late and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Atlus U.S.A. announced today that they’ll be the North American distributor for three upcoming NIS titles: Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice for PlayStation 3, and, both for the Nintendo DS, Disgaea DS and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure.
Continue reading ‘Atlus Goes Hardcore’ »