Care of Atlus sales sheets, release dates for a handful of PS3 and PS Vita titles bound for North America – for whom Atlus is handling distribution – have been revealed. Fairy Fencer F (Compile Heart) launches on September 23, and Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited lands on August 12. Both titles are priced at $39.99 and will feature dual English and Japanese audio.
Demon Gaze will be adding Disgaea characters Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and Prinny as party members via DLC, NIS America announced. The content will be downloadable on launch day – April 22 for North America, April 25 for Europe – and will be free for the first month following release.
Disgaea 4: Return, the PS Vita redux of Disgaea 4, will be launching in North America and Europe this summer, NIS America announced recently. Titled Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited for its western release, the game will feature new characters, scenarios, spells, music, and all DLC present on the PS3 version.
As the title suggests, Nippon Ichi is including the “Disgaea Vocal Song: The Best” soundtrack CD with preordered copies of Disgaea 4: Return. The PS Vita redux of Disgaea 4 hits Japan on January 30.
Disgaea 4: Return will land on Japanese PS Vitas starting January 30, to be priced at 6,279 yen. No release outside Japan has been announced.
NIS America has revealed the bonuses for the first batch of Disgaea D2. First run copies will include a two-disc official soundtrack, graphic print, and DLC costumes for Laharl, Etna, and Flonne.
Disgaea D2 hits North American PS3s on October 8, and Europe on September 27.
During its Makai Wars Live event in Japan over the weekend, Nippon Ichi revealed that Disgaea 4: Return is bound for the PS Vita. The title’s release window is set for January 2014 in Japan, while a worldwide release has yet to be confirmed.
Meanwhile, Disgaea D2 for the PS3 will be available outside Japan. NIS set the launch date as September 27 for Europe, and October 8 for North America.
Not to be outdone, NIS America announced a release window for Disgaea D2 in North America and Europe. Laharl and company will make their return this fall, under the full title of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness.
Good ol’ self-explanatory news. NIS America has announced that Disgaea 2 will go live on PlayStation Network starting January 22. Players wishing to party like it’s 2006 can do so for the low, low cost of $9.99.
Nippon Ichi has turned to the gaming public for name ideas, specifically for a set of six weapons in the upcoming Disgaea D2. If you’re up for a linguistic adventure, feel free to check out the submissions page and weapon images here.
Via Dengeki, Nippon Ichi’s president Sohei Shinkawa stated that Disgaea 5 will have a new setting, and accordingly feature a new cast of characters. This keeps in line with past numbered entries, which have also shifted away from those of previous installments.
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With Disgaea D2‘s announcement still warm from the oven, producer Shogo Kozakai released a few general details. As mentioned before, the game follows the original Disgaea and its eccentric core cast, with Laharl again at center stage. D2 will apparently scale back the content somewhat, reacting to fan feedback that Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten was a bit too large.
The team originally considered remaking the original, but eventually settled upon a new story. Kozakai indicated this may be the start of a new subseries, as Disgaea 5 has also been confirmed to be in development. D2 will hit Japanese PS3s on March 20 of next year.
Source: Source: Gematsu
Nippon Ichi has lifted the veil the next entry in the Disgaea series. Previously known as Project: D, the now-titled Disgaea D2 will bring Laharl back to center stage, alongside fellow series icons like Etna and Flonne.
D2 will hit the Playstation 3 in Japan on March 20, 2013. Standard pricing is 7140 yen, with limited editions throwing in an art book, Etna and Flonne figures, and the original soundtrack for 11,340 yen.
Developer Nippon Ichi announced higher than expected earnings forecasts: operating income up to ¥303mil and net income at ¥203mil, up from respective figures of ¥107mil and ¥59mil. The company credited the jump to Disgaea 3: Return selling “higher than expected,” with Disgaea 4 on the PS3 also selling well in North America and Europe.
In a recent earnings report, Nippon Ichi revealed that strong sales of Disgaea 4 helped the company outperform its expectations for the first half of the fiscal year. With a previously forecasted net loss of 10 million yen, the company instead reported net earnings of 122 million. Considerable DLC sales for Disgaea 4 further bolstered these numbers, seemingly unhindered by the PSN outage earlier this year.
In spite of the change in numbers, Nippon Ichi has not adjusted its annual forecast figures, citing aspects of upcoming products that have not been finalized.
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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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.
Sources: 1UP, Andriasang
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