Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Disgaea

New Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness trailer released

NIS has released a new trailer for the next release in the Disgaea series, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. The two-minute video (re)introduces the cast and covers many of the gameplay mechanics, including mounted skills and geo elements, with footage from the Japanese version.

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PlayStation 3 News

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness coming this October

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Disgaea, NIS’ long-running strategy-RPG series, will be returning this fall when Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness launches on October 8 for PS3. A Brighter Darkness will be celebrating 20 years of NIS and 10 years of Disgaea by bringing back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the first game in a new storyline about a disgruntled and disrespected Overlord. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as a revamped character-creation system.

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PlayStation 3 News

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness to be released this fall for PS3

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NIS America announced at their latest press event that Disgaea will be returning to the PlayStation this fall with Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. To celebrate the series’ 10-year anniversary, A Brighter Darkness will bring back Etna, Flonne, and Laharl from the very first entry, 2003’s Hour of Darkness. The new storyline will find a disgruntled Laharl as a disrespected Overlord seeking to earn the fear of his minions. The Item World, Master/Pupil System, and the Geo elements will be returning, as well as an overhauled character-creation system.

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DLC, PlayStation 3 News

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories launches on PSN

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Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories is now available on PSN. The $9.99 PlayStation 2 Classic has many features that will be familiar to fans of the later releases, such as geo effects and the Item World. Newcomers, however, will find it much more manageable than its successors, making it a nice entry point for those who have been curious about but also intimidated by the game’s many modes and modifiers.

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PlayStation 3 News

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories hitting PSN next week

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Disgaea fans who missed out on the early years will get a chance to try out the second release, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, via PSN when it launches on the PS Store on January 22. Cursed Memories will be available as a PlayStation 2 Classic and offer gamers an excellent entry point to better understand the series’ turn-based system and role-playing elements. Newer fans will also find much to be familiar with, including geo effects, the Item World, and the Dark Assembly.

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PlayStation 3 News

NIS gets educational with Character Chowdown for iOS

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NIS will be bringing the younger doods and doodettes into the fold shortly with the release of their educational iOS puzzle game Character Chowdown. Developed in conjunction with Yummy Yummy Tummy, Character Chowdown will help players learn Asian language sets by using a variety of colorful characters in conjunction with memory-recall-style play, as well as tailor lessons so that users will receive extra practice with the words giving them the most trouble.

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Apple Handheld

(PlayStation Vita Review) Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

(PS Vita Review) Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

“… not only the definitive version of Disgaea 3, but a great game.”

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PS Vita Reviews

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention drops a Prinny bomb on PS Vita

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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention is now available for the PS Vita. Available in retail and through PSN, the handheld version of Absence of Justice includes all-new content plus the original game along with all of its DLC.

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PlayStation Vita News

(PlayStation 3 Review) Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten

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“Colorful, goofy, funny, and addictive, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten is a welcome entry to the series.”

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PlayStation 3 Reviews

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention heading to PS Vita in 2012

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The Disgaea train rolls on. In addition to getting an Android release in North America, NIS also revealed that the series will be launching for the PlayStation Vita in spring 2012 with Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention. The new handheld version is slated to include new “characters, stories, and game systems.”

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PlayStation Vita News