All posts tagged: Disgaea

How the West Was Fun – Lost in Mistranslation Episode 121

Now, now, now, now once upon a time in the west, video games used to be primed for the west. Gamers wanted to escape to the west, free of any real violence and stress (which is scary). Grab the controller, slam the buttons, start fighting something. Dodge all the bad guys, slip on a mad guise. Bring your stats up, see all the killing you did. Draw your guns quick, playing around like Billy, kid.   -30-

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Review

Revenge. We know it well, if not in our actual lives then in those of the fictional characters we follow. Not the most honourable of motivations, it is certainly one of the strongest, or at least the most relentless. Thus within these stories our heroes are often forced to battle the demons that dwell within before facing those that dwell without. But what happens when our hero isn’t alone? When those around him each seek their own, personal form of revenge? Simply put; you get the start of one heck of a fight. Ah Disgaea, the series that takes tactical RPGs and says, “You know what we need? More.” And boy does it deliver. If you’re new to this franchise, first of all welcome, then prepare to be bombarded by numbers. Damage counters, stat screens, weapon mastery, ranks, levels, mana…the list goes on…and on and on and on…then on a bit more, then it loops back around and starts all over again. what I’m getting at here, is that this is the perfect franchise for those …

Enter the Netherworlds – Disgaea Triple Play Collection Out Now in ANZ

Do you live in Australia and/or New Zealand? Do you enjoy the Disgaea franchise? Then have I got some news for you. Note: All those who don’t fulfill this criteria are free to read on, though they may not feel as invested in the news that the Disgaea Triple Play Collection has been released in Australia and New Zealand. Now, back to those who answered affirmative to my two opening questions…the Disgaea Triple Play Collection has been released in Australia and New Zealand. Busting out the specifics on this triumvirate of entertainment, the collection (compacted on a single disc, for easy access and stuff) contains Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten and Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (otherwise known as the last three Disgaea games to launch in the West). So, pump yourself up in preparation for the soon-to-come Disgaea 5 by traipsing through the Netherworlds that have come before, roughly based on a twisted academy, a shadowy game of politics and a direct sequel to the first Netherworld…that last description …

Triple Threat – The Disgaea Triple Play Collection Is Coming To Europe

Yo, scrub! Did I just hear you say you’ve never played Disgaea? Yeah, you know the video game series I’m talking about; it’s a tactical role-playing game published by NIS America, and you’re saying you’ve never played it? How is that even possible?! Oh wait…you’ve played the first few games? I apologise, I misheard you. I guess that’s okay, but do you maybe want to play some of the other titles in the series but can’t really afford to buy each of the games individually? Awesome, dood! I got some good news for you! NIS America…Europe has today announced a new video game collection that brings together three of the newer Disgaea titles all on one PlayStation 3 release. Yep! The Disgaea Triple Play Collection has just been announced and it will be getting a European release on the 10th of July. This collection will feature Disgaea 3: Absence Of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness. It’s perfect for those of you out there who need to play a little …

Take A Long Look at ‘Disgaea 5’ Because Damn It Looks Good

Do you like Disgaea? Of course you do! Thanks to 4Gamer we now have 16 thrilling minutes of footage of the upcoming and hotly anticipated 5th installment in the legendary strategy RPG series Disgaea 5. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is set for a March 26th release in Japan and a Western release is slated for Fall 2015 from NIS America. I for one am truly excited for this one as it marks the series debut on the PlayStation 4 and it also marks another 250+ hours of my life spent playing Disgaea. You can check out the 16 minutes of gameplay footage in the video below. So strap in and get ready for the alliance of vengeance dood! -30-

NIS America Is Bringing Disgaea 5 To The West

We all saw this coming right? Of course! it would be an absolute travesty of the much-loved series of tactical RPGs’ newest title didn’t make it to local shores! I’d definitely be in an uproar and I’m sure I wouldn’t be alone. Well, alongside some great news regarding the localisation of “Danganronpa: Another Episode“, NIS America have today announced that they will also be bringing “Disgaea 5” to the West. Though no full english name has been disclosed, NIS America are very much certain that this PlayStation 4 exclusive will be released outside of Japan sometime this year. Of yes, that’s another thing; they didn’t announce exactly WHEN the game will be getting a release, just that it’ll happen sometime this year so stay on the lookout for that. No matter when we are able to get our hands on the new game, I can say for certain that it will get as high a reception as any of the previous “Disgaea” titles in the series. It’s a fan favorite for tactical RPGs and it’ll …

Disgaea 5 – Seraphina Introduction Video Released

Every hero needs friends. Simple as that! Without a team of trustworthy fighters covering you from all sides, there’s not a good chance you’re going to make it through whatever battle you may be fighting. You need allies! You need people who can help you out! “Disgaea 5” knows what I’m talking about because helping the main character Killia as he tries to set the Netherworld free of the choker hold Void Dark seems to have on it are a bunch of rambunctious ruffians willing to do all they can for the sake of all that is good! The latest in the “Disgaea” series, in case you’re unaware, has a bunch of Demon Lords going up against one terribly evil Demon Lord who only wants to crush the Netherworld and put it under his rule. Well no other Demon Lord wants that so the strongest have decided to team up with the game’s antagonist Killia to take down this ultimate evil. Over time, in the lead up to the release of the game, Nippon Ichi …

Disgaea 5 Announced For A North American/European Release

Hype has been swelling around the the newly announced “Disgaea 5” as of late but with all that hype came soft thoughts of whether or not the new tactical RPG title will actually be making it to the West, especially with the comments made by Nippon Ichi Software regarding their financial situation which, rumour has it, is a false statement. With so much uncertainty floating around it’s hard to put your finger on some solid information but NIS America have announced something that will bring a little bit of thought stability to fans of the series: “Disgaea 5” WILL be making its way to the West in the Fall/Autumn of 2015 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. With some awesome updated graphics and the same gameplay mechanics you’ve come to know and love but with a few tweaks for a fresh new take, it’s pretty hard to pass up the new “Disgaea 5” but don’t take it from me, NIS America know exactly why their upcoming game will be legendary and this is why: Alliance Attacks: …

Have You Met Killia? – “Disgaea 5” Character Introduction Video Released

Nippon Ichi Software have come out recently and said that the continued existence of the video game developer and publisher now relies solely on how well “Disgaea 5” does upon release. Though sad to see such a wonderful and much-loved company going through some hard times, I like to find fortune in the unfortunate and I think the fact that “Disgaea 5” is going to be their “Hail Mary” is going to work out so well for them. At least, I very much hope so. As a way of promoting the game that could mean life or death for the company and to raise hype for what I’ve quickly come to look at as the next best thing in tactical RPG gaming, Nippon Ichi Software have begun releasing character introduction videos with the first to get the spotlight obviously being the main protagonist of the game…Killia. If you don’t know who Killia is; he’s a young Demon Lord who’s out for revenge and will stop at nothing to exact it. Shirtless and fearless, this Dragonewt …

Disgaea 5 – Meet The Demon Lords Christo and Zeroken

There’s nothing more powerful than the friendship shared between two or more people. It’s a fact! Every single kids television show has proven to me that without friendship nothing can be accomplished. This is why Killia, the main character of NIS’ upcoming “Disgaea 5” tactical RPG, will accomplish all the goals he sets out for himself. It’s all because of the friends he keeps. Here’s the story of the game so far: Void Dark is a super evil Demon Lord that plans on conquering the entire Netherworld but there are a bunch of other Demon Lords who don’t necessarily want that because, well…this guy is SUPER evil. Killia, the shirtless main character, has some pretty deep beef with Void Dark and has decided to rise up against him. Unfortunately Killia isn’t strong enough to do it on his own so he sets off on a journey around the Netherworld recruiting other Demon Lords who also don’t like the idea of Void Dark being in total control. This is where Christo and Zeroken come in. In …

Disgaea 5 – Character Technique Videos Released

The end of 2014 is just on the horizon and the arrival of 2015 will bring about a whole new list of video games set for a release. One of those games just so happens to be Nippon Ichi Software’s next addition to the critically-acclaimed grid-based RPG series “Disgaea 5” for the PlayStation 4. Now at this point in time, not a lot is known about the upcoming game, just that it revolves around a demon lord named Killia who’s on a mighty quest to unite some of the other demon lords to fight for one cause against a hyper-tyrannical being of pure malevolence but, knowing “Disgaea”, I’m sure it’ll be a whole bunch more than just that. With it getting a release over in Japan on the 26th of March in 2015, there’s still plenty of time to wait before anyone gets their hands on this game. That is why Nippon Ichi Software have released a set of very short videos showing audiences a couple of the techniques you’ll be helping these characters master …

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited – Review

A man only has two things in this world: His word and his balls. Any good man wouldn’t break either for anybody. That’s a lesson that I was originally taught by Al Pacino in his role as Tony Montana from the hit 80s film ‘Scarface’. Now, at the ripe old age of twenty, I’ve been given the chance to play the PlayStation Vita port ‘Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited’, a game that features a main character who just so happens to feel the same way as the Colombian drug lord himself. While Valvatorez the vampire doesn’t deal with narcotics, he was once called a tyrant…that was, until he made a promise to a young girl named Artina to never drink the blood of a human again. Being a demon doesn’t mean he has no morals. Valvatorez agreed and never again touched the sweet blood of a human being, teaching us that a promise is never to be broken. ‘Disgaea 4’ was originally released on the PlayStation 3 back in 2011 under the title ‘A Promise …

Disgaea 5 – Meet Kilia, Seraphine and Usalia

The Netherworld is a strange but wonderful place full of odd creatures both horrendous and cute. If you’re a human weighed down by sin you’ll be sent to the pits of the Netherworld where you’ll be broken down and built back up as a penguin-like creature called a Prinny. Some lucky otherworldly beings will be born as a demon wherein which they’ll spend the rest of their lives growing stronger, one day overthrowing their respective leaders and taking over as lords of the domain. Others fall under the category as monsters, while not as strong as demons these monsters do possess more power than humans but not quite enough to become overlords. What I’m saying is…the Netherworld is a mixed up place with many contradictory rules, more races than you can point an oversized blade at and a social hierarchy so corrupt and unfair it’ll make your head spin. 4Gamers, the Japanese online publication, has updated their website to include more information about Nippon Ichi Software’s (NIS) upcoming strategy RPG ‘Disgaea 5’. It was only …

Disgaea 5 Is Looking Damn Good! First Screenshots Released

It’s so close to the announcement of the game and already Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) have released the very first screenshots and character design images of their upcoming RPG title ‘Disgaea 5′. It’s clear that these guys and gals are on the freakin’ ball! Sony held a press conference just a couple of days ago wherein which they announced a bunch of new video games. One of those games happened to be ‘Disgaea 5’, a video game that NIS mentioned a while ago stating that it is on it’s way. Well they weren’t lying because only a couple of days later the world has been met with the very first screenshots of the upcoming series addition! Though we have no information about who these characters are or what exactly they do, what we do know is that the game is looking down right fantastic.   Alongside these screenshots comes an image which seems to show a special edition version of the game that looks to come with what looks like a soundtrack and art book. …

Disgaea 5 Confirmed! Heading To The PlayStation 4 In 2015 + Teaser Trailer

A few of weeks ago, in case a few of you have forgotten, a fantastic Twitter user who goes by the handle GILGAMESH501XX ‘Tweeted’ out a picture of a NIS (Nippon Ichi Software) greeting card, sent out to some lucky people as a nice, warm, Summer salutation. Gilgamesh, as I will call him, noticed something interesting about the image featured on this greeting card; the characters shown aren’t that familiar but the way they look, now…that was a different story. Speculation began to gravitate around this image which featured ‘Disgaea-like’ characters alongside a series regular Prinny. Today, during Sony Computer Entertainment’s pre-TGS (Tokyo Game Show) press conference, it was confirmed that the image that featured on the greeting card was indeed from the upcoming ‘Disgaea 5’. Alongside this confirmation came one hell of a teaser trailer which basically just showed that image again and again…and again and again and again! The game is set for a Japanese release on the PlayStation 4 sometime next year and a release throughout the rest of the world sometime …

Nippon Ichi Software’s Greeting Card Possibly Features First Image Of “Disgaea 5”

Twitter is wonderful! You must understand this! It isn’t just ‘another social media site’ at all. It is something that constantly surprises and delights. With the click of a link you could be sent on an adventure like no other. Personal information is at your fingertips and, so long as there are still good-hearted world citizens using it, I will continue to recommend Twitter to everyone I meet! The fantastic Twitter user GILGAMESH501XX yesterday ‘Tweeted’ out a picture of a NIS (Nippon Ichi Software) greeting card, sent out to some lucky people as a nice, warm, Summer salutation. Gilgamesh, as I will call him, noticed something interesting about the image featured on this greeting card; the characters shown aren’t that familiar but the way they look, now…that’s a different story. https://twitter.com/GILGAMESH501XX/status/490437511638839296 At first glance they simply seem like typical ‘Disgaea’ characters with the most prominent of the group looking quite similar to each of the previous game’s protagonists. Like some sort of incredibly protagonist fusion, but I’m not exactly sure that’s what it is. The …

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited – Australian/New Zealand Release Date Announced

  Hey there, doods! We get some pretty awesome news regarding the upcoming PlayStation Vita release of ‘Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited’ that is set to get Australian and New Zealand tactical RPG loveers in a frenzy! NIS America have just announced that, with help from their good friends Bandai Namco Games, they will be releasing ‘A Promise Revisited’ down in Oz (and New Zealand) on the 12th of September this year! That’s only two months away so it’s time to crack out some of the past ‘Disgaea’ games and get leveling, you’re going to need reintroduce yourself to the series if you want to be good enough to show your skills in this new release. ‘Disgaea 4’ was originally released on the PlayStation 3 way back in 2011 but much like it’s predecessory ‘Disgaea 3’ which was also released back on the PS3, it will be getting a re-release for the PlayStation Vita. This enhanced version of the game will feature every single piece of DLC that was released for the PlayStation 3 version …