Nippon Ichi Software talks Disgaea D2

Disgaea 5 is also being prepared, teases NIS.

October 23, 2012 / 11:40 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Dengeki PlayStation this week contains an interview with Nippon Ichi Software’s Shogo Kozakai, producer of the recently announced Disgaea D2 for PlayStation 3.

Disgaea D2 is a continuation of the first Disgaea, set several years after the good ending. It stars Laharl, the main character of the first game, as well as Etna and Flonne. Old characters will return and new characters will be introduced. The game will have the familiar slapstick, yet serious ambiance Disgaea titles are known to offer. A remake of the first game was considered, but the team wanted to deliver a new story.

The game system will focus on the good points from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness and Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. But since many fans believed Disgaea 4‘s system had too much volume, it’s being balanced to be closer to the original Disgaea. Disgaea‘s system is popular, said Kozakai, but there is an impression of weak spots in the story, which the team aims to repair. In terms of new elements, there are still various features that have yet to be revealed. It appears you might even be able to use monsters as mounts.

Kozakai wants to continue the Dimension series, so this might not be the first and last game you’ll see. He also said the fifth numbered game, the already confirmed Disgaea 5, is currently being prepared.

Disgaea D2 will launch for PlayStation 3 in Japan on March 20, 2013.

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

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  • Kazziyan

    Sounds good!

    Etna on a mount. Yes.

    • DarthBrian

      Etna can mount me any time.

      Did I just say that out loud?

      • Kazziyan

        … Dat mental image.

  • MrRobbyM

    The first game and it’s characters are some of my most beloved in video games so naturally, I’m excited for this. While a remake would have been cool, I’m glad they didn’t do it. The first game is still playable, hasn’t aged too bad and it was just a last gen game.

  • http://twitter.com/WarbossAohd Warboss Aohd

    mountz?

    well dat iz intriguing.

  • MrKappa

    Kozakai wants to continue the dimension series? Does that mean other Disgaea games getting a sequel or Laharl having this all to himself? Truth be told I’m all for the latter.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Please localize this for next year NIS.

  • Hidayat246

    “………But since many fans believed Disgaea 4‘s system had too much volume……”

    too much?????

  • PrinceHeir

    get hype!!!!!!

  • The Black Rabbit

    YES, love you laharl, imo he is better than the second games main char….

  • Lufia4

    Ablublublublublublub..!!! CAN’T WAIT! *w*