Disgaea 4: Return, Criminal Girls: Invitation announced for PS Vita; 10th Anniversary Asagi Project in development
posted on 07.13.13 at 10:50 AM EST by (@salromano)
Three projects announced at Makai Wars Live.

Nippon Ichi Software announced Disgaea 4: Return and Criminal Girls: Invitation (title tentative) for PS Vita during its Makai Wars Live event in Japan this weekend.

Disgaea 4: Return will launch in Japan in January 2014 and Criminal Girls: Invitation will launch this winter. An overseas release has yet to be confirmed.

Additionally, Nippon Ichi announced the development of an “Asagi 10th Anniversary Commemoration Project” where Asagi becomes the main character. A platform and release date were not announced.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    I prefer SRPGs on handhelds anyway *looks at my copy of D4*. I’d probably hold out for the Vita versions from now on.

    Looking forward to hearing more about the Asagi-led title.

    • OverlordZetta

      Likewise. I’m sure this wasn’t their intention, but this announcement just lost N1 a D2 purchase. I’d much rather have a portable version with all the DLC built in any day, and if that means waiting a few years, so be it.

  • Guest

    Genuinely don’t understand the appeal in the Disgaea series.

    I know different strokes for different folks, but personally I can’t see anything good about the series.

    • HeatPhoenix

      It’s alright, I like it. But I don’t think it’s the best SRPG out there. Though it’s that I don’t like SRPGs on handheld or else I’d just stop buying the console version at all, why bother anymore, you can make do by buying the handheld version consistently. D3 handheld ver. came out when D4 launched, now D4 handheld version is coming out when Disgaea D2 just got realized, it’s gonna keep going like this until Disgaea ends.

    • LeBronista

      When I bought my first disgaea game for the psp I had no idea of what the game is all about. Never read any articles and reviews about it. I just picked it up because the cover was cool.wheni played I was laughing at the crude humor by the characters.

  • ragingmerifes

    It will be a PS4-exclusive cel-shaded FPS.

  • MrKappa

    So it’s finally happening, Asagi gonna get her own game.

  • DesmaX

    Criminal Girls? lel

    But, hey, Disgaea 4 Vita is sweet. And finally Asagi got her own game To be honest, I though the joke was starting to get old

  • Adol Christin

    I really liked Disgaea 4 a lot more than 3. Can’t wait :)

    • Mar Mar

      I want sardines!

  • sherimae1324

    finally it is oficially announced ^_^ it is destined to happen anyway samething will happen to disgaea d2 in a couple of years

  • Elvick

    Wonder if Disgaea 4 has tons of DLC like 3 did… bought the Vita version of 3 because I didn’t buy any DLC, and the cost of so much DLC was crazy. Plus, Disgaea (or any SRPG really) is just way more appealing with the freedom to play anywhere I want.

  • DarthBrian

    Asagi game!

    It’s Happening!!!! (.gif)

    • nyobzoo

      she finally gets a demo XD

    • whiteferrero

      YEAH! I always liked asagi’s character design. :D

    • OverlordZetta

      I just hope it plays like Makai Kingdom. That’s needed a sequel far longer than Asagi’s needed a game.

    • Himiko

      Watch them cancel it, lol.

      • DarthBrian

        don’t joke about that. :(

      • whiteferrero

        nooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! poor asagi T_T

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    Disgaea 4 for the Vita was what I was hoping for, so that’s great. I’d forgotten Criminal Girls actually existed… that was more of a surprise. :P

  • DesmaX

    Oh, yeah, I just remembered now

    Hopefully they’ll make Disgaea 4 online components work properly in the west.

  • Learii

    what gameplay of Criminal Girls: Invitation look like I wonder

    • OverlordZetta

      Time will tell I suppose

    • Elvick

      Well, there’s a Criminal Girls on PSP. Something like that I’d imagine.

  • OverlordZetta

    Snap! I was expecting this, but its really exciting to hear it confirmed all the same. I only got a little of 4’s DLC, so I can’t wait to give it all a good run through now on the portable version.

    Time to whip out that 3 Vita I got from PS+ to prepare…

  • Yuri4prez

    Great news. I love The Disgaea series, but I really enjoyed D3 on the Vita. I’m sure the same will be said about D4 on the Vita.

    Hope this gets a western release (it will)

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    So uh…what’s the chances of Criminal Girls actually making it (Westward) ;-; ? Oh well D4 and an Asagi game is good news for now.

    • erico316ec

      pretty high since nis have been on the roll bringing almost all thier vita titles coming to the usa

      • OverlordZetta

        Wait, what? What titles besides Disgaea 3 and that VN have they even made for Vita?

  • erico316ec

    i think its weird the vita haves been games like crazy from nis i wonder what driving them to makes so many games

    • Sardorim

      Well, they liked the PSP and it isn’t too expensive for them to port the Disgaea games over and add new features to them. This is like easy money for them and will help the Vita out.

  • HeatPhoenix

    I’d like a Prinny 3 for 3DS also? That’d be neat.

  • kuusou yume

    Is this a Vita port of Promise Unforgotten or a sequel?

    • Sardorim

      Enhanced Port.

      • kuusou yume

        That’s awesome. I think the Disgaea games are best on handhelds

  • bloodiOS

    Hohohoho… can’t wait to see what sort of naughty things we can do in Criminal Girls now that it’s on the Vita (with touch control and everything.)

  • SolarisSpell

    I bought the complete DLC pack for Disgaea 3 and it was worth it. Sadly I waited for the same pack in Disgaea 4 and it never happened… I would have enoyed it. Now it feels as if I shouldn’t buy D2 and wait for the enhanced Vita version. Damn! >.<

    … I'll buy Disgaea D2 anyway…

    • Elvick

      You could buy the Vita version as a “complete DLC pack” ;D

      • SolarisSpell

        Haha, yeah. Actually… it’s even cheaper! XD I enjoy Disgaea in my home TV, but it’ll be nice to replay it with complete DLC.

        Nice advice

  • MasterSensei

    Hopefully they announce that there will be a cross save feature with Disgaea4: Return because I spent hours grinding levels for my team. Also I hope they give us the character DLC as well.

    • OverlordZetta

      I imagine they won’t have a cross-save feature, because the Vita version is likely to have a fair amount of content the original didn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micheal.scott.315 Micheal Scott

    Asagi gets a game yeah :D
    Criminal Girl cant wait
    Disgaea 4 Return what new character will join us these time
    All every good news

  • PrinceHeir

    now this is awesome :D

  • Dick Mountainjoy

    Dear Makai Wars, please be randomly generated TPS/RPG.

    Like DIablo/Ratchet&Clank