Disgaea 5, announced for PlayStation 4 at this week’s SCEJA Press Conference, will have the greatest volume in the series yet, this week’s Dengeki PlayStation reveals.
The amount of characters that can be displayed on-screen has seen a significant increase thanks to PlayStation 4, jumping from 10 on PS3 to 100 on PlayStation 4. There will be new systems, too.
According to Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa, they thought about making the game multi-platform with PlayStation 3, but wanted to make something that can only be done on PlayStation 4.
The game’s story is themed around the concept of “revenge.” Dengeki PlayStation introduces the first three characters this week:
- Kiria (voiced by Mamoru Miyano) – The protagonist. A young demon boy who swears revenge on the “Demon Emperor Void Dark.”
- Seraphine (voiced by Sarah Emi Bridcutt) – The heroine. The sheltered princess and daughter of “Gorgeous Underworld”‘s demon king.
- Usaria (voiced by Satomi Akesaka) – The demon king of “Rabbit Rabbit World,” cursed to go berserk if she does not eat curry.
But perhaps the biggest news, the next issue of Dengeki PlayStation will include a product code to download a trial version of Disgaea 5.
Disgaea 5 is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan in spring 2015. The standard edition will cost 7,776 yen and the download edition 6,171 yen. A limited edition will cost 11,016 yen. A first-print limited edition will include a Niitengo Usaria and Yellow Prinny, art book, soundtrack CD, and downloadable content.
Development is currently 60 percent complete.