NIS has pushed out a new update for Disgaea 5. While much of it rehashes old gameplay content that should be familiar to series veterans, it nonetheless introduces two new Overlords, as well as the Fusion Skill system and a handful of new character classes. Catch our abridged translation that trims the old fat below.
Christo (voiced by Junji Majima)
“You can call me Christo. I’m on a mission to go out and whack Void Dark for my own reasons.”
Christo is an Overlord who’s said to be affiliated with “a certain enormous Netherworld.” Keen on Killia’s latent magical powers, he plans to try and make use of them to assassinate Void Dark. An excellent tactician in his own right, he’ll stop at nothing to come out on top.
Zeroken (voiced by Tetsuya Kakihara)
“Outta the way, amateurs! Leave The Lost to a professional like me!”
The self-proclaimed disciple of the legendary Goldion the Demon Fist, Zeroken is a short Overlord who prefers to take on The Lost by himself, often appearing before Killia and company during battle to save them without them asking for help. Although he can be seen as someone who gets carried away by his own hype, he’s nevertheless a flexible fighter on the battlefield, able to adapt his demeanor based on who he’s facing.
New Gameplay System: Fusion Skills
Fusion Skills are a new type of move in Disgaea 5 that Killia and other major characters can use when they’re adjacent to one another and team up. What actually comes out when they band together depends on the relationship that the two characters have with one another. Killia and Seraphina, for instance, as quasi-lovers, can combine their respective ice affinity and charm to pulls off a “Subzero Heartbreak.” Magnus and Zeroken, meanwhile, as vigorous, masculine men, can use “Tempestuous Flames,” an attack that combines fire and wind to attack enemies in a cross shape. And Usalia and Christo can team up for “Curry Break,” a quirky move that’s befitting their more quiet natures. Naturally, these aren’t the only Fusion Skills in the game. As the story progresses and characters get to better know one another, they’ll unlock new Fusion Skills to unleash in battle as time goes on.
Main Weapons: Swords, spears, and axes
Special Ability: Ripple (When directly attacking an enemy, the target and any adjacent enemy units are all damaged.)
The Dark Knight is a knight that makes liberal use of, well, darkness. As the name of his special ability implies, he has a knack for making his influence felt beyond his immediate vicinity.
Skilled At: Guns
Special Ability: Efficiency (Once per turn, in addition to the one standard alloted action, she can use an item.)
A loyal maid, she knows how to make the most of the items in her arsenal.
Magic Medium: Wand
Special Ability: Magic Maker (At the end of every turn, regain 10% SP.)
Fairies tote large, luminous lanterns with them wherever they go. They heal by taking in the magic power from the surrounding area.
Disgaea 5 is currently slated for release on March 26 in Japan for PlayStation 4. Catch a new batch of screenshots and artwork at the gallery here.