Disgaea 4 Announced


Nippon Ichi has announced that Disgaea 4 is due to be released for the PS3 within the year.

A detailed announcement is expected in September at the Tokyo Game Show.

The move is not likely to come as much of a surprise to followers of Nippon Ichi’s increasingly troubled fortunes – it previously outlined new Disgaea plans as part of its efforts to avoid bankruptcy.

It may be no exaggeration to say the company’s future prospects hinge on producing a quality iteration of its signature title – another embarrassingly pathetic exercise in cash cow milking like Disgaea 3 and its PS1 era graphics and gameplay seems unlikely to rescue the company’s fortunes.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:58 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    booo 360 is gay xD

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    Comment by Trini D. King
    09:14 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Disgaea 4?

    Can I get an Amen, dood?

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    Comment by Gigagaia
    08:23 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Laharl is by far the funniest video game character ever, no contest. Put him back as the main character please.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as they dish out more Flonne, I'm sold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would they PLEASE upgrade the graphics a bit this time? You could do 90% of the stuff in Disgaea on a SNES!

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    Comment by brningpyre
    09:05 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some bigger, more detailed sprites would be very nice. If Blazblue can pull off beautiful sprites in HD, then so can Disgaea.

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    Comment by Para
    12:00 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I continue to play this series and Wow, Disgaea 4 what a saga xD I have all the PS2 ones the PS3 one and the PSP ones and yet I wonder how they are going to make Disgaea 4 any different then the last ones.

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    Comment by Para
    11:55 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, Disgaea 4 what a saga xD I have all the PS2 ones the PS3 one and the PSP ones and yet I wonder how they are going to make Disgaea 4 any different then the last ones.

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    Comment by alidan
    07:39 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    am i the only one here who doesnt fucking care abeut this game anymore?

    graphics aside, because i could enjoy these games regardless of graphics, i just dont feel like being fucked again.

    almost all the dlc content was on the fucking disc. being a fairly big fan, i was willing to pay, not happy but willing. i don't feel like getting a game having 3-5 characters i like, and having to pay 60 more for all the other characters i like.

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    Comment by Koji
    07:34 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    dood, pre-ordering asap.

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    Comment by Thage
    06:31 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay, one more game to buy and not finish!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:56 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh, it's statements about graphics like what artefact said that makes me dislike him. I love your site but man some things you're quite brutal. It's not about the graphics man. Let me guess, you must think the indie game La-Mulana sucks beyond belief because it runs on MSX type 8-bit graphics.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:44 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, not yet! I still haven't gotten 3. Or beaten 2. Or the first one. ...Damn. Disgaea, you shall consume all of my free time someday, I swear.

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    Comment by Tateha
    06:54 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Disgaea 3 is one of my favorite games but shit, the amount of asshole dlc that was already on the disk should be criminal.

    While i'll most likely be getting 4 again, it would really help if they actually TRIED with some graphical improvements, lets say, high res sprites.


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    Comment by Usagi
    07:33 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What I would like to see, in the upcoming game, would be "3D" sprites in combat, as opposed to blocky sprites, but, still in the same chibi style. Basically it should just look like a cleaned up version of older games. I'd also like to see fully animated story scenes (year right). But would be happy to see story scenes similar to Trinity Universe, partially animated and good looking. ... However I'll probably buy it regardless, as I love the series...but they defiantly need to integrate the original main cast as part of the main story, not side quests an extra characters.

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    Comment by b0122
    07:20 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i came. Dood.

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    Comment by Zombie
    07:06 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awesome, Dood!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shiet, I still have a ton of stuff to do in Disgaea 1...... u.u

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:46 19/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet Etna's going to be really stacked.

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    Comment by brningpyre
    09:03 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please don't suck, please don't suck, please don't suck...

    Comment by Saki
    08:16 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    dood i have to get this

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    if it for ps3 then i want japanese dub instead of english. blu ray has enough space to fit both sounds

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:17 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    God they should just stick to Laharl, Etna, and Flonne because at the very least they were entertaining.

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    Comment by Dryaxx
    02:27 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just came buckets :O!!!! DO WANT NAO!

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe they'll stop making up new overlord's who are ''the most powerfull ever!'' It annoys me that they seem unable to be consistent.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:08 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Disgaea does not have PS1 graphics. If it lags at times on the PS3 then you'd know there's a lot of processing happening.

    I applaud NIS for making 2D games. C'mon 2D is better!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:45 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If there was a lot of processing happening to generate Disgaea 3's quality graphics, then the engine programmers weren't doing their jobs :)

    Chances are they just didn't even try to use the Cell processor properly and had most of the game running on that one somewhat normal CPU in the thing.

    Agreed with the 2D part though.

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    Comment by brningpyre
    09:10 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The state of programming in Japan has been just awful recently.

    Their programmers don't know/follow most or any of the better practices for programming and developing. Subsequently, their games cost many times more than they should to make, and they're glitchy as hell.

    Universities in Japan really need to step up and start training their programmers and graphic designers seriously (instead of just a 4 year vacation before getting a job).

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Personally, I hope that they keep the PS1 era sprites. That is part of the charm of the Disgaea series.

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    Comment by Nono
    02:01 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yay, all hail to Laharl!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:00 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much, needs more Laharl.

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    Comment by Enan
    01:42 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't care for the graphics...

    Disgaea is like a ferrari.
    No matter how totaled it could be, you're driving one and haters be hating.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    hey, then who is the person and or company who do doujin by the same name or at least sounds similar?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:22 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How the hell do people continue to play this series? The first was all anyone needed for like 10 years then came the secnd, third & now fourth. Then again, I guess the main demographic likes to pretend they're working while leeching off parents, sad thing is it's basically volunteer work ie; NO FUCKING PAY

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:46 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol wtf are you talking about?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Is that all you can say to defend such a pathetic series? It becomes a second job after a certain point & I'm really baffled drooling morons will jump for joy whenever a new Disgaea is released.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    no seriously
    Disgaea 3 was my first Disgaea game and it was fukken great.
    What the hell is your problem?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:47 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    English Motherfucker, do you speak it?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm wisihing that Asagi would have a better role here, if not the leading character. Or at least let it be a female leading character now..not another snotty brat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:59 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope they continue to ignore lolicon moe faggots like you and keep using male protagonists. Unlike yourself many of us who play these games aren't transsexuals. If you want your precious lolicon and tits just oggle at the heroines of which there are plenty.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:08 18/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meanwhile, I hope they add a girl main characters just to make you cry. Judging by your reaction to above anon, the tears you would cry would be glorious.

    Not everyone has your body issues, I'm afraid to say :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 19/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So we are transsexuals if we want a female protagonists? Oh wow.

    If you weren't playing Disgaea for it's lolis made you should just screw off, because that's where its core fanbase wants. The core fanbase and the developers do not care how much you want shota in disgaea because we want delicious cake.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:56 20/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    TT, am i the only one who likes disgaea forits history and gameplay and not the shota/loli ??

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    Comment by Sid Vicious
    01:26 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Laharl and Flonne = fail

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    Comment by g0dslay3r
    01:00 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    asagi should be the main this time

    Comment by flood
    00:57 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Article pic is kinda meh~ :/

    Comment by Tenno Seremel
    02:15 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tail that is not at 90 deg to the character's back is not enough for you?

    Comment by flood
    15:23 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't really look like Etna :/

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    Comment by TenRX
    00:57 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Masterpiece! I Must buy it !!!!

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    Comment by CaptainFawful
    00:55 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    bbl pre-ordering it right now

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:39 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i would if it were for pc

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    yay! more tactical madness! bring it ON!

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    Comment by Bigall
    01:42 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where? I want!

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    Comment by Schrobby
    10:36 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    More loli goodness. ^_^

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wonder if N1 decided to go with high-res sprites this time. Although after playing Infinity Universe there's a little bit of hope that it will have animated characters for the talking cut scenes.

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    Comment by tyciol
    17:46 19/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dat Ass dood

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just downloaded the visual novel they made for psp (wich is opbscenely short btw!) and they did a impressive job with highquality sprites for the mood swaps to give the illusion of a full animation.

    The disgaea games have in no way PS1 era game play btw, anyone who makes such a ridiculous game has not bothered playing a turn based strategy game past the original shining force!

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    04:02 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They will start heavily failing only around Disgaea XIII so there is still time.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Been waiting for this but considering their last few games I wouldn't be doubt it if its just Disgaea 3 with a new story.

    How long have they been working on it too?

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    Comment by Azure Xuchilbara
    04:13 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Righteous, dood...I can never get enough of the humor Disgaea provides me...And occasional flashes of Flonne and Etna's armpits...


    Same here friend...

    And to celebrate, I have compiled my choice pics of Etna (as well as pics of her exposing her delishush armpits, dood) in the zip below:







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    Comment by Davoh
    09:23 17/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All hail Etna, HAIL, HAIL, ETNA!!!

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