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    A Japanese PlayStation Store page for Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, the PSP remake of the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, has appeared.

    The game is listed as as PSP emulation title, meaning that it will appear as part of the Classics Catalog for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers.

    A June 30 release date is listed, but given that it is July 19 and the game is not yet available, that release date is incorrect.

    Here is an overview of the game, via western publisher NIS America:


    Disgaea is now on the go! Enjoy your favorite miscreants on your ride to school, work, home, or wherever. Challenge your friends through the exclusive multiplayer mode, and prove beyond a doubt just who deserves to rule the Netherworld.

    Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness tells the story of Prince Laharl and his outlandish group of misfits as he battles for the ultimate rule over the Netherworld.

    Key Features

  • Remastered – Completely remastered to take full advantage of PlayStation Portable.
  • Multiplayer Mode – Gratify your ego and humiliate your friends in the multiplayer mode.
  • New Story Mode – Discover what would happen if Etna killed Laharl. All-new story focus means a new experience and an all-new ending.
  • Fog of War Option – Less visibility, more strategy.
  • Geo Cube – Outwit your friends with the Geo Cube. Geo Cubes can turn a battle in a moment. Use them well or have them used against you.
  • NIS America has announced Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 for Switch and PC (Steam), which includes La Pucelle: Ragnarok (Steam) and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (Steam). It will launch this summer

    Here is an overview of the collection, via NIS America:


    Prinny is back at it again, dood! Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3: La Pucelle: Ragnarok / Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure brings you two foundational titles in one! Discover the world of La Pucelle: Ragnarok as it makes its North American debut. This action-packed RPG is loaded with tons of extra content including new scenarios, new recruits, and a whole gang of downloadable characters in addition to a new voice cast, new music, and quick travel!

    Dive back into your Nippon Ichi Software roots and experience a game that laid the foundation for the beloved Disgaea series with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. Sharper graphics and updated image optimization bring this classic title into the present! Plus, each physical copy includes the soundtrack and art book at retail. Experience a part of Nippon Ichi Software history with this delightful combo pack!

    Key Features

  • Overflowing with New Content La Pucelle is back with tons of new content including the Overlord Prier scenario. You can also recruit Laharl, Etna, Flonne, and Prinny to join your adventures. Extra downloadable content characters such as Rozalin, Cornet, Hero Prinny, and Ellie are included as well. In addition to quality of life changes to the flow of the game, such as skipping cutscenes and rotating the camera during battle, there are also more voiced lines, more music, and a new quick travel feature!
  • Where it All Began – The return of the original Rhapsody strategy RPG from the original PlayStation now has sharper graphics and image optimization options to mimic CRT.
  • Exclusives Included – The physical release includes both a soundtrack and an art book!
  • Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

    NIS America has announced Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3 for Switch and PC (Steam), which includes Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure and La Pucelle: Ragnarok. It will launch this summer

    Here is an overview of the collection, via NIS America:

    The value-pack is back with Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 3! Experience La Pucelle: Ragnarok for the first time in North America, and check out what inspired the famous Disgaea series with Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure! You won’t want to miss out on this delightful duo, dood!

    Watch the announcement trailer below.

    NIS America has revealed a new company logo ahead of its 20th anniversary in 2023.

    The new logo, which is inspired by Japanese sumi-e (ink wash painting), will be used on all NIS America products released from March 2022 onward.

    TheNIS America website has also been revamped with a brand new look.

    NIS America will celebrate its 20th anniversary on December 24, 2023.

  • Disgaea 6 Complete will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC through Steam in summer 2022. Additionally, NIS America will release a physical limited edition for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game. It will cost $109.99 and come with a handful of collector’s goods. These include a “Behind the Seams” artbook, a two disc “Defiance of Dissonance” soundtrack, a “Roll Call” cloth poster, and “Designed with Destiny” art cards. The limited edition will also come with a collector’s box.

    A deluxe edition will be available for PlayStation 4. It will include the “Defiance of Dissonance” select soundtrack and the Disgaea 6 Complete Tales of Super Reincarnation. More information regarding this version will appear in the future.

    Disgaea 6 Complete will include all previously released character and cosmetic DLCs. It will also come with an entirely new color DLC. In Defiance of Destiny, characters from previous Disgaea entries appeared in the form of DLC content. This included Adell and Rozalin from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, and Valvatorez from Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten.

    To coincide with the announcement of this new version of Disgaea 6, NIS America released a trailer to celebrate the occasion. You can watch the trailer below.

    Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is available for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in Japan. It is immediately available for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe. Disgaea 6 Complete will release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC in summer 2022.

    NIS America has announced Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2 for Switch and PC (Steam), which includes Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound (Steam page) and ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman (Steam page). It will launch in spring 2022 with English and Japanese audio, and English text.

    Pre-orders for a limited edition are now available via NIS America Online Store for $99.99.

    Here is an overview of the collection, via NIS America:


    NIS Classics strikes again with Vol. 2, dood!

    Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound centers around Lord Zetta, a master of tactical warfare, and his pursuit to invade and reclaim the Netherworld‒as a book. Using cunning strategies, ultra-powerful magic, and a vast range of crazy deadly weapons, Lord Zetta aims to take control of his enemies’ lands. Using a feature unique to this battle system, you can summon your army via the INVITE system to do your bidding on the battlefield and dominate your foes!

    When your thirst for new lands is quenched, ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman will have you coming back for more with the ultimate character customization system allowing you to make your character your own from the toes to the nose, dood! Custom-made to kick enemies to the curb, your character will also establish a base and work their way through a myriad of maps, each randomly generated and all part of your own unique story!

    Key Features

  • Back After 10-Plus Years, Dood! – Two action-packed RPG classics are making their first explosive entrances since their decade-plus debuts! Experience Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound (now with new content, dood!) and ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman on modern platforms for the first time in over 10 years, with English and Japanese audio!
  • Zetta… But Betta! – In Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound, Lord Zetta, master of tactical warfare, aims to invade and reclaim the Netherworld—as a book! Utilize clever strategies and powerful magic, along with deadly weapons ranging from broadswords to rocket launchers to take control of your enemies’ land. Also, summon your army through the INVITE system, tear up the battlefield with new characters, and dive into Petta Mode for a whole new story.
  • Build-a-Ranger – In ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman, your character is custom-made to kick as—many enemies to the curb as you want! Use the deep customization system to outfit your ranger from head to toe, establish your own base, and fight your way through an array of randomly-generated maps to forge your own heroic story.
  • Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.

    It seems NIS America is planning another collection of classic RPGs. People online discovered a Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2 website. People changed part of the address for the first installment’s page, which led to a new site with a countdown. On September 8, 2021, it will expire. [Thanks, Desma on Resetera and Stealth!]

    The teaser site doesn’t offer any hints as to what could be in Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2. It only features the Disgaea series and NIS Prinny mascot spinning.

    To remind everyone, the first Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 debuted at the end of August 2021. It bundled together Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle Remastered and Soul Nomad & the World Eaters. Both are strategic RPGs that originated on the PlayStation 2. As noted in Siliconera’s feature on the collection, a second compilation could follow a similar pattern and include PS2 strategy games like Makai Kingdom and La Pucelle: Tactics. If PS1 games or PSP titles could be considered, titles like Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure or Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman might also be possibilities.

    It appears Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2 will be announced on September 8, 2021. Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 1 is available on the Nintendo Switch. People can also get Soul Nomad & the World Eaters on PCs via Steam.

    NIS America has released a message from Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa in celebration of the Disgaea series achieving five million sales.

    In the message, Niikawa confirms that the Disgaea series will continue, but that it is too early to announce details.

    A special website was also launched, featuring a character poll, retweet contest, merchendise sales, and Steam sale.

    Get the full message from Niikawa, followed by a transcript, below.

    Hello everyone, I am Sohei Niikawa from Nippon Ichi Software, and I am the producer and scenario writer for the Disgaea series.

    Thank you from NIS America

    Thanks to all of our fans, the Disgaea series has sold over five million copies worldwide. We would like to thank all of our fans around the globe for making this achievement possible. We only had Japanese gamers in mind when we created the original Disgaea. But, we discovered that just as many fans—if not more—bought and enjoyed the game when it was released in the west, which allowed us to keep selling games for 20 years. Over that time, we have been able to surpass five million copies sold, and I can’t thank all of our fans out there enough.

    Reflecting on 20 Years of Disgaea

    For the original Disgaea, I wanted to pack everything I liked into a single game. While I was making it, I had no clue what would make it sell well. Because I didn’t know what to put in it, I tried to stuff it with everything that I liked. When I did that, the only setting for the game that made sense was the Netherworld. And by making the protagonist a demon, he would be free to do whatever he wanted. That is how Disgaea was born. With that kind of momentum going into it, I feel like it’s a miracle that it has lasted for 20 years. That was only possible thanks to the staff who worked on it, the media who supported us, the people at the shops who sold it, and—of course—most of all, to all the fans who bought it. I would really like to thank all of you.

    The Disgaea Sale

    To celebrate surpassing five million sales, NIS America will be holding a sale on the Disgaea series. This is another way we would like to thank our fans. It is a great opportunity for not only our existing fans, but for new players who have never played the Disgaea series before, to get to play the games. Please look forward to it!

    Please Look Forward to the Next Disgaea

    We just released Disgaea 6, but I’m sure some of you are already wondering what’s next for the series. Of course, we’re planning to keep it going. Though I can’t really talk about when that may be, or what it’s going to be like yet, we would like to take into acount all of the feedback we’ve received about Disgaea 6 from players in America, Europe, Japan, Asia, and everywhere else, so that we can make sure everyone will enjoy the next one even more.

    Favorite Character Poll

    I would also like to let you know that NIS America is holding a character poll on their Disgaea five million celebration website. Please go and vote! This will help us determine who we should include as bonus character, downloadable content characters, and who should make special appearances in future titles.

    Final Message to Our Fans

    And finally, I would like to thank everyone once again. Because all of you, we were able to hit over five million copies sold in the 20 years of the Disgaea series. With everyone’s help, I would like Disgaea to continue to grow. In the next 25 to 30 years, it would be great to be able to celebrate 10 million sales with you. We look forward to everyone’s continued support for the Disgaea series. Thank you!

    Disgaea 6 - Valvatorez & Plenair DLC is Now Available

    Disgaea 6 – Valvatorez & Plenair DLC is Now Available

    NIS America has announced that both Valvatorez and Plenair are now available as playable characters in Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. You can either get both characters together in the season pass for $34.99 (in addition to the various other past and future DLC that’s included), or you can buy them separately at a cost of $3.99 each. In addition to this announcement, NIS America has also put out…

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    When Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny released in Japan, Hololive Vtuber DLC characters appeared too. Five people ended up added to the game. Ahead of their (free) debut, NIS America offered a better look at the group. A new Disgaea 6 Hololive DLC trailer shows off the English versions of their attacks.

    As you might guess, this video is pretty similar to a Japanese one from February 2021. It goes over each of the Hololive Vtuber characters. We get a better look at their custom avatar art. Then, we get to see one of their signature attacks.

    It begins with Fubuki Shirakami as Fubuking. She uses a Prinny Dance. Then, Rushia Uruha appears as the Succubus Ruusha. She uses a Shrink Step. Flare Shiranui is Torte, a Psychic. She performs a Psychic Blade Dance. Watame Tsunomaki is Watameh. Her Evil Eye performs Brutal Eye in the trailer. Finally, Polka Omaru portrays PolPol the Mage. She uses Elemental Burst in the video.

    Here’s the full Disgaea 6 Hololive DLC trailer.

    People can see Zed’s Super Reincarnation ability up close now. NIS America released the English (and French) version of the Disgaea 6 Switch demo on the eShop on May 25, 2021. In addition, there’s a new trailer to watch and pre-order discount for past NISA game owners.

    With regards to the Disgaea 6 demo, people get the first chapters of the full game. Nothing is walled off. You can save your progress. When you do, you can then later take that file into the full game after it launches at the end of June 2021.

    There’s also a new trailer showing off how the Disgaea 6 demo looks in English on the Switch.

    As for the discount, Disgaea 6 is $53.99 if people already own one of nine other NISA Switch games. Here’s the full list of qualifying titles. Also, the 10% discount will be in effect until August 31, 2021.

  • The Alliance Alive HD Remastered
  • The Caligula Effect: Overdose
  • Disgaea 1 Complete
  • Disgaea 4 Complete
  • Disgaea 5 Complete
  • Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
  • Langrisser I & II
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
  • Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny will come to the Switch in English and French on June 29, 2021, and the demo is out now. The Hololive Vtuber DLC will be free at launch.