Disgaea 4 Details

We return to the Netherworld, but instead of demons and overlords, we have werewolves and vampires.

NIS America announced its 2011 lineup at an event in San Francisco, so it looks like we're in for another epic Japanese strategy role-playing game that will last hundreds of hours. While it stays true to the Disgaea formula, the visuals are a step up from the sprites that we're so used to seeing. Each character is wonderfully detailed on the grid, so it's like moving around little anime figurines. It's colorful, it's quirky, and there are prinnies; what more do you need? We had an opportunity to sit down with the lead programmer and director of the game, Masahiro Yamamoto, to talk about the new features in Disgaea 4. See the interview below for more information. But if you want to see the game in action with the new visuals (and hilarious narration), I'd highly suggest the trailer, which is also embedded below.

Disgaea 4 is set to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 this September.

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Discussion

34 comments
revanknight
revanknight

I'm considering getting a disgaea game, but I'm not sure If it would appeal to me. The closest thing I've played to a strategic RPG is valkyria chronicles, but I can tell this is pretty different.

Nemezzis
Nemezzis

One of the last and best strategy rpgs ever made. Dont be fooled by the childish style, this game is awesome. Please, bring us online pvp!

FouGoose
FouGoose

Looks sick. I can't wait for this game.

servb0ts
servb0ts

I haven't even opened up my Disgaea 3 yet, still playing Hyperdimension Neptunia & Ar Tonelico Qoga

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

maybe this will be the turn-based strategy rpg i will finally have the patience to beat.

sagameister3
sagameister3

This looks like a step-up from Disgaea 3. I'll be looking forward to it.

Jinroh_basic
Jinroh_basic

ok. not that i have anything against the game, of course. hopefully it'll come out strong.

Deshdiwat
Deshdiwat

@Jinroh_basic Overall ofc there isnt much graphical upgrade... the upgrade itself is using HD sprites on the characters which makes it nicer unfortunately the quality for the video on the article doesnt reflect the sprites as they are, check a video @ 1080p quality of the game then you will see a bit of improvement from Disgaea 3 (having said that they could have done more... but still gg disgaea :D)

Jinroh_basic
Jinroh_basic

not saying the author lied, but if you check out actual footages you will notice there's barely any graphical upgrade; gameplay doesn't look very different either. in all likelihood the game is going to be quite similar to the 3rd. by the way, the game wasn't too well received in Japan.

Palaxius01
Palaxius01

Never played any of the Disgaea games before but from the look of that trailer, NIS really did seem to put a lot of effort to make this game as manly as possible. This game might be a good chance for me to try this series out. "100 million+ damage? No problem!" XD

Stryder_18
Stryder_18

@Jehuty08 It's crazy that you mention the whole Little Big Netherworld thing because, I actually made a Little Big Planet level with that title, lol. Anyways this game looks awesome!

Jehuty08
Jehuty08

So... Little Big Netherworld? count me in!

trollkind
trollkind

Werewolves and Vampires might get old but I trust NIS to do something that has me laughing to tears with those characters. Actually I didn't like any main characters since the awesome duo of Laharl and Etna but I still hugely enjoy all of Disgaea games so far, played them on the PS2 and then the PSP updates + D3. It's all in the hilariousness + open gameplay/do what you want, how you want + deep and complex systems that layer on each other and make grinding actually fun and challenging ... sometimes. ;)

ExtremeGamer93
ExtremeGamer93

Trailer is Epic Win!!! I shall be spending hours playing the other 3 until September... :D

rasputin177
rasputin177

This makes me want to go back and dominate Hour of Darkness but at the same it doesn't because this game looks like it will be the ultimate disgaea. Better Graphics Improved gameplay Fusion Online Pirate Ships!!! What more could you want from a Disgaea adventure?

Raykuza
Raykuza

I understand! I don't understand!

genesis1000
genesis1000

I've never played Disgae before, and that trailer both confused and amazed me.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

you gotta love nis and their crazy game trailers pre-order day one buy right here baby!!!

vinibr
vinibr

Pre-order purchase for me. I've been waiting for an online Disgaea since I played the first game in the series. And high-res sprites. HELL YAH!

IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

Awesome trailer. Day one purchase for sure!

ManiacKawaii
ManiacKawaii

werewolves,vampires and main character in baseball-prinie outfit..that's sounds as mock for some very infamous movie/book series

irishdude199210
irishdude199210

Is it just me, or does the guy in the trailer sound like Mr.Shamploo from Disgaea 3?

XeonForce
XeonForce

Why can't all game trailers contain such high levels of awesomeness?

soulless4now
soulless4now

Werewolves and Vampires? Can't say that's original, but it makes me want the game now. :P

Shadow_Fire41
Shadow_Fire41

that was one of the most hilarious, yet informative trailers, i have ever seen.

finalserenade75
finalserenade75

Day 1 purchase for sure, man I dunno if my wallet's gonna make it out alive this year haha Hilarious trailer by the way

Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

I like the new Graphics but I didn't mind the other ones.I hope they don't have a trophy for playing this game for 10 hours straight (irresponsible)