Disgaea 4 drops September 6

Demonic strategy RPG dated; Nippon Ichi also shipping Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland for PS3 on September 27; Cladun x2 set for PSP debut by August's end.

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A return to the Netherworld is nigh for many a strategy role-playing game fan, as Nippon Ichi Software America today updated release info for a number of its upcoming titles, including giving its PlayStation 3-exclusive Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten a September 6 launch date.

Disgaea 4's art was redrawn for high definition.

Disgaea 4 will incorporate a graphical overhaul over the previous flagship installment in NIS's quirky turn-based tactics role-playing series. And while the studio has also revamped the battle systems, it will retain many of the series' most familiar aspects. Characters like "Dark Hero" Axel and the penguin-like servants Prinnies will be returning, as will many familiar character and enemy types, all rerendered to take advantage of the new engine.

Later in the month, NIS America will launch another PS3 effort, the alchemy-focused RPG Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland. Developed by Gust and set for a September 27 release, Atelier Totori is the sequel to last year's Atelier Rorona and focuses on the pupil of that game's protagonist.

Finally, NIS America confirmed that its downloadable PSP sequel Cladun x2 is set for North American release by the end of August. A follow-up to last year's retro-styled dungeon-crawling adventure, Cladun x2 puts more of a focus on customization, with players able to incorporate new classes into their parties and customize weapons, armor, background music, and even characters' facial expressions.

For more on Disgaea 4, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

35 comments
Hellavation
Hellavation

Disgea is going to be pretty cool it reminds me of Final Fantasy Tatics alot which is probably one of my favorite games of all time! I pretty much enjoy any turn based strategy RPG so this is a must buy for me. I love how Ichigo's dad from Bleach is the voice over for the commercial lol!

zenlang
zenlang

doooooood! 9,999,999 damage? no problem!

ForwardtoBack
ForwardtoBack

dood, this looks like it'll be an awesome game in the series. I loved the other Disgaea games, but not those little spin-offs, like the ones that are Prinny-based.

Jaurai
Jaurai

Disgaea 4 Premium Figure Set, Pre-ordered!! The graphics are great this is the PS3 Disgaea game I dreamed of.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

NIS could give a better graphical overhaul to Disgaea 4, doesn't need to be something spetacular but it could be like the ones seem in Catherine, it allow fluid animations without losing the anime feel.

zinoalex
zinoalex

Can't wait for Atelier Totori!

schesak
schesak

@foxfacer2d2, Yes, for North America. It has actually been available for preorder for several months now. I'm so looking forward to this. wish i had vacation days left for the year...

OldKye
OldKye

@Cartr1dgeBased lol agreed i got mad that they made the second one for psp then i realized it was the best game i ever had on psp and finally made me glad i bought one(besides playing old ps1 games on a hand held and such)

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

surprised its on console. a nice surprise though. glad they didnt take the valkyria route. (even if valkyria chronicles 2 was a great addition to my psp collection)

edant79
edant79

Have to admit, I'm a sucker for hand drawn.

Yasviele
Yasviele

:0 I might but it... But it wouldn't be bad a new anime

BFKamui503
BFKamui503

Hopefully I can make my pirate ship look like a cow so I can name it S.S. Milkshake.:)

luffy11234
luffy11234

Thus the day I turn 18 Disgaea 4 will come out. Happy birthday to me

strayfies
strayfies

Oh god oh god oh god oh god. :D My secret weakness. I cannot wait.

BigChucker
BigChucker

Last Disgea game i played was Hour of darkness. Couldn't get into the other ones, but this with the added network features especially the map creation looks like i could play this for a long time! Demon Souls you have finally been replaced.

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

This promo vid is full of crazy one liners....THAT'S DISGAEA 4!!!

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

"Take a dump on the face of common sense..." Classic.

RPGFan4tic1985
RPGFan4tic1985

Holy crap I just watched the trailer and I am so excited for this game! I love the Disgaea series, and all the network-enabled additions like creating maps, etc. is awesome! Can't wait!

RPGFan4tic1985
RPGFan4tic1985

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derek3257
derek3257

if Disgaea can make my manliest fantasy come true then my girlfriend is getting the BOOT

derek3257
derek3257

Second best trailer ever after the DC Universe 1st trailer. I've already got my super special deluxe edition pre-ordered....DUDE!!!

benleslie5
benleslie5

Will it be released in the UK as well around that time?

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

That video is funny as hell.... Aspiring world dominators...

Strydarr
Strydarr

Definitely getting this.

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Already got my preorder down, although as much as I love Disgaea, I refused to 'upgrade' to the $60 edition with the artbook and doll thingie. Still, can't wait.

calvinsora
calvinsora

This is one of the most awesome commercials I've ever seen. I'm hyped to get this. Disgaea 3 was complex, but when I have time, I'll also sink myself into that world to get ready for this.

lobert124
lobert124

can not wait for this I love Disgaea

IPwnNooBs666
IPwnNooBs666

I can't wait for Disgaea 4. That game will rock!

OrNiGhTZ
OrNiGhTZ

Nice promotion , I'll have to buy the first 3 games in order to get the fourth

jer_1
jer_1

Sweet, I am full of excite!