Disgaea Infinite gets adventurous

TGS 2009: Nippon Ichi Software announces four new titles including a PSP adventure game based on popular netherworld role-playing series and Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! 2.

TOKYO--Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) has established a name for itself in both Japan and the West with its strategy role-playing games, particularly the Disgaea series. However, the company has shown inclinations to go beyond its comfort zone, notably with last year's PSP action game, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

Nippon Ichi will explore new territory in Disgaea Infinite.

During a press event at this year's Tokyo Game Show, NIS president Souhei Niikawa confirmed that the developer will continue exploring new creative territory. Niikawa revealed NIS's 2010 lineup for Japan and the US, including the return of a familiar oddball title and a new Disgaea game in the adventure genre.

President Niikawa began the TGS presentation by announcing his disappointment at the current lack of interest in PSP titles, stating, "We hope we can all work together to bring about the revival of the PSP."

This was followed by the announcement of two new PSP titles for Japan and the US--a Japanese dungeon crawling RPG whose title can be roughly translated to "Absolute Renovating Hero Plan" and an adventure game for the PSP and PSN based on the Disgaea characters, titled Disgaea Infinite.

"We hope this new Disgaea game will be as popular as the other titles," Niikawa said. "It's an adventure game, which means cutscenes, entertaining dialogue, and a very story-driven experience featuring popular Disgaea characters."

Both titles have been announced for Japan and will soon be announced for release in the US and Europe sometime in 2010.

Other announcements included two new titles for the US market: Atelier Rorona, a classic RPG and the first in the 11-part series to be developed for the PS3, and a sequel to this year's quirky strategy game on the PSP, Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This?

Atelier Rorona is due out in summer 2010, while Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! 2 will be released in February 2010.

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29 comments
Kou-Nurasaka
Kou-Nurasaka

So, I wonder if Nippon Ichi is going to stop making SRPG's? That seems like a shame because Disgaea is really the only SRPG of its kind; and that most certainly is not a bad thing. I want to see more of Infinite, but I think its gonna be a buy for me regardless.

Genesis_123
Genesis_123

I love disgaea! It's great to have an RPG that's not serious! :P Can't wait for infinite in EU!

bolton23
bolton23

How did Prinny disappoint...? It was one of the most challenging games this whole year...

a-lysdexia
a-lysdexia

"Absolute Renovating Hero Plan". in English! "Sheer[ly] A'annewing Belder Draft".

Goriza
Goriza

disgaea is great and the most cool of this game is the humorist side!!

deathknightleo
deathknightleo

sweet can't wait for atelier rorona. 11 parter dam that going to be a while for the last one...

danwarecritic
danwarecritic

Prinny dissapointed me, but I'm still going to look forward to Disgaea Infinite.

ninja_where
ninja_where

This is just too awesome for words. I'm sure this will turn out to be awesome like how Prinny on the PSP went. Of course, maybe have a torturing difficulty on the side.

calvinsora
calvinsora

Disgaea! Nippon Ichi never let down their fans.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

I would've gotten a PSP but with the Go coming n all... its too unstable and pricey, risky to invest.

Ryusuke_Akihiro
Ryusuke_Akihiro

Huh... so Nippon Ichi wants to push PSP game development further eh? Well that sure does make me happy ^_^ Right now they're the best reason to own a PSP in my opinion

lionheart234
lionheart234

sweet...... cant wait....! nippon ichi make great games

maitkarro
maitkarro

Heres some info about Disgaea Infinite and it's not even a rpg, just kinda a cheap copy of Ace Attorney games. www.siliconera.com/2009/09/17/disgaea-infinite-is-a-visual-novel-starring-a-prinny/

finalstar2007
finalstar2007

Atelier Rorona is all i wanted to hear. cant wait!!

jwsoul
jwsoul

Im struggling to get hold of the 2nd Disgae for the PSP i really want to start off with that game.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

11 part series, part of it on the ps3, i give that a yosh.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Some great stuff headed for the PSP. Personally I can't see past Dissidia at the moment, which has consumed an insane amount of my spare time.

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

Im looking forward to Disgaea 2 PSP but Nipon ichi software will end up annoying me to the max again

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

RPG's are one of the strongest genre's for the PSP. They did a good job bringing Disgaea 1 and 2 on the PSP and Prinny was a successful adventure game. I look forward to seeing more of Disgaea Infinite.

d2girls
d2girls

Ossum Possums. Can't wait for more RPG aktion on my PSP.

Dante200X
Dante200X

Lazule, I hope you mean you're going to browse gametrailers....

Lazule
Lazule

The PSP DOES need a revival if you ask me. Also, I'm interested in how Disgaea Infinite will turn out. *browses gamespot for trailers*

TristanH12
TristanH12

Oh nice Atelier Rorona for the summer, this is awesome