Disgaea PSP disclosed

Portable version of original PlayStation 2 strategy role-playing game to include new dungeons, characters, more.

Knife-wielding penguin henchmen that double as grenades. A rotten adolescent prince of darkness determined to rule the netherworld by hook or by crook. An open-ended structure that encourages players to keep playing the game and developing their characters long after the main storyline is finished. With components like these, it's not difficult to see how Nippon Ichi's PlayStation 2 strategy role-playing game Disgaea: Hour of Darkness became a cult classic when it was released in 2003.

While Nippon Ichi went on to explore other corners of the strategy role-playing niche with games like Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, and Generations of Chaos, the developer is now set to once again explore the depths of the netherworld. The company's follow-up, Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, hits stores in the US this week, and its domestic counterpart, NIS America, marked the occasion by announcing the series' first excursion onto the PSP.

Set for a November release in Japan, Makai Senki Disgaea Portable will bring the original PlayStation 2 game to the PSP with some added features. First off, there will be a number of new scenarios and dungeons, some of which will feature "characters that nobody would expect to see in Disgaea." As for the characters that one would expect to find in the game, they all return, along with their original voice actors, who are providing extra lines of dialogue.

While a US release hasn't been confirmed yet, NIS America has said it would like to bring the title over, and promised that it would add something special exclusively to the North American version of the game. However, the company is also asking for fan support to help get the game released domestically.

"Because Disgaea is an incredible fan favorite, NIS America is eager to bring Disgaea Portable to the US fans," the company said. "But in order to make it happen, we will need to prove there is enough support and demand for Disgaea Portable! So we would appreciate it if you could support us by raising your voice and making some noise for Disgaea Portable in the US!"

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of the original Disgaea.

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Discussion

108 comments
LK89
LK89

i hope that they release this game in english version b'cause this game is really addictive.. i m sure of it most of the disgaea fans are looking forward to this game in english version including me.. disgaea is the BEST!!!!!!

flashn00b
flashn00b

Although i know that You don't need a Japanese PSP to play Japanese games, i still think that the game should be released in North America.

Busheads
Busheads

dood!! NIS America needs to make this happen!!

deathknightleo
deathknightleo

i would love to see disgaea on psp i would buy it in a heart beat.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

RE:mmduggans Wow, support has reached it's goal already? That was kind of quick. This is great news. I never bought it for my PS2, but I heard good thing about it from my friend. So I will definitely pick this up for my future PSP.

mmduggans
mmduggans

If you want to show some additional support for this release, go to the NIS America website, join as a member (free) and vote for Disgaea Portable on the wish list. The comment that NIS has posted there is: "Comment from NIS America, Inc. Dear Fans, We at NIS America would like to thank you all for raising your voice and putting in your votes for Disgaea® on the PSP system. We are very happy to know that there are so many fans looking forward to playing Disgaea® on the PSP system. Now, it's our turn to put our efforts into bringing the Disgaea® Portable to North America. We too are looking forward to it, and are doing our best to make this happen. So please stay tuned at www.NISAmerica.com for the latest news on Disgaea® PSP. Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, NIS America, Inc."

vince_o_malee
vince_o_malee

I'd love for this game to come out on the PSP! Disgaea was one of my all time favorite games and I'd actually drain the battery on my PSP playin this game. Rock on, bring Disgaea over!

palomaydarla
palomaydarla

i hope they decide to make something for nintendo's systems too... like the ds or something *happy ds fan*

Tekki17
Tekki17

Make some noise? Like, strip naked and run across busy intersections with "I heart Disgaea!" on my chest?

DRAGONVIRGO
DRAGONVIRGO

some time ago i have dream.. i was playing disgaega in my psp... yesterday i have dream.. i was palying fftactics in my psp.... rollz

pzlone
pzlone

I played the game on the PS2 for more than 300 hours and I'm still playing it from time to time. It'll be great if they port it to the PSP. It's a master piece worth buying even without new contents, because it's PORTABLE!!!

blacksnake16
blacksnake16

I, too would like it to reach over here as well because i dont own the original version though i may get both, let'sm hope that if it does make it that the lack of L2 R2 and load times don't ruin it. And all we have to do is support by making noise?

volumesoxxs
volumesoxxs

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RELEASE IT IN THE US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just a couple of months ago i was thinking about them putting disgaea on the psp and here it is!!!!!!!! please please please realease it in the U.S PLEASE PLEASE NIS AMERICA PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

XCarlos
XCarlos

OMG!! I hope they do release it in US!

magnum326
magnum326

cool, a psp game that i wont get bored of after only afew hours

unholypus
unholypus

Please!! You guyz must make the game!! The is a shortage of good strategy for PSP! This will be a great addition to some(less then 5 number; actually) great titles. Anyone whom had fun and enjoyment playing it on the PS2 and owes a PSP will be delighted and grateful to have Disgaea on the move. The fan base for the game is stable therefore chances of making good money from it is confirm. If there's any chance that 2 or more PSP owner can trade or even battle against each other will be a great bonus, it's also a good way to bring in more new PSP owners.

abdou
abdou

everybody should go to www.Nisamerica.com and vote for it in the wish list !

DanShinjo
DanShinjo

I would give anything to play this game on the go. The only and I mean only downside to Disgaea is having to play it at home on the ps2. Oh man and extra stuff!!!! PLEASE release!!!!!!!!!!!

Crazy_Man
Crazy_Man

This game would be worth buying a PSP for. Really hope they do this.

Zanthrus
Zanthrus

I was hoping they would make a PSP version... only hope they bring it 2 Europe

Shizahboy
Shizahboy

DISGAEA PSP!!!!!! RAHHHHH!!!! NOIZ!!!! NOIZ!!!!!!!! BRING TO USA PLEASE!!!!!

foxhound421
foxhound421

Y'know, i was ust thinking the other day how cool it would be to have a PSP version of Disgaea... i really hope NIS sees fit to bring it to the States!

charlieoc
charlieoc

OMG I MUST GET THIS OMFG I LOVE THE FIRST ONE OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but whats it mean disclosed?

techn0mancer
techn0mancer

This is just what my PSP needs, an awesome RPG

uncle-goosy
uncle-goosy

PLEASE MAKE THIS GAME!! Need fan support? No problem! I just posted a blog on the G.A.P community (Gamer Advisory Panel) on Playstation.com. And told my fellows about this. I'm sure I'll get A LOT of comments about how people want this game to be made for the PSP! As viewtiful_joe99 said, this is a dream-come-true! DON'T DISSAPOINT US!

azzezino
azzezino

If this comes out in the states, my wife would probably leave me and I'll certainly get fired.

viewtiful_joe99
viewtiful_joe99

This is a dream come true. I want disgaea but the $80+ prices are tough to swallow. And just the other day I was thinking about how much better SRPGS are on handhelds! Hopefully NIS America will release it here, which is very likely. :D

bonso
bonso

a definite buy for me.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I don't think I've played the first version

hat-boy
hat-boy

putting disgaea on psp is a good idea but if it works.....can we expect a disgaea 2 for psp too?

Dualmask
Dualmask

Hmm, I've always wanted to play Disgaea but no stores ever had it in my area. Plus being always on the go, I play my home consoles less and less. Putting this game on the PSP addresses two concerns of mine in one shot, being able to finally play a deep strategy game that probably puts FFT to shame, and being able to play it wherever and whenever I want. I'm looking forward to this release and I hope it happens.

Jammet
Jammet

So - I want to make some noise! How do I do that? What is supposed to happen? A petition again? Online petitions are usually ignored by now. But anyway - let's start a petition. Um ... how do you do that? And then - what ELSE can we do? Send them email? Will happily do so. Gimme some address?

venus577
venus577

Disgaea on the PSP W00t!!!!!!!!

ewjim
ewjim

WOW! Disgaea coming to PSP - GREAT!!! 8)

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

Just bring it NIS America! I loved the PS2 version and I bought your Blade Dancer on the first day. I will do the same for this game if you bring it Stateside. RPG is much better on a portable, PSP or DS. Just bring it!

Dante200X
Dante200X

hmmm....WOW, that's aweosome. The original is one of the few great PS2 games (that haven't been out for a while) that i still have yet to play. All i can say is: where and how do i support this comming to the US? Seriously if anybody knows, please PM me. also- paranoiasurviva wrote: Is the the same game as the Disgaea on PS2, or is it different? LMFAO, can you not read?

tulio03
tulio03

why do I want a PSP all of a sudden?

troakun
troakun

Another port? Oh Well, I've been wanting to play this game anyway. Having it out on the PSP with additional content is all the better I guess.

Doolum
Doolum

Oh Yes..bring it fast....bring it fast...please

paranoiasurviva
paranoiasurviva

Is the the same game as the Disgaea on PS2, or is it different?

thedarkoracle
thedarkoracle

This game will make me purchase a PSP, so Sony, if it's my money you want, and we both know you do, help NIS US and get the game published in English already! :P

VincentX
VincentX

Portable Disgaea will = Portable addiction for me...BRING IT TO THE US NOW!

joeamis
joeamis

Get out there and tell the masses!

battojutsu
battojutsu

Whoa! I have the original and I havent even finished it yet because I dont spend much time at home...Give me a Portable Disgaia with a save anywhere feature and extra content and I am ALL OVER IT!!! btw, NIS, where is it that we need to sign up for you guys to bring it Stateside? Do we need to beat someone up at NIS to show how much we want it? Dood! Just release it! Its gonna sell like crazy!

Vash287
Vash287

The original Disgaea was released by Atlus, not NIS America and I think they still have some control on distribution for the PS2. As for the question on a US localization, that lies on whether or not Sony Computer Entertainment of America will licence it for release in the states.

chromium42
chromium42

I just don't understand; why wouldn't Nippon bring this to the US? And why the hell won't they re-release the PS2 version (since you can't find a new or used copy of it anywhere).

SoraTheExtreme
SoraTheExtreme

This is awsome, my PSP will be soo happy (yesh he will) Now if only Konami the greedy ¤%#½!" could be a little nicer and give me english Suikoden I & II for PSP and I'll be in GamerHeaven...