Disgaea 1 Remake Releasing For Nintendo Switch And PS4 This Year

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The cult favorite tactical RPG Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is receiving an HD makeover on PS4 and Nintendo Switch. To commemorate the game's 15th anniversary, NIS America is releasing Disgaea 1 Complete, a remake of the classic PS2 title slated to arrive in the West this fall.

Disgaea 1 Complete features the same story and gameplay as the original PS2 version, albeit with the improved visuals from the series' most recent installment, Disgaea 5. The remake also boasts an Etna Mode, which NIS says features "extra characters not found in the original release." You can see some screenshots of Disgaea 1 Complete below.

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In addition to the standard release, NIS America is offering a special Rosen Queen's Finest Edition of Disgaea 1 Complete. The latter is only available in limited quantities through the company's online store and retails for $100. Along with a copy of the game, the special edition comes with assortment of bonus items, including a soundtrack, hardcover art book, pin set, Prinny cube plush, posters, and more, all of which is housed in a collector's box shaped like a Prinny's pouch.

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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness was the first installment in the Disgaea series. It originally released on PS2 in 2003 and would subsequently be ported to PSP, DS, and PC. It follows the story of Laharl, the prince of the Netherworld, who bands together with an army of unlikely allies to reclaim his throne.

GameSpot award the original game an 8.1/10 in our Disgaea: Hour of Darkness review. "'Really something' is maybe the right way to describe Disgaea overall," critic Greg Kasavin wrote. "It's a game that's unorthodox above all else, and filled with plenty of cheeky humor, some likable characters, a number of intriguing gameplay elements, and many, many hours of turn-based combat."

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