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[Disgaea]: D2 Out On Steam, D5 Coming To Nintendo Switch

Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
edited February 2017 in Games and Technology
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Rather than continue on with a new main character and a higher number, the newly announced Disgaea D2 will be a direct sequel to the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Laharl, Etna, and Flonne will make their return as the main characters for the new game, and it will tell the story of what happens with them after the first game.

Disgaea D2 will be released exclusively for the PS3 on March 20, 2013 in Japan.

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I'm stoked about this, seriously. That's not something I've felt with Disgaea in a long time, and it all has to do with the return of Laharl and friends.

In all honesty, I haven't enjoyed any of the protagonists introduced after the first Disgaea as much as I have with the original group. Laharl, Etna, and Flonne perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the series from the very beginning, and nearly every attempt NIS made afterward to change up the roster either resulted in lackluster replacements (Adel) or not-quite-there knockoffs (Mao).

I'm very happy to see the original trio back in action, and also like Laharl's swank new pants. Etna's smaller shorts...eh, I'll get used to it.

Also if you didn't notice, looks like the end of the trailer is hinting at
the return of Vulcanus

Yes to all of this. All hail the one true Overlord.

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  • FattronicusFattronicus Registered User regular
    Oh man. Goodbye 400 hours. I hope they get this to the US asap.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    Alright Sony. You win. I'll get a PS3.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    Welp, I'm with the OP. I loved Disgaea 1 but could never get into any of the sequels. Laharl/Etna/Flonne was the draw for me.

    You've got me back in Atlus. You win.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Registered User regular
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Welp, I'm with the OP. I loved Disgaea 1 but could never get into any of the sequels. Laharl/Etna/Flonne was the draw for me.

    You've got me back in Atlus. You win.

    Now if only they'd get back Amanda Winn-Lee for Etna.

    All of her other replacements paled by comparison.

  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    The cast of Disgaea 4 comes te closest to being as good as 1's but it's still a gap.

    I am so stoked for this.

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  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    I've completed Disgaea, Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdoms... Never managed any other Disgaea game. Colour me interested.

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  • StericaSterica Wow! That was shit.Registered User, Moderator mod
    Well, I want a refund for the money spent on that fake Disgaea 2.

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  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    Yeah, the casts in the rest weren't as funny as the original trio, but I still wouldn't say they were bad. They were just different.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    This excites me because of the original cast being THE cast. They're why I loved the first game so much.

    ... Well actually don't get me wrong, the sequels hit it on the gameplay too and they were entertaining. But I like sequels that are, y'know, sequels and not spinoffs.

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  • joshgotrojoshgotro Queen CityRegistered User regular
    3DS release. Come on.

  • RizziRizzi Registered User regular
    God damn.
    I want this.

  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Eh, I think I'm burned out on Disgaea.

  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    Eh, I think I'm burned out on Disgaea.

    Yeah, you say that now, and then in a few months you'll see a clip of Laharl stating his fear of big-chested women, Etna will will be mocking him, and Flonne will be giggling in her naive way. You'll be right back on board.

    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
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  • Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'd be lying if I said I'm not gonna buy it. But I think I put a total of MAYBE 3 hours in Disgaea 3 and not even 30 minutes in Disgaea 4.

    I'm not proud of that. :(

  • curly haired boycurly haired boy Your Friendly Neighborhood Torgue Dealer Registered User regular
    so this is like the Real Ghostbusters? :D

    i know soooo many people who loved loved LOVED the first game.

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  • Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    I kinda didn't like Disgaea 4. The cast was a little... they tried too hard. Disgaea 3 was fun because you had the protagonist, a total hilarious "evil" scientist, and the good guy, the hero, who was shocked by how crazy the world around him was, and how his heroism usually made things worse.

    Disgaea 2 was my favorite though. Such a good game.

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  • DarisDaris Registered User regular
    Bring on the fallen angel. THIS time the plot can revolve around corrupting the good, not vice-versa. Mwahahaha!

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    I thought the graphics couldn't get worse after D4 "made the jump" to next gen...boy was I wrong.

    Still this is the first D game I've been interested in for some time. D1 is the only game in that series I like.

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    i am pretty sure that that is not shorts that etna is wearing

    that is just a kind of large belt you are not fooling anyone

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  • BursarBursar Hee Noooo! Registered User regular
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Welp, I'm with the OP. I loved Disgaea 1 but could never get into any of the sequels. Laharl/Etna/Flonne was the draw for me.

    You've got me back in Atlus. You win.

    NIS, not Atlus.

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  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    I only played around 2 hours of D4, thought I'd finally capped out my interest in the series before this announcement. The original cast remains my favourite, but honestly they've introduced way too many systems while not actually making the gameplay more interesting (or working on the visuals at all) for me to really get excited for this. Maybe if they dial back the complexity to Disgaea 2 levels and announce a Vita release.

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  • MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    Oh damn. New Disgaea game with the original characters?

    Happy happy, joy joy!

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    Bursar wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Welp, I'm with the OP. I loved Disgaea 1 but could never get into any of the sequels. Laharl/Etna/Flonne was the draw for me.

    You've got me back in Atlus. You win.

    NIS, not Atlus.

    Atlus did localize the only good Disgaea game though.

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  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    Shen wrote: »
    I only played around 2 hours of D4, thought I'd finally capped out my interest in the series before this announcement. The original cast remains my favourite, but honestly they've introduced way too many systems while not actually making the gameplay more interesting (or working on the visuals at all) for me to really get excited for this. Maybe if they dial back the complexity to Disgaea 2 levels and announce a Vita release.

    This is the one thing I'm wary of is the original Disgaea was already pretty grindy and obtuse, and the later games just piled on more and more and more and more.

    I'll suffer through some degree of it in the name of Laharl/Etna/Flonne though.

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  • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    I thoroughly loved every single Disgaea game. But I do have the echo the opinion here. The original game and crew just had that... spark. Maybe because it was the first and completely unique. Maybe because the characters were truly that great. Who knows. But I am definitely looking forward to a right and proper sequel with them.
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    This is the one thing I'm wary of is the original Disgaea was already pretty grindy and obtuse, and the later games just piled on more and more and more and more.

    I'll suffer through some degree of it in the name of Laharl/Etna/Flonne though.

    I dunno. You're totally right the later games did up the grind factor. But I also found they were a lot more easier to break. 2 let you cheese your way to a lv9999 using level doubling geo panels. 3 let you flat out duplicate items, which besides the obvious uses also let you build up specialists at an exponential rate. And 4 was even easier in terms of specialist leveling, and also had item cloning too (including a 100% easy way to do it, but was technically a bug which I believe was patched out a while ago).

    To put it another way, the original Disgaea is the one I find to be the hardest to crack into the postgame bits. Every game since then has made it easier to do so.

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  • ShenShen Registered User regular
    I think they needed to make it easier to break, what with all the extra nonsense they added. Pirate maps, Land of Carnage, lovers, dual stat specialists, level 200/300+ items, Dark World, Class World, evilities, Machange...

    Disgaea 1 might have been the hardest postgame to get into, but it was also over pretty quickly. Do the bonus maps, get Priere and Marjoly, capture some Surts, kill Baal/UPB, beat Item God 2. Simpler times :P

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  • SightTDWSightTDW Registered User regular
    I've never actually finished a Disgaea game, but I am crazy excited for this. The cast was what kept me engaged in the first game.

    My arm is currently throbbing in pain from trying to finish Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero as I type this. Seconding the want for a Vita release (for this and 4).

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    SightTDW wrote: »
    I've never actually finished a Disgaea game, but I am crazy excited for this. The cast was what kept me engaged in the first game.

    My arm is currently throbbing in pain from trying to finish Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero as I type this. Seconding the want for a Vita release (for this and 4).

    You have to finish the original game. The ending is tremendous.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    Well you can finish D1 or you can finish D1.

    One takes forty hours. The other forty DAYS.

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  • Gaming-FreakGaming-Freak Registered User regular
    Well you can finish D1 or you can finish D1.

    One takes forty hours. The other forty DAYS.

    An army of Majins + the main characters + 1 angel at level 9999.... yup. DAYS.

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  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    I agree with everyone else in this thread. Having the original cast back makes me smile.

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  • SightTDWSightTDW Registered User regular
    Well, Prinny is cleared, so it'll be 40 days until I'm physically capable of playing anything that isn't turn based anyway.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    Well you can finish D1 or you can finish D1.

    One takes forty hours. The other forty DAYS.

    An army of Majins + the main characters + 1 angel at level 9999.... yup. DAYS.

    I can't tell if you are agreeing or disagreeing with me but it took me and a friend about all of our remaining summer to beat the final final boss, and we played the shit out of the game.

    I'm sure these days people know all the tricks on how to do it faster but man we had a lot of work building up our duders to the point where we could survive.

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    Great, now I need to get a PS3 for one game >_<



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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited November 2012
    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?

    Wait, let me rephrase that.

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

    Drez on
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  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    Nin nin nin :D

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    Should I play the original? The only PS2 in the house is in my son's room. Is it available handheld in any form?

  • FattronicusFattronicus Registered User regular
    It's on PSP and DS. PSP version, last I knew, has a glitch that makes levelling up a tad easier if you have both options open to you.

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    Yaaaay, I missed Laharl.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I have both but the cartridge slot on my DS has been wonky lately so I'll probably go PSP. Is it Afternoon of Darkness for the original game? Does anyone know if it's on PSN (I have a Go)?

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