Disgaea 5 Takes Its Revenge October 6th on PS4

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Disgaea 5 Takes Its Revenge October 6th on PS4

Hey, dood! It’s been a hot and sweaty six months duking it out in the Netherworlds since we announced Disgaea 5, but I managed to find my way back with some awesome news! NIS America is unleashing Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance exclusively for PS4 on October 6th! This ridiculously over-the-top strategy RPG will be available in stores and on PlayStation Store.

For those poor souls who have never spent time in the Netherworlds, Disgaea is a turn-based strategy RPG where players use a grid-based system to arrange their characters and perform special attacks, or team up to rain down literally millions of points of damage upon the enemy.

The series is known for its unique cast of characters, which are always beautifully illustrated by Takehito Harada, and its over-the-top and hilarious stories and dialogue written by Sohei Niikawa. Disgaea 5 doesn’t disappoint in the jokes or art department, but it does take things in a new, darker direction. With a story centered on taking revenge on a powerful new Demon Emperor named Void Dark, this title follows our dark, self-assured hero, Killia, and his Overlord allies on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance.

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With the move to the more powerful PS4, Disgaea 5 is jam-packed with more content than ever before — and all of it looks slick as a whistle! Previous games in the series featured main storylines of 25-30 hours. Disgaea 5 has upped the ante with as much as 45 hours of content for just the main storyline, and hundreds of hours of extra content. Each second of this epic journey is rendered in crisp, HD resolution on PS4 with up to 100 enemies on a level, brand new sprites, tilesets, and ability effects.

And did somebody say ability effects? The plethora of skills each entry in this title has brought to the table has been nothing to scoff at, but Disgaea 5 isn’t content with “enough” and brings entirely new battle systems into the fray to deliver even more impressive animation and particle effects. Building on the Team Attacks seen earlier in the series, Disgaea 5 will introduce you to new Alliance Attacks which combine the strengths of specific members of the game’s main cast of characters when they have built up a strong enough bond with one another.

And as everyone knows, when you feel strongly about someone, you hate to see them harmed. Well, welcome to another brand new hallmark of Disgaea 5, the Revenge System. Watching your buddies take a beating will slowly build up your characters’ Revenge Gauge, and when it bursts they’ll enter Revenge Mode. This mode enhances a character’s base stats, and allows them to use new abilities called Overloads if they’re Overlords.

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Voila! That’s a veritable smorgasbord of new content. I think that’s enough mouth-watering details for now, but rest assured, there’s even more juicy Disgaea 5 info to come! Make sure you check out our newly updated website for a closer look at the value of this vengeful tale before it hits stores on October 6th.

The Launch Edition will be available at North American retailers, which includes the full game, reversible cover, 32-page art book, and original soundtrack — all packed neatly into a gorgeous collector’s box!

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  • Looks more like a handheld game, should’ve been on the vita

    • The game does not belong on the Vita.

      Disgaea, Disgaea 2, Disgaea 3, Disgaea 4 and Disgaea D2 have all been just like this. Though with slightly different mechanics. They are great games worthy of a large platform.

    • *facepalm*

    • The game has a speed up mode, a stable frame rate of 60fps, and a large amount of enemies on multiple maps.

      Aside from remote play, the Vita can’t run this game.

    • Ok mr troll…

      Disgaea 1 was ported to PSP, along with Disgaea 2.

      Disgaea 3 and 4 are on the Vita, 3 was even given as a PS Plus freebie. Did you get any of these games?

      Also final thoughts… PS4 + Vita = Remote Play. Did you contemplate that?

      Typically if you wait a year or 2 you can find out if it’s on the Vita, but don’t let its looks fool you,..

      Nippon Ichi says they couldn’t do the game on PS3. Which means it’s likely not doable on the PS4, it’s because of RAM limitations, and if they can only do so much with 256MB of RAM then it won’t ever make it out on the Vita.

      These games aren’t simple. They aren’t mindless, and yes I’m biased, I can freely admit to that since I kinda half to. The first half of my username comes from this series, and i’ve had this username for over half a decade.

      Makai Wars as a rumored (but later cancelled game) was why I bought a PS3 over a 360, and my avatar is from Disgaea 3.

  • +1 PS4 exclusive for this Fall! Very good news indeed :-)

  • Disgaea 5 sale plz

  • Cant Wait for this pre-ordering this, this weekend. So there will be no collector’s edition with curry girl like japan?


  • Day One!

  • Oh man, I LOVE playing Disgaea games around October/November. I think I’ve done it so much that I now associate finishing a Disgaea playthrough with the start of Christmas. Good times all around. Merry Christmas, Jordan & NIS America! ;)

  • i need this game

  • Disgaea 1-4 sale for the Vita, please.

    • Disgaea 3 on the Vita was given as a PS+ free game, too bad those expire along with the membership.

    • So you can just purchase more PS+ time and you can play it again. If your membership expires and you bring it back, you can access to every game you “purchased” before.

  • YES! I can’t wait for this greatness

  • my only gripe with the previous game is that it got preachy at the end.will this game take a different route with its story line focusing more on the humor side of things?also,i’m glad that this is coming up for the ps4.to the ppl that complain about graphics,its not that bad and you play srpgs for the gameplay and story.

    another question will be able to play this game and using spotify music in the background?

  • Nice I actually may pick this up though now!

  • Please say that there will be a PS4 theme and soundtrack with the PS store version?

  • Day 0. Can’t wait. Loves me some Disgaea. <3 <3 <3

  • No! No! No! I dont recover of the Golden Week sale, many, many RPGs. I pre-order it, now only need a PS4.

  • Give me more time to finish my game in hand first….

  • Wasn’t actually expecting this to be coming so soon, guess I’ll have to go through my backlog a little faster.
    I’ll be getting it Day One and knowing me I’ll be sucked right into it for several weeks.

  • Sorry, but this is a game I’d play on the Vita. I loved the Disgaea 4 demo’s humor and will definitely pick it and its predecessors up at some point, but I’d rather play the game on the go, instead of on a console.

    Best of luck to this entry, and I hope to see a portable version eventually, like with Persona 3.

  • This should come to PS Vita as S-RPGs better fit handheld devices, IMO. I have ALL Disgaea games on my Vita/PSP, I hope I can play this some day on my Vita.

  • I am really excited for this :) I do wish it was coming to the Vita as well but I am more than happy to play it on PS4 I love the Disgaea series X3

  • Please patch PS TV support to Disgaea 3 and 4 if it doesn’t have it.

    Patch it and I will consider buying all of the D2 DLC.

    • Disgaea 4 for vita does work on the pstv at this time. I’m not sure what is up with Disgaea 3 for vita. It is on my pstv store, but they don’t seem to have enable it to work on the pstv yet. I know D3 had touch screen functionality, but I always turned that off on my vita. I would like to see D3 enabled on pstv Since it have been up for sale on the pstv’s store for a few weeks and it is starting to get annoying they haven’t put it on the compatablity list.

  • I just preordered the limited edition. I’m really excited for this, and can;t wait to play it.

  • I have many regret not playing every Disgaea game set after D1 . At least D5 have a new set of castsso i’ll skip the other just to play this.

  • Well… The time has come for me to buy a ps4.
    Let the NISA love spread all over the new generation muahahahahahahahaha!

  • Still gotta finish up 4 on my Vita and PS3, but after I do I’ll be all over this. Hopefully they make a vita counterpart because I like playing the series on handheld starting with 3. Before the vita it just didn’t work but I have really enjoyed 3 and 4 on it.

  • Make a port for Vita and I will buy it.

  • Huh, I kind of wish this was an anime. I’d definitely watch it.

  • I just recently got into Disgaea, after years of comtemplating it.
    Playing Disgaea 4 on my Vita…and somehow I’ve lost 40 hours to it already. Extremely addicting.

  • Already pre-ordered it… Can’t wait!

    More enemies sounds great, but I do hope AI has been improved. Kind of robs you of the feeling of victory when you win a battle after clearly making a bad judgment call, but your party isn’t wiped out entirely because the enemy just didn’t seize the opportunity… Other than that, looking forward to some more Disgaea!

    It’d be great if you guys could have a sale on previous titles, though… Disgaea 3 is the only one I haven’t played, but with my huge Vita backlog, I can’t justify paying full-price for one more game to add to the pile. If it was on sale, though, it’d surely jump to the top of my playlist!

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