If we told you another Disgaea was coming to the PSP, you probably wouldn't be surprised. After all, we're talking about a franchise that has literally exploded since the first installment, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness , floored critics and gamers alike back in the PS2 days.
But this is a little different. While it has been revealed by Joystiq that a new entry is headed to Sony's portable this May, we should probably clarify that it isn't what you expect. All of these games (with the exception of the spin-off action/platformer featuring the Prinny) have been turn-based strategy/RPGs, featuring the old-school game board that fans have long since loved. But Disgaea Infinite is actually a "visual novel game," which is basically a story-driven adventure along the lines of the well-received Phoenix Wright series. NIS America claims that Infinite will be the "first visual novel published in America," so perhaps that's well worth noting for the many uninitiated US gamers out there. Still, you can expect the same zany humor that is in every Disgaea and guess what? You're once again stepping into the flippers of the Prinny, who is trying to hunt down an assassin. This assassin's goal is to eliminate Laharl, the main hero in several of the games.
We're not sure what their obsession is with the Prinny but we're still expecting a hilarious, unique title. Besides, it fits well into the handheld universe, don't you think?
Related Game(s): Disgaea Infinite