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

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shadowpal2
shadowpal2
11 years ago

This would actually be quite nice to see. I'm looking forward to it.

Razgriz916
Razgriz916
11 years ago

Um.. I might sound dumb, but what does 'disgaea' mean? ^^'
Well anyways, that sounds pretty cool though!

Fane1024
Fane1024
11 years ago

dis- = negative prefix
Dis = one of the names of the Underworld

Gaia = the name of the Earth goddess
gaia/gaea = a name for the Earth

thus

Disgaea = a coined name for the underworld/Hell

Feregrin
Feregrin
11 years ago

Every made-up word doesn't have a meaning.

Razgriz916
Razgriz916
11 years ago

ah i see, thanks for the little 'vocab' lesson. ^^'

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Woah, NO! Disgaea was neat (not my cup of tea) but what was clear to me was that you needed hours of ass-in-seat time to make any progress at all. This isn't a series you can play on the bus going downtown on your PSP.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Infinit's not a SRPG though, Its a Visual Novel thats supposed to play more like the Phoenix Wright Games. So it should be much more hand-held friendly. 🙂

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I see that now, I flew off the handle after reading the first paragraph then went back, my bad. These pretzels are making me thirsty.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Disgaea is already on the PSP though, in RPG form World 😛

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

I am 100% behind the release and localization of more Visual Novel and VN Type games in America. If anyone knows where my Screen Name comes from then they know what my favorite one is.

Ar_tonelico
Ar_tonelico
11 years ago

Oyashiro let me guess Higurashi: When They Cry. But anyways though i'm 100% supporting this release especially with it coming to America.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

Just give me Disgaea 4…..

Draguss
Draguss
11 years ago

This sounds like it should be a pretty interesting game. Although, an assassin trying to kill Laharl? Poor guy/girl's either severely deluded or just plain insane