We know there are plenty of Nippon Ichi fans out there. We know there are some of you who don't want to admit how many hours you've dumped into the Disgaea franchise over the years.
So this piece is definitely for you. NIS America has announced three new games – all of which will be coming to the US – and although Disgaea producer Souhei Niikawa did say they're limiting the number of titles they release in a year, it's so they can "improve the game quality and increase customer satisfaction." Leading the charge is Z.H.P. ( Zettai Hero Keikaku ), which should be a lot like Disgaea . They call it the "latest dungeon RPG" created by the Disgaea 3 team and it was made specifically to "surpass" the aforementioned long-running franchise. This one is headed to the PSP this fall and the team says they're just "as excited as the time when we first developed Disgaea ." Cladun: This Is An RPG is also for the PSP; it boasts custom characters and randomly generated dungeons with standard hack 'n slash gameplay and this too will be in stores in the fall. The last game is Ar Tonelico: Knell of Ar Ciel , which is the final entry in the series saga and will release exclusively for the PlayStation 3 in spring 2011.
But they're not done. You didn't really think they'd abandon the name "Disgaea," did you? No, the latest entry will be released in Japan for the PS3, and they'll be ready to release more information at this year's Tokyo Game Show. NIS didn't say if this one would be coming to North America but as all Disgaea games have in the past, we'll just assume. So there you go. That enough JRPG love for you?