Scheduled release date:
Q4 2013
NIS America
Nippon Ichi Software
Number Of Players:
Release Date:
October 8, 2013

Disgaea is a well-known name to strategy/RPG enthusiasts. Though I suppose we could argue over the exact classification of these games, I prefer to simply refer to them as insanely deep strategy/RPGs with almost unparalleled longevity. If you’ve been a fan of the acclaimed series since the original Hour of Darkness launched nearly a decade ago on the PS2, you’re probably excited about the new Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness , which brings back many of your favorite characters and released just last week in Japan. It’s set to arrive in the US later this year, so get ready, JRPG fanatics!

The new title is part of developer Nippon Ichi’s big 20th anniversary celebration in 2013 and is actually a direct sequel to the aforementioned Hour of Darkness . Laharl has been crowned Overlord of the Netherworld but unfortunately, the demons that are supposedly under his control don’t respect his authority. As such, there’s a rebellious group of demons called King Krichevskoy that are trying to usurp Larhal’s hard-won throne. This underground faction also blames their new king for the emergence and rapid spread of Celestial Flowers, which are changing the atmosphere of the Netherworld. The oddly named King Krichevskoy group thinks the angels have brought the Flowers because of Laharl’s recent quest.

Many of the most recognizable series characters will be here, including Etna, Flonne, and of course, the ever-present Prinny. You will likely notice some touched-up designs in Disgaea D2 , as screenshots and available media have shown improved detailing and cleaner lines. You can also expect that crazy deep class system to return and with it, the likes of the Warriors (Male and Female), Witch, Healer, Thief, Skull, Gunner, Ninja, Samurai, Archer, Magic Knight, Shaman, Beastmaster, Brawlers (Male and Female), Masked Hero, Onmyo Monk and Celestial Host. We may also see the appearance of Laharl’s long-lost sister, who is called Sicily.