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Disgaea 4 Return picks up an official Japanese release date

Disgaea 4 Return will make its Japanese debut on January 30, 2014, according to a Famitsu report translated by Siliconera. Like the PSP's Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days and the Vita's Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention, Disgaea 4 Return is a portable update to 2011's Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten....

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The Witch and the Hundred Knight marches to western PS3s in 2014

NIS America will enlist western audiences to carry out an evil witch's bidding early next year, when its PS3 action-RPG The Witch and the Hundred Knight launches in North America and Europe. Players will guide the Hundred Knight through a contract with Metallia, a witch that is unable to travel...

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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness trailer promises laughter and tears

Do you have enough exclamation marks in there, Disgaea D2?! Yes, you're excited Nippon Ichi's "spiritual remake" of 2003's Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is coming to PS3s in Europe on September 27, and North America on October 8, but ease up, dood!!!!!...

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Disgaea 4 Return coming to Japanese Vitas in January

Disgaea 4 Return is on its way to Vita, along with a game with the working title of Criminal Girls Invitation, Siliconera says. Disgaea 4 Return is reported to be a port of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and it's due out in January 2014 in Japan. Criminal Girls Invitation is scheduled to launch...

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Returning to simpler days with Disgaea D2

Nearly ten years ago, a quirky little game called Disgaea: Hour of Darkness put developer Nippon Ichi on the map for lovers of Japanese RPGs – the ones from America, anyway. This quirky strategy RPG combined Final Fantasy Tactics with a Tim Burton-inspired aesthetic, and just as the genre...

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Disgaea 2 coming to PS2 Classics January 22

NIS America is bringing Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories to the PlayStation Network's PS2 Classics section on January 22. The game will be priced at $9.99. The 2006 SRPG game previously made an appearance on the PSP in 2009 as Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days. The PSP version included additional content such as...

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Disgaea D2 breaks Japanese launch barriers in March

Nippon Ichi Software is working on Disgaea D2 for PlayStation 3, set to launch in Japan in March 2013, NIS America tells Joystiq. Disgaea D2 stars Disgaea main protagonist Laharl, along with Etna and Flonne – the main characters from the original Disgaea (which is pictured above). There is no...

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Sohei Niikawa takes over as NIS America president

Someone new is overseeing the American distribution of exploding penguin demons, three-dimensional Quotes, anthropomorphized console girls, and knells of Ar Ciel. Sohei Niikawa, already president of Nippon Ichi Software in Japan, is replacing Haru Akenaga as president of NIS America. Under Niikawa,...

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Disgaea team crafting a dungeon RPG for 2012, Nippon Ichi announces more

During a recent Nippon Ichi press conference, CEO Sohei Shinkawa announced a handful of projects the company is working on for the immediate future. The first likely won't require all that much actual work -- it's Cave Story 3D, which the company is publishing in Japan. He added that two other...

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten review: A premise unchanged

The Disgaea series is a tough nut to crack. With its dated gameplay and recycled graphics and music, each new entry in the franchise has flown in the face of convention. Nevertheless, whether owing its longevity to quirky storytelling or staggeringly deep and complex mechanics, the franchise has...

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