Well I certainly did do a lot of baking this weekend, and a lot of writing, but not nearly as much video gaming as I wanted. I did go to the movies, and play some Dungeons & Dragons, and watched “The Walking Dead,” of course. And ate lots and lots and lots of food. Yum!
So what’s the big deal for today? I’m happy to say it’s Amazon’s Deal of the Day in video games, which is the Premium Edition of Atlus’ Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. If you’ve never played this series, there’s no better time than now – grab that up for $39.99, and maybe find a cheap deal on the PSP version of Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, and say goodbye to your free time for the next few… months.
There’s also a fantastic video game related shirt today: (more…)
Good news has come to us from the Prinnies, d00d! Cladun X2, sequel to the quirky retro PSP RPG Cladun: This is an RPG!, will be coming out on the PSN on August 30. According to the latest Prinny Bomb, “ClaDun x2 comes sporting brand new features and dungeons, so get ready to delve into the mysterious land called Arcanus Cella and rid the world of baddies once again. Increase your chance of survival by leveling your party using the intricate Magic Circle system!” Righteous!
And don’t forget Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten will be out on September 6. The strategy guide can be ordered from NIS’ site once the game launches, or pre-ordered at GameStop.
On top of that, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice will be $19.99 at the NIS store starting August 16th, and the DLC will be discounted on the PSN. Seriously, this is more Disgaea than I can handle! I think I’ll spend the rest of the day trying to finish up Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness while the rain pours down.
In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation, Nippon Ichi Software revealed some tasty details for fans of their quirky style.
They confirmed Disgaea 3: Return for the PlayStation Vita, and also hinted that the following four games are in development, according to a report on Andriasang:
1. An action RPG from the Prinny team with full polygon visuals. We’ll get our first look in about a month. Platform is unspecified.
2. An all new title from the Disgaea team. This is said to have the visual quality of the illustrations from Disgaea 4. The staff is using the knowhow it gained from Disgaea 4 for networking and other areas. The game will have a famous illustrator for its character designs. Platform is unspecified.
3. A new title from System Plasma, makers of Classic Dungeon. Platform is unspecified.
4. Japanese release of a 3DS game that was popular overseas.
That’s enough to keep us drooling for now. They’ve also said they want to make a PlayStation Vita sequel to Criminal Girls (hopefully bringing both to North America as a result), but that it won’t be soon, as they wouldn’t do it without Kazuya Niinou.
Own a PlayStation 3? Love NIS games? This is a great time to be you, as NIS’ PlayStation 3/PSP exclusives are ridiculous.
First, there’s Bleach: Soul Resurreccion, a hack-and-slasher that closely follows the anime and manga. Second up is the latest in the Atelier series, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, which takes place a few years after Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland. Third will make fans of ClaDun: This is an RPG! rejoice: it’s ClaDun x2, a new game in the series for the PSP. And finally… the moment you’ve been waiting for… a shiny and absolutely hilarious trailer for Disgaea 4:
“Take a dump on the face of common sense!” Yeah, I am in love with this lineup right now.
Check out more NIS America news, including a trailer for Bleach: Soul Resurreccion, at the PlayStation.Blog.
NIS America is looking to get everyone pumped for the latest entry in their Strategy RPG series, Disgaea 4, by announcing the special edition options fans will be able to indulge in when the game hits stores.
In addition to the regular Blu-Ray, players will be able to get the Premium Edition and the Super Premium Edition. The former entails the game, a Fuka figure, the soundtrack, and an artbook. If you opt for the more super version, you get all that plus nine, you read that right, nine exclusive figures that NIS considers must haves for any hardcore Disgaea fan. You can check out six of them here, but the rest have yet to be revealed.
No word on pricing has been released, but I’d strongly recommend anyone looking to grab these to pre-order, which the site says starts July 2011, as niche titles like Disgaea sometimes have limited production runs. We’ll have more details on pricing as the game draws closer to its September 2011 release date for PlayStation 3.