Nippon Ichi Software America recently announced that they would be releasing Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories on the Playstation 3 (Via Playstation Network). This means that within the last couple of years, every major installment in the Disgaea series bar the first has received a release on a current-generation gaming console. Fortunately…. it is Disgaea: Hour of Darkness’ turn to shine.
The official Playstation Blog has confirmed that Disgaea: Hour of Darkness will be released via the Playstation Network this week. Assumingly this release will remain unaltered to the original PS2 release. This means that unlike the DS/PSP ports… this release may feature voice acting with Amanda Winn Lee voicing Etna instead of Michelle Ruff, not as many post-game goodies and generally the gaming experience many fans were welcomed by that is still going strong almost a decade after initial release.
Telling the tale of the self-absorbed Prince Laharl, Disgaea moves away from the typical “heroes of light” setting, and replaces it with a demon-infested netherworld. Awoken after a two-year slumber, Laharl is stunned to learn of his father King Krichevskoy’s death and the massive civil war for the throne that has followed. The rightful heir and all-around egocentric bastard that he is, Laharl isn’t about to lose his birthright without a fight, and it’s from there the story really takes off. Borrowing the same isometric approach that the Ogre Battle and Final Fantasy Tactics games have enjoyed over the years, Disgaea isn’t aimed at the novice RPG crowd. As a result, the multitude of menus, items types, weapon categories, and other such factors may seem a bit intimidating to the laymen.
Thanks Playstation Blog!