New Disgaea Dimension 2 Trailer is All About Laharl

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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If you’re a fan of Disgaea series like I am, then you’re probably already excited for Disgaea Dimension 2. This new installment for the series reprises the vainglorious Overlord Laharl once again as the lead role since Disgaea Hour of Darkness, the first in the series.

And for today’s news, we have a brand new trailer, and one that’s centered around Laharl.

In this trailer — though it should be noted that every Disgaea sequel successfully does this — the game looks bigger and better than ever before, and with more explosions and stacking to inflict Massive Damage than each previous installment. Interestingly, however; Laharl’s narrating the trailer makes the gameplay give off a more impacting effect (though it’s ironic that his debut as lead role on new hardware on one that is on its way out). The retrospect on the visual style and events from Disgaea Hour of Darkness is also a good touch.

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A pair of pants and a giant sword is all you need to take out a dragon

 

Looking further in, we see some more new characters in addition to ones we already know, as well as returning faces like Etna and Flonne. The segments of animation in between the pompous voice-overs look remarkably different from that of the other games, with slick visuals and balance between action and pretty imagery.

We also get to see the new Item Sea mechanic, which is replaces Item World, an existing feature for all Disgaea games. It works essentially the same as Item World does, but instead of advancing levels, you travel islands on pirate ships and do battle for treasure, with enemy bosses guarding the chests.

Disgaea Dimension 2 is slated to release in Japan at March 20, 2013. As of now this game should be in its last stages of development, and it is only time before we hear anything by Nipon Ichi Software America for American localization.

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About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.




  • Millions of hours grinding inc

    They finally figured it out – that Disgaea 1 was the best game – and instead of making new protagonists no one cared about and mocking players with brief cameo scenes of the characters they really wanted to play as, just make Disgaea 1 better!

    • I kinda disagree on this point, each disgaea game in the series has had a charm its own. Each character, each story throughout the series was a different mad cap approach to the world of demons, ghouls and super evil, further expanding on the world of disgaea. My favorite in the series was probably three, the son of the head of the demon academy wanting to unlock the powers of “The Hero” in order to find the secret of defeating his father, all the while dragging a true “hero” around as his lacky! I don’t know what the world of disgaea would be to me if each game didn’t have different ridiculous new heroes from game to game and just lead around Laharl, I can tell you I probably wouldn’t enjoy it quite as much though…

  • This had better get a US release.