Disgaea 3 confirmed for PS Vita

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice is coming to PlayStation Vita. Speaking to Japanese magazine Dengeki, Nippon Ichi CEO Sohei Niikawa confirmed that the turn-based strategy RPG will receive the handheld port treatment. The game has a new name, Disgaea 3 Return (or “Returns” depending on the translation), but it's not clear if Return will be a serious re-imagining or straight port to Vita. Niikawa didn't mention any gameplay changes, but he did talk about a handful of added features.

The Vita version of Disgaea 3 will include all DLC that was produced for the original PS3 version, use close-up character art from Disgaea 4, and add four new post–main story scenarios that tell the stories of four supporting characters. Niikawa mentioned that he would like to use the Vita's touch functionality, but didn't say how that would be incorporated.

Above: Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice on PS3

The game isn't playable yet, but Niikawa expects the final build to run faster than its predecessor and hopes to have a working version of the game at next month's Tokyo Game Show. We don't know when Return will be released, but according to a now-removed Yahoo listing, NIS is planning it as a PS Vita launch title. That means the game could come out as early as the fall of this year, but the the listing may have been removed because the game has been pushed back or the release date was incorrect. If that's the case, we're still in the dark.

Aug 9, 2011

Source: Andriasang


  • EnigmaSpirit - August 10, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    I just got Disgaea 1 for psp (only for the dual audio), and am really loving it. I wish the 3ds got ports of the rest of the series. I don't care if it doesn't even have 3d, I just need to play 3, and don't have a ps3.
  • oddprophet - August 10, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    But I've already played that game for 4 million hours!
  • Strawhat - August 10, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    Oh come on! Man, if they are going to rekease a handheld version with more stuff every 2 years after the main game, what's the point of getting a home console version!?!? Damn it Nippon Ichi!
  • Cyberninja - August 10, 2011 2:28 a.m.

    if i can transfer my save data then i will buy a copy as soon as possible also if will depend on the price of games because i only paid $20 for 3 new, so anything more then $40 is a maybe if it doesnt have the data transfer thing.
  • Kage_No_Shi - August 10, 2011 1:40 a.m.

    The inclusion of ALL the previously released DLC was more than I hoped for ^_^ Being a Disgaea whore, I'm no doubt getting this (and the most expensive version, naturally) XD
  • Vordhosbn - August 10, 2011 12:21 a.m.

    I've only just got into Disgaea 1 & 2, and to be honest by the time the vita comes out I'll probably still not be finished with them. Maybe when Disgaea 4 comes out I'll be ready for number 3...
  • jackthemenace - August 9, 2011 10:25 p.m.

    I'd love to be excited, and while Disgaea 1 might have swayed me into maybe buying a Vita, I was massively let down by 3 :(
  • idlemindkiller - August 9, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    Awesome. My friend and I put a few hundred hours into the Disgaea series. I hope the Vita gets some great games and make it worth buying. This seems like a good edition to the already decent looking line up.

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