Disgaea 4 announced for PS3, first screenshots inside

Nippon Ichi Software has just announced that Disgaea 4 for the PlayStation 3 will be coming to North America. The turn-based grind-fest is tentatively scheduled to release in the summer of 2011. You can get an early peak at some screenshots and an interesting piece of character art with a special surprise for Prinny fans.

Disgaea 4 will be using a brand new graphics engine. According to Nippon Ichi Software, the engine will emphasize the anime-style visuals the series is known for. Not surprisingly, new battle system features are also in the works.

If you’re a Disgaea fan, you’re already familiar with Prinnies, the dirt poor penguin-like henchmen who explode like bombs when thrown. Look closely at the piece of character art to the right, you’ll see a female character dressed in a Prinny suit.

The Disgaea series has always been famous for its off-the-wall sense of humor, over-the-top battles, and lots and lots of grinding. Level-up lovers of the series can expect more news on Disgaea 4 as its release date draws nearer, which you’ll be sure to find here at GamesRadar.

Sep 17, 2010

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  • deepbluenumber2 - September 20, 2010 5:38 a.m.

    my resist urge to have 16 hour grindfest
  • sethcruz - September 18, 2010 7:35 a.m.

    looks just like Disgaia 1 2 and 3...
  • garfunkling - September 18, 2010 5:43 a.m.

    say what you will. still some of the best sprites out there
  • bmrskate - September 18, 2010 3:03 a.m.

    Glad to see that the sprites don't look like they came straight from a Sega Saturn anymore. Some of the new gameplay features look good too. I'm not liking the girly vampire boys though. I think the Prinny girl might be something of a cult hit. Damn, I miss the original Disgaea cast! Well...except for Laharl, cause he's an irritating whiny bitch. So bring back everyone except Laharl and I'll be good!
  • NocturnalRight - September 18, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    A fourth one?! I haven't even managed to play any of the Disgaea games after the first one.
  • Pantas - September 18, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    You really can't see it in these small screenshots, but the sprites are actually very good - almost as good as blazblue sprites, in fact. Here's an HD trailer that you can actually SEE it in:
  • alexcook - September 17, 2010 11:01 p.m.

    Great, another 1000 hours of my life down the crapper doods!
  • IamNOTatalkingpony - September 17, 2010 9:24 p.m.

    Will I be the first in these comments to say "dood", dood?
  • Skidd777 - September 17, 2010 9:08 p.m.

    Hell yes, I want this.
  • Corsair89 - September 17, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    The trailer is really awesome!
  • GameDev - September 17, 2010 8:26 p.m.

    this would work wonderfully well for iPhone and iPad!! Hope they release a port of this game soon, it would sell like hotcakes. Not sure that PS3 is the right format for a game like this. ie. looks more handheld cause of graphics and engine being used!
  • AnonymouZ - September 17, 2010 8:21 p.m.

    it's not like i wasn't expecting it... but i gasped and almost ran out of air... In other words: HOORAMOTHERFUCKINGAY!
  • Cyberninja - September 17, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    did you know that their is a new polical undertone i read it on rpgland which had a trailer also.
  • SolarPoweredShitMachine - September 17, 2010 8:11 p.m.

    Man, I can't wait. Love me some Disgaea.
  • Ruoivas - September 17, 2010 8:04 p.m.

    I can't fucking wait already. I love the Disgaea series.
  • VictorRay - September 17, 2010 8:02 p.m.

    kinda looks like more of the same : /
  • oufour - September 17, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    looks like they're actually trying to use the power of the ps3.
  • rafa_slash - September 17, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    Is this really their "new" graphiv engine? cmon now
  • sniper430 - September 17, 2010 7:52 p.m.

  • AwesomeA1010 - September 17, 2010 7:49 p.m.

    wow i really want this game first? b/c that would be two in a row lol inces." rosera ^interesting, thanks captcha

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