New Disgaea 4 teaser full of Prinny power

We’ve got a special treat for Disgaea fans. Nippon Ichi Software has just released the animated opening movie for Disgaea 4, the latest entry in the Disgaea series for the PS3. The video is full of Prinnies, the ultra weak and stressed out mascots for the series. It seems like it’s the most screen time the awesomely pathetic sidekicks have received in a Disgaea title since Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?

It makes sense that the opening movie is packed with Prinnies. Valbatoze, Disgaea 4’s new main character, was a mighty vampire. But after losing his powers, the former head villain was reduced to the lowly position of a Prinny Caretaker and warden of a Netherworld prison.

Above: The opening animated movie for Disgaea 4. The title of the song is “Last Engage,” performed by Asami Shimoda and Akiko Hasegawa

Unlike most of the Japanese titles GamesRadar has covered recently, Nippon Ichi Software has confirmed a localized release for North American audiences sometime during the summer of 2011. According to NIS, Disgaea 4 will use a brand new graphics engine, which will emphasize the anime-style visuals the series is famous for. New battle system features are also in the works for the upcoming grind-fest.

Dec 2, 2010

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  • Overlord153 - December 4, 2010 5:38 p.m.

    @Aletheon He probably didn't want to grind all the way to level 9999!
  • SolarPoweredShitMachine - December 3, 2010 8:56 p.m.

    Do want. @Aletheon Sounds like the story of Disgaea 3 a bit...
  • Robx - December 3, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    I have only played Prinny: Can I really be the Hero? It was quite awesome dood, but I doubt I'm into this stuff.
  • Aletheon - December 3, 2010 5:24 p.m.

    I have a tragic Disgaea experience. After putting 150 hours into Disgaea PSP, my car got broken into, and I lost all of that progress because of some dirty ghetto thief.
  • Mamudo - December 3, 2010 3:19 p.m.

  • Kage_No_Shi - December 3, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    Hey, Summer 2011 is a pretty good timeline for a NA release, considering the game isn't even out in Japan yet. Course, the fact remains it is still 6+ months away dang it! Bloody adverspammers ~_~
  • v8ninety - December 3, 2010 2:02 p.m.

  • Clovin64 - December 3, 2010 1:35 p.m.

    I've yet to play a Disgaea game, so I might give this a shot.
  • IamNOTatalkingpony - December 3, 2010 10:13 a.m.

    Yep, that's Disgaea all right. I currently have 150 hours in Disgaea 2 so this will not help me AT ALL!!!
  • deepbluenumber2 - December 3, 2010 6:36 a.m.

    yess yesss moar!!!
  • CHAINSAWhaxor - December 3, 2010 6:24 a.m.

    I already have mad hype for this, I can also pull quite a bit from this opening. First I counted about 4 new classes. Long time joke character the Dark Hero Axel appears to have a major role in the story, I think it may prove interesting to see how plays into the story. The obvious thing is that the MC and the pink haired woman have some sort of relationship. Also perhaps Prinnies will play a much larger role in the new installment instead of just kind of at the side making funny comments. I'm quite the avid fan of Disgaea and very much look forward to another +300 hour grinding bonanza!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - December 3, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    I'm now interested.
  • Brutalicus - December 3, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    Man, I feel bad because Disgaea 1 is one of my favorite games on PS2 (up there with Xenosaga!) but I just couldn't get into Disgaea 2. I might have to see what the series has been up to when this comes out. Also, prinnies are pure, concentrated awesome.
  • AnonymouZ - December 3, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    yum yum... lvls
  • Tenfey - December 3, 2010 2:37 a.m.

  • laurenhiya21 - December 3, 2010 2:29 a.m.

    i can't wait for this already! O3o (although i dont have a ps3 yet haha)
  • Cyberninja - December 3, 2010 2:27 a.m.

    i say get here faster summer 2011 this game is going to amazing.
  • MrDuracraft - December 3, 2010 2:22 a.m.

    I have to say the best part was when the vampire was like "GONNA BITE YOU!"...*nom nom on fish*
  • HumorTumor - December 3, 2010 2:19 a.m.

    This looks pretty good. Liked the thrid game. and also, even though I bet someone will post before me ....first?

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