Two new PSP titles from the Disgaea team announced

At a recent press event in San Francisco, Nippon Ichi Software producer Souhei Niikawa reported that from now on, NIS will limit the number of titles they release each year. “We are doing this to improve the game quality, and also to increase the customer satisfaction. The games that have been showcased here tonight were strictly selected and developed with this new policy,” explained Niikawa.

The introduction was followed by the announcement of two promising new titles for the PSP: Z.H.P., and Cladun: This is an RPG. We’ve got screenshots and trailers for both titles – and if you’re a Disgaea or JRPG fan, trust us. You should watch these hilarious trailers.


Z.H.P. was developed by the staff members who worked on Disgaea 3.  “The project began soon after the release of Disgaea 3 and for two years it has been under intense development to formulate the game system. To describe how confident we are about this title… Let’s just say we’re as excited as the time when we first developed Disgaea,” explained Niikawa.

As longtime Disgaea fans, we have to admit that we’re really excited about this title. It looks like Disgaea on steroids with NIS’ traditional tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and good old fashioned grindy gameplay leveled-up to the max. Check out the trailer below, and you’ll see what we mean. The game is scheduled to release for North American audiences in Winter 2010.

Above: The first trailer for Z.H.P.

Cladun: This is an RPG

Sporting what might be the silliest subtitle in the history of games, Cladun: This is an RPG is a retro-style dungeon crawler (and an RPG, of course). With an ultra oldschool art style reminiscent of 3D Dot Game Heroes, Cladun will feature randomly generated dungeons, 4-player team battles, and a graphics editor that will let players design their own sprites and attack animations. Cladun: This is an RPG is scheduled to release in Fall 2010.

Above: This homemade Prinny sprite was used to show off the game's graphic editor

Above: Cladun is short for 'classic dungeon.' Also, can you spot Etna in this screen? 

Above: The first trailer for Cladun: This is an RPG

July 16, 2010


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  • kaizer123 - August 21, 2010 5:16 a.m.

    Which is better? cuz Ima buy me a PS3 and Fallout New Vegas so im goin to be low on the money and also I CANT DECIDE! IM A RPG FAN! Lol they both look awesome. You better make a review for both!
  • KingArchie55 - July 20, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    When I get Z.H.P., I'm naming the MC "Badass". GET SOME!
  • CrashmanX - July 18, 2010 4:10 a.m.

    Cladun, AKA 3D Dot game heroes for PSP.
  • Starplatinum - July 17, 2010 1:13 p.m.

    Geeeeeeeez....I really wanna play these! Moreso ZHP! NIS is hit and miss for me. Outside of Disgaea i've been disappointed with the crap they make but these look frickin promising!
  • atroublingabsenceofbadgers - July 17, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    I think I've seen that ZHP trailer before, somewhere. I think it was even on this very site! *gasp* Anyways, fucking WANT.
  • Amnesiac - July 17, 2010 12:09 a.m.

  • MrDuracraft - July 16, 2010 11:25 p.m.

    So... am I the only one that noticed in that big list of upgrades sexy jiggly boobs was one of them? ReCaptcha: which bert, I'm not bert, but it was the last upgrade and it wasn't said.
  • GamesRadarCarolynGudmundson - July 16, 2010 11:20 p.m.

    OVER 40 MILLION TIMES!!! Prinny hats for all =D
  • Cyberninja - July 16, 2010 10:59 p.m.

    this stuff looks like it will be good and why no asagi love?
  • Metroidhunter32 - July 16, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    Never before have I seen a game advertised as a grindfest.
  • Amnesiac - July 16, 2010 10:44 p.m.

    No prablem.
  • ViolentLee - July 16, 2010 10:40 p.m.

    Please correct the spelling error of "Disgaea" in your headline. It's fine in the subheading, oddly.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - July 16, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    @amnesiac I know! So embarrassing! Thanks
  • Amnesiac - July 16, 2010 10:38 p.m.

    Nasty typo in the headline, T-Nag. That should be Disgaea. But I'm sure you know that. ;)
  • dphoenix192 - July 16, 2010 10:37 p.m.

    SO Z.H.P. looks pretty cool, but I disliked the Disgaea 2 and 3, so I'm not going to hold my breath. Cladun reminds me of 3D dot game heroes

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