Disgaea 2 Announced [02/17/06]

The following is a press release from NIS America:

NIS America unveils its highly anticipated sequel to Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, for the PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System.

Santa Ana, Calif. (February 09, 2006) –NIS America, Inc. announced today that Disgaea 2, the sequel to the ever popular strategy role-playing game will be released in North America for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. In 2003, Disgaea was praised as a “sleeper hit”, earning it a chapter in the history of gaming enthusiasm and securing its legacy for the future.

Today, Disgaea 2 incorporates some of the same features it did in the original to retain its “Do anything & try everything” heritage while making radical innovations that include suggestions from game fans. One such innovation is the new Geo battle system that adds new depth and strategic possibilities to the combat by altering the actual battle conditions. Another revolutionary feature is the Dark Court system where the good are punished and the evil are praised. In the Netherworld, you can never be too evil. Whether you love the innovative battle system or the massive character and item customization system, Disgaea 2 will fulfill the darkest needs of gamers today.

“Disgaea 2 is an evolutionary title created with the help of many people, including our fans. We really appreciate the support and I simply hope everybody will enjoy this exciting game”, says Haru Akenaga, President of NIS America.

Responding to fan suggestions and recommendations, Disgaea 2 marks the introduction of a new 3D environment, animated sprites, and anime cut scenes for NISA. It combines exceptionally deep, smooth environments with industry-leading sprite design and animation. The improved graphics exceed the demanding standards of our fans.

About Disgaea 2
In the peaceful world of Veldime, humans rarely encountered monsters. That was until Overlord Zenon cursed the land and all who reside within. With the curse in place, the humans became monsters and ravaged the world. It is up to Adell, the last remaining human, to oppose Overlord Zenon’s tyranny and restore peace and harmony to Veldime.

In Disgaea 2, players will take on the role of a young fighter named Adell and travel the netherworld to defeat the evil overlord Zenon. Battles will take place on a 3D grid based field. During combat, players will take turns between the enemy to move and attack.

Key Features

  • Geo panel based strategic battle system
  • Lift & throw with stack attacks
  • Dark assembly/court system where the sinners are praised
  • All-new animated sequence with vastly improved 3D environment
  • Over 100 hours of sleepless game play

About NIS America
NIS America is a subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc., a Japanese company famous for its unique line of strategy RPGs including titles such as Disgaea, Phantom Brave, and Makai Kingdom.

In 2003, NIS America was established in Southern California to publish exciting and innovative game titles for North America.

NIS America’s team members devote themselves to the fans. Our respect for our fans is at the heart of everything we do. As a growing strategy RPG publisher in the U.S., we are committed to continuous improvement and dedication.

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