Disgaea Dimension 2 is a sequel to Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, but if Laharl can appear in every game why can’t Mao? Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention characters Mao, Raspberyl, and Salvatore can join your Disgaea Dimension 2 team via downloadable content.
I got a taste of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness during E3 and one of the main changes to the game is the piggyback system. We mentioned this before on Siliconera and this gameplay mechanic essentially replaces the magichange system.
“Piggyback” is a command on the menu which you can activate if a character such as Laharl or Etna is standing next to a monster like the Dragon or Prinny. When you ride a monster you get a special attack that changes depending on the type of monster you’re riding.
I had Laharl ride Prinny, which give the pair a Bomberman parody special attack. This animation teleports Laharl, Prinny, and the enemy character in a maze and other Prinnies toss bombs in. I teamed up Etna with a Mothman which enables an attack that reaches three squares forward. Use this and Etna borrows the Mothman’s wings and flies straight into the enemy.
Another change outside of battle is the size of the base. Players can walk around Laharl’s castle in Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness and there are plenty of Netherworld servants to talk to. Oh, and if you’re wondering the English subtitle, I asked NIS America where A Brighter Darkness came from. A representative explained that’s because the game’s colors are brighter than the original Disgaea.
From the bit I played, that’s true Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness did look more vibrant than other Disgaea games.
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is slated for release this fall in North America and Europe.
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness will be available on October 8 in North America and September 27 in Europe. The PlayStation 3 game will retail for $49.99 alone and as part of a giant limited edition sold on NIS America’s store.
NIS America released a new video of Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness that introduces the main characters. You probably recognize Laharl, Etna, and Flonne from other Disgaea titles. Disgaea D2 is a direct sequel to the first game and Laharl has stepped up to the Overlord throne.
Sicily is a new character who claims to be Laharl’s sister and also wants to be the Overlord. Another faction doesn’t believe Laharl is up to the task of filling in for King Krichevskoy and wants Barbara to be the Overlord. Meanwhile, there is a war between demons and angels. It seems like Xenolith knows something about that.
Disgaea D2 comes out on October 8 in North America and September 27 in Europe.
10-11-2013 03:11 AM
I, for some reason, got my copy in the mail a day before the release date. Anyone else get theirs early?
I'm already on post-game, also. I think I've done pretty well so far. I just cleared the bill/map to unlock Valvatorez and Fenrich. But they'll now rot in my party roster, remaining untouched. Forever.
Flonne, Sicily, Etna, Petta and Artina are the best.