Disgaea 3

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Disgaea 5 outed by producer

Nippon Ichi confirms a return to its flagship franchise.

Disgaea 5 is definitely coming, series producer and president of Nippon Ichi Software Souhei Niikawa has announced.

Disgaea 3 PlayStation Vita confirmed

Disgaea 3 PlayStation Vita confirmed

4 more Nippon Ichi games in the works.

A Japanese video game magazine has confirmed a Disgaea 3 remake will launch on the PlayStation Vita.

Dengeki PlayStation (translated by Andriasang) says Nippon Ichi plans to release Disgaea 3 Return on Sony's PlayStation Portable successor.

Improvements over the PlayStation 3 original are planned, including the use of close-up character pictures, four new scenarios and two new characters. All the downloadable content from the PS3 version will be included.

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PSN update: Smash Cars, Battle Tanks

PSN update: Smash Cars, Battle Tanks

Plus Buzz! Home space and loads of DLC.

The PS3 Store refresher boasts new games, demos and DLC aplenty, while PlayStation Home opens a new Events Space for Buzz!

Get questions right and a tomato will be lobbed at a rotating Buzz statue. Get 10 questions right in a row and you will unlock a tomato head to put on your Home avatar.

Smash Cars and Battle Tanks are the low-key PSN additions, although their price - £12 and £8 respectively - is steep. Conversely, Crash Commando has had a price-cut to promote new content added today.

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European date set for Disgaea 3

New publishers Square-Enix name the day.

Square-Enix, the JRPG giants who acquired the European rights to Disgaea 3, has announced the game will be released here on 20th February.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice

And Justice For None.

Mao, the 1578-year-old schoolboy star of Disgaea is super cross. His father, the Overlord of the Netherworld, accidentally stepped on his SlayStation Portable console and, in doing so, destroyed 4 million hours worth of save data for Mao's favourite videogame.

It is, without doubt, the worst thing that's ever happened to the heir to the Netherworld throne, who decides that the best way to teach his clumsy father a lesson is by killing him.

It's a narrative premise that should resonate with the series' audience. As players of the first two games can testify, should a Disgaea manage to get its hooks in you'll lose your mind to it - all other games becoming temporarily obsolete as every moment of free time is ploughed into your new Strategy RPG obsession. The idea of save-game corruption 200 hours into creating a perfectly balanced team of thieves, ninjas, star mages and Majin is, in this universe at least, legitimate grounds for patricide.

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Disgaea 3 for US, likely for Europe

Expect an announcement later in 08.

KOEI - European distributor for Nippon Ichi games - isn't ready to confirm that Disgaea 3 will be released in Europe, but the game is coming to the West.

Disgaea 3 announced for PS3

Disgaea 3 announced for PS3

Excellent RPG series grows.

Japanese developer Nippon Ichi has unveiled the third Disgaea role-playing game - and this time it's for PlayStation 3.

But despite the leap in technology, early screenshots show little graphical improvement over the PS2 versions.

Not that it was ever really about the graphics, mind you, but unfortunately details of the new project are sparse, and Koei - Nippon Ichi's usual European distributor - had nothing to add.

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