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Technobuffalo recently reported that this is the “definitive” edition of the first Disgaea game, “Hour of Darkness” because of not only the new HD graphics, but also the bonus content that was previously only available in the PSP version “Afternoon of Darkness”
Steam already has a store page set up; and an expected release date in February 2016.
According to the Steam store page, the game will include Japanese and English audio, as well as Japanese, English, Chinese, or Korean text, making it a world-wide edition.
Also in the announcements on the steam page, users will be able to choose from the old “pixelated” graphics, or the new HD graphics, OR mix and match between the two – such as choosing the old character sprites, but using the new HD environments. The interface has also been enhanced for PC play.
For those who have never played Disgaea, or even long-time fans who want to have a copy in their steam library, this is very exciting news.
Here is some info taken from the Steam Store Page to help explain what this game is all about to new players, and to show long-time fans the new features in the PC port.
About This Game
Download the Darkness, Level Up Evil!
Two years after the death of his father, Overlord Krichevskoy, the demon prince Laharl awakens to discover that the Netherworld is in turmoil. With unlikely allies, his devious vassal Etna and the angel trainee Flonne, he must battle his way to supremacy to retake the throne and become the next Overlord. Experience the SRPG classic, now on PC!
An SRPG from the most prolific SRPG creators in the world, Nippon Ichi Software
Choose from over 40 unique character types
Even with a max level of 9999, use Transmigration to start all over again, but your characters will be even stronger per level!
Delve into the Item World, a randomly generated dungeon world, to level up your items!
With max level characters and leveled-up items, dish out millions of points of damage!
Over-the-top battle animations
Geo Panels – A puzzle game within a Strategy RPG
Lift & Throw – Throw your allies up ledges to reach enemies in hard-to-reach spots, or toss your enemies around instead!
A zany story set in the Netherworld, where the notions of good and evil are reversed New to Disgaea PC (It’s not just a port!):
- Updated UI and textures
- Keyboard/Mouse and controller support
- Includes all content from Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
- New Steam features, such as Achievements, Cloud Saves, Badges, and trading cards
Learn about the long and prestigious history of the Disgaea series @ http://disgaea.us/