Disgaea: Hour of Darkness HD Remake Announced

Nippon Ichi Software has announced an HD remake for Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.

The new remake is in celebration of the game’s 15th anniversary. Development platforms weren’t announced, however a release window is set for sometime this summer.

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness has been available for PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC.



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  1. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 18, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Switch please.

  2. Kitsune
    January 18, 2018 at 10:49 am

    If all it does is use the HD sprites from newer Disgaeas, I won’t be buying it no matter how much I love the series. They need to bring something new to the table, such as at least updating the mechanics so it’s not just the same game all over again.

  3. iswear12
    January 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    That sounds more like a remaster or an update rather than a remake.

  4. SevTheBear
    January 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Bring it to Switch, DS, PS4 and PC plz ^^

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    There’s no way it won’t be on Switch after Disgaea 5’s sales.

  6. Llama Adventure
    Llama Adventure
    January 18, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Can I at least get XP for things other than kills so I’m not constantly having to stop to grind my healer?

  7. Zack Attack
    Zack Attack
    January 18, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    DS? What?

    Otherwise, agreed.

  8. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    January 18, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    For whatever reason, I just never bothered to play any of the games in the series. Maybe it’s time to do so…

  9. Astro
    January 18, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    DS actually has a port of Disgaea Afternoon of Darkness on it with some extra features as well; “Disgaea DS.” Aside from the poorer sound quality, it’s actually my favorite version of the game to play. The touch screen is great for the battle system.

  10. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    January 18, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    >Bring it to DS

  11. British_Otaku
    January 18, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    This is a fantastic place to start even if you play one of the older releases/ports. If you enjoy a zany cast and want a Strategy RPG shenanigans with less of the limits and permadeath of Fire Emblem (I like FE being FE, but find Disgaea to be a great other niche).

    Disgaea is pretty much endless if you want it to be, not just in numbers or stages but potential strategies.

  12. SLoWMoTIoN?
    January 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    The games never end though.

  13. GameZard
    January 18, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I think he meant 3ds.

  14. GameZard
    January 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    PC, PS4, and switch. No Vita.

  15. XimXim
    January 18, 2018 at 8:04 pm


  16. XimXim
    January 18, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    That’s fine, they got every breaker before this one anyway, PC and Nintendo didn’t get any though. Be cool if they did, it would also help the game’s sales. SD Gundam G Generation Genesis being a Switch exclusive hopefully will help this though.

  17. GameZard
    January 18, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Some people thought this would come to Vita. Gematsu users are delusional.

  18. GameZard
    January 18, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Yeah it still doesn’t make sense.

  19. UnpluggedBeta
    January 18, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    “HD” can mean a lot of things. If it’s just disgaea 5 graphics, I’ll pass.

    If it’s guilty gear xrd graphics…….

  20. UnpluggedBeta
    January 18, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    yeah, very much what Kitsune said. We just got hit with the superior pc release too; there’s going to have to be something crazy to warrant a new release.

  21. SevTheBear
    January 19, 2018 at 5:19 am

    DS is still selling hot and why not?

  22. BFG
    January 19, 2018 at 5:29 am

    I do doubt the Vita couldnt handle Disgaea 5 and from what I recall this quite costed in terms of sales for Nippon Ichi Software.

  23. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    January 19, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Pick one.

  24. Lion
    January 19, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Since 2 you have been able to gain experience by healing and other abilities, so I say probably yes.

  25. GameZard
    January 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    3ds can’t even do sub hd.

  26. ExplodingPrinny
    January 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    All we have are Vitas here.

    Master Etna told us, “Dead weight deserves a Dead console.”

    Poor Vita. We share our suffering together, dood.

  27. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    January 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    The Playstation 4 can.

  28. Kaguroshi
    January 26, 2018 at 3:38 am

    They’d be better off porting the other games to Steam like 3 and 4.