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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Coming to PC in February 2016

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NIS America has announced they’re bringing the original Disgaea: Hour of Darkness to PC.

The upcoming release is coming via Steam, and is set for sometime next February.

Here’s the rundown for the game, via NIS America:

Download the Darkness, Level Up Evil!

In a world where all the rules are reversed and the demons rule, you may find yourself questioning your allegiance to ‘the light’ and rooting for the Netherworld’s most neglected anti-hero. 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!

Key Features

  • 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
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82 comments
  1. Kengofu
    Kengofu
    November 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    In the words of garbage wrestling announcer Michael Cole, “OHHHHH MY!”

  2. ArsCortica
    ArsCortica
    November 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Meh. So long as NISA is involved, I’d hold my hype.

  3. Go D. Usopp
    Go D. Usopp
    November 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Definitely getting it, never got a chance to play this one

  4. JackDandy
    JackDandy
    November 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Well, how about that

  5. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    November 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Cautiously optimistic about this. I don’t trust Nisa, but they normally don’t fuck with disgaea.

  6. Parkour
    Parkour
    November 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Excellent news, indeed. Played this game to death on my old, dusty PS2. The Disgaea series really deserved to be on PC. About fucking time, NISA.

  7. magicalfollower
    magicalfollower
    November 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Glad to see that NISA is finally opening their eyes to PC. :)

  8. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    November 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I feel the need to mention that the original PS2 game was localized by Atlus (NISA didn’t exist back then) and that you should we weary of any changes NISA could make with the new release (assuming they don’t just do a lazy port like most companies seem to these days.)

  9. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    November 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Cool. I’m playing the PSP port right now. It’s a fantastic game.

  10. cowboyjimmy
    cowboyjimmy
    November 16, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    PC getting a lot of JRPG love lately, hopefully we get some ATLUS love too.

  11. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    November 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Is it on psn store? Would try this on vita

  12. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    November 16, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Yeah, I’m playing it on Vita. Got it for a few bucks in a recent sale. I like the story and characters a lot more than in Disgaea 2 or 3.

  13. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    November 16, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Awesome thanks. Il buy it for Vita
    These games are best on the go been remote-playing Disgaea 5 to it nicely

  14. Michael Richardson
    Michael Richardson
    November 16, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I agree. I think most RPGs are better on portable consoles.

    How is Disgaea 5, by the way? The original Disgaea is, of course, mostly silly, but it has a respect for its characters that make their development throughout the game important. It even has somewhat affecting scenes at certain points.

  15. Fient
    Fient
    November 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Brandon it’s too late for april fools.
    Disgaea is NEVER EVER coming to PC after all.

    Edit* it’s no joke, this is actually happening
    IT IS
    HAPPENING!!!!!

  16. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    November 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Well i’ve only been a few hours in Disgaea 5 as i was abit busy recently, very long tutorial mode lol but so far im liking it. I like the characters, story hmm not the best but okay. Gameplay is big includes nearly all gameplay elements from all previous Disgaea’s but fun. So yeah since i haven’t yet got to experience it fully but so far first impressions i like it :) More than Disgaea 4 atleast and others say the same too

  17. Fient
    Fient
    November 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Please be lazy.
    Oh god please be lazy.

  18. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Oh Hell yeah! What a great day. :)

  19. Dave
    Dave
    November 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    ABOUT FUCKING TIME.

  20. Nin
    Nin
    November 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Interesting, so NISA is following in the footsteps of XSEED and Idea Factory. Though everything under it’s not just a port would be expected in any port to Steam, if not always done.

  21. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Hey, if this does well, maybe we’ll see some of the experience Dungeon Crawlers. That’ll be freaking sweet.

  22. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    November 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Nice… as long as NISA don’t screw up something

  23. Nin
    Nin
    November 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Fools, you’ll have a new and improved (and more AMERICAN) translation than ever before! And plenty of new features (bugs) for you to play with, muhahaha.

    Jokes aside, since it’s only releasing in a few months, I doubt they are doing anything too major. Though I suppose they could have always done all of the work beforehand.

  24. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    It’s cool, but I find it really hard to go back to old Disgaea games after the many refinements it has gone through over the years.

  25. Sakurai
    Sakurai
    November 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    >NISA

    Nope nope nope.

  26. Sangaz
    Sangaz
    November 16, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Hope they do it with Disgaea 2 as well. It was one of my favorite ps2 games along with xenosaga with the series.

  27. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t even need to read comments to know that there will be idiots who:
    “whine whine whine whine NISA whine whine whine FUCK IT”

    Huh… back in the past NicheGamer had awesome community. Now I don’t even bother to read comments. Too many idiots. Such a shame, because site is great.

  28. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Is being wary of a company notorious for bad localizations “idiotic”?

  29. Domhnall
    Domhnall
    November 16, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    “Keyboard/mouse support”
    “Updated UI”
    “Achievements”

    NISA, that, literally, is “just a port.” You can’t say it’s “not just a port” while providing only the things that people expect from a port. Controller support, a UI that fits the new system, achievements/trophies are literally the bare minimum for a fucking port.

  30. luggage lad
    luggage lad
    November 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    they said it’s getting some new textures and the content from the PSP release too

  31. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    B-b-but the fanboys told me the series was never coming to PC~

  32. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    In short? yes.

    Because majority of stuff written about NISA is either fault of actual developer of game (not publisher), made up staff or just plain stupidity of haters. Congrats you are member of gigantic self-jerking group who loves to get excited by hating something.

    I get it. NISA is by no means saint. It’s not perfect. But I’m dead tired of whinners who whine for the sake of whining. ATLUS, XSEED, Marvelous, Square Enix they all did censor various things in the past. And somehow yet it’s NISA being evil being.

    And no NISA doesn’t have access to actual game code. NISA just order japanese publisher to implement changes. So yes, if game is broken blame dev not publisher.

    Again I’m not saying that everything NISA does it perfect. But they are doing some great stuff and bunch of wankers is whining all the time.

    tl;dr YES

  33. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    If we’re lucky they might introduce some new “bug” that makes people’s PCs overheat and explode ;D

  34. artemisthemp
    artemisthemp
    November 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    We reject reality and substitute our own :P

  35. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Remember how utterly terrible NISA’s PC port of Cladun X2 was?
    If we’re lucky, Disgaea PC will only blow up 30 computers before being patched.

  36. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Damn, you beat me to it.
    NISA’s gonna brick Steam.

  37. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    November 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    The last thing this site needs to be is apathetic to censorship like most other game sites. That is one of the things that makes this site great.

    On that note, I wont hold any past screwups against them as far as buying this if it ends up not getting messed up. but their past record is about as good as Nintendo of America as far as not screwing up game content when localizing.

  38. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    November 16, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    “as long as” should never come before “NISA”.

  39. Kraken
    Kraken
    November 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    so what youre saying is “boo hoo hoo, there are people who dont share my views on things”?

  40. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 16, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    And we can’t talk shit about it.

  41. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 16, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    The impossible has happened.

    Don’t hold back on the port requests! Games like Tales of Vesperia, Gundam Extreme VS, FFXV… Unless it isn’t Metal Gear Solid 4 or a first-party console game, it can be on Steam.

  42. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 16, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Well, NIS was the reason why wanting Japanese games on Steam was the same thing as defending a bad port.

    I’m buying this anyways because it would be wrong to not do so after buying 3 copies of Cladun X2.

  43. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    November 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Call me crazy, but when a company has screwed up before then being skeptical and critical of their past performances seems like an appropriate response. I mean, when someone serves you garbage you can continue to give them business and continue buying garbage from them, that’s your prerogative. I choose to remain skeptical and let others be test pigeons before I even consider giving them business.

    As far as whining goes, sounds like you did a good bit of it in your post.

  44. nonamepls
    nonamepls
    November 16, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Port to PS platforms, NISA! I haven’t a PC to play this!

  45. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Isn’t this game already on PSN?

  46. Sebastian Mikulec
    Sebastian Mikulec
    November 16, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I mean, I want to be excited about this, but given that NISA are handling this, I’m going to stay far away from this until it’s been thoroughly tested by others and proven to be not crap.

  47. Yaminoari
    Yaminoari
    November 16, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    This is hillarious as Nisa has sworn up and down that they would never bring over Disgaea to PC because they always used the bs excuse theres no audience on pc for it

  48. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    “Because majority of stuff written about NISA is either fault of actual developer of game (not publisher), made up staff or just plain stupidity of haters.”

    Nice lie, shill.
    I’ve been playing jap versions of Mugen Souls Z and Witch and the Hundred Knight without issues, while their localized versions are to be avoided (especially WatHK that would crash or even sometimes melt down the PS3 by overheating it, then completely killing your console)

  49. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    So it’s a port of the PSP version.

  50. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 16, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Vidya ackbar

  51. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    “ATLUS, XSEED, Marvelous, Square Enix they all did censor various
    things in the past. And somehow yet it’s NISA being evil being.”
    Because NISA are still doing it. And doing it more severely than any of those others ever did.

    “And
    no NISA doesn’t have access to actual game code. NISA just order
    japanese publisher to implement changes. So yes, if game is broken blame
    dev not publisher.”
    And yet for some reason NISA’s localisations are always filled with problems when the original Japanese releases are largely bug-free. Funny that.

    There’s also no defending the shit they pulled with Rhapsody DS, among many other things.

  52. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Don’t see why MGS4 couldn’t happen aside from the possibility of Konami not giving a damn, and honestly any first party console game (that isn’t Nintendo’s) is fair game after Helldivers.

    And don’t forget Soul Calibur II HD~

  53. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    MGS4 was bought with enough money to build a Metal Gear.

  54. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    I’ll admit that i have mixed feelings towards this announcement. I know who forced the Steam community to defend bad ports from Japan, and yet it’s the same people who opened the doors for games you’d never expect to be on PC. Poetic justice, much?

  55. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 16, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Do we actually have that on record or are you assuming that?

    My personal assumption was always that it was too closely coded to Cell for it be ported to any other contemporary system and still be profitable enough, but that shouldn’t prove much of an issue nowadays.

  56. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 16, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    What, you think NISA is the only target when it comes to bad localizations? Have you been to this site before?

    And just because a lot of people do something doesn’t mean it’s right.

    By your logic, anyone that says anything negative is just a whiner, and no one can ever critique anyone.

  57. Fient
    Fient
    November 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    No worries.
    The perk of the PC is that if they censor it, and if they add bugs, someone will be a cool dude and release a fix for everyone else.

  58. Fient
    Fient
    November 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Atellier should be next

  59. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 16, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    There was actually a bug in the PSP port of Disgaea that was really beneficial.

    There were items that would occasionally have those things in it that increased the amount of experience you’d get. You had to trudge through the item world to get them, normally.

    So let’s hope there’s stuff like that.

  60. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    November 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Well if their port of Clandun X2 is anything to go by. I’m surprised I’m still alive.

  61. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    November 16, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    YES THIS!!!! ALL OF IT!!!!

  62. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 3:22 am

    Nah. What I’m saying is “There are idiots who whine boo hoo hoo NISA is bad every time they are doing something good”

  63. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 3:33 am

    But you are whiner. No point in sugar coating my dear. You didn’t even stand near critique.

    “Have you been to this site before?” I was frequent visitor since july of 2014 (I think), and I was top 3/4 of people when it comes to number of comments. All I see is constant whining about NISA, every time they do something right. Now because there are more kids and people like you I’m visiting less and less.

    Lot’s of games released by NISA aren’t censored… but who cares. Majority of their games doesn’t have any serious performance issues… but who cares.

    I know only one thing. That because of NISA i’m getting to play many games that I wouldn’t play without them. Not to mention their physical releases.

    You guys are really part of huge circle of self-jerking haters. You take a pleasure from hating among mob.

    I’m out of here.

  64. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 17, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Well, NIS is responsible for the “Buy x so y can be on PC” crap. This greatly accelerates the hope I had with Tales of Zestiria when considering the bigger picture.

  65. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Oh Dennis…

    Please don’t bring your delusions into discussion. This thread is already bad enough even without you. You are immune to any arguments, even though everything I told you came true.

    Yes Dennis you are delusional.

  66. minoru
    minoru
    November 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Good I guess. They’re probably testing the water to see if there is any interest with this game.

    I don’t really fancy grinding though so I’ll pass this one.

  67. undub lover
    undub lover
    November 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Can’t wait for the bug that will overheat your PC and the eventual denial of it by fanboys and apologists.

  68. Feniks
    Feniks
    November 17, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Fuck still annoyed NISA is the publisher of Atlus games in Europe. Which means I have to import a copy (or buy from US PSN).

    Because NISA doesn’t get a cent.

  69. Feniks
    Feniks
    November 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Enjoy your trash localization then.

    Good enough for America I suppose, the land of Robotech.

  70. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 17, 2015 at 11:31 am

    “muh censorship strawman argument”
    Except there is plenty of other things NISA fucked up but I guess you’re too busy sucking NISA’s cock (because you cant into japanese) to admit it. It’s funny to see how people like you are willing to defend this shitty company for the sole fact of localizing niche japanese games in the West.

    “I’m out of here”
    Yeah go back to your nest where you belong

  71. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Hahaha, funny kid.

  72. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Don’t try to sound like the tough faggot.
    Learn japanese instead.

  73. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 17, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    You’re trying too hard.

  74. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    November 17, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    That’s my line.
    I’m not the one depending on localizations or having some silly loyalty over a company.

  75. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    :*

  76. Kain Yusanagi
    Kain Yusanagi
    November 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Seriously… NISA needs to stop existing, and NIS needs to do it themselves. Had enough of this. It’s just as bad as Nintendo Treehouse crap.

  77. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    November 17, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    I find it easy- those refinements were pretty marginal, IMO

  78. Tarrasque
    Tarrasque
    November 18, 2015 at 2:01 am

    NISA….

  79. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    November 18, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Wish it was a perfect port having all or the strengths of the PSP and DS versions. Too much to ask for huh?

  80. snugdarkly
    snugdarkly
    November 18, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Damn bro. It doesn’t get much colder than that.

  81. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 18, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    A NIS game created those apologists, so it’s only fitting that a NIS game is filled with those same apologists.

  82. XERW
    XERW
    November 24, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Tell me why I should pick this when I have it on PS2 and I can emulate it on PC – compared to XCOM2?