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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Launches for PC on February 24

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NIS America has announced the release date for Disgaea: Hour of Darkness on PC.

The game will launch for PC via Steam on February 24th. There’s a “Digital Deluxe Dood Edition” up for pre-order, which costs $19.99.

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There’s also a $29.99 physical deluxe edition over on the NIS America store, which comes with a collector’s box, a Steam code for the game, a physical art booklet, and a physical soundtrack CD.

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25 comments
  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    February 1, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    I want to try this game but NISA is making me weary…

  2. scemar
    scemar
    February 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I expect a few minor bugs, some bad bugs, and most of them to be fixed by modders in less than a week and the rest with a patch later.
    But hey, it’s Disgaea on PC, for real. NEVER EVER was wrong so we might as well support this one chance to welcome another japanese studio to the platform.

  3. orbo
    orbo
    February 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    “digital artbook and digital soundtrack”
    They mean jpeg’s and mp3’s?

    But the game is twenty bucks which is pretty decent.

  4. FlawedIntellect
    FlawedIntellect
    February 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Hopefully the artwork is in a better format than JPEG.

  5. deadeye
    deadeye
    February 1, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    So I fired up Disgaea for my PSP just to see if I could go back to it.

    And I gotta say, it’s not so bad. Even with all the little improvements they’ve made over the years, the core game is still really solid. And the story is definitely the best out of all of them.

  6. Touma Kazusa
    Touma Kazusa
    February 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Is this just a port of the PS2 original or does it includes the extras from the PSP re-release?

  7. Uncle Heffy
    Uncle Heffy
    February 1, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Played it back when it was new, and it’s a great game. Don’t let the dialogue ruin it for you. Pretty sure it’s not even that bad in the original.

    At least not Neptunia bad.

  8. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    February 1, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    That physical is a Steam code by the way.

  9. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    February 1, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Fan patches and translations solve the two major problems with NISA, so hopefully people care enough to do that.

    If you don’t want to give NISA money though, well you already know what to do there…

  10. Adohleas
    Adohleas
    February 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    It has the extras from the PSP version, it also has some updated stuff that is exclusive to the PC version like updated UI and textures.

  11. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    February 1, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t think this game was censored originally (I think?) But if it was, the only kinds of uncensoring that can really be modded on PC are things like textures/pictures/sounds that have been changed.

    like if Bravely Default was on Steam its pretty safe to say that someone would be able to patch back in the censored outfits but if an entire minigame was removed for instance your probably SOL.

  12. Sin V
    Sin V
    February 1, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    >NISA

    Lol nope

    >Physical copy with a steam code

    I hate the state of physical copies for PC.

  13. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    February 1, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Hey man! Those jpegs come inside a premium pdf file!

  14. DeusEx
    DeusEx
    February 2, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Horsewiener

  15. koreawut
    koreawut
    February 2, 2016 at 12:23 am

    The people who “cracked” FFVI for modding said Squarenix left the entire original game within the system as a resource from which to draw. If Bravely Default came to PC and if the same system existed–and why not? It’s a pretty legit system!–then I think we’d find those missing minigames.

  16. Nin
    Nin
    February 2, 2016 at 3:41 am

    >Physical is a steam code
    Well, to NISA’s credit, it at least has substantial artbook and is simply only 10 bucks more.

    But seriously, a box with a Steam code simply isn”t a physical copy of the game.

  17. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 2, 2016 at 6:13 am

    “>Physical copy with a steam code

    I hate the state of physical copies for PC.”

    Nothing wrong with those, although it’s a shame they aren’t willing to release it into European retail channels as well; would get the game out there for more newcomers to notice it.

    But the state of physical PC games is pretty amazing over here in Europe; you can can get most everything for amazing prices, as I got all but one game of my humble PC collection for 10 bucks or less.

    Even got myself a fancy Valkyria Chronicles last week for only 7 bucks incl shipping. Already had the game myself, of course, but my waifu still needing it was a good excuse to get myself that case + install discs.

  18. Cael
    Cael
    February 2, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Is NISA handling the PC port? I’m afraid it will blow up my computer.

  19. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    February 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Ehh, games use to ship a CD with old cached steam files and a steam key, but that didn’t make much sense as your installing an old game that usually steam then has to update (it still required steam) so most companies have done away with that.

    Physical releases are mainly just for the Box/extras anyways, anyone thinking they want it for an archival version of a game in the post apocalyptic future where Steam/Sony/Microsoft might be bankrupt are fooling themselves anyways as those disk versions are unpatched lesser versions of those games.

  20. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    February 2, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    You do realize Bravely Default can be uncensored on 3DS? HANS romhacks have blessed us.

  21. morzinbo
    morzinbo
    February 3, 2016 at 3:47 am

    what do you stand to gain from a physical copy?

  22. LurkerJK
    LurkerJK
    February 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    The “idea” of a “physical copy” is completely nuked by linking the game to an online service, you might as well get a piece of paper with a code in the box and it would have the same value

  23. Nagato
    Nagato
    February 3, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Current physical console games (and even handheld ones) already don’t have much value in that regard either, given patch (and dlc) dependency and their respective networks going offline at some point in the future.

    Sure, the disc might still work when you put it into a console, but you certainly won’t be playing the game in its genuinely finished state anymore.

  24. dathip
    dathip
    February 3, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Completely true. Physical copies by default are going obsolete. Hell even back then some games released on disk still had some glitches and problems that needed some patches after they were released. Games like the Batman Arkham Origins, The Last of US(PS3), and Tetris Ultimate had some groundbreaking issues if their were no patches. Even the Witcher 3.

  25. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    February 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    T_T I can now finally play this game thank you!