[UPDATE: We’ve been provided an update via NIS president, Sohei Niikawa]
The rise and fall of the AA games industry is quite a sad thing to have witnessed, as there is generally a wide divide between the indies, and the giant AAA games.
Nippon Ichi Software is arguably one of those few remaining AA studios left in business, and their statement made for the 20th anniversary Playstation celebration was quite, well, depressing:
“If Disgaea 5 doesn’t sell as planned then we might not still be in business the year after. Even though Bloodborne is now releasing the same day, we really hope people will pick up both titles at once.”
So there you have it. Although the game hasn’t been officially confirmed for the west quite yet, you might want to consider importing it?