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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention – PS Vita’s First RPG Hits in April

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Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention for PS Vita

Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share our brand new trailer for Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention for the PlayStation Vita system. Disgaea 3 for the PS Vita will be released in April. We are really excited about Disgaea 3 coming out on the PS Vita over here. Yes, it is a port of the PlayStation 3 version, but it will be equipped with new character stories, new systems, new attack levels, new bosses, and will include all the DLC that was released for the PS3 version, all on one card. So even if you have already played Disgaea 3 on the PS3 system, you’ll have something new to experience with this PS Vita version!

Of course, there will be some PS Vita specific systems integrated into the game, as well. For example, there is a system called “Honor Quotient,” which uses the GPS to track how far you’ve traveled while playing the game. The more you travel, the higher your Honor Quotient will rise (you’ll be able to increase your Honor Quotient by winning battles, increasing your total play time, and by other means as well). With a high Honor Quotient, you will be able to gain more experience points, Mana points, get discounts at item shops, etc. So, don’t forget to take your PS Vita with you wherever you go! Also, with the rear touch panel, you can view the map from any angle. It sometimes gets really crowded and busy on the map, but with this camera angle control, you’ll be able to see your map much easier.

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Let’s talk about the new characters for Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention. You’ll be introduced to two new characters, Rutile and Stella. Rutile is half-Nekomata, half-human. She was raised in the Human World, so she doesn’t really know much about the Netherworld. She enters Evil Academy as a transfer student. The other character is Stella, who is the student body president and daughter of the dean of the rival school, Death Institute, Majin Academy. She is a snobby rich girl, but she also loves playing tricks on others. She loves elegance, and believes that everything she does is “elegant.” …We’ll see about that!

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention will be jam-packed with new stuff! Please visit the official website for more information. And, now enjoy the official trailer of Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention!

Thank you for taking the time to read my post today! Have a great day!

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Destiny89 said:

February 1st, 9:11 am

Thanks for bringing this over NISA, i played Disgaea 3 on PS3 ( 60% trophies unlocked ) so i highly doubt i’ll get this but will do once it hit a price drop i guess, please bring more PS3 games as i look forward to Neptunia 2 and Atelier Meruru :D.
There are so many games to look forward to and hope to see more NISA avatars too on PSN.

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:20 pm

    Hello Destiny89,

    Thank you for playing Disgaea 3 on PS3! I hope you will get a chance to give this PS Vita version a try sometime in the future though. It comes with some new stuff:)

    Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 will be out in a few weeks!

    Thank you for being an awesome supporter of NIS America as always!


brettchalupa said:

February 1st, 9:12 am

Will the Honor Quotient only work with 3G Vitas? I remember reading around the Japanese launch that only the 3G version had GPS. I may very well be wrong or misread something, but I guess it’d be something good to know.

If games are going to implement features specific to the 3G version, it might be worth reconsidering which version to get.

The game looks great, by the way. Thanks!

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:29 pm

    Hi brettchalupa,

    Honor Quotient will work with both wifi and 3G.

    Thank you!


AtrerVerus said:

February 1st, 9:13 am

Hey Nao. Any hint if NISA Store will have any extra goodies for pre-order? :3

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:25 pm

    Hi AterVerus,

    Honestly, we haven’t decided just yet! We are always trying to add some cool goodies, so hopefully it will happen for Disgaea 3, too:) We will definitely talk about that in our upcoming Prinny Bomb!


fifthcore said:

February 1st, 9:18 am

So will the digital version only be $5 /10% off?

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:31 pm

    Hi fifthcore,

    The retail and digital version will be the same price.


MarkakaJin said:

February 1st, 9:19 am

I might get this game DUDE!

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:31 pm

    Hi MarkakaJin,

    Yay! :)


Destiny89 said:

February 1st, 9:19 am

I also would like to add that i hope NISA will be able to being over Ciel No Surge, its Gust’s new game for the Vita which remind me very much of Ar Tonelico series.

snakeeyes211 said:

February 1st, 9:24 am

Is the first edition PlayStation vita little-deviants a download or a cartridge ?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    February 1st, 10:15 am

    It’s a physical game card.

NHDrumline17 said:

February 1st, 9:28 am

I’ve never played a Disgaea game before, would you recommend that I get the two PSP ones before playing this? Or are there other versions that are better than the PSP ones, or would I be fine jumping into this one right away?

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:52 pm

    Hi NHDrumline,

    I’d say…just jump into D3:AoD! …but if you’ve never played Strategy RPG, I recommend you to try other Disgaea games such as Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PSP), Disgaea 2 (PS2 and PSP), Disgaea 3 (PS3), and Disgaea 4 (PS3). Except Disgaea 4, you should be able to find these games with pretty affordable price. You can see if you like the gameplay and system before the Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention release. I hope you’ll enjoy the hilarious characters and crazy game play!


TallCrowe said:

February 1st, 9:29 am

I am excited about this and I approve of the box art as well. Though I won’t be picking it up immediately I hope to someday.

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:54 pm

    Hi TallCrowe,

    Glad to hear you liked the package art! I also hope you’ll be picking up the game someday…or soon:)


ABRipperXX said:

February 1st, 9:34 am

I’m so pumped to play this on my Vita! thanks NISA! Keep the Playstation Support coming! More PS3, VITA, PSP games please.

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    Nao Zook said:

    February 2nd, 4:55 pm

    Hi ABRipperXX,

    Thank you! We’ll have definitely many titles coming up this year, so please look forward to them!


KingofDreams5150 said:

February 1st, 9:42 am

This game looks like a ton of fun, but I have to say that the voice acting in the video is atrocious…

Robbie_G_lrish said:

February 1st, 9:54 am

Is that the Absolute Victory Unlosing Ranger doing Terra Fire? I’d like to see more games with that character but maybe in a different genre.

dacuad said:

February 1st, 10:03 am

vita really needs RPGs, that’s why it’s not selling well and will not sell well until that happens. hopefully sony is already talking with from software to release dark souls on vita.

erico316ecw said:

February 1st, 10:12 am

i havent played any of the disgaea games on a home system .Disgaea have always been my go to rpg on portables and im happy to say this game have my preorder with street fighter x tekk in april on the vita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a few question what do you guys at nis think of vita ?
what the best feature in your opionin of the vita as a developer?
Any chance we can get prinny 3 on the vita?
If u answer my question thanks in advance. your loyal fan eric dude!!!

hellboy-yo said:

February 1st, 10:19 am

looks great

hellboy-yo said:

February 1st, 10:20 am

its great

hellboy-yo said:

February 1st, 10:20 am

its awsome

ShadowOfEden said:

February 1st, 10:38 am

I’m a big Disgaea fan but I’d rather see Disgaea 4 on PS Vita. I’ll just have to wait I supposed.

Anyways, I platinumed Disgaea 3, so I played it more than enough already!

Maitre said:

February 1st, 10:41 am

Hey Jeff any news on a psp UMD repurchasing deal ??

also cool you look into psp game not yet on the psn (i still have a couple umd not out there : AKA metal gear acid 1&2, Dungeon Maker : hunting grounds, and a couple others like patapon 1 i think.)

snakeeyes211 said:

February 1st, 10:55 am

Thank you Jeff

Loserkid said:

February 1st, 11:27 am

I have a question.. How is the “Honor Quotient” going to work for the wifi version since it does not have GPS included in the hardware?


February 1st, 11:36 am

@20 Loserkid

The WiFi model’s location detection will be done through WiFi hotspots in the Skyhook database.

Loserkid said:

February 1st, 11:39 am

@21 Ah ok. Can you send me a link regarding that information? I would like to read up more on that.


February 1st, 11:51 am

Don’t know if the link will go through, but this should explain what the Vita will be using.



February 1st, 11:53 am

@23 Loserkid

Well, I posted a message with a link but it’s requiring moderation. Just search for “Skyhook Wireless” it’ll bring you to their site and you should be able to find the page that explains how it works.

It won’t be as accurate or widely usable as the 3G version’s but it’s still usable.

Loserkid said:

February 1st, 12:09 pm

That worked, thanks! Hopefully, NEAR will work with Skyhook Wireless.


February 1st, 12:27 pm

It should, the WiFi hotspot just needs to be in Skyhook’s database. I’m pretty sure the 3G model uses Skyhook too as part of it’s method of location detection.

JadeZodiac said:

February 1st, 12:56 pm

Normally I’m not one to comment on here very often, but I had to jump in here and say “Thank You” to NISA for bringing your fantastic games over to the US. I didn’t start getting into the Disgaea series until late last year with the first, and loved it. I’ve been playing Disgaea 2 for the past 2 weeks now and am loving it even more than the first. With all the new features and capabilities of the Vita, I’m definitely looking forward to continuing the series. You guys are awesome!

~Newly Converted Fan~


February 1st, 1:18 pm

I might check it out… Just tell me that super annoying character doesn’t do that much actual talking in the game DUDE!

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February 1st, 2:22 pm

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Websblobs said:

February 1st, 2:25 pm

“PS Vita’s First RPG Hits in April” I thought that Gravity Rush was an RPG? Also, no price point?

XFRod said:

February 1st, 2:38 pm

Yay, Dood!

Graywolffe said:

February 1st, 3:06 pm

Sony, thanks for the digital download discounts!

angelus67671 said:

February 1st, 3:50 pm

nice can’t wait thanks Nis dood

marlyt said:

February 1st, 3:56 pm

10,000,000 HOURS!!! Boom! Never played anything from this series but that was a very strong trailer for an RPG. Pre-order commencing soon.

Enigma777 said:

February 1st, 3:59 pm

I still have D3 sealed on my shelf. I’ll certainly pick this up though, since I like to play SRPGs on handhelds more.

CircleBoi6 said:

February 1st, 4:30 pm

I can’t wait for this game. I have Disgaea 3 on PS3 (which is my first Disgaea game) and I loved it. It would be cool if the character sprites looked more like the ones on Disgaea 4, but I’ll have fun on this regardless.

FearMonkey said:

February 1st, 5:18 pm

This is the only reason I’m getting a Vita. <3

Xandrius said:

February 1st, 5:27 pm

Even tho I got it for ps3 I’m temped to get this one anyway. I didn’t beat it on ps3 and I think the extra content and all the dlc included may justify the purchase. looking forward to giving Disgaea another shot.

Mies2000 said:

February 1st, 8:32 pm

Hey Zook,

Do I need to play the last two to know whats going on?

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CircleBoi6 said:

February 2nd, 4:58 pm

#42 Not really. All of the games have a different story.

SnWnMe said:

February 2nd, 10:18 pm

YES! I already wrote off the Vita for the near future due to my lack of interest in the launch line up. Disgaea 3 gave me a reason to go buy the PSV ASAP!

10,000,000 hours LOL. Love your humor. Keep up the good work.

Curtisio said:

February 2nd, 10:40 pm

Somehow this reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons… Thank goodness I’m not a kid!

Mister-Nep said:

February 3rd, 6:50 am

Desco is pleased to see this game coming out soon.

Will definitely pick this up at launch. Vita or no Vita I want to support this game.

Deadlywolf04 said:

February 8th, 5:29 pm

Heh it’s funny, I first bought a PS3 ages ago when I learned about Disgaea 3 coming out for it, now it’s the reason I’m saving up for a PSVita.
I also hope GUST will port over there amazing library to the Vita as well, all in all thanks for being awesome NISAmerica!

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