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Disgaea 1 Complete Revealed for PS4

A strategy classic returns in time for the franchise's 15th anniversary.

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“Your new name is ‘Mid-Boss.'”

Ah, what a memorable moment 15 years ago from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. And now, it’s back! The original Disgaea adventure is getting a complete makeover in Disgaea 1 Complete for PS4!

Disgaea 1 Complete will show fans the origins of this critically-acclaimed strategy RPG series that took the West by storm back in 2003. For those of you who are new to the Disgaea franchise, this is the true beginning of it all and definitely a game you won’t want to miss.

The story begins as Laharl awakens from a two-year slumber when Etna, one of the castle’s (devious) vassals, informs him that his father (King Krichevskoy) has died. The young prince realizes what he must do and vows to reclaim the throne. Along the way, he meets Flonne, an angel trainee who was sent from Celestia to assassinate the already-dead King Krichevskoy, but instead follows Laharl and Etna to see if demons are truly heartless. With its rag-tag team of unlikely heroes, this zany and over-the-top story illustrates just why the series is renowned in the West for being “uniquely Disgaea.”

And now, the original is back and better than ever! With classic elements of gameplay combined with modern HD graphics, players can get lost in the fast-paced strategy RPG action and roller-coaster storyline. Over-the-top level caps (Up to 9999!) and damage upwards of hundreds of millions await. Not happy with how things are going in your game? Vote in the Dark Assembly to change the rules of the Netherworld, or obtain nostalgic items like the Horse Wi… Actually, we’ll let you finish that sentence.

Disgaea 1 Complete arrives on PS4 this fall. If you’re feeling rusty on the Disgaea madness, you might want to check out Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance to get a taste of the chaos before the original makes its triumphant return. Each game in the series builds on the Disgaea lore in its own unique way, so we highly recommend coming back to its roots to see how it all began.

For more information about Disgaea 1 Complete, be sure to check out the official website as well. We look forward to seeing you in the Netherworld that started it all, dood!

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jrodfantastic said:

April 19th, 7:24 am

Great news! Can I really be the hero?

personausermike said:

April 19th, 8:03 am

Is it just D1 alone? It says complete and the original was a small psp game. So does this include Disgaea Infinite and D2 as well? Since all 3 can fit on a PS4 disc.

    WingerNu1 said:

    April 19th, 9:14 am

    The first was a PS2 game. All of your post is nonsense. More goes into porting the game than just cramming it onto a disk.

    personausermike said:

    April 19th, 9:25 am

    They ported the entire ps2 game onto psp, so this is a very legit question. DMC can fit 3 full ps2 titles onto one ps4 disc, why can’t they put 2.5 games on one disc. Disgaea Infinite is a small short game and could easily be added. No reason why not.

    Shona-SoF said:

    April 19th, 6:04 pm

    It’s called Disgaea _1_ Complete. And there’s no mention of including the other titles, so I would suggest that it’s just Disgaea 1.

    Roksor said:

    April 19th, 6:24 pm

    Not only did they port the game to the PSP from the PS4, they ported it to the damn DS.

    Roksor said:

    April 19th, 6:24 pm

    Sorry, PS2, not PS4

    MakaiOokami said:

    April 22nd, 1:11 am

    The questions aren’t nonsense Wingnu1.

    He’s just wanting to know if “Complete” means the entire experts of the first game’s cast minus Disgaea 2, which means D2, and Infinite, or if it just means the original game as a single solitary experience. For the most part each game is silo’d off the cast of game 2 is mostly unique other than Etna’s return.

    Personauser

    This is not a remaster. This is a straight up remake. They redid the art assets from the ground up for the in game content. Well I guess Disgaea 5 up.

    Disgaea 5 is 7 GB so this game is likely 5GB. However it appears to be just 1 game, and we don’t seem to be getting the other games as of yet. Disgaea games don’t take long to make, they aren’t expensive to make, but for how high quality they are they don’t sell in the millions unless you count multiple platforms combined. They are doing well if they sell 200-400k range. If the game was expected to sell 3 million units, we probably would have gotten all 3 of the original cast games.

VI_underGROUND said:

April 19th, 8:08 am

I always wanted to play this, but felt like I missed the boat. I’m happy that I’ll be able to enjoy it for my first time on a modern Playstation.

saveur said:

April 19th, 9:20 am

Is it literally the PSP version with overhauled graphics? There’s been so many quality of life gameplay improvements from future iterations of the series, really wish you guys would discuss any enhancements beyond just how it looks. Despite this being one of my favorite PS2/PSP games, if it’s just another re-release of the exact same game we’ve had on PS2, DS, PSP, and PC, but with better graphics, I’m going to have to sit this one out. Would hope the anniversary would warrant more effort being put into it though, very curious to hear if there are any substantial gameplay differences or additions!

    personausermike said:

    April 19th, 9:29 am

    I just read somewhere outside this blog the same news but also for another console….so this is just the first game and we’re making it for that console (NS), so they decided to do it for ps4 as well. Doesn’t make sense since DMC can put 3 full ps2 games on one disc that they don’t add the very small Disgaea Infinite game and maybe D2. That would be the definition of ‘complete’

    MakaiOokami said:

    April 22nd, 1:17 am

    Complete is what they are using for the “Final MIx” version. It’s the last version they are likely to make any time soon. Maybe some futuristic timeline where 3D character creation can be automated by A.I. or something… I guess…

    But the long and the short of it is, Disgaea 5 complete set the tone. They are going to call anything they make a “final mix” version of “Complete” these games don’t sell more than 1 million unless you combine all the games sold for all platforms and rereleases over the span of years… so… yeah… Your argument would hold more water if they were going to sell 3-5 million units, but they’d be jumping for joy at half a million units sold.

Beyondthegrave07 said:

April 19th, 10:17 am

Good. Maybe I can turn Flonne into a monster like I did in D2. I pick Flonne over Laharl or Etna because she is the least intimidating. She’s so bubbly and stupid that it’s hilarious to see her take 200 M and take on the item world alone.

BlaqMagiq24 said:

April 19th, 11:11 am

Hopefully Disgaea 2-4 will also get complete editions and come to the PS4 as well.

paperwarior said:

April 19th, 1:59 pm

I believe the PC version was the complete version previously. Before that, the DS version had more content than the PSP version, which had more than the original PS2 version, if I recall correctly. So is this a direct port of the PC version?

    MakaiOokami said:

    April 22nd, 1:27 am

    Nope remaster. The graphics are completely redone compared to the PC version on steam from what I can tell.

Tomoprime said:

April 19th, 2:47 pm

Omg, day 1 purchase if cross-buy for PS Vita. I can’t bring myself to play these type of long play games on console.

    MakaiOokami said:

    April 22nd, 1:23 am

    disk games rarely are cross-buy and this game isn’t on the Vita. Just gotta grab the original PSP version if you want to play it. It’ll be in substantially lower fidelity but it’ll be 98% the same game.

Otterpoet said:

April 19th, 2:57 pm

DOOD!

Moogleboxer said:

April 19th, 4:10 pm

“…combined with modern HD graphics”

I don’t see anything about a graphics overhaul on the Disgaea website. Is it the same texture improvement as on the Steam version? Thanks for the info.

dallscowboys88 said:

April 19th, 5:25 pm

Disgaea 2 sale please

    Elk_mistral said:

    April 19th, 5:32 pm

    Stop asking every week!!

    dkarlowicz10 said:

    April 20th, 6:39 am

    Every week asking for it like a broken record. Just buy it without a sale if the game means that much to you.

    Kishnabe said:

    April 20th, 12:02 pm

    If you are the same person in the past who asked every week. D2 has gone on sale in the past…you missed out.

    MakaiOokami said:

    April 22nd, 1:30 am

    It went on sale like 6 weeks ago. $6 $5 with PS Plus roughly.

    It’ll probably go on sale within 3-6 months, but the sales are incredibly irregular, so just wishlist it and check every friday.

    dallscowboys88 said:

    April 22nd, 2:33 pm

    Lol, I’m not the same dude, I just wanted to see how many people I could trigger and it worked so thanks. ;)

DustyBlue said:

April 20th, 1:01 am

This is awesome news! That limited edition looks great too! I’m curious how this compares to the Steam version though, and what makes it “complete”. Would be cool if it included D2 and Infinite as well.

Kishnabe said:

April 20th, 12:04 pm

I hope D2 Complete follows. Then it would be possible to get all Disgaea Platinums.

joaryche said:

April 20th, 1:20 pm

nobody said it was going on a disc… this will be a PSN digital game. go and get it

    MakaiOokami said:

    April 22nd, 1:53 am

    It’s actually on a disc, with a $99 limited edition as well.

    Rosen Queen’s Finest Edition Includes:
    • Disgaea 1 Complete for PS4™
    • Official Soundtrack
    • Official Hardcover Art Book
    • Enamel Pin Set (Set of Nine)
    • Orthodox Prinny Coaster Set
    • Noppai Etna Flat Mousepad
    • “Poster of Darkness” Tear-Resistant Poster
    • “Netherworld Unbound” Tear-Resistant Poster
    • Prinny Cube Plush
    • Rosen Queen Certificate of Authenticity
    • Prinny Pouch Collector’s Box

    The physical game is going to be roughly $50.

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