Disgaea RPG[a] is a spin-off title of the Disgaea series for iOS and Android devices published by Nippon Ichi Software. It was released in Japan on March 19, 2019.[1] The game is free-to-play and monetized with microtransactions to obtain in-game currency; this in-game currency allows players to collect randomized characters in a gacha system.

Disgaea RPG
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Publisher(s)
  • JP: Nippon Ichi Software
SeriesDisgaea
Platform(s)iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows
Release
  • JP: March 19, 2019
  • WW: April 13, 2021
Genre(s)Role-playing game
Mode(s)Single-player

GameplayEdit

Disgaea RPG is an active-time turn-based RPG, unlike the strategy RPG nature of the console titles. Players form parties consisting of five characters and take on waves of enemies in various modes. Many features from the mainline games return, including character reincarnation, lifting and throwing of items or characters, Team and "Tower" attacks, character special abilities known as evilities, and the Item World system for powering up equipment. This also includes "the tremendous levels and damage that is synonymous with Disgaea" according to Nippon Ichi president Sohei Niikawa, such as a maximum level of 9999 and attacks that deal 1 trillion damage.[2][3]

The story of the game takes place after the events of the mainline Disgaea titles. It continues the development of the main characters from every title and introduces several original characters, notably Lucy, Diez, and Torachiyo. The game casts the player as a human who has been summoned to the Netherworld to raise The Strongest Overlord.

HistoryEdit

Since its initial release on March 19, 2019, the service faced multiple reported issues and underwent maintenance for several months, relaunching in November 2019.[4] Since the relaunch, the game has proceeded more smoothly and successfully without the technical glitches that marred the original release.[5] In December 2020, it was announced that the game will have an English version release on April 13, 2021. The English version of the game is developed by Boltrend Games.[6][7]

In November 2021, Boltrend released an early-access Steam port of the international (English) version of Disgaea RPG for Windows PCs.[8]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Japanese: 魔界戦記ディスガイア, Hepburn: Makai Senki Disgaea RPG, lit. "Netherworld Battle Chronicle: Disgaea RPG"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'Disgaea RPG' Is Now Available on the App Store and Google Play in Japan for Free". Touch Arcade. 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ 「魔界戦記ディスガイア6」開発者インタビュー。新鮮な遊びごたえと遊びやすさを両立した最新作に
  3. ^ Interview: Sohei Niikawa Talks About the Future of DISGAEA RPG
  4. ^ Disgaea RPG Has Been Riddled With Delays Due To Excess Overseas Logins Among Other Reasons
  5. ^ "Disgaea RPG English Version Will Arrive in Spring 2021". Siliconera. 17 December 2020.
  6. ^ "'Disgaea RPG' from ForwardWorks Is Getting a Global Release in Spring 2021 for iOS and Android". Touch Arcade. 17 December 2020.
  7. ^ Cameron Bald (17 December 2020). "Disgaea RPG set to launch globally for iOS and Android next year". Pocket Tactics.
  8. ^ Disgaea RPG Steam Version Announced for Global Client

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