Can’t get enough Disgaea? First sequel hits PC in January

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:04 GMT

Disgaea 2 joins the Steam ranks in early 2017.

Continuing a very welcome trend of Japanese developers with a sudden enthusiasm for the PC, Disgaea 2 will release on Steam on January 31, 2017 – with Linux and Mac support.

You can’t yet preorder Disgaea 2 but you can add it to your Steam wishlist. Described as the definitive edition, it includes all the bonus content from both the PS2 and PSP builds as well as characters never before available in localised releases. Here’s the official description:

Darkness is back. Overlord Zenon has cursed the land, and now, Veldime is transforming into a nasty Netherworld. Memories are sterilized, bodies demonized, the world is falling into chaos. The only one unaffected is a young man, Adell. He stands up to fight the curse, but things never go as planned. The haughty daughter of Zenon, a filthy little frog, lovable demon siblings and a washed-up rock star!? No one can ever predict what goes on in the world of Disgaea. And of course, other Overlords refuse to sit still watching…

Check out a feature list for Disgaea 2 below.

The critically acclaimed Disgaea series is up to five core games and numerous spin-offs, but only began to reach out to modern western PC gamers with the release of Disgaea in January. Given how many RPG fans there are on PC it seems a great audience for a series which is kind of niche on consoles.

    Key Features:

  • Choose from over 200 character classes for your squad
  • All-new Dark Court system where the good are punished and the evil praised
  • The Item World is back! Customize your items to make them even better
  • Utilize the new Stack Attack option, adding another layer of strategy
  • Enter the Dark World: a hardcore world setting where you can display massive amounts of damage
  • Play through Axel Mode and help Axel regain his popularity
  • Head over to the Land of Carnage, defeat high level enemies, and claim victory
    New to Disgaea 2 PC:

  • Updated UI, keyboard and mouse support
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Playable on Macs and Steam Machines
  • Three playable characters that never made it to the west: Dark Eclair, Gig, and Miabel

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