NIS announced recently that a port of Disgaea 2 will be released for the PSP in Japan. Currently the release date is set for March 26th. As would be expected, the port has some awesome new features to keep veterans of the series interested. First and foremost of the perks is a new scenario dubbed Axel Chapter. By selecting Axel Chapter (after completing the main story) the player will assume the role of Axel for his own story. I am not sure if this is the normal story from Axel’s point of view, or if it is a new story just for Axel…
This may remind some NIS fans of the Etna mode in the Disgaea Hour of Darkness port to the PSP. Here are a few images of Axel mode:
If that isn’t enough to entice players, some new playable characters from other NIS games have also been added.
The confirmed characters (pictured above) are Zeta (tome form), Mid-Boss, and Prierre. NIS’s official website for the game hints that others may be available as well. Who could they be…?
Some minor enhancements have also been made to the game’s interface, making things a bit smoother for the player:
- Movement speed may be altered
- Characters may be organized by attributes (LVL, HP, etc.)
- The player can zoom out further
- Learned skills and magics can now be organized
While I am excited about another Disgaea title, I find I have a hard time getting back into a game I have already slapped about 200 hours in. I REALLY wish there was a way to import my file from the PS2 version. Right now the only thing keeping me interested in this title is the Axel chapter, since I have never been much of a fan of Adell.
We can probably expect to hear something about a NA release of the game sometime early next year.