In what’s a clear attempt to increase my weekly work load for Disgaea 5 coverage, NIS’ marketing blitz for the game continues in Japan today with not just the usual information drop, but also a new six minute-long trailer.
The trailer itself is predominantly an overview of previously revealed details about Disgaea 5‘s story and mechanics, including material that we covered in last week’s article on its squad mechanics. Catch it immediately below and then read on after that for more overtly new information.
Liezerota (voiced by Aimi)
“Hey, Killia, would you know the name of this flower?”
Liezerota is a mysterious girl who projects a calm vibe. She and Killia seem to have some sort of history between each other, but just what it is, who knows?
The Chara World, as was the case in Disgaea 4, is a hidden world inside characters that can be used to unlock hidden abilities, as well as bolster their stats beyond what could normally be achieved through conventional leveling up. Rather than take shape as a randomly generated dungeon, however, it instead plays out like a board game whereby different spaces level up different stat parameters and trigger various events, as well as potentially unlock high tier Evilities and special skills.
The Item World also marks its return in Disgaea 5 and serves a similar purpose to that of the Chara World in that it’s dedicated unlocking latent powers hidden inside items and equipment. However, unlike the Chara World, it takes place on a multi-stage battle map inhabited by what are known as “Notorious,” which when defeated build up a Bonus Gauge that in turn affects the rewards gained at the end, including level ups for items. Other enemies also roam the map and can be defeated to earn special bonuses that can be used to buff up an item’s capabilities. There are also gimmicks dotted around the battlefield that make it possible to break an item’s upper limits and make it even stronger. Leaving the Iteam World requires finding an “Innocent Town,” although it only appears on some stages, at which point any accumulated bonuses take effect.
An infinitely wise and all-powerful being, the more towards a Sage can round up in one attack, the harder it hits, thanks to its special ability, “Space Blaster,” which buffs its attack power by 10% per target. It predominantly uses bows and staffs as its weapon of choice.
Wrestlers are proud warriors who are always in search of the next great opponent and can minimize their fatigue holding their waists in place as they throw. Their weapons of choice are their fists, as well as their axes, and their special ability, “Throwdown,” lets them use a throw for free provided they don’t move from their current position.
Hares are peace-loving creatures that attack best from above. When invoked in Magichanges, they become swords. If they’re up on a higher elevation than their target when attacking, their special ability “Upper Hand” comes into play, giving their damage a 30% boost.
As their dual-headed appearance might suggest, Dragon Pairs have a commanding presence. The less they have to move, the better its heads can work in tandem to pull off powerful strikes. If they’re used for a Magichange, they also become a sword. Its special ability, “Twin Head,” means that it attacks twice in one turn if it doesn’t move.
Riders are the pride and joy of many a demon, their strong armor highly resistant to physical attacks, as demonstrated by their special ability “Immortal Body,” which lowers the damage of such attacks by 50%. They become spears during Magichanges.
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is due out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on March 26 and in North America and Europe in fall 2015.
Thanks, Games Talk.
Update 1/5/15 at 10:30 a.m.: High-resolution screenshots added.