Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny first details, screenshots

First in-depth information on the newly announced sequel.

Following last week’s announcement, Nippon Ichi Software has released the first detailed information and new screenshots of strategy RPG sequel Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny.

Get the details below.

■ About

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Nippon Ichi Software will release Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny for PlayStation 4 and Switch on January 28, 2021 in Japan.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is the latest numbered entry in the Disgaea series, which has surpassed 4.5 million units worldwide.

Disgaea is a strategy RPG series that depicts the ridiculous battles between demons, and Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny inherits its systems and post-game, while also further evolving them.

Please look forward to an all-new Disgaea.

■ Story

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Reincarnation in another world x zombies x level 99,999,999! Don’t give up—even if you die 10 million times!

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is an ultra hot-blooded story in which the protagonist, a zombie named Zed, repeatedly reincarnates in different worlds to overcome the calamity known as the “God of Destruction” that threatens all demons.

You will have many encounters in the Super Reincarnated worlds that await. Go around the many worlds, and acquire the power and party members necessary to defeat the God of Destruction.

—Human World

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—TV World

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Magic Academy World

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Musical World

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Evil Castle

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

■ Characters

Zed (voiced by Kahoru Sasajima)

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

A zombie boy who travels across different worlds with transfer magic called “Super Reincarnation” and keeps trying to defeat the God of Destruction. While he was originally a kind zombie, his heart hardened as the God of Destruction constantly defeated him in Super Reincarnation, and he is now quite rude.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Bieko (voiced by Riko Kohara)

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Zed’s pure and kind-hearted little sister. A zombie girl who lovingly refers to Zed as “Big Bro” and acts as his moral support. She hopes to one day become a doctor.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Cerberus (voiced by Kouji Kawakami)

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

A zombie dog that supports Zed with its genius intellect. He seems to have been doing various research during his lifetime and teaches Zed the forbidden magic “Super Reincarnation.” Together, they travel across worlds.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

God of Destruction

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

A dreadful God of Destruction actively destroying worlds. Since he is so powerful that no one can defeat him, it is not unlikely that he will destroy every world at this rate.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Overlord Ivar (voiced by Kazuma Horie)

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

The self-proclaimed strongest and mightiest Overlord in the universe. Although he really is an Overlord with great power, he is not feared or respected due to his foolishness.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

■ Systems

A Strategy RPG

Disgaea is a strategy RPG series. You progress through the game by training unique characters and clearing stages full of enemies.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Conversation scenes with friends and enemies alike will occur. Enjoy a story set across various worlds!

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Each character can become stronger through battle. By leveling up, you can push your way through difficult stages.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Traits of the Disgaea Series

In the Disgaea series, you can enjoy demonically zany ways of fighting such as lifting and throwing party members and enemies, or teaming up with party members to gang up on the enemy. You can also create your own party members, so build a team of your favorite characters and head into battle.

—Lift

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Throw

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Team Attack

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Character Creation

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Three Elements That Have Changed in Disgaea 6

In Disgaea 6, three elements have changed to keep existing fans engaged:

  • Visual Changes
    • Takehito Harada’s character designs are now in 3D.
  • Play Quality Changes
    • A Disgaea “on a different level.”
    • Confront the God of Destruction with Super Reincarnation and Karma.
  • Ease of Play Changes
    • Added useful features like a 2x speed mode and auto battle. (Details will be introduced in a future report.)

Visual Changes

The characters illustrated by Takehito Harada have been fully realized in 3D while still maintaining their unique charm. By going 3D, characters now have more freedom of expression, running rampant on the screen both at base and in battle.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—Even cutscenes feature characters in their new 3D forms.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—And for 2D fans, the traditional conversation scenes featuring Takehito Harada’s 2D illustrations are still present.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Play Quality Changes

—Super Reincarnation and Karma

“Super Reincarnation” is a new system introduced in Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny.

Through the forbidden magic “Super Reincarnation,” protagonist Zed can transcend death and reincarnate in another world when defeated by the God of Destruction. Although Super Reincarnation returns you to Level 1, your strength can gradually carry over. Repeatedly Super Reincarnate and your strength will be on a whole other level, even at Level 1.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

As you Super Reincarnate, you will build up “Karma,” which can be used to strengthen your stats, as well as enhance abilities that cannot normally be trained such as counterattack count and movement.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

—A Disgaea On a Different Level

This Disgaea is literally on a different level with elements such as “level 99,999,999” and “over 10 quadrillion” damage. Confront the powerful God of Destruction in an evolved post-game.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny

To expand on the game’s ease of play changes, Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny not only adds post-game content, it also adds various systems that will assist in that post-game content.

■ Limited Edition and First-Print Bonus Goods

The first-print limited edition includes a special box, art book, and soundtrack CD.

First-print copies include a booklet and product code.

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on January 28, 2021 in Japan, and for Switch in summer 2021 in North America and Europe.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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