Nippon Ichi Software has released new information and screenshots for Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny introducing Disgaea: Hour of Darkness characters Laharl, Etna, and Flonne, as well as Item Worlds, Team Attacks, and Giant Units.
Get the details below.
■ Overlord Laharl Appears in the Series’ Traditional “After Story”
In the “After Story” scenario unlocked by clearing the main game, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness protagonist Laharl, and heroines Etna and Flonne make an appearance, and fight with Zed and company for the title of strongest. Please look forward to seeing Laharl and company in 3D.
Laharl (voiced by Kaori Mizuhashi)
The protagonist of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness.
He is the successor to the Overlord of another Netherworld, and prides himself on being the Netherworld’s most evil. He has a supreme and self-centered personality.
He hates “plump” women.
Etna (voiced by Tomoe Hanba)
Laharl’s vassal. She can be very sarcastic.
She reveres the late King Krichevskoy, Laharl’s father.
She is known as harshest Prinny tamer in the Netherworld.
Flonne (voiced by Yuko Sasamoto)
A former angel apprentice who became a Fallen Angel for the crime of hurting angels.
She is obsessed with love and superhero shows. Her favorite food is tomalley. As a former angel apprentice, she is devoted to her love missionary activities, but has yet to see any results…
■ A World Inside an Item!? Item Worlds Detailed
Items such as weapons and consumables have a world inside them called an “Item World.”
Item Worlds are divided into several floors (layers), and the item’s level increases for every floor you clear. Since weapons become stronger as they level up, you can clear their Item Worlds to power them up. Once an item is leveled up, you can get the same item at the same level from then on.
Many enemies will attack Zed and company, who are the invaders in Item Worlds. Destroy them or step on the Skip Gate to proceed to the next floor. By defeating the boss that appears every certain number of floors, the item will become even stronger.
Item Worlds also feature a third force in addition to enemies, such as “Innocents” and “Lucky Boards.” Although neither will actively attack you, you can gain various benefits by defeating them, so be sure to attack if you seem them.
■ Dispatch Companions into Item Worlds! Item World Research Squad
Item Worlds have various elements to enjoy, but it may be too much to handle if there are a lot of items you want to enhance…. Not to worry! In Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, you can dispatch an “Item World Research Squad” to clear Item Worlds.
—The stronger the squad dispatched to the Item World, the higher their success rate. For each battle the player completes, the dispatched squad will clear one floor, so be sure to send out a squad when leveling or auto-repeating.
—When you dispatch a squad, you can select from four areas of research to prioritize (item enhancement, item exploration, Innocents farming, and Extract farming). Select which ones to prioritize based on your goal. If you select all four areas of research, the results will be the same as not selecting anything at all, so be sure to narrow down the areas you want to research!
■ New Team Attack System With Up to 10 Characters
When attacking, if there are party members in the surrounding two tiles, a “Team Attack” will occur and strengthen your attack power.
Furthermore, in Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny, you can perform a Team Attack with up to 10 characters at once. It is significantly more powerful than any Team Attack prior, and can even occur when using special skills. Build up damage in Team Attacks and set your sights on defeating the God of Destruction!
—During Team Attacks, you can see the cut-ins illustrated by Takehito Harada. Line up your favorite characters and attack in unison!
—You can also change the colors of characters, which changes their cut-in illustration colors.
■ Big is Strong! Gain the Upper Hand with Giant Units
Among the generic monster characters are Giant Units five times their size. By taking advantage of their size, you can even obstruct the enemy’s movement. Giant Units also have higher basic abilities than other characters and their normal attack has a wide range, allowing them to easily overwhelm lower-ranking enemies.
Can attack three tiles in front. The more the enemy attacks it, the higher its attack power becomes, so press forward and repel the enemy.
Can three tiles in front, just like the Dragon. Utilize its defense power and size to counterattack while obstructing the enemy’s movement.
Can attack three tiles straight ahead. It has long reach and the highest mobility of all the Giant Units.
■ Previous Disgaea Protagonists and Heroines Also Appear
Not only will Laharl, Etna, and Flonne from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness appear, the protagonist and heroines of Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice, Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten, and Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance will also appear in 3D. These protagonists and heroines will be released as downloadable content sometime after the launch of Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny.
—Adell from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
—Rozalin from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
The other protagonists and heroines are currently in development. Please look forward to more information in the future!
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. Read more about the game here, here, and here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.