Producer: Nippon Ichi
Developer: Nippon Ichi
Releases: 24 febbraio 2011 (jap), 6 novembre 2011 (usa), 4 novembre 2011 (pal)
First, the game uses Takehito Harada's illustrations in their original form, rather than converting them first into sprites. He said to expect smoother animation as a result. Fans of Nippon Ichi's sprite work will also be pleased to know that the game also includes sprite versions of the art, and you'll be able to switch to them if you please.
The next sales point is "yarikomi" elements. "Yarikomi" is the Japanese word that encompasses all the extra crap that extends gameplay time -- things like collecting items, aiming for the high score, and building up your characters. Disgaea is known for such elements. For part 4, Nippon Ichi is implementing a system where players will be able to show off to other players just how much "yarikomi" they've gotten out of the game. When connected online, you'll be able to attack other players. They'll also be able to attack you.
So what happens if a player who's raised his characters to top levels attacks a beginner player? Niikawa cited two possibilities for dealing with this. First, they're considering allowing players to set it up so players at certain levels will be abel to attack in this way. Additionally, it's possible for players to come into your Disgaea world not just to attack, but to assist as well.
The final element was one of the big focuses of the trailer: a political theme. This replaces the school theme of part 3. You'll be able to manage internal factions in a government.
Perhaps inspired by Criminal Girls, Disgaea 4 also has a "punishment system." Dengeki PlayStation reports the PlayStation 3 game lets players select commands such as: tie-up hands, tie-up feet, and ecchi talk. It isn’t clear what effects the punishment system has, but it can be used on monsters.
Another new feature is the government system, which lets players control areas. While under your rule, you can create new characters and facilities.
The magazine also mentions Emizel (he’s wearing a green hoodie) who is the son of the president of the Netherworld. He has an arrogant attitude. Volcano (she has pink hair) is also seen in the issue. She’s the angel of business and known to resolve unjust money matters
Dengeki Online has more details about Disgaea 4′s online features. The magazine confirmed their tease about a map editor – Disgaea 4 definitely has one. Players can create maps to battle on and share them over the Internet where other players can rate it.
You can also invade another player’s congress sessions by sending your characters as senators. Like map making and the pirate battles, this is also a network feature.
Disgaea 4 has two more new jobs: battle suit and android. Unfortunately, scans have not surfaced yet so you’ll have to imagine what these classes look like while we seek them out.
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Price for the LE package is 8,970yen. It comes with a mini-nendroid figure, an artbook, and a soundtrack CD. The new features of the game are described as "huge scale" and "network functions".