NIS America announced today that they will be developing Disgaea 3
for a release in August 2008. I can't being to explain the series but I know that Matt has really loved the role playing game since NIS started cranking them out a few years ago. Hit the more button for the press release and a whole heaping of screenshots.
Santa Ana, CA – NIS America announced today that Disgaea®3 is heading for the PlayStation®3 Computer Entertainment System this summer. Much loved by hardcore gamers around the world, Disgaea®3 makes a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story, and game system.
Disgaea®3 is a sequel to Disgaea®, a hardcore, turn‐based, strategy RPG popular on the PlayStation®2 and PlayStation® Portable. In Disgaea®, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges, based on level and weapons equipped. There are other special game factors that let you take advantage of the 3D battle map, many of which are unique to Disgaea®. One of the many new feature to Disgaea®3 is the addition of a Geo Block, which creates a 3 dimensional battle instead of the traditional 2D. Much of Disgaea®3 is yet to be unveiled, but rest assured, plenty is due to arrive in the coming months.
Geo Block ‐ A cube‐shaped terrain‐altering object. Players can use it to access and attack enemies where normally they cannot reach.
Geo Panel ‐ A group of stat‐altering elemental properties that are placed upon certain parts of the battlefield. When there are one or more colored panels on the battle grid, it means an element can affect that area. The effect can boost or reduce your nit’s stats.
Item World ‐ A special randomly‐generated battle stage within each and every item you find. By defeating these special battle stages, you are able to strengthen your items.