Disgaea 4 gets some map-maker ajustments

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Due to "regulation differences" between release regions, the map maker in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten is getting a few restrictions added to it. The individual map blocks will be replaced with pre-set "landforms," multiples of the same objects can't be stacked on top of each other, and character names and map descriptions will be randomized from now on. I have to wonder if this is to keep players from making vulgar things with their maps (a concern with any community created content system) or if it's down to copyright concerns. I haven't played Disgaea 4, so what do the fans think of this? Game-breaking travesty or minor annoyance? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

Santa Ana, Calif. (July 14, 2011) – NIS America announced today that Disgaea® 4: A Promise
Unforgotten will have minor restrictions in the Map Edit mode due to certain regulations.
“Regarding Disgaea 4's map edit system, regulation differences between regions made it very
difficult to keep in. However, thanks to all the help from our development team and SCEA, we
were able to keep the system by making just some minor design adjustments. Players won't be
able to create a completely detailed map, but this new system is still a great way to expand the
Disgaea universe and share your own creations with players around the nation,” says NIS America
producer Jack Niida.

NIS America promises that even with these small modifications to the map editing system, the
game will still feature the same undeniable fun and addictive gameplay. Also, there are more
features that utilize the PlayStation®Network, such as the Pirate Creation system, that will allow
players to further experience the incredibly deep Disgaea gameplay with other users.

Map Editing adjustments:
-Instead of individual blocks to create maps, a number of preset “landforms” will be available for
users to create their own maps.
-Multiples of the same object, not including geo blocks or characters, cannot be placed next to or
on top of each other.
-Character/map names and descriptions will be randomized.

About Disgaea® 4
This latest incarnation of the popular Disgaea strategy RPG series boasts major graphical
improvements, Disgaea's most in-depth gameplay yet, everlasting value, and the great sense of
humor you've come to love. The new graphics engine truly brings Takehito Harada's characters to
life with fluid animations and high-definition detail. Create your own political party and take
advantage of a slew of new battle and strategic features, thus expanding upon the already
staggering replay value. Finally, Disgaea 4 adopts an all-new map-generating mode, enabling
players to create and share custom maps with fans around the world! You can also design your
own pirate ship to attack them! This summer, Disgaea 4 mercilessly invades your gaming room!