Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, the sixth home console entry to the series that did for grinding as old-school Raiden did for naked cartwheels (he made them cool again, right?), is coming to show us the nuances of vengeance in fall of 2015, exclusively for the PlayStation 4, via physical and digital distribution. (Are we freakin’ excited yet?)
This is not a tale of kittens clawing for sips of coffee but one of revenge and rebellion. Void Dark, an Overlord who presumably hyperventilates unless he receives through terrible means that which is not owed to him, wants to enslave the innumerable Netherworlds. But one Demon, Killia, and his army of rebels won’t let that happen. They need vengeance. They need hilarious writing and over-the-top action. And they will discharge dizzying amounts of damage on any demon daring or dumb enough to cross their path.
Related: If this news materialises daydreams of Disgaea, loom into Matt's review of Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited.
Just look at these features and try not to grin and spin a little:
Alliance Attacks: New to the Disgaea series, your relationship with your team-mates influences a new battle system called Alliance Attack. These special moves are only available to main characters and only when their relationships are appropriately aligned.
Recruitment: A familiar feature for Disgaea faithful, this system lets you choose from over 40 races and jobs, and identify new party members with the exact traits you desire.
|Revenge on the pointy hat? I'm in.|
Revenge Mode: A game about vengeance wouldn’t be complete without a character stat boosting system based on revenge, would it? The Revenge Mode empowers your characters with bonus stats when they’ve become fed up of their allies being beat on.
Explore the Netherworlds: While previous games in the series have shown a glimpse of the darkness that is the Netherworlds, Disgaea 5 takes you to a myriad of those dark lands.
|I don't know whether to blow him a kiss or run for my life.|
Definitely over 9,000: In true Disgaea fashion, Disgaea 5 harnesses the power of the PlayStation 4 to deliver battles with a ridiculous number of enemies and outrageous damage.
If you’re a Disgaea maniac like I’m sure some of us at DDNet are, I propose that you practice your naked cartwheels – wait, wrong game. Just, you know, clear your schedule and stuff; Disgaea 5 is coming to claim your free time.