One of the surprise announcements from the Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase September 2020 is that a new entry in the irreverent SRPG series Disgaea is headed to Switch next year. Dood!
That's right, Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny is coming in 'Summer 2021' as a Switch exclusive (in the West — in Japan it'll be getting a PS4 release, too) and will be the first entry in the long-running, offbeat turn-based strategy series to use 3D models. It certainly won't be losing any of its personality if the trailer above is anything to go by.
With levelling and damage numbers that go up to eleventy-stupid, it's shaping up to be a classic dose of Disgaea goodness from developer Nippon Ichi Software. Here are some more details from the official PR followed by some screenshots:
As a result of Super Reincarnation, the boastful zombie Zed gets stronger the more he dies! By reincarnating their way through a variety of worlds, players will face off against the strongest God of Destruction. Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny marks the first time the series uses 3D models, with vibrant characters full of personality and the return of the series' over-the-top battle system. Get ready for an experience that defies common sense, genre and destiny when Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny comes exclusively to Nintendo Switch in summer 2021.
There's a $99.99 Limited Edition of the game up for pre-order on the on NIS America's online store, which includes the following goodies:
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny for Nintendo Switch™
"Behind the Seams" Hardcover Art Book
"Defiance of Dissonance" 1-disc Soundtrack
"Stitched Together" Pin Set
"Roll Call" 28" x 40" Cloth Poster
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny SteelBook®
In addition to the announcement of the new game, Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to enjoy the previous entry in the series, Disgaea 5 Complete, for free between 10am PT on September 23 until 11:59 p.m. PT on September 29. Not a bad offer, although you'll be doing well to get through the hundreds of hours of turn-based battling on offer in under a week!
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