As a part of their thirtieth Anniversary celebrations, NIS America introduced that Disgaea 7: Vows Of The Virtueless, the subsequent instalment within the long-running JRPG collection, is coming to PC this yr. Disgaea 7 was truly launched in Japan only a few days in the past, but it surely’ll see an abroad launch on Steam this autumn. NIS additionally introduced rereleases for Rhapsody 2: Ballad Of The Little Princess and Rhapsody 3: Memories Of Marl Kingdom coming this summer time.
Disgaea 7 acquired a brand new trailer and a bunch of particulars. This time we comply with the lazy samurai Fuji and the bushido fangirl Pirilika as they trek throughout the realm of Hinomoto. RPG storylines aren’t full with no gruff warrior and an overexcited sidekick, so it is a win in my eyes.
Disgaea 7 additionally boasts new gameplay additions like a Hell Mode, online-ranked battles, and an improved auto-battle mode that ought to make Disgaea 7 a very good journey on the Steam Deck. This time round there are over 40 character lessons, together with new ones just like the Bandit and Zombie Maiden. If that’s not sufficient, there’s a brand new potential known as Jumbification that permits characters to enlarge and deal much more injury. I identical to the phrase Jumbification. My solely (hazy) reminiscences of the collection are with the DS iteration, and I keep in mind having fun with myself, watching all of the completely different numbers climb larger and better.
I’ve no expertise with the Rhapsody games, alternatively. The second and third games within the collection have been relegated to the unique PlayStation because the ‘90s, and so they’ve by no means seen a launch outdoors of Japan. These turn-based JRPGs appear proper up my alley with their dreamy pixel artwork and nostalgic soundtracks. Rhapsody 3 has even acquired somewhat makeover with the addition of a 3D digital camera. The games might be obtainable as Rhapsody: Marl Kingdom Chronicles on consoles, however on PC each games are solely obtainable individually by way of Steam.
I’m considerably tempted to take a look at the very first Rhapsody whereas I wait, because it launched on Steam final summer time for £17/€20/$20. Likewise, if you wish to bounce into the Disgaea collection, Disgaea 6: Complete is accessible on Steam for £65/€70/$70 and is on sale proper now.