NIS America announced today that a new edition of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness will be released for the Nintendo DS.
Disgaea’s game system is simple yet addictive. It has the same basic concept as other strategy RPGs, but uses many unique features and enhancements that make this game unprecedented. In order to fully utilize Nintendo DS’s capabilities, several key improvements will be made to the user interface and game system. Below are some of them.
- Geo Panels – 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 unit’s stats.
- Geo Cubes – A new addition to the PSP version, Geo Cubes are magic items that add
more depth to multiplayer battles. You can use the various Geo Cubes to enhance
your abilities, summon monsters, or even attack your enemies with them.
- Demon Gadgets – Randomly generated items that appear on the battlefield. By acquiring these gadgets, you can power‐up your units. Some demon gadgets can level
your unit up by 30 levels at once.
- Transmigration – A form of reincarnation that allows you to start over from level 1, but your unit will grow stronger than before.
The game will arrive in North America in the summer of 2008.