Disgaea Dimension 2's Teaser Trailer Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Sequel focuses on Laharl, Etna, Flonne 10 years after 2003 PS2 strategy-RPG's story

The official website for the upcoming Disgaea sequel, Disgaea Dimension 2 began streaming a teaser trailer for the game featuring Laharl, Etna, and Flonne on Thursday. In the video, the Overlord, the vassal, and the fallen angel lightly bicker over which one of them is going to be the main character of the new game. The new story of Disgaea takes place 10 years after the events of the previous game.

In Vol. 529 of ASCII Media Works' Dengeki Playstation magazine, Disgaea producer Shōgo Kosakai revealed that the flower that held great importance in the original video game will once again hold a very key role.

The official website also reveals some story details. Although Laharl has officially become Overlord of the Netherworld, no one except a few demons and higher angels in Heaven accept him as the Overlord (or realize his new position). In order to prove himself, he creates the new goal of ruling all demons with an iron fist. Cast members Kaori Mizuhashi (Laharl), Tomoe Hanba (Etna), and Yuko Sasamoto (Flonne) will all be reprising their roles for the game.

The PlayStation 3 game will ship in Japan on March 20th, 2013. A Limited Edition set will include two Niitengo Etna and Flonne figures, a deluxe hardcover design collection book, and a 2-CD original soundtrack scored by Tenpei Sato (composer for previous Disgaea games). The bonus for preordering the game is a code for the PLAYSTATION Network store to download the Legacy alternate outfit for the characters. The outfits puts them in their original costumes (although it does not return Flonne to trainee angel form).

The first Disgaea video game was released in Japan in 2003, and was released in North America by Atlus Games later that year. NISA took over distribution of the games in North America startign with the second game, which was released in Japan in 2006.

Geneon Entertainment released the anime adaptation of the first game in 2006, and the license was recovered by Funimation when Geneon Entertainment ceased in-house North American distribution. Broccoli Books licensed the Disgaea manga, and released two volumes of the four Disgaea 2 manga until it also closed its doors.

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