Disgaea Dimension 2 Promo 'Hijacked' by Etna & Flonne
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Game developer Nippon Ichi Software began streaming the "Laharl?" promotional video on Wednesday for the Disgaea Dimension 2: A Brighter Darkness PlayStation 3 sequel game. The new story of Disgaea takes place 10 years after the events of the previous game. Tomoe Hanba and Yuko Sasamoto narrate the video as Etna and Flonne, Laharl's vassal and a fallen angel. The footage in the promo is exactly the same as the Laharl promotional video, but Flonne and Etna have taken over the video.
The sequel marks the 20th anniversary of Nippon Ichi Software and the 10th anniversary of Disgaea itself. The video highlights the following returning characters: Overlord's vassal Etna (Tomoe Hanba) and Fallen Angel Flonne (Yuko Sasamoto). Kaori Ishihara joins the cast as Sicily, who is described as "the Overlord's younger sister?", and also an angel who is trying to become overlord by the game. Rounding out the cast is Minori Chihara as the demon Barbara and Daisuke Hirakawa as the mysterious demon Zenolith. Chihara is also performing the opening theme song "Cradle Over."
The official website previously revealed 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.
The PlayStation 3 game will ship in Japan on March 20, and NIS America plans to offer it in North America and Europe this fall. The first Disgaea video game was released in Japan in 2003, and was released in North America by Atlus USA later that year.
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. Udon Entertainment will start releasing Shin Sasaki's Disgaea 3: School of Devils manga in May.