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Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance launch trailer – Forces in the tens of billions!

by Ron Duwell | October 8, 2015October 8, 2015 5:40 pm PDT

I don’t know which is larger, the forces of Dark Void’s army or the number of hours you’ll be sinking into Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance. Tens of billions sounds about right for both.

Either way, Disgaea 5 is now available on the PlayStation Network, bringing back Nippon Ichi’s specialty of quirky anime humor and seemingly infinite levels of deep strategy RPG gameplay. Even the launch trailer itself is over five minutes long. Nippon Ichi has never been one for brevity, has it?

How can it possibly hold back, though?¬†Disgaea 5 is loaded with crazy animations, absurd¬†attacks, and just an astounding level of content. You wouldn’t guess it just by looking at the simple sprite-based graphics, but the company stresses that this game takes full advantage of the PlayStation 4’s hardware. That’s one reason why it won’t be ported to the Vita.

I’ve been absent from the series for a while, but I think it’s time to finally take a stab at it again. The only problem is finding the free time to sink 200 hours into it like I did with the first game. That was back when I was a college student with an unhealthy amount of free time on his hands. I’m an adult now with adult responsibilities, but if I wasn’t, this could possibly wind up being my most played game of the year.

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance is available now for the PlayStation 4.

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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