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Disgaea 5 Complete Preview

More Characters Trailer
Updated 4/26/17


Killia & Seraphina Characters Trailer
Updated 4/11/17


Opening Cinema Trailer & Over 40 New Screens
Updated 3/28/17



Release Date Announced
Updated 2/18/17

NIS America has previously announced that Disgaea 5 Complete would be coming to America sometime this spring. Now we have an official date: May 23, 2017! This makes perfect sense for release timing as it puts the game far enough away from the launch games and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and should probably have the month of May to itself. Since these types of games typically require many hours to play through, it’s also advantageous for it to arrive just as school is letting out and summer is beginning. Plus, think of all the road trips that will now be filled with playing Disgaea!


Original Preview

Disgaea 5 Complete has been announced as a launch window game for the Nintendo Switch. Nippon Ichi is expecting it to come out this spring, so new Switch owners won’t have to wait too long for an epic strategy/RPG experience.



You play as Killia, a young demon who vows to stop the evil Overlord named Void Dark from enslaving the Netherworlds. The series is known for its over-the-top action and cheeky writing. It will contain all of the original Disgaea 5 content, plus eight additional side-stories and an extra seven characters.



Disgaea®5 Complete tells a tale of revenge and rebellion. As a new and terrible Overlord named Void Dark seeks to enslave the countless Netherworlds, one young demon has stood to end his reign—Killia. In Disgaea®5 Complete, lead Killia and his tenacious army of rebels on their dark and dangerous path to vengeance. Filled with more over-the-top action and hilarious writing than ever before, Disgaea®5 Complete’s damage numbers are surely headed for the record books.

The Complete Disgaea®5 Experience – Enjoy the full Disgaea®5 story along with 8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favorite characters and 3 character classes from the Disgaea series!

A Legendary RPG Series Reborn – The latest flagship RPG from the most prolific strategy RPG developer in the world welcomes newcomers and veterans alike with a brand-new story and dials the hilarity and strategy up to level 9999!

Hundreds of Hours of Content – Following Disgaea tradition, Disgaea®5 Complete offers hundreds of hours of deep strategic content.

Deep Strategic Battles – Engage in exciting tactical battles with inventive systems like Magichange, Geo Effects, Alliance Attacks, Character Towers and more!

Extensive and Fun Customization – Recruit new units from over 40 jobs and races, then dive in and strengthen them as you see fit in their personal Chara Worlds! Find hundreds of items or make your own at the Alchemist, then power them up them up and discover hidden abilities in the Item World! Or, if you’re feeling wild, change the rules of the game at the Dark Assembly! The possibilities are endless!

  •   Alliance Attacks: New to the Disgaea series, your relationship with your teammates influences a new battle system called Alliance Attack. These special moves are only available to main characters and only when their relationships are appropriately aligned.
  •   Recruitment: A familiar feature for Disgaea faithful, this system lets you choose from over 40 races and jobs, and identify new party members with the exact traits you desire.
  •   Revenge Mode : The Revenge Mode empowers your characters with bonus stats when they’ve become fed up of their allies being beat on.
  •   Explore the Netherworlds: While previous games in the series have shown a glimpse of the darkness that is the Netherworlds, Disgaea 5 takes you to a myriad of those dark lands.
  •   Languages: Enjoy English and original Japanese voices, and French and English in-game text!


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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