Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness lights up EU in September, NA in October

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness will wing its way to PS3 in Europe on September 27, with a North American release following on October 8. The game reintroduces Laharl, Etna, and Flonne from the original Disgaea and casts them in a new adventure. During our brief look at the strategy RPG at E3, it appeared developer NIS is trying to recapture its audience by sticking very closely to Disgaea's original formula.

A special edition is now available for pre-order for $84.99. It includes a collector's box, an artbook, 2-disc soundtrack CD, Etna and Flonne figurines, 5 art cards and, of course, the game. You can also order the special edition with an included strategy guide for $104.99. The standard edition is $49.99.%Gallery-179545%
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Santa Ana, Calif. (July 9, 2013) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that the newest
installment of the fan-favorite strategy RPG series, Disgaea®D2: A Brighter Darkness, will
release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on October 8 in North
America and September 27 in Europe. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nippon Ichi
Software and 10th anniversary of the Disgaea series, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
brings back the popular trio from the first game: Laharl, Etna, and Flonne! With a
completely new storyline, it offers game system refinements that will entice new players,
while still offering the same kind of hardcore, over-the-top, endless gameplay that is sure
to please longtime fans! Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness will also feature various DLC to
keep entertaining players for even more sleepless nights this fall!

For more information, please visit NISAmerica.com/disgaea_d2

About the game:
The Netherworld – a place where might makes right and today's friends are tomorrow's
enemies. After a long journey with many ups and downs, Laharl finally finds himself as a
full-fledged Overlord. However, the other denizens of the Netherworld do not see him as
such, so he sets out on a journey with his loyal(!?) vassals to receive the respect he
deserves. Along the way, Laharlwill meet a girl who claims to be his sister, demons with
bigger than usual chips on their shoulders, and find out that even his own body holds a
few surprises for him...

Key features:
Enhanced Customization: The character creation system has been completely revamped
to allow for the highest level of character customization in series history!

Master/Pupil System: The player chooses the master and the pupil, as well as which skills
to learn! Benefits include new skills and higher weapon proficiencies for the pupil, while
the master gets a stat boost!

Item World: Challenge this battleground to power up your weapons, items, and
characters! Prepare to deal massive damage!

Geo Panels: These status-altering blocks provide bonuses or detriments to the terrain!
Change the tide of battle by skillfully manipulating these elemental icons!
Reunite with old friends and meet a new crew: Bringing back the fan favorite trio of
Laharl, Etna, and Flonne, with new characters and a brand-new story!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.