Save Your Disgaea 3 Save Data, You Can Use It In Disgaea 4

By Spencer . November 3, 2010 . 8:36pm


Nippon Ichi announced a crossover data feature for Disgaea 4. Players can load their save file from Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice into the sequel.


Will this unlock a ultra powerful Prinny? Who knows. (Probably not, though!) Nippon Ichi is keeping the benefits of loading a Disgaea 3 save data a secret for now.


Speaking of Disgaea 3, the magichange system introduced in that game got a makeover in Disgaea 4. You can still change monsters into weapons, but that’s not all. This game has three kinds of combinations.


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Human character + Monster = Magichange Weapon


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Monster + Monster = Gigantic Monster


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Gigantic Monster + Human Character = Gigantic Magichange Weapon

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  • Will be definitely buying! :D

  • Day 1

  • selling soul to the devil right now

  • Gigantic Monster!!!!!!! LOL The best and most awesome RPG series to date just got even better!!!!!!!! lol. I so can not wait.

    Now I will feel inspired to actually magichange. I usually do not use monsters but if there are some that are included in the story than I just might. Though I started to use Prinny’s as of late so they can magichance…hm Gigantic Prinny!? Awesome!!!!!

    • Testsubject909

      I like the way you think. But is it going to be Giant Prinny… Or Pringer… X!?

      • Exkaiser

        Ultimate boss in D4 confirmed to be Giant Pringer X Baal.

        • Testsubject909

          Is Baal the Pringer X or is he riding the Pringer X? Or, is it a Baal Pringer X that’s being riden by Baal?

          • Draparde

            they both combine to form Giant Giant Pringer Baal X turbo!

          • Exkaiser

            The last one!

  • cmurph666


    I knew those 623 hours of life wasted would eventually be good for something~!!

    • godmars

      To waste another 623 hours of your life?

      • cmurph666

        Maybe more~?!

        But it’ll all be in preparation for Disgaea 5~!

        The thought of it gets me so excited~!

        • Testsubject909

          At least your dad didn’t step on your Slaystation and made you lose the million more hours of precious save data, huh?

          • Disgaea 3 is a cautionary tale for everyone: Back up your saves. With a USB stick, with the backup utility… just make sure they’re backed up.

    • Apollokids

      Hold your head up high. The tally is higher because the game doesn’t keep track of the hours of resetting. Add 10% to your hours. hahaha

  • Ereek

    Looks like it’s time to replay Disgaea 3 and make a perfect file.

    • Testsubject909

      What would you classify as perfect?

      Full Team, all skills learned, all stats min/maxed, all evilities mastered, all spells and abilities at max level, all items at max rank with max level and max stat boost with maximal growth and maximum level?

      Doing so for every single top tier of a monster type as well as class type and every unique character including DLC?

      Because if you say yes to that…

      … Um… See you again in 2024.

      • I hope the people who get it in Japanese tell what the save file unlocks, so that I know how far to go.

        (I wonder if evilities will even be in the next game?)

  • You can just download a save file from gamefaqs, no?

    • I am appalled! What type of gamer would download a save file from online? Thats just lazy and ruins the point of a game! People these days will do anything for an easy way to get by! These people make me puke. Verily, I hope no one here downloads save files, lol.

      • Exkaiser

        It’s probably not going to unlock anything major, it’ll probably just be a class unlock, like between Disgaea 1 PSP and D2P.

        And that just depended on having data on the stick, not any of the specifics of the game in the data. It’s not really something shameful to download for, especially if you’re a fan of the female Samurai (the class that was unlocked by this method). I mean, I love the class, but I wouldn’t buy another version of the first Disgaea just to unlock it.

        Calm down, bro!

      • Not to mention, most PS3 saves are now locked to your account. So, you won’t be able to use them. I am not sure if Disgaea 3’s saves are like that, but I certainly HOPE they are, if they’re going to be allowing importing from 3 in 4.

        On another note, Tsunayoshi…you are not Thor. Please stop with the verily. We already have someone who says rar.

        • Wow, lol, I was reading a manuscript of olde that used verily, lol. Sometimes I include words I recently read.

      • Kris

        You buy a guide for every JRPG you play… why would you fault someone for wanting to get more out of D4 without buying D3?

        • Using a guide is vastly different than simply download a save file and missing out on an entire experience. At least with a guide…I can experience the full entirety of a game instead of having everything handed to me on a golden platter.

          And Im not using a guide for P3:P :)

          • Exkaiser

            But if you’re using a guide, everything is handed to you on a golden platter.

          • No,no, no it isnt, in the case of Disgaea 3, the maximization guide just states, “level to xxxx and focus on getting this and this and this,” so nothing is being handed to me at all. What would a guide even be handing me, I still have to manually play the game and go through it.

          • Exkaiser

            Dangit, how do you unlike something I wanted to reply to that comment, but it was too far down the tree.

      • Way to jump to conclusions. Keep puking!!!

  • goronyan

    I still don’t have patience for this kind of game ヽ(`Д´)ノ, I already gave up of trying Agarest Senki (maybe i’m playing too much tales)

    • No patience? All of the Disgaeas didnt require any patience just dedication and per-severance. The main story can easily be finished in 20-30 hours in all of them and I expect the same with this D4.

      • Testsubject909

        Turn based strategy games though require a certain amount of patience, do your action, plan your moves, wait it out, let your opponent have a turn.

        It’s like a gentleman’s strategical sporting event as opposed to a more rougher and more vigorous exercise such as the real time strategy. Personally, I like both a lot.

        Perhaps said patience is pertaining to handling the turn based strategy system as a whole.

        • But with the ability to turn of battle animations and such, the turns essentially can go by in less than 10 seconds.

          • Exkaiser

            But then battles aren’t as interesting.

          • Yes they are…the only time I turn them off is when Im power leveling, but when I go to item world or class world I turn the animation back on. I just love looking at them, but the option is always there so, in terms of time to take a turn, it can be really fast.

          • Exkaiser

            I’m not talking about “interesting for someone who is interested in grinding forever,” I’m talking about a person who just wants to play a game. Maybe they’re not a fan of SRPGs, but like Disgaea’s style and humor.

            The flashy animations add a lot to battles that are typically pretty simple (the puzzlish battles are always fun, but they seem to be gone so quickly once you finish them and Item Worlds loom before you). Turning them off turns off one of the appeals of the game for some people.

          • But grinding isnt required in Disgaea.

          • “Grinding isn’t required in Disgaea?”

            What is this? I don’t even……
            Oh I’ll move along.. .___.

          • @Ashgail It isnt required for getting through the main story, one can even pass the Weaken Enemies topic to the lowest as well, lol.

          • Exkaiser

            I’m not even talking about grinding. Maybe they just don’t like the battle system.

          • @Exkaiser thats just an impossible thought!

    • Apollokids

      Hey i bought agerest senki too and wow- that is one garbage game. The music is so cheap and horrible that it hurts your ears. The mechanics are so simple. Normal kill enemy for normal item, Overkill enemy for rare item. This game sucks hardcore. The one redeeming quality was that you can link attacks and so the strategy will be there until the endgame- the strategy i talk about is being in the same god damn formation in the beginning but shifts from there as the enemies take up different spaces on the board. Oh and its the same damn map over and over again. I have never missed random dungeons so much. The attacks are ok, the sprites quality is between D3-Disgaea4 but the colors are bland… and the system where you can boost your items and then one last time to turn it into a different item for your alchemy was good. But damnnnn the music sucks hardcore. I feel sorry that you had to start there. That game may have put you off these srpg’s for a couple years. Even when i didn’t understand Disgaea, i played 50 hours and was level 70 with all my party. Then i grind 7-3 and went to level 200 in a couple hours. I quit after this because i didn’t understand how i could have wasted my time. But i forced myself to get back into it.. and i am so glad i did. Not a single minute waste. The payoff is amazing at the end. Agarest senki is a part-time job. Disgaea is just plain fun.

    • As Apollokids said, starting with an Agarest game is enough to turn most people off to the genre. Give Disgaea 3 a chance. It’s the post game stuff where all the hours get eaten. The actual game itself, I beat in 35 hours. It’s the post-game where the hundreds and hundreds of hours are. I’ve seriously spent about five times as much time there as I did on the actual initial playthrough. Disgaea and Agarest are two totally separate experiences. I love long RPG’s, I even love grinding, and I found Record of Agarest War to be very tedious a lot of the time, only coming back to it for the story.

      • goronyan

        I’ve found Agarest’s story very interesting, and the battles are quite simple yet annoying at same time(hard mode, no guides, tons of game overs even being some levels above on enemies, strategies won’t seem to work), and I don’t need to complain about other features, but this game is awful for a person who’s not used to play srpg’s.
        Until now i just have played Infinite and Prinny’s(PSP) from Disgaea titles althought I do own Disgaea 2 and 3 but I had barely played them.
        Maybe I should spend more time on them in my vacations.

    • Haha bad choise to start, i loved agarest wars, but compared to disgaea, it needs more patience (specially because THOSE RANDOM bATTLES IN DUNGEONS URrrgg) i still love it though, but disgaea is a good game to start with strategy, or tactics ogre, this last one was my first SRPG :D

      • Tactics Ogre was your first one? Just how long have you been gaming?! Isnt it over 15 years olde?

        • im 20 years old, but i played tactics ogre in a cousin´s house, i think i was like 12 years old?, and he was like 16 or more xD, and i dont think he brought it in the day it released, maybe he took like 2 years to get it. Was tactics ogre that old o.0

          • Exkaiser

            Localized version didn’t come out ’till ’98.

          • then i had between 10 and 12 years when i played it i think… i remember i felt pretty lost, but i liked it haha xD good times

        • Exkaiser

          The SFC version is fifteen years old, but was never released in the West. The PSX version was released in 1997 and 1998 in the West, and that’s most likely the version he played.

        • I’ve been playing videogames since 1982, when the Colecovision first came out.

          • I dont even know what the Colecovision is nor have even seen one in person, lol.

          • Wikipedia is your friend. Imagine a home console system that both Sega AND Nintendo were third parties for. It was a magical device when I was a child.

  • godmars

    Looks like its time for someone to re-put in 100+ hours of D3 play because their last 80 hours got lost when their PS3 died on them.


  • Exkaiser

    Just bring back Lanterns, NIS. That’s all the justification I will ever need to buy this on day one.


  • This was already a day one buy, but this makes me all kindsa happy. I feel I should go back to Disgaea 3 now and play more postgame.

  • glemtvapen

    Still have to go through Raspberyl’s chapter and recruit the rest of the DLC characters. It’ll be enough to tide me over til they announce a release date for the US.It’s time to build an army of GIANT SABER KITTIES. NYAHAHAHAHA!

  • Testsubject909

    So… So you mean…

    I can finally?




    FuuuuuuuuSIIOOOON! And what do we have?


    But seriously. Prinny x Prinny = Giant Prinny/Pringer…. Oh the explosive fun we’ll have, oh the explosive fun we’ll have… oh yes…

  • ragnarok989

    Gigantic Monster + Gigantic Monster = End of the World?

  • Cool! this is something interesting, and i just love the sprites, and maybe this will make me use more monsters… though, fusioning means having 2 of them in my main team… argg is so hard to choose who goes out! and sometimes i just want to put all story characters in the party and there is barely space for generic characters T.T

    • You didnt use the storyline monster characters nor have at least a Prinny on your team?

      • Nah lol, well i used prinnies in disgaea 1 because they gave you them for free, and all i did was toss them around so they would explode, monsters normally bore me, they only have 1 kind of weapon and cant equip anything else to them.

        Oh! now that i think of it, i did use the disgaea 2 french frog for a while, but just for a while…

        • Draparde

          I mainly use generic characters (non monster) with some main characters myself…im just personally not drawn to any of the monsters appearance’s..i tried to level some in D3 for the weapons..but lost intrest lol.

  • Code

    rar, when I saw the ridiculously gigantic weapons in the trailer was immediately sold on the idea >w<;

  • “Will this unlock a ultra powerful Prinny? Who knows. (Probably not, though!) Nippon Ichi is keeping the benefits of loading a Disgaea 3 save data a secret for now.”

    Aww… That’s too bad. I would have wanted an ultra powerful Prinny =3

    • Testsubject909

      Just imagine if it would unlock something around the idea of “You can now hire Baal as a playable character after beating him!”

  • Being a fan of Arc the Lad and Suikoden (Both used this Save Data Transfer Stuff), I must say, I don’t see why Save Data Transfers aren’t used for every RPG squeal when possible. Most people are long time fans or try to pick a series up from the start (In games with a lot of story it’s almost required). And giving the player the ability to be rewarded for buying your next product is something very useful but uncommon for some reason.

    Must tip my hats for Nippon Ichi doing this.

  • xNekux

    just a guess: All disgaea 3 main characters you recruit in disgaea 4 will keep their levels/stats?

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