Disgaea 2 And Other PlayStation 2 Games In Stock At NIS America Online Store

By Ishaan . March 12, 2011 . 10:28am

NIS America published a fair few role-playing games on the PlayStation 2, and in case you missed out on some of them, now might be a good chance to pick them up, as Disgaea 2, Grim Grimoire, Mana Khemia 2 and a few other PS2 games that may or may not have gone out of print are available on the NISA Online store once again.


Prices for the games wary. The three games mentioned above will set you back by $30. Meanwhile, others like the original Mana Khemia and Ar Tonelico are cheaper at $20. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love is the most expensive at $40, with the collector’s edition going for $50.


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  • Well, it’s Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days for PSP that has been restocked not the PS2 version. But I guess it’s not really wrong to say that about the PS2 version too since it’s in stock as well… NVM me >_>

  • Ereek

    This is what’s great about having an online store: old games can be restocked, eventually. Atlus really, really, needs to do this as well. With Atlus games, you’d be lucky when you catch their reprints that sometimes float around on Amazon.

    • It is for this very reason that I bought my copy of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness for the PS2 as soon as I could when it came out, considering that Atlus published the first game for that system.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      The sad thing about those Amazon reprints is the only folks that have been able to benefit are the auction level price marketplace resellers. They just get brand new restocks they turn around and mark up ridiculous. I’m sure Atlus had their reasons for turning their store over to Amazon like they did a few years back but it has done nothing to help fans trying to collect back catalog stuff.

    • puchinri

      Agreed. I was lucky enough to find DDS fairly cheap and a couple of other games new, but I wish they had an online store that sold the games every once in a while (and some of the emrchandise that Japan gets would be nice too).

      Although I find it funny that there are online stores like Squeenix’s, where some of the items are always in stock, and some are out of stock, but I don’t know if they actually bother to restock them. Ever.

      • Testsubject909

        You’re probably going to hate me but… There’s a relatively nearby store (10 minutes by car) that stocks… what? About 5 Nocturnes, 6 DDS 1 and 2 (6 each), a small pyramid of 5+ Devil Summoner LE with Raiho doll.

        Yeah, that shop stocks some very rare games.

        • puchinri

          Haha! I’m actually lucky in that I’ve been finding a lot of rare games in new or like new condition, and I have all of those except for DDS2 (which I actually saw today but no case or manual). If I were missing more of those, I’d probably he happy for you (that a store has such great stock), envious and mad. x’D

          I’m pretty lucky with some of the Gamestops in the area and Amazon, but I can see how things are hard to find for others, and I feel bad. Very fortunate myself, but also sympathetic.

          I was lucky recently in that I stumbled across Granda Xtreme, Radiata Stories, Soul Nomad and Xenosaga Ep 1 & 2 all in pretty much new condition for under $15 each ( two for $10, two for around $5 and Soul Nomad for about $15 ). And then I picked up Odin Sphere today for $10 in practically new condition. But considering they were at Gamestops on completely opposite sides of town, I had to wonder what kind of people take such wonderful care of their games. It’s pretty rare to see it feels like.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Gamestop stock can be so dependent on staff. If you’ve got a store that pushes niche titles, they will see more copies over reserves than the store that just has its one or two nerds. That also increases the opportunities for used coming back in.

          • puchinri

            That’s probably so too. I know we have at least one store that pushes niche titles (I’m not sure that applies for the others sadly, but they do get some good stuff).

        • Hmm I can find Nocturne/DDS/Persona relatively easy, but Devil Summoner has an insanely marked up price

        • Yui

          What would I have to do to get you to buy one of the LE Devil Summoners and have you mail it to me? Do I need to kill someone? Because I can kill someone. I can kill a lot of people. :D

          Also, I’ll totally pay you for it. How much does it cost?!

  • Pre-ordered Ar Tonelico 3, haven’t played 1 or 2. Been looking for them everywhere and they are very expensive when I do find them. Just ordered them both from Nisa :)

  • HarryHodd

    Delete please

  • HarryHodd

    Tempted to buy a few of those but I doubt I’ll ever play them.

  • Everyone, buy Grimgrimoire, it’s a great game! :D

    • I was thinking about it and saw it at JB-HI-FI a while back. I knew I should have bought it back at JB…

    • SneakyHawk

      Question: How’s the gameplay? Saw it for $10, need more info before buying.

      • Testsubject909

        It’s an RTS on consoles if that helps any. Yes that comes with some detriment in it’s control scheme, but overall it works nicely enough. You basically gradually learn to better make use of four different categories of magic (not four different element, unless you want to consider demons and undead as separate elements outside of the usual fire/water/wind/earth categories…)

        Most of the game feels like an extended tutorial, but not in a bad way. You’re not obligated to finish the game in specifically one single way, you tend to have more then enough resources and diversity to power through with your own personal preferences and each school of magic has their strengths and abilities to counter their weaknesses that there’s really nothing preventing you from focusing on the usage of one or two schools as opposed to spreading yourself across all four (mind you that’s also valid if you know how to manage your resources)

        It’s an overall fun game, and one of the few genre that works with a groundhog day style (but mainly as a plot device, the story moves forward quite normally unlike other Groundhog day type games such as Majora’s Mask or Ephemeral Fantasia).

        Overall it’s nevertheless a fun little game, doesn’t last too long unless you choose to undergo the challenges and variable difficulties. If you’re into RTS, go ahead and try it out. If not, it’s not a bad way to introduce you to the genre.

    • There’s a like-new copy at my GameStop for $8. I’ll pick it up there if I decide I must have it.

  • Croix

    Mana Khemia yay! Now to acquire some funds.

  • Yui

    Ugh. Why did I pick now to be poor? ;_;

    • Zero_Destiny

      >:) Heheheheh It’s true misery DOES enjoy company. After I got Pokémon and RH I was back to being poor again. That was a good use of a pay-cheek. :(

      • Yui

        GrimGrimoire. Ar Tonelico. Ar Tonelico 2. Mana Khemia 2. Four games that my library needs, costing roughly £70.

        I have £15.

        If I wasn’t on the verge of erupting into a smoldering ball of raging hate for everything that has existed, currently exists, and may exist in the future, I’d cry. :(

        • Zero_Destiny

          lol I don’t have Mana Khemia 2 yet either :( And curses NISA packaged it in a big box which means I HAVE to hunt down the big box version of it. :( Now at least your getting into something with reprints. Unlike Dragon Quest. You don’t know how much money I poured into getting all the older games like the Gameboy remakes and the original NES games. So much money wasted. Especially since I HAD to have the boxes for everyone of Gameboy games (except Monster I because I don’t have $500 to spend on a game I already own) so I had to splurge. :( And I don’t have V yet either so there goes even more of my money. :(

          • I think the soundtrack is going to be worth your hunt.

          • Zero_Destiny

            I LOVE the OST for the first game. Sadly I didn’t get one for Rorona :( But I’m just happy with my big cardboard box (those are my main weakness you know lol). Gust always has good music. :)

          • Yui

            That’s where we differ! The boxes and the LEs and all that are really just bells, ribbons, and tassels on the gigantic present that is the game – so as long as I can find the game, I’m happy with it. It’s nice when I get a gift (like with the LEs for DDS and DDS2, BB:CS, Mana Khemia 1, etc.), but frankly, if I can get a bargain deal while missing out on collector stuff, I’m OK with it. :D

            You’re a madman, though. ;P

          • Zero_Destiny

            A MADMAN you say? Does buying a normal version of a game (or even worse the game without the case/manual) and than finding out there’s a bigger, better LE version of it out there and lose sleep about it make you a madman? Does getting angry every time you look at the inferior version of your game make you a madman? Does spending countless hours pondering how’d you fit that bigger better box that you DON’T have on your self make you a madman? No no no. I’m perfectly sane. It is you who is the madman. How can you settle for less when the sanctity of your self is on the line? lol
            I’m just a sucker for the cardboard boxes. Plus I love Gust’s music. So I gotta splurge with Mana Khemia 2. Thankfully I don’t think it’ll be too expansive to buy the LE set. :) Plus I had to get the best Dragon Quest stuff I can find. It is my fav series after all. It’s not like I got the original NES games still in their box with the big maps that they came with all un-opened. But if I was a millionaire I would totally buy them. Anyways for the sake of collecting my fav series I’ve spent way too much on Dragon Quest. lol

        • I think it’d be cheaper if you just get AT2 at play.com

          Also, it’ll come faster compared to importing it. Also, region-2.

          • Yui

            That is certainly a better option, so thank you for that. :D
            (Now I just need to put it on my list of stuff that needs buyin’…long list. :P)

          • Long list, and a long period to finish them. I wish you luck, partner

        • I recommend stalking Amazon and eBay for good deals on those. Just got to play the waiting game~

          • Yui

            That’s what I’ve been doing for a loooong time, haha! Problem is I keep spending the money on the wrong games. For instance, I picked up the Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition the other day. I’m like a stupid shark – I’ve just got to keep wasting money. ;P

          • Ah~ I know that feeling too well… All those nice prices quickly add up… ;_;

  • Zero_Destiny

    I still want to give a shout-out to Sakura Wars. Super fun-dating sim/Tactical Giant Robot Game. Awesome collector’s edition too.

  • PrinceHeir

    yes i need to get Mana Khemia 2 :)

  • Testsubject909

    Did a quick check for myself on Amazon.com (and on .ca, but I couldn’t find the premium edition of Sakura Wars there…)

    And apparently, I can save myself roughly 15$ via Amazon… Huh… Guess that means I’m in no real rush to get the premium edition of Sakura Wars. At least not on the NIS website.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      Sakura Wars box is still likely available through Gamestop in most major metro areas. Same with the Raiho figure set. Boxed MK2 may also be a possibility. The company has a habit of moving big box stuff to the backroom on slower movers where they just sit unless someone comes asking for them.

  • Man it only figures, really.

    I’ve been looking for Mana Khemia 2– Amazon finally has it, brand new in stock, for $35, last I checked. I could get it for $25 easily.

    Thing is, I’m on vacation, and I’d hate to deal with the judgment that comes of me trying to order stuff when being online is a godsend as it is. :(


    • And there, days after posting this, I finally got it ordered! :)

  • The real gem is sealed Makai Kingdom. Took me 6 months of grinding out random Gamestops to find a copy with a manual and now they release brand new.

    Oh well, now I will have 3 copies of Makai Kingdom.

  • rock1644

    Aw man, Makai Kingdom is sold out. :(

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