By Spencer . May 18, 2011 . 11:34am
While this isn’t a Disgaea game, Nippon Ichi’s first Nintendo 3DS title has Disgaea characters. This started as a tie-up where Nippon Ichi lent their Netherworld army to snack maker Lotte for their Bikkuriman biscuits. Now, Nippon Ichi is making a game based on the stickers that come with the chocolate snacks.
Bikkuriman Kanjyuku Haoh brings Disgaea leads Laharl, Adell, Rozalin, Mao, Valbatose, and Fuka to the Nintendo 3DS in a single game.
You don’t play Bikkuriman Kanjyuku Haoh by moving characters on an isometric grid. This Nintendo 3DS game uses a kanji combination battle system.
Take Almaz and Kurtis as an example. Almaz’s kanji is "attack" and Kurtis has "beat" or "conquer." Add them together and in Japanese you get "strike."
Altina and Valbatose work the same way. Add "bright" from Altina and "darkness" from Valbatose to get "light and shadow." That’s the gist of the game. Nippon Ichi created different rule sets where players start with decks of 5, 20, and 40 digital stickers. The riot rule set with 40 stickers restricts players to five stickers at a time, so players have to work with a smaller hand. You can also create three kanji combinations and four kanji idioms to get rid of your stickers faster. Whoever has the most points wins.
Bikkuriman Kanjyuku Haoh uses the series sticker art. Players will see Prinny, Raspberyl, and even Makai Kingdom overlord Lord Zetta with alternative artwork.
Bikkuriman Kanjyuku Haoh is scheduled for release on July 21 in Japan.