Mao Comes To Disgaea 4 As DLC, Brings Mecha Homage Pirate Ship

By Spencer . June 24, 2011 . 4:27am


Mao, Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice’s top student at Evil Academy, returns as a downloadable character in Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. In addition to attacking with machines from his lab, one of Mao’s abilities is a reversal move. The Devil King’s Warcry gives Mao an attack power boost proportional to the number of enemies map.


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Nippon Ichi also made Mao a custom pirate ship called Getter Mao, a homage to Getter Robo. The ship parts come with an extra scenario to clear and are sold separately for 200 yen ($2.50). Characters, like Mao and Prier below, are 300 yen ($3.75) each.


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Prier doesn’t have a ship, but she has her Holy Breaker special attack and can strike enemies twice when using regular attacks.


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Pink is a deathsabre who is a huge fan of Axel. In battle, she can use Moon Deathblow.


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Players can also get tiles for Disgaea 3’s classroom setting to use with the map edit feature in Disgaea 4. These cost 100 yen ($1.25).


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Kuro’s axe, an item based on one of the Sony Cats, is a freebie.


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  • Sal

    I’ll miss Shine Beam :(

  • Nippon Ichi knows just how to take all my money.

    I can only wish there’s more skills exclusive to Monsters and Humanoid characters…Phantom Brave did such a good job on that.

  • Ah cool, I love Mao and his VA. I didnt get any of the DLC for D3 in the US, but I assume the characters were voiced too?  I just love his laugh, lol.  This is cool though. September cant come soon enough for the US. 

    • Kirbysuperstar2

      All of them except for Gig. And honestly? I’d trade all the other character’s voices for Gig. Easy.

  • Exkaiser

    So why does he have Araya Souren bolted to the back of his pirate ship, again?

  • Locklear93

    Probably wouldn’t buy Mao, personally, but MAN am I ever looking forward to the rest.  Nice to see an updated Prier sprite, too.  I’d absolutely pay for Prier and the classroom tile set.

    …oh, who am I kidding; I’ll buy Mao too and just never actually use him. Just like half the Disgaea 3 DLC characters.

    • raymk

      What half of the disgaea 3 characters are those?

      • Locklear93

        Half of the DLC characters–other than Mao, I made use of the Disgaea 3 main plot characters.  To be honest, I can’t remember clearly which were DLC and which were built-in extra maps.  I DO know that I have all the DLC, but the only extra characters I used were Rozalin, Prier, Soichiro something or other (only because he’s a great thrower), Yukimaru, and Pram.

  • All the Prier(e) mentions and still not a drop of Ragnarok stateside.  Tease…

  • Luna Kazemaru

    More good DLC sweet.

    off topic tho…since when did our comment’s become thought’s lol.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Don’t care for Mao really, I always despised him and his eerily malicious nerdiness, but Priere is cool, hope Almaz is in, he’s the bomb!

    • Locklear93

       Yeah, I couldn’t stand Mao either–a friend of mine quit playing Disgaea 3 altogether, he hated Mao so much.

    • I hope for Almaz von Almadine Adamant  too. I liked when Mao and Laharl would just start laughing or when Mao gets so excited and his eyes blank out and he has his hands outstretched, or when he gets so excited he starts to drool, lol.lolololol.

  • Natat

    Well, I guess I’ll miss Mao’s Lightning Plasma, but still… And I freaking love Priere, it was about time <3

  • Methylene

    *stares at the ship*

    So… does this means Mao has Aurum up his ass now? *shot*

  • *Looks at Maos ship*

    Thats a very… interesting design.

    And Prier looks very nice in HD *wink*

    • raymk

      She does doesn’t she.

  • Merulana

    That ship… I don’t know why, but I want it.

    I’ll miss his super shiny shine beam.I want Prier too!

    NISA is going to burn a hole in everyones’ wallets in the fall.

  • Aurum: “He… he turned me into a ship…”

  • Oh man yes, HD Mao and Prier. I can’t wait for Septemberrrr.

  • Yu_TheKing

    This is gonna be epic. NISA is practically forcing me to buy… and I won’t resist it :D

    • You have to get it, its their prime series and its bargain priced too, well Im hoping to get their awesome super premium edition.

  • I don’t know if it is me but Gamestop is taking preorders on the Premium Edition of Disgaea 4 where you get a DLC code for Fallen Angel Flonne.

    Gotta love the “Love Freak”

    • xXDGFXx

      i went to gamestop to preorder 4 games today… i fucked up and forget disgaea 4…

      • Also they jacked up the minimum for it to 10 where it was originally 5
        I also guess you preordered Bleach, DWG3, Uncharted 3 CE, maybe at least.

        • xXDGFXx

          10$ to preorder disgaea 4 or in general? if in general, i just gave them 20 bucks for 4 games o_o

        • HistorysGreatestMonster

          It has been $10 preorders for special editions at Gamestop for years.

          • xXDGFXx

            thank you for telling me this because i was afraid the gamestop employee screwed up my order. he was fumbling around for my information while i kept holding my powerup card and license to him…

          • HistorysGreatestMonster

            No worries. It’s been their standard pre-order procedure for a while. $5 for standard editions, $10 for special editions.

  • cmurph666

    I can’t put my finger on it but that intergalactic spaceship kinda reminds me of someone I know………..


  • Code

    rar, the sprites are just so well done, love how Prier looks >w<' And I've always enjoyed Mao, I'm glad to see DLC characters are still happening. rar, this makes me realize just how long it's been since I've played Disgaea 3 omo; rar, can't wait for Disgaea 4 owo;

  • OverlordFuka

    Wow, talk about amazing! Mao is all good and fine but Priere looks *really* awesome, everything from her sprites to her close-up Team Attack portrait.

    Also it may just be me but I am SO glad to see Evil Pink! XD Favorite of Axel’s teammates from Dark Hero Days.

  • AnimusVox

    I may be the only one here, but I didn’t really care for Mao.
    To me his character was a bit…bland.

    • heartless141

      i was skeptical at first when i saw the cover, but i liked his character after i played it :P

    • HistorysGreatestMonster

      Mao was awesome. There was so little redeeming about his character. 

  • Now i knew i loved this game for a reason!


  • I’m less excited about this game everytime I see more news on it. Just D3 with different characters, which is D2 with different characters, which is d1 PSP with different characters….wow NIS keep it plain and cheap.


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