Nippon Ichi Software released a new trailer for Disgaea 7, explaining the basic mechanics of the game. It is the first in the Disgaea Academy series of videos. The trailer plays out like a class, along with assets that look like the characters are talking in a classroom. For today, the trailer explains just what the Disgaea series as a whole is.
The trailer is eight and a half minutes long. In the video, the Professor is the passionate Disgaea fan while the Death Princess has no idea what he is talking about. In five minutes, the Professor explains that Disgaea is a simulation RPG that differentiates itself from others in the genre because it takes things to the max. An example of this is how the highest level you can go to is 9999.
A lot of the mechanics and concepts in the video should be familiar to anyone who has played a Disgaea game before. However, an Armor Knight from Disgaea 3 keeps appearing in the Disgaea 7 trailer. This implies that this version of the Armor Knight will be the one who will appear in the game. In the continuity of the video, he is the principal of the school and is a big fan of the series.
Disgaea 7 will be the latest entry into the long-running Disgaea series. In fact, when Disgaea 7 comes out in 2023, it will have been twenty years since Disgaea: Hour of Darkness‘s 2003 debut. So far, Nippon Ichi Software has shown off new mechanics such as Item Reincarnation and Dodeka Max. Future trailers in the Disgaea Academy series will likely touch on those topics.
Disgaea 7 is in development and will come out on January 26, 2023 for the PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch.