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July 26, 2018 1 min read
There's no denying that NIS' (Nippon Ichi Software) bread and butter is the Disgaea series. It's what they're known for best, and in 2003 the first Disgaea shot them to super-stardom level among the SRPG crowd far beyond what they had already experienced with projects like the lovely Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure.
Five numbered Disgaea games might not seem like a lot, but the franchise has spawned countless spinoffs spanning multiple genres on top of other hardline SRPGs like Disgaea D2 -- the full sequel to Disgaea a whole decade after its release. If you haven't been keeping track, NIS is currently on Disgaea 6, following the release of 5 back in 2015. Given that the series usually sees a release every two to three years at a maximum, we're due for another. Here's the thing though -- there's nothing on the horizon just yet.
Speaking to Dengeki PlayStation, NIS president Sohei Niikawa has confirmed that Disgaea 6 does exist, will "definitely release" at some point, and it could even dip into a genre other than its traditional strategy-centric predecessors; but we have no further information beyond that. Until then we'll have to settle for re-releases like Disgaea 5 Complete, which was just pushed back to the fall.
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