It’s been a relatively slow month for releases in Japan but that will change soon. Gust’s Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy is out next week along with Nippon Ichi Software’s Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny. Famitsu had the first review for the tactical RPG this week and awarded it a 33/40 (with critic scores breaking down into 9/8/8/8).
Interestingly enough, the publication awarded the same score to Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance when it first released. Disgaea 6 is stated to take around 30 hours to finish but players can expect over 200 hours of gameplay with additional activities factored in. Whether that factors in the end-game – along with grind to level cap 9999 – remains to be seen.
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny releases on January 28th for Nintendo Switch and PS4 in Japan. It will launch worldwide this Summer exclusively for the Switch. The story focuses on a zombie named Zed who embarks on a quest to defeat the God of Destruction. For more details on the gameplay, check out a deep dive video here.