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Puchi Puchi Prinny Prinny preorder preorder

NIS America's online storefront, Rosenqueen, is promising a goofy preorder bonus for anyone who reserves Puchi Puchi Virus, Nippon Ichi's budget puzzler. Customers who pay the $19.99 in advance will receive a squishy, pill-shaped Anti-Virus Stress Reliever, much like the image on the right, except branded with everyone's favorite Disgaea mascots, Prinnies.

As far as we know, the actual game doesn't feature any Prinnies, so it seems as if Rosenqueen is looking to move more Puchi Puchi Virus units by attracting Disgaea fans who have to own every piece of the series' merchandise. Then again, we wouldn't put it past Nippon Ichi to pack one of its games with cameos from the developer's other franchises.

Rosenqueen plans to only have a thousand of these two-tone capsules, so make sure to preorder soon! Hopefully they made sure not to line up any of the colored halves while packing these, lest they accidentally clear out their entire stock.

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[Via CAG]

See also: An explosively cute bonus for Disgaea

Disgaea takes a turn to update its website

Click image to look at more comparison screens in our gallery

SRPG nuts, you're likely still feeling the intoxicating effects of that come from knowing your favorite handheld will be home to an installment in the widely-acclaimed Disgaea franchise. It's okay, we're kind of feeling it ourselves after checking out the control scheme news this morning. Time for more, though!

The Japanese site for the game has updated, providing those of you with an ability to read Japanese with a plethora of information and eye candy on the title. For us, it's like an adventure within an adventure, as we try to solve what lurks within the mysterious Japanese website. What vexes us most is the weird clock that seems to be counting up, instead of, say, counting down to the game's release in Japan.

Head on over and give it a look for yourself!

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Disgaea has the control scheme to fit your own strategy

This GAME Watch article about Disgaea: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon says that the "flow" of the new DS game will be almost identical to the PSP Afternoon of Darkness. But the new version will only control identically to the PSP game if you want it to.

Disgaea on the DS offers three control options: a touchscreen-only configuration (which, it must be said, can obviously be operated with a totally cute Prinny stylus), a no-touchscreen configuration, and a combination option. Whether this combined setting is just the other two in simultaneous operation or a separate control scheme designed specifically for this purpose is currently unknown.

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An explosively cute bonus for Disgaea

The item hasn't been produced yet, but Nippon Ichi has released a preview image of a totally adorable bonus, which we expect will be handed out to people who preorder Disgaea: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon. It's a stylus in the shape of the series' well-known mascot/punching bag/exploding projectile, a Prinny. Another drawing gives us an idea of what the final item will look like, and suggests that there will be another Disgaea item made for the DS -- some kind of dangling charm thing. And in addition to news about adorable pseudo-penguin styli, Dengeki has a ton of new screens!

What would you have to do in life, we wonder, to be reincarnated not just as a Prinny, but as a piece of plastic shaped like a Prinny? And how would you earn your way back into the world -- would it be as simple as never scratching the screen?

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Show and Tell: A stitch in time

We love sprites, the older, the better, and so do many crafters. After all, the blocky character figures are easier to recreate on quilts and cookies than are more rounded models. Sprites also lend themselves well to cross stitch, as reader Jenni can testify. Jenni, who also writes for Gamertell, has built up quite a collection of character cross stitch, and many of her efforts feature characters Nintendo fans just might recognize. Hit up the gallery for some of her work -- and if you're interested in getting started yourself, Jenni has a good piece on how to go about it.

Got something you want to show off to all the other DS fans? We like just about anything with a little Nintendo flavor, so snap a few pics and send 'em off to tell us what's up, and send it all to showmeit [at] dsfanboy [dot] com. We'll take care of the rest.

Gallery: Jenni's Character Cross Stitch

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Disgaea dated for Japan

Hot on the (very pink) heels of yesterday's website reveal, Nippon Ichi has confirmed a Japanese release date of June 26th for Disgaea. NIS has previously stated that it would like the game to launch stateside this summer, so we shouldn't have too long to wait.

Until then, we suggest you pass the time by reading up on some of the extras the DS version will boast, reflecting on how purdy the DS game is compared to the PSP and PS2 editions, or taking in some lovely Disgaea art. Before you know it, Nippon Ichi's SRPG will be back to own your life all over again.

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[Via Go Nintendo]

Disgaea website and screens appear

Have you got Disgaea on the brain? If so, you should probably get that looked at.

If you just happen to be excited for the upcoming DS remake, though, we have some new information for you. First, you can now visit the game's official Japanese website, which happens to be very pink. Like most official websites that are in a language we can't read, it's pretty unfulfilling -- but, who knows, you may sleep better at night just knowing that it's there.

We also have oodles of new screens to show you, which are posted after the break.

Go on, now -- you know what to do.

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Take a glimpse at Disgaea DS art

We have some new Disgaea: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon goodies for you. Nothing as cool as comparative screenshots, unfortunately, but there's some pretty nice game and character art to check out in our gallery. Yes, these pictures are just artwork and not screens, but they're still enough to get us giddy over this remake.

We know that quite a few of you SRPG fans are looking forward to Disgaea, too. We're curious which SRPG you're anticipating more, though -- this, or Final Fantasy Tactics A2?

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Disgaea gets boxart, limited multiplayer

With the Disgaea franchises finally hitting the DS, we were wondering how the look of the new game would compare to other entries in the series. We solved that mystery. Now, we're solving another mystery, courtesy of the information available from Siliconera pertaining to the boxart for the Japanese release of the game.

That is nowhere near the only item of note, however. Aside from the boxart, Siliconera managed to confirm that multiplayer functionality will be making its way into the DS game (along with the other confirmed extras). The only feature known as of right now is the ability to go 1-on-1 over wireless and the odds of Wi-Fi implementation making its way into the title are slim at best. Sad, but hey, at least there's some multiplayer.

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Disgaea: Afternoon of Comparing Screenshots

Dengeki posted a bunch of new screens of Disgaea: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon, and we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see how the DS edition stacks up visually to its predecessors. We collected similar-looking screenshots from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness on the PS2, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness on the PSP, and the new DS game.

We weren't able to grab the exact same locations in all three games, but we think the areas represented are similar enough to give you an idea of the relative graphical differences in the three games. In addition, the capture on the PSP and DS games is better than the PS2 screenshots, so bear that in mind. Hit the post break for our comparison pictures, and click any of them to see them in full resolution!

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Disgaea DS comes jam packed with some nice extras

Disgaea, as niche as it is, has quite a following. In a recent interview with Crispy Gamer, Nippon Ichi's PR Manager Jack Niida stated that the entire reason for bringing Disgaea to the DS was because of demand -- specifically, a constant barrage of emails and calls. Hear that, people? Your pestering worked.

Still, those of you who have already played the PSP's Afternoon of Darkness or the original Hour of Darkness on the PS2 might be wondering why you should buy another adaptation. Niida explains that, for one, a main attraction of the new Disgaea is the multiplayer. So, if you're hoping to battle friends (we're assuming through Wi-Fi and not locally), it might be a worthwhile purchase.

Even if you aren't, though, the DS version (which will be called Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon in Japan) seems to have a lot of nifty extras. Besides including all the content from the PSP version and more, the game will feature new characters and utilize touchscreen controls. Niida also hinted at a unique battle feature, but kept tight-lipped on that, promising more information soon. The DS game will keep the voice acting and music from Afternoon of Darkness, but (as was expected) will make some sacrifices in terms of graphics.

Crispy Gamer also asked Niida if we'd ever see a Disgaea game on the 360 or Wii, to which he replied coyly, "Who knows, you might see something interesting coming out later in the year." If you ask us, it won't be happening anytime in the near future, but it's nice to know that they're open to the possibility. Still, we're happy enough that we'll be seeing such a full, time-sucking game on our favorite handheld -- everything else is just gravy.

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[Thanks, James!]

Disgaea DS confirmed (for North America)

"Dave, you silly billy, the game was already confirmed!"

"Voice in my head, you better shut up before I jam a fork into my temple."

Whether it's the constant drugging of our green tea that the Joystiq types conduct or the crippling claustrophobia that comes from working for 29 hours a day in a dark cell (at least they let us sleep for the other hour in the day), all alone save for the tapping of our laptop and the morse code heard through the walls that us Fanboy workers use to communicate with each other, it's tough to find things to brighten our day. But, thankfully, DS owners in North America receive another drop in the well of pleasant gaming that has been bestowed upon them.

Disgaea, the SRPG series that holds both an equal portion of love and contempt in your heart (we hear it's a pretty tough game), has been confirmed for North America. This means that, uh ... you can be frustrated on the go? Actually, it probably means you want to hug someone right now (or explode, if you're this commenter). How about you hug your monitor, and we'll hug ours'? That way, it'll be like we hugged each other.

Okay, start hugging ... now.

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Disgaea DS, NIS titles revealed

After announcing its plans to release five new games for the DS, Nippon Ichi Software has finally revealed screenshots and details for our two most anticipated titles of the bunch -- Disgaea: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon and Jigsaw World. NIS also mentioned Rhapsody: In Musical Adventure, likely a port of the PlayStation SRPG.

According to Jeux-France, as with the PSP's Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness, this DS release will be an adaptation of the original PlayStation 2 game, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Though we're not sure yet how much new content will be thrown into the DS remake, we would be happy just to get some polished touchscreen controls and online support (not too hopeful on the latter feature, however). Run past the break for the scanned pages!

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Famitsu: Disgaea coming to the DS

Well, Disgaea fans will be happy to know that the latest issue of Famitsu has a nice little tidbit of information within the confines of its pages. A new Disgaea title has been confirmed to be in the works for the DS, adding another installment in the franchise that fans are pretty much sure to love. Looks like they finally got around to checking out those poll results.

Rough translation (courtesy of GAFfer Tenbatsu) shows the game to be called Disgaea: Prince of the Demon World and the Red Moon. So based on that, we can predict the game will have some kind of demon world that plays an important role in the events of the game, as well as a prince and some kind of red moon. What can we say? We're gaming journalists. It's what we do.

Aside from that, there isn't any more information to go on. If we hear anything else, though, we'll be sure to let you all know. In the meantime, crack open that bottle of champagne and get to celebrating!

Help decide which handheld gets Disgaea

A couple of readers wrote in to us informing of a poll over at NIS America's site. The poll, which asks if you own a copy of any Disgaea game, also asks if you own a Sony PSP or Nintendo DS. We assume this is a poll to gauge whether or not the title would reach more gamers if it was on the DS or the PSP, but, considering that, the poll in and of itself seems a tad dumb to us.

[Thanks, JBGUY2K and Aaron!]

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