The badass, over-the-top Disgaea strategy-RPGs make a grand appearance on the Nintendo Switch. During the Nintendo presentation’s highlight reel, we got a glimpse of Disgaea 5 footage. Today, NISA gave us a closer look at the brand new version of Disgaea 5 we’ll be seeing on the Nintendo Switch, dubbed Disgaea 5 Complete.

Like Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness and Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, Disgaea 5 Complete promises to be an enhanced of the original with extra content. All eight bonus scenarios, four characters, and three character classes released as DLC in the PS4 release are now on-disc content for this new edition of the game.

Disgaea Switch Cover

The definitive version of most Disgaea titles traditionally goes to Sony’s handhelds like the PSP and the PS Vita. However, Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa previously stated that a PS Vita release for an enhanced Disgaea 5 was impossible. He suggested that because the game was built for the PS4’s specs, it would be “impossible to port the game to the PlayStation Vita.”

Disgaea 5 Complete will launch both in Japan and the west around Spring 2017. Pre-orders for the Standard Edition have already opened up, and you can check them out here.

In the mean time, here’s a few screenshots and features of the new release.


  • The Complete Disgaea®5 Experience – Enjoy the full Disgaea®5 story along with 8 bonus scenarios, 4 fan-favorite characters and 3 character classes from the Disgaea series!
  • A Legendary RPG Series Reborn – The latest flagship RPG from the most prolific strategy RPG developer in the world welcomes newcomers and veterans alike with a brand-new story and dials the hilarity and strategy up to level 9999!
  • Hundreds of Hours of Content – Following Disgaea tradition, Disgaea®5 Complete offers hundreds of hours of deep strategic content.
  • Deep Strategic Battles – Engage in exciting tactical battles with inventive systems like Magichange, Geo Effects, Alliance Attacks, Character Towers and more!
  • Extensive and Fun Customization – Recruit new units from over 40 jobs and races, then dive in and strengthen them as you see fit in their personal Chara Worlds! Find hundreds of items or make your own at the Alchemist, then power them up them up and discover hidden abilities in the Item World! Or, if you’re feeling wild, change the rules of the game at the Dark Assembly! The possibilities are endless!

For more news about the Nintendo Switch, you can read up here.