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Nippon Ichi president – Disgaea amiibo interest, next game “likely” for Switch, Phantom Brave 2 possible, more

Posted on July 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii

Nippon Ichi Software president Sohei Niikawa participated in a new Reddit AMA today. Niikawa was asked quite a bit about Disgea, including a possible amiibo, future Switch support, and more. He also indicated that Phantom Brave 2 could be possible thanks to interest from some of the company’s developers who ask about a sequel.

We’ve picked out the notable comments from the AMA below. You can check out the full thing here.

On interest in a Disagea amiibo…

We would love to make a Disgaea amiibo. Let’s get a petition going! We’ll 1 million signatures! Hopefully that will get Nintendo on board.

On influences with the visual style/gameplay and future ideas for Disgaea…

Not one thing stands out in terms of being a big influence. We went with “we’ll do anything to make it fun” so we added a lot of different aspects to the game, hence the chaotic nature of the game.

We always want to add new features/mechanics to the game. We are always looking for more new ideas at NIS.

On plans for the next Disgaea game on Switch…

Most likely…

On a Phantom Brave sequel…

This was a story that I originally did not have a sequel planned for. However, there are many people at NIS that have asked this same question and some that even join the company with desires of creating a sequel. I would love to see these people get together and perhaps create a Phantom Brave 2.

On the biggest inspiration in creating Disgea…

I wanted to created Disgaea because…

After I created La Pucelle I was thinking about what to make next… Keep in mind, back then we were only capable of creating one game… Therefore we gave it our all into one title per year. (if it tanked our company would go down under…)

I thought really really hard because I had peoples lives on the line… and the answer I came up with was… やべぇ分かんねぇ(Translation: Crap, I don’t know)

So, I got together with the head game designer and head art director and decided on one thing: The game will be set in the Netherworld. I wanted a demon main character and by doing this we thought we would be allowed to do anything. (no morals, I guess)

Lastly, We combined our ideas that we thought would be fun and that’s how Disgaea was created.
Also, we didn’t really want to change the SRPG, we just wanted to do something different. We’re a small company away from the city, so we couldn’t compete with bigger companies in the city.

On Switch interest…

Currently we don’t have any plans to release past Disgaea games on the Switch, but if things go well with Disgaea 5 Complete, this is definitely something we would like to look into.

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