London (21st August 2008)– Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that Nippon Ichi Software's Disgaea® 3 Absence of Justice will be released by Square Enix across PAL territories in early 2009 on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system.
Welcome to the twisted world of the Nether Institute, Evil Academy where good is bad and bad is good. In this school a good student is somebody that excels in delinquent activities such as skipping classes or not doing their homework, whereas a bad student arrives to school early and does their homework on time.
This is the setting for Disgaea 3, a rich and deep Strategic RPG that's not afraid to display a very bizarre sense of humour. It's a winning combination that will leave you laughing one minute and fighting cunning enemies the next. Where special attacks can deliver up to 100 million points worth of damage and the power of the PS3 is used to deliver 2D sprites, albeit lots of them!
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "The forthcoming release of Disgaea 3 marks Square Enix's commitment to delivering memorable titles to new audiences. Nippon Ichi has created a wonderful world full of bizarre characters and deep, addictive gameplay. I am delighted that we have added Disgaea 3 to our growing 2009 line-up and I hope everyone enjoys playing this unique and rewarding game"
About DISGAEA 3 Absence of Justice
Mao was reading a comic book. His room was filled with jars of specimens from past experiments. The pages told of a superhero that defeated an atrocious Overlord. Right then, Mao made a huge decision. "As of now… I shall become a hero!"
The decision he made was a big deal, for he is the spawn of the Dean of the Nether Institute Evil Academy. Mao believes that to defeat the Overlord, he must become a hero.
Raspberyl, the delinquent of the school, learns about Mao's plans and begins to worry. If Mao were to achieve the title of Hero, it would endanger her position as the school's "Number One Delinquent". She tries to talk Mao out of his plan.
Witnessing their conversation, Almaz, a hero, misunderstands the situation and tries to save the day. Mao accepts Almaz's challenge and steals Almaz's hero title after defeating him.
With the title of Hero, Mao believes he is one step closer to defeating his father and achieving his goal of becoming Overlord.
Will Mao be able to become a hero and defeat the Overlord?
Or will Raspberyl convince him not to?
What is going to happen to Almaz?
• An RPG with a twisted funny-bone, where good is bad and bad is good– and see if you can spot all the anime references
• A rich and deep Strategic RPG with character creation and a student council
• Combine attacks to create devastating new combos with Skill Merge
• Magichange allows you to transform your character to launch powerful new attacks and unleash new abilities
• Geo Block– master this demonic trap via stacking and long-lasting chain combos
• Use all your wits and skills to survive the evolving Random Dungeon
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises– FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 45 million units worldwide– under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
About Square Enix Ltd.
Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com
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