From NIS America:
DISGAEA D2: A BRIGHTER DARKNESS RELEASES THIS OCTOBER!
Santa Ana, Calif. (July 9, 2013) – NIS America is thrilled to announce that the newest installment of the fan-favorite strategy RPG series, Disgaea®D2: A Brighter Darkness , will release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on October 8 in North America and September 27 in Europe. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nippon Ichi Software and 10th anniversary of the Disgaea series, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness brings back the popular trio from the first game: Laharl , Etna, and Flonne ! With a completely new storyline, it offers game system refinements that will entice new players, while still offering the same kind of hardcore, over-the-top, endless gameplay that is sure to please longtime fans! Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness will also feature various DLC to keep entertaining players for even more sleepless nights this fall!
For more information, please visit http://NISAmerica.com/disgaea_d2
About the game:
The Netherworld – a place where might makes right and today’s friends are tomorrow’s enemies. After a long journey with many ups and downs, Laharl finally finds himself as a full-fledged Overlord. However, the other denizens of the Netherworld do not see him as such, so he sets out on a journey with his loyal(!?) vassals to receive the respect he deserves. Along the way, Laharl will meet a girl who claims to be his sister, demons with bigger than usual chips on their shoulders, and find out that even his own body holds a few surprises for him...
Enhanced Customization: The character creation system has been completely revamped to allow for the highest level of character customization in series history!
Master/Pupil System: The player chooses the master and the pupil, as well as which skills to learn! Benefits include new skills and higher weapon proficiencies for the pupil, while the master gets a stat boost!
Item World: Challenge this battleground to power up your weapons, items, and characters! Prepare to deal massive damage!
Geo Panels: These status-altering blocks provide bonuses or detriments to the terrain!
Change the tide of battle by skillfully manipulating these elemental icons!
Reunite with old friends and meet a new crew: Bringing back the fan favorite trio of Laharl, Etna, and Flonne, with new characters and a brand-new story!