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Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten (魔界戦記ディスガイア4, Makai Senki Disugaia Fō, literally: Netherworld Battle Chronicle Disgaea Four) is the fourth installment in the Disgaea series and the second Disgaea game to be on the Playstation 3. It stars a Vampire named Valvatorez who leads a coup d’état in the Netherworld in order to reform its corrupt leadership. As a result, the game's themes are deeply-rooted in politics. This game features HD sprites(although they can be changed for the classic SD ones) and online functionalities. It was released on February 24th in Japan, September 6th in North America, and November 25th in the EU.

The special Limited Edition version of the game contains an artbook, a CD and a Nendoroid figure of the character Fuka. The same limited edition is available in North America (with the Nendoroid Fuka figure replaced with a Fuka figure from the Disgaea 4 Trading Arts series) along with an upgraded version that has all previously mentioned items and 9 figures of the characters (Also from the Disgaea 4 Trading Arts series).

An expanded version of the game titled Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited was released for the PlayStation Vita in January 2014.


Main article: Plot: Disgaea 4

Our story stars Valvatorez, a vampire who works as the Prinny Instructor in Hades, the Netherworld prison. As he begins to notice more and more mistakes and negligence from the Netherworld's government, he starts a campaign to take over and do things properly himself.


Main article: List of Disgaea 4 Characters

The new main characters are Valvatorez, a vampire and former tyrant, Fenrich, a werewolf who serves Valvatorez, Fuka, a human who wears a Prinny themed school uniform due to no Prinny outfits being available to her because of budget cuts, Vulcanus, an angel who's very fond of money, Emizel, a spoiled brat kid who happens to be the son of the current Netherworld president, Hugo, and DESCO, a rejected final boss.

New Features[]

  • Disgaea 3 to Disgaea 4 Connectivity: All players with a Disgaea 3 save file will immediately unlock the "Hall Monitor" Evil Symbol, although it can be unlocked by anyone through regular play.
  • Battle Commands:
    • Magichange Improvements: Magichange returns, and new version of it called Dual Magichange and Giant Magichange have been added.
    • Monster Fusion: A new mechanic for Monsters that allows them to combine together into a single giant unit.
    • Tower Skills: The Tower Attack function has been extended with the addition of Tower Skills, which includes not only attack skills but also utility ones.
  • New Facilities:
    • Discipline Room: Captured enemies don't automatically join, and are instead sent to a special room where they can be extorted for rewards.
    • Pirate Editor: An online mode where the player can create a pirate ship and upload a team of units to the internet to fight other player's crews.
    • Map Editor: A mode where the player can make their own maps(custom shape, enemies and Geo Effects) and share them online for others to play and rate. New parts for customization are bought with points earned from Pirate Duels.
    • Base Editor: Along with maps it's also possible to create a new custom base hub, which includes the ability to select any unit in their team as facility NPCs.
  • Cameos: The game features various cameos in the art of Omega level Spells:
    • Omega Fire - Meito "Anime Tenchou" Anizawa, Animate's mascot.
    • Omega Wind - Holo from Spice & Wolf
    • Omega Ice - Astarotte Ygvar from Astarotte no Omocha!
    • Omega Star - Bikkuriman
    • Omega Heal - Index from A Certain Magical Index


Disgaea 4 much like its predeccesor contains a large amount of DLC.

  • Characters and classes:
    • Fallen Angel Flonne: Flonne in her Fallen Angel form. A PSN code was included in first print copies of Disgaea 4 which could be redeemed to get her. The code is available as a GameStop pre-order bonus in North America. It was also available through NISA's online store. She is available from the first time you enter the Cam-pain HQ, even in the normal game.
    • HD Asagi: An HD version of Asagi. Money spent on this DLC will go towards the Earthquake/Tsunami relief effort in Japan. The HD Asagi is free to download in North America.
    • Adell: The main male protagonist from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
    • Rozalin: The main female protagonist from Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories.
    • Mao: The main protagonist from Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice.
    • Priere: The main protagonist from La Pucelle: Tactics.
    • Gig: The Master of Death and a protagonist from Soul Nomad and the World Eaters
    • Pram: The Oracle from Makai Kingdom.
    • Nisa: The NIS mascot character from Hyperdimension Neptunia.
    • Marona: The female main character from Phantom Brave
    • Ash: The male main character from Phantom Brave.
    • Evil Ranger Pink from the Axel Mode in Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days who unlocks the Deathsabre class for Character creation.
    • Prism Red: The leader of the Prism Rangers, a group of recurring Disgaea characters. He unlocks the Prism Ranger class for character creation.
    • Main Hero B from the Axel Mode in Disgaea 2: Dark Hero days who unlocks the Celestial Host AKA the Angel class from previous Disgaea games.
    • Asuka Cranekick: One of Raspberyl's henchgirls from Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice. She and Kyoko were a one-pack DLC. Their purchase unlocks the Kunoichi Class.
    • Kyoko Needleworker: One of Raspberyl's henchgirls from Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice. She and Asuka were a one-pack DLC. Their purchase unlocks the Kunoichi Class.
    • Petta: A new character in the PSP version of Makai Kingdom. Is unlocked after completing "Command Attack" from Pirate Trial
    • Pirohiko Ichimonji: The original Unlosing Ranger and mentor to the new Unlosing Ranger in Zettai Hero Project: Unlosing Ranger VS. Darkdeath Evilman.
    • A Necromancer Class designed by Kouhaku Kuroboshi (artist of Kino's Journey).
    • A Medic Class designed by Noizi Ito (illustrator of Burning-Eyed Shana).
  • Features:
    • Pirate Tournament mode for the Pirate Editor. Get 5,000 cp or 10 consecutive wins and unlock Pleinair.
    • Netherbattle Tournament: new mode where the player faces a series of multiple battles against all character and classes. Completing all battles unlocks King Krichevskoy, Laharl's father and previous Overlord of his Netherworld.
  • New Scenarios:
    • The Flashback Episode: An additional story episode telling the story of how Valvatorez and Fenrich first met. Completing it unlocks Tyrant Valvatorez as a separate playable unit.
    • The Fuka and Desco Show: A story campaign centered around Fuka's decision to reincarnate. A Fuka-themed pirate ship and the main story antagonists(Hugo, DES X, Nemo) are unlocked as you complete each episode.
    • New stage: A fight with Tyrant Overlord Baal.
  • Pirate Ships: Various sets of themed pirate ship parts. Mecha Laharl set, Mecha Mao set, Battleship Gargantua set, World Eaters set, Makai Kingdom set, Valvatorez ship set, Phantom Brave set, Valvoga set
  • Map Editor Parts: Various sets of parts for Map and Base Editor. Holt Village set, Evil Academy set, Space Battleship set, Soul Nomad set, Zetta's Castle set, Laharl's Castle set, Phantom Isle set, Unlosing Ranger Base set.
  • Themes for the Playstation 3 Menu.
  • Other: Numerous Toro and Kuro themed weapons. Only available in the Japanese version.

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Packaging Artwork[]




  • This is the first game to use HD sprites rather than the SD sprites seen in past games.
  • This is also the first (if not only) game to have the option to switch between HD and SD sprites.
  • In addition, this is also the first game where each of the demon characters of the main cast (Valvatorez, Fenrich, Desco, and Emizel) transform into a larger and more menacing form in their final Unique Skills.
  • This game is possibly the first one to specify the Sub-Species of each Main Character.
  • Disgaea 4 may have parodied the fact that with each following game in the franchise, the stories were seemingly getting less episodes.
    • Evidenced how Disgaea 1 had 14 episodes, while 2 had 13 episodes, 3 had 8 episodes and then 4 had the 7th Episode's title as Final Episode. In actuality, there were three "Final Episodes" after this first Final Episode. In short, there were 10 episodes in Disgaea 4, which is just only 2 episodes more than Disgaea 3.


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