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Disgaea 5 Complete coming to PC next month

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In May 2017, an ESRB Rating Board listing (opens in new tab) suggested Disgaea 5 Complete, the latest and greatest edition of the once-PS4-exclusive strategy JRPG, was coming to PC. It took awhile, but today NIS America quietly confirmed this: Disgaea 5 Complete will release on PC on May 7, 2018 according to its newly minted Steam page.  (opens in new tab)

For the uninitiated: Disgaea is a series of proudly over-the-top strategy JRPGs with turn-based, grid-based combat. You build characters, gear them up, group them into parties and venture into tightly structured campaign missions and literally infinite dungeons. And if the art didn't give it away, they are very anime games, known for their anti-heroes, dark humor and absurdist stories. 

Disgaea 5 in particular, with its wealth of characters and features not seen in the PC ports of Disgaea (opens in new tab)and Disgaea 2 (opens in new tab), can devour hundreds of hours in a single gulp. This is a game where your level 9,999 character, standing atop a human totem pole of all of your other characters, can deal 10,000,000,000 damage in a single attack—only for the boss on the receiving to get back up. It's a virtually endless game, but if you like JRPGs or strategy games, you probably won't want it to end.

Disgaea 5's Complete edition comes with all the DLC released since its PS4 debut. That comes to eight bonus scenarios plus four fan-favorite characters and three classes plucked from previous games. Seeing as how it's the third Disgaea to come to PC, it also shouldn't come with the bugs that tripped up Disgaea PC (opens in new tab) and, to a lesser extent, Disgaea 2 (opens in new tab) PC, which happens to be 50 percent off on Steam through Sunday, April 8. 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.