Nippon Ichi Announce
Nippon Ichi, the company responsible for three of the best strategy
RPGs to be released in a decade, announced their next big project.
The PS2 exclusive Phantom Kingdom, set before a familiar
netherworld backdrop, will retain Nippon Ichi’s “comedic anime
style” and continue their tradition of combining fresh ideas with
staple genre traits. Players will take the role of Lord Zetta as he
fights to reclaim his status as supreme ruler of the underworld. In
your quest, you’ll have access to both ancient and modern weaponry,
as well as a new “INVITE” system for summoning facilities and
deploying troops on the battlefield. Most exciting of all, levels
will be randomly generated, which will add even more longevity to
Nippon Ichi’s already addictive-by-design gameplay. No release date
has been mentioned, but I would imagine fans of Phantom Brave
Disgaea have already begun saving those pennies.
By: J. Michael Neal