In the realm of Nippon Ichi Software RPGs, Makai Wars is the game that could have been. Originally announced for PSP in 2004 before moving to PlayStation 3 in 2005, its indefinite postponement was notorious enough to serve as a small running joke in the Disgaea series and other games. Well, now it’s finally coming out as a mobile RPG for iOS and Android.
Asagi is the lead of Makai Wars, and NIS describes it as a mix between Disgaea and the smartphone game Yurudorashiru.
Here’s a look at the redrawn character designs:
And you can squint to see some gameplay:
There’s currently no release date for Makai Wars, but we should learn more soon. NIS president Sohei Niikawa says they would still like to do Makai Wars on console, as well, so the dream lives on for the time being.