Disgaea 4’s Map Editor Gets Altered for Western Release

July 15, 2011 Written by Cameron Teague

Disgaea 4 is coming very close to its September 6th release date in North America, and when it does finally release, it will be with a few restrictions to the game’s map edit mode. NIS America has announced the changes in a press release and, to make up for it, has let out some new screenshots.

NIS America producer Jack Niida had the following to say about the map edit mode and it’s restrictions out here in the West.

Regarding Disgaea 4’s map edit system, regulation differences between regions made it very difficult to keep in. However, thanks to all the help from our development team and SCEA, we were able to keep the system by making just some minor design adjustments. Players won’t be able to create a completely detailed map, but this new system is still a great way to expand the
Disgaea universe and share your own creations with players around the nation.

The map editing adjustments are as follows:

  • Instead of individual blocks to create maps, a number of pre-set “landforms” will be available for users to create their own maps.
  • Multiples of the same object, not including geo blocks or characters, cannot be placed next to or on top of each other.
  • Character/map names and descriptions will be randomized.

So while it is a bummer to see that changes have had to be made, you can be sure that Disgaea 4 will still be the same fun, quirky, strategy RPG that we have come to expect from NIS and the series.