Makai Wars (魔界ウォーズ ) just released on Android (in Japan only) and as a huge fan of Disgaea I started a guide to both get you started quickly despite the language barrier and also detail the more intricate details that are harder to understand without knowing Japanese.
Makai Wars is a simplified Strategy Roleplaying Game much like Disgaea (and half of NIS’ other games), and it’s Asagi’s very own game! For real this time! No really, stop laughing!
Title: 魔界ウォーズ (Makai Wars)
Platform: Android & iOS
Release date: 2018-02-15 (Android)
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software and Clover Lab
Price: Free with IAP/Gachapon
Filesize: 520MB (installed and updated)
Always Online: Yes, persistent internet connection required
Gambling element: Yes (standard character Gachapon a la FateGO etc)
Battery Drain: High
Current Timed Events
Free 10-pull Gachapon
End Date: ?
Claim a free 10-pull Gacha in the Gachapon menu. It’s the “banner” with Etna and Valkyrie. It’s once per-account but requires nothing to unlock and is actually free. It’s a reward for them getting 20,000 downloads.
End Date: March 30th
An extensive set of increasingly difficult SP quests. Earn Summon Stones for Usalia (up to 100, enough to summon her/awaken her once). The last 2 levels of the SP event (15 AP and 20 AP) can be repeated to “farm” for the last of the stones.
End date: April 16th.
Similar to Usalia’s event but easier, and rewards are earned only once with 100% success. Includes gems, two Prinny Tickets, an orb and some other goodies. Just beat every stage once and you’ll get all the items. No grinding like Usalia’s event.
Main Three Gachapon
A special Gachapon that has higher odds for Etna/Laharl/Flonne from Disgaea 1.
What The Heck Is Makai Wars?
Makai Wars is a long-running gag in the Disgaea/NIS community. Originally it was announced as a PSP game for E3 2004 and Asagi was to be the protagonist. It was a no-show. It was later re-announced as a PS3 game, which also never materialized.
Since then Asagi has shown up in a majority of NIS tactical games making cameo appearances, usually searching for her game, Makai Wars. She even got a full “Asagi Mode” side story in Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood (yes that’s a real title).
Finally, in the fateful year of our Overlord 2018, Makai Wars is a real thing and Asagi didn’t lie about it being her game; though it’s basically a Disgaea spinoff title featuring her. It’s a mini-SRPG playing like a simplified version of many of NIS’s other titles, specifically Disgaea.
If you’re just curious and not curious enough to download a Japanese app, you can see some standard gameplay of the game here: