Makai Wars (魔界ウォーズ ) just released on Android (in Japan only) and as a huge fan of Disgaea I’ll be checking it out. 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!
This Import Guide is a Work In Progress that I’ll expand this as I play, but feel free to ask questions or share info in the comments below!
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
2018-02-20: Made a First Impressions Video of Makai Wars on Youtube. Added some major differences from Disgaea gameplay-wise. Translated Daily Quests. Character list (3 star only) and some more menu translations.
2018-02-19: Added Elements and other gameplay info
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: