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Disgaea 5 Is The First Nintendo Switch Game To Have PS4 Trophies, With Notifications And All
Posted on Tuesday, May 16 @ 20:11:38 PST by Cody_Perez
It’s strange that here we are two months after the launch of the Nintendo Switch, and we still have yet to gain word on the state of its online infrastructure. Many fans are clamoring for things like integrated messages, chat, Virtual Console, and of course, trophies/achievements. PlayStation has its trophy system, while Xbox has achievements. Even PC gamers can appreciate the joy of a message popping up every time they unlock an achievement on Steam.
It’s a surprise then that Nintendo, a company that has dipped its toe in trophy-like systems in games such as the stamps on Wii U, has yet to grace its latest hardware with its own unique take on the feature. As we sit here and wait for possible info as E3 and the official launch of the online services this fall inch closer and closer each day, Nippon Ichi Software (you might know them as NIS America here) has taken it upon itself to unleash its own trophies for the upcoming Switch title Disgaea 5 Complete.
For those that don’t know, Disgaea 5 already released on the PS4 back in October of 2015, along with the typical trophies that you would expect on a PlayStation platform. However, it was much to our surprise to find that those same trophies have been ported over to the Switch version of the game in their entirety. As bizarre as it sounds (and is), it’s true that Disgaea 5 Complete is the first Switch game to feature an in-game trophy system.
Upon unlocking a trophy-in this case jumping 1,000 times in your base-you will receive a pop-up in the upper-left corner of your screen complete with the same wording and everything as if you were playing on PS4. We encountered this twice already in just a short time of playing the game. You might think this was some bug or glitch, but it seems less likely considering there is an NPC in the hub area that takes care of compiling all the trophies in the game.
There are many possibilities for why this exists in the game, such as removing it would cause too many problems, etc. Even stranger is the fact that Nintendo let it pass through certification as is. Regardless, every trophy is here with their ratings of bronze, silver, gold, and the coveted platinum carried over intact from their PS4 counterparts. This could potentially open up the gate for other developers to release ports of games with their own trophies, despite the lack of universal support across the Switch.
Switching to Overload!- Use an Overload skill for the first time. Bronze
Take a Chill Pill- Activate Revenge Mode 100 times. Bronze
The Water Feels Nice- Experience the effects of the hot springs in an Item World Mystery Room. Bronze
This Belongs in a Museum (secret)- Obtain an epic item. Silver
This Calls For Teamwork- Perform a Team Attack for the first time. Bronze
To Carnfinity and Beyond (secret)- Enter the Carnage Dimension. Silver
Unlosing Ranger Status (secret)- Defeat Proto Darkdeath in the Item World. Silver
We Have a Winner!- Completely fill the Bonus Gauge. Bronze
Where the Levels End- Level up to Lv 9999. Silver
Would You Like the Combo?- Perform 20 combos. Bronze
What do you think of this interesting feature for Disgaea 5 Complete? Should other games allow their own trophies or do you think the Nintendo needs to implement its own dedicated trophy-like feature on the Switch? Let us know in the comments below.