Prinny duology explodes onto Switch

Gotta have guts, dood!

It would appear that the cult PSP side-scrollers Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and its sequel Prinny 2: Dawn of (deep sigh) Operation Panties, Dood! are coming to Switch as a twofer entitled Prinny 1+2: Exploded and Reloaded. Yet another reason to hold a Viking funeral for my PS Vita. 

If you’re not familiar with the Prinny games, they’re spin-offs of the Disgaea series of impenetrable strategy games, taking the form of impenetrable platformers instead. It’s like NIS looked at Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts and went “liking it, but it’s a smidge too easy”, because the Prinny series is monstrously difficult. This is rather the point, with the game giving you 1000 Prinnies to tackle the masocore/kaizo influenced stages. Your limited and stiff movement is very much akin to the aforementioned Capcom classic; you can move, jump and enact a double-jump in mid-air, with strictly fixed trajectory in the air. Enemies and pits are absolutely everywhere and it can be so demanding that you’ll definitely be taking a good chunk out of your thousand morose penguins, especially on your first playthrough. The second game is more of the same but even harder and with an unfortunate anime fixation on the panties of Disgaea’s foremost “Christ, oh Christ, what even is this character design” demoness, Etna. Thankfully this can be broadly ignored and the platforming enjoyed completely free of underwear-adjacent trappings.

NIS are claiming “updated graphics”, but the trailer looks exactly the same as I remember it on PSP, so we’ll see. In autumn (NOT “fall”) 2020 you’ll be able to get your Prinny on.