At this point it’s common knowledge that when NIS makes a PSP game, there will be a alternate scenario which somehow exceeds the main story in hilarity. It looks like the upcoming sequel to Prinny: Can I Really Be the Main Character? is no exception to this formula.
The name of the secret scenario is “Asagi Wars”, and as the name would suggest, the story largely revolves around Asagi. You could say she is the main character… but there is one tiny difference: due to a certain accident, Asagi finds herself transmigrated as a Prinny living and toiling in the overlord’s castle. She bravely goes about her many choirs as any Prinny should, until one fateful day.
While watching MHK (a parody of NHK) Prinny-Asagi learns that there are a number of impostors calling themselves Asagi, presumably in the wake of the true Asagi’s demise. Asagi Wars is being held, and televised, to determine who the true Asagi is via a last-man-standing (AKA ultimo hombre) all out war. Naturally it’s up to Asagi-Prinny to clobber the truth out of each impostor.
Prinny-Asagi learning the news
Some of the impostors include a zombie Asagi, a Macho-male Asagi, and a mech-pilot Asagi, an Enka singer Asagi, and an 8-bit Asagi:
One major difference between the standard game and Asagi Wars is the implantation of a rating system. Note the bar in the middle of the screen displaying a percentage, that is the rating gauge. Basically the better the player does the higher the ratings, after all your exploits are televised. When your ratings reach zero, Asagi is literally bombed by the network (I am sure Coco could relate to such abuse). When the rating gauge is full, more powerful, flashy techniques become available.
There are also a number of unique weapons that Asagi-prinny can use that the Hero prinny cannot. These include a gatling gun, drill, flamethrower, shotgun, etc. Hey, it is a war after all!
Part of me is loving the uniqueness and creativity of this scenario and the attention that Asagi is getting. The other part of me is hoping that Asagi is not gonna get stuck in Prinny form forever — that would actually make me madder than her not getting her own game!
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