Some details have finally coalesced concerning the sequel to Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero, thanks to the newly launched site. We’ll start with the story, which promises to be amusing:
One day Etna discovers that something has been stolen from her. Sound familiar? In her classic fury she gathers her less-than-trusty underlings: her 1,000 Prinnies. It would seem someone stole her… um… underwear (panties).
I anticipate a lot of hentai jokes in this game…
Apparently a notorious thief is going through the netherworld stealing various rare items. As you can imagine, Etna wants this thief caught by the end of the day, but she doesn’t feel like doing it herself. Who does that leave? A magical red scarf and 1,000 Prinnies.
As you can see, the story allows for an essentially unchanged system. The player will still challenge one stage per hour, in a certain order until dawn, or the 1,000 Prinnies go up in smoke. There are three levels of difficulty: Hell Official Rule, Standard, and Baby-Easy:
Baby-Easy allows for an additional hit from Standard, meaning the 4th hit would kill the current Prinny. I am guessing this was added since the last game was balls hard. BALLS.
Another new addition to the battle system concerns the attack gauge at the bottom of the screen. This gauge was in the previous game as well. When it became full, the Prinny’s offensive abilities increased dramatically. The same is true in this version, but with a few more bonuses. First off, you get this sweet aura:
And these two new attacks:
|Prinny Cyclone||Metabon Hip-Attack|
For “Prinny cyclone”, the Prinny in question will spin rapidly transforming the end of his red scarf into a fist, clobbering any foes in its reach. The “metabon hip-attack” simply dishes out more damage than the normal version.
In the first game I found that I was rarely able to max out my attack gauge. It would seem I am not the only person who had that issue since an additional way to boost it has been added.
Throughout the game’s various levels you’ll occasionally come across these Etna doll/scarecrow things:
If you destory it, your Prinny will receive a large boost to their attack gauge. I am guessing that the placement of these bonuses alter based on the level and the hour though, so don’t get too comfortable.
That’s about it for major system updates. The second Prinny title will hit shelves in Japan on March 25th.
On an somewhat related note, the official NIS Prinny updated his blog to include some holiday festivities. Like most of Japan, the Prinny indulged in some customary KFC Fried Chicken on Christmas. I know it’s a terribly commercial tradition but hey, it’s also fucking delicious. Don’t worry this doesn’t count as cannibalism… I think.