Excerpt: Everyone's favorite exploding penguin returns, now with more dood. The Disgaea series is beloved by many fans of the Strategy RPG genre, not only for its fantastic gameplay, but for its fantastic characters and dark humor. This February, NIS is expanding the Disgaea universe with a spin-off entitled Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero.
Excerpt: Disgaea spinoff, Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? is proof that you should never judge a book by its cover way of thought. Its penguin-like stars and cartoon exterior perhaps suggest that this is going to be great for kids, possessing a gentle difficulty curve for their still developing attention spans, but think again.
Excerpt: I'll admit it; I've been anticipating this one for a while now. When I heard that Prinny, a kind of expendable character (characters… there plenty of these little guys around) from the fan-favorite Disgaea universe, was getting his own 2D side-scrolling game, I was interested. Then I found out it would be a PSP exclusive, something the flagging system really needed (though to be fair, the past week's new PSP game announcements have brought the system back from the brink...
Excerpt: It's been a few weeks since previewing Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? and I can still say that the life of a Prinny sucks. As if it wasn't bad enough that you're an exploding, stuffed penguin with peg legs, you also have to work for one of the Underworld's most demanding citizens, Etna. But, their pain turns out to be your pleasure. Prinny really captures the look and sound of the Disgaea universe. Levels are a mix of 3D environments and 2D sprites.
Excerpt: When a game begins by giving you a thousand lives it sets alarm bells ringing. It's either some hilarious gamer joke or a sign of terrible things to come. With Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, the bonkers but charming PSP side-scrolling platformer from Japanese developer Nippon Ichi Software, it's a case of the latter. Amazingly, a thousand lives doesn't feel like overkill. You die a hell of a lot in Prinny.
Summary: As Nippon Ichi Software’s first pure action game, Prinny will be the most heartpounding and challenging sidescrolling action game ever. Players will control an unlucky penguin dude called a Prinny and slash their way through various Netherworlds.