I love Pangya. I've never really gotten to play it's original online version, but I saw something about it in a rogue issue of Nintendo Power, and saw it compared to Mario Golf, a game I loved on the N64. Always on the lookout for something interesting to play on my Wii, I checked it out, and I've never looked back. The game is fantastic, and this is coming from somebody who detests sports games, and who finds golf in real life to be the most boring sport even, beneath even curling.
I mean, seriously, the game has a demon from hell as a playable character, and you're encouraged to play Golf with all kinds of hilariously inappropriate objects like swords, paper fans, squeaky mallets, and baseball bats. The character design is just fantastic as well, if you like cutesy Korean art and loli pirates.
I've been watching some trailers for the game, now that I know it exists, and I'm getting really hot and bothered over here. I'm really digging the new redesigns. Scout and Kaz, who were already my favorite characters, look absolutely amazing. Azer looks absolutely badass with his new golfball gun(instead of like a fat doofus that he's been in the last few games), and everyone just looks generally more impressive and amazing then they did before. They've really done a lot to distinguish this version from the Tecmo-ported Wii iterations, from vastly improving the character animations and overhauling a lot of the little things in the game. And with (apparently) UFO's publisher backing it, I can say I'm fairly certain it'll be getting the treatment it deserves here.
ANYWAY, Silconera, GameFAQs, and Gamestop agree that the new PSP iteration of the game is going to be hitting US shores in late May.
Christ, I'm going to need to take out a loan just to buy all the great games coming out this year.