Code of Princess is easy to overlook. Other than the fact that it features some excellent design work by 999/Street Fighter artist Kinu Nishimura, nothing about the game really stands out. It would be easy to dismiss it as just another 3DS beat'em up about nearly nude women breaking things.
This trailer has me hoping that the game may be something more, and so far, the game's cast doesn't disappoint. There is a key-tar playing jester and a self-worshiping pharaoh cat. There's also pant-less purple zombie woman with a huge scar across her face and a scarf that says "<3 MILK <3", and a man named Mr. T who has a lion's head where his chest ought to go. I approve.
It also looks like there is some multiplayer, but it's not clear what kind of multiplayer it is. If it's online multiplayer, then the game actually might have a chance at being a hit. People tend to forget that Castle Crashers sold like a billion digital "copies" in its first year. A good multiplayer online beat 'em up can churn up a lot of cheddar. I hope that its publishers keep that in mind if and when the game comes Stateside.
Code of Princess - latest promo trailer [GoNintendo]