Prinnies are the adorable, explode-able little penguins from the Disgaea series. They were usually used as weapons by their abusive Lords, but this time, they’re the main stars in Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, an upcoming side-scrolling platforming game from NIS!
[Editor's note: Yes, the voice-over in the trailer is extremely annoying. I'd rather listen to cats getting sodomized by jackhammers than listen to the voice-over in this trailer. -- CTZ]
The game starts off with a tutorial level, as a Prinny is late to see Etna. As you play through this level, you’ll come across scarecrow-looking creatures called Skellmen that teach you the basics. Prinnies can double-jump, Hip Pound (butt stomp) and run. Running is a little tricky, as you first need to first build up speed. The Prinny needs to perform a pirouette and then it can run. If you hold down the spin button too long, though, your Prinny will get dizzy.
A thousand lives may sound like a lot, but Prinnies are extremely fragile creatures. There will be two modes in the game, one for hardcore players and one for casual players. Prinnies in the casual mode will be able to take up to three hits from enemies before being killed. In hardcore mode, Prinnies will die just by taking one hit. The story is exactly the same in both modes, and players can switch between the two modes at any point in the game at the hub world.
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