Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! Hands-On

The volatile prinnies are once again doomed to explode unless they snatch the panty thief.

These poor prinnies can never seem to catch a break. Granted, they are doomed to an eternity in hell under the heel of the demon Etna because of the crimes they committed when they were in the world above. Etna still runs the Netherworld, and her temper is as fiery as ever. Taking place sometime after the first Prinny game, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, where 1,000 prinnies were sent to retrieve ingredients for the ultimate dessert, Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! is about stolen panties--Etna's undergarments, to be exact. Someone has gone through her drawers, and she is outraged (rightfully so). As one of her obedient blue penguinlike servants, you must go find her stolen delicates before she really loses it.

Prinnies are focused and will not be distracted by…legs.

Prinny 2 starts off with the plump penguins doing their thing, like laundry and sunbathing, when bombs start raining down on them. Etna's tantrum sends them running obediently (and fearfully) to her chambers, where she threatens to turn them all into banana hammocks if her panties are not retrieved by the morning. A note was left by a phantom thief, who is notorious for stealing all kinds of rare items from the Netherworld. Early on you'll run into a suspicious, well-dressed demon who just so happens to mention that he likes collecting rare goodies. The prinnies gather whatever info they have and decide that the best way to catch a thief who likes rare items is to lure him or her back with some special items. To obtain these precious commodities, they decide to head out into the Netherworld and swipe them from other demons.

Your goal in Prinny 2 is to seek out the demons who carry hard-to-find artifacts and hope that it is enough to entice the phantom thief. Gameplay-wise, Prinny 2 is very similar to the first game, so be prepared for some tough platforming action with a boss fight at the end of each level. At least you still have 1,000 lives, and for those who found the previous game too hard, there is a Baby mode made specifically for…well, babies. This mode replaces the scarves onscreen with diapers to indicate how many more hits you can take. Diaper pickups are also strewn about the level for you to refill the meter, and safety blocks are also in place to protect you from harm. Standard and Hell's Finest modes are still available and will provide quite a challenge, but for better or worse, the controls feels exactly the same. Regardless of which difficulty mode you play on, though, you'll experience the same events and ending.

Like before, you'll jump, slash, butt-stomp, and pirouette your way through the stages, defeating enemies for points and a score total at the end. In Prinny 2, you'll build up a combo meter at the bottom when you attack consecutively in a row, as well as when you pick up an array of delectable sweets along the way. When your meter is charged, you'll enter Break mode, which increases your attacks until your gauge depletes or you get hit. In Baby mode, whenever you hit a checkpoint you'll automatically enter Break mode. Another fun thing to do once your gauge is full is the prinnikaze, where you hit the R and square buttons when you're in the air to become invincible for a brief moment as you plunge toward your enemies.

Better find those panties fast, dood.

You have 10 hours to find Etna's undergarments, and the timer ticks down each time you complete a level. At this point we aren't quite sure what happens after 10 stages, however, (maybe the Asagi stages mentioned in the trailer?) but in between stages you can go back to the castle hub and interact with the other prinnies. You jump into the various stages via a giant cannon, and while the levels are very different visually from one another, the overall look and feel of the game is similar to the original, which isn't a bad thing. The quirky dialogue, colorful visuals, cameos from Disgaea and upbeat music are all part of this silly prinny package. Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! is set to be released sometime in January, so keep your panties on, dood, until then.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Did you enjoy this article?

Sign In to Upvote

27 comments
Sh3idy
Sh3idy

Someone buy me a psp and diz game :D

crazyjohn7
crazyjohn7

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

crazyjohn7
crazyjohn7

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

brac1
brac1

Prinny Dood !

hasancakir
hasancakir

Humor and the voice acting of the first game was great :) only problem was the diffuculty. Sometimes you had to fight a boss like...... 65 times to successfully defeat him/her.

AmongShadows
AmongShadows

I'm almost 18 and I still think Disgaea rocks!!

Zepheral
Zepheral

I hope I'm able to play as Asagi in this one. Either way this game will be EPIC. (Asagi don't worry you'll be the main character someday....Hopefully.)

warrner11
warrner11

Only thing there was to steal were "panties".......hee:)

spawnassasin
spawnassasin

aghhh still need to play the first one guess ill buy it off psn later this week but the game sounds awesome

xshadowzz
xshadowzz

Holy Crap, Dood! Sounds even better than the first game.

-Katsuri-
-Katsuri-

I chuckled at the premise, it's even sillier than the first. Will be getting this, dood.

DLobotomist
DLobotomist

love the characters and the names.... the title is hilarious...

Aurey
Aurey

I hoped NIS would be kind enough to modify the jumping mechanic, but it seems they left as it was in the first. Still I'll get it, seems like it'll be fun game. Even tough I got to finish the first game I always thought that the overall experience would be better if you had more control while jumping, as it is, it feels as awkward as in Ultimate Ghosts and Ghouls... and I'm sure this game will be as hard as UG&G =O

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

I love the voice acting of the Prinnies :D Dood!! You gotta buy this :)

z827
z827

1000 Prinnies to find some panties in the middle of Netherworld while being threatened to be turned into banana hammocks by Etna... Must feel nice to have 1000 slaves who would be "willing" to gather your undergarments for you XD

da_illest101
da_illest101

the first one is one of the most underrated game of all time, looking forward to the second one dood

PirateSatan
PirateSatan

Oh no... I never beat the first one. I Rage Quit after I got owned to many times by one of the bosses. I guess I have to go back and finish it

axelviiii
axelviiii

Loved the first one, glad to see it's getting a sequel. Really want this and ZHP.

mariomaster16
mariomaster16

Dood! I haven't even played the first one yet, dood. i have a lot of catching up to do dood.

Loegi
Loegi

Can't wait Dood