Prinny sequel prodding Japan in 2010

Nippon Ichi's Disgaea spin-off action platformer for PSP heading to island nation next year; US release TBD.

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To answer the question its title begged to ask, Prinny really could be a hero in Nippon Ichi Software's critically lauded PSP action platformer released in the US earlier this year. Billed as the most "challenging side-scrolling action game ever," Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? functioned as a spin-off to NIS' well-regarded turn-based strategy franchise Disgaea, giving the adorably amoral penguins a chance to play protagonist.

The prinnies are actually pretty all-right doods.
The prinnies are actually pretty all-right doods.

Today, NIS America confirmed for GameSpot that a sequel to Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? will be available in Japan in 2010. Unfortunately, the representative said that while NISA is "definitely interested in localizing Prinny 2," it has yet to be determined when the game will see a US release.

NIS did not reveal any other details regarding Prinny 2. However, the publisher did note that Japanese gamers will be able to pick up a discounted "Best" version of Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? in Japan beginning November 26.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of the original Prinny action platformer.

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I love Prinny dood! We need to have the sequel dood!

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C'mon, dood, localize this bad boy. Sending hundreds of adorable Prinnies to their deaths just to get Etna a snack? Priceless. And port Disgaea 3 to the PSP if you could, too. Those games are perfect for the portables.

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It was a great platformer hack and slash game. Butt smash then slice and dice!

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The first Prinny game was fun and also at the same time very hard and I loved every minute of it hope the sequel is just as awesome as the first one.

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the first one was extremely hard, but i still think it's one of the best psp games ever

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about time dood

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A Prinny sequal? WTF is Prinny?!

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why don't they just make this a 10 dollar PSN title?

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HAAHHAHAHAH!!!! the Dark Hero's gonna enjoy this AGAIN!!! and this time better than the FIRST ONE!!!! hope there's laharl haha!

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I didn't really like Prinny. The high difficulty level and stiff controls kinda turned me off. Here's hoping Nippon Ichi makes this better than the original roadkill.

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I wish people would stop calling it the hardest game ever. Seriously. Not only are there harder games, there are harder platformers. Even most Megamans are comparative in difficulty if you're not a wussy who follows the weakness charts. Then again, most players of this were probably J-RPG players. That would explain why they found it so difficult. Anyway. Thanks, Japan, for pulling your usuall bull. I mean it's not like American companies go to huge lengths for simultaneous global releases or anything like that.

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That game was a GRINDER and I loved every minute of it. Never Ragequitted any game so much before though.

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The first one, while good, had it's gameplay flaws. Hopefully, the second one improves on it.

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it was frustrating dood! But Its fun and I love it dood!

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Though the first was addicting and looked absolutely AMAZING, it definitely had little replay value, most likely due to the lack of RPG elements. Hopefully the 2nd game will feature bars to fill up with experience and plenty of upgrades.

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the first one is great im glad i got it for $9.99 when it was on sale a month back.

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The Japanese dubs have the Prinnies saying "su" instead,I think.Either way...I'm going to get this dood!Otherwise Master Etna will cut out pay and turn us into kamikaze sacrifice dood! XD

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no more plz, hate the first one.

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I still cant find the 1st one :cry:

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Hope its not selling at the crazy price of $40 like the first one.

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Looking forward to this one ^_^

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The need to make the platforming a little more fluid, but otherwise it was still a sweet game.

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awesome! i never finished the first game, but i still thought it was great:D can't wait for this one, dood! XD

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I missed the first game when it price-dropped to ten bucks, but I won't be paying 40 bucks for this either. It's still a great game, though.

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You can never have too much "dood"!

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nice one dood! got to die 1000 times again dood which is fun dood cuz it gives you challenge doood... wooot!! dooood!!

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Dood!

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Hell yeah another Prinny game. :D

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Erm.. yet another day getting screwed every which way doods

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We get to go again doods.

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this game makes me want to buy PSP

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I hope they fix the crappy jump controls. I hate how I can't control my character after I jump until I land.

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I have a PSP. But this game is too damn expensive. I'll better wait for Jak & Daxter The Lost Frontier. I hope it'll be like the original Jak because I hate Jak 2.

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Badass, dood! It's going to be as hellishly difficult as the first, sure, but I'm equally sure it'll be just as good, too!

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I played through the first one, even gathering every ingredient, and it simply wasn't very good. Not sure where they got the encouragement to make another...

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cool

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awesome dood

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DOOD, I HAVE A PSP! SO I GET TO PLAY PRINNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....... *sigh* i can't believe i missed Caps-Lock day....

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And just like that...Prinny became the game I'm looking forward to the most in 2010; even over all the blockbusters that got pushed back!

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Dood, the last game was so hard, Im not sure I can take dying another 1000 times..

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DOOD this is awesome hopefully they wont have a extremely hard last boss this time around.

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DOOOOOOOOOOD!!! WE'RE GONNNA BE THE MAIN CHARACTER AGAIN!!

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Thumbs up for "dood", dood!

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Woot, Dood!

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Yeeeeesssszzzzz!!

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Awesome Dood!

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Sweet Dood!

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Prinny looks like a pretty fun game, but 'm not really sure.

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prinny dood!

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