The Sony PSP was a home to a lot of exclusives and hidden gems that, sadly, never found their way onto other platforms. Megaman: Powered Up, Ultimate Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, Death Jr, Daxter…the list goes on. Fortunately, this won’t be the case for two side-scrolling Prinny games for much longer as both Prinny- Can I Really Be The Hero? and Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! will be slashing their way onto Switch on October 13.
Originally announced back in March, Prinny 1&2: Exploded and Reloaded will feature visually enhanced ports of both PSP titles and include the DLC packs originally released for both titles as a bonus. Starring the adorable (and somewhat annoying) Prinny characters from the Disgaea series, players will find themselves navigating incredibly challenging 2.5D platforming courses that have an emphasis on combat. It’s worth noting that this spinoff series is a bit of an acquired taste.
Many reviewers of the time praised the game’s sense of humor and overall visual style but criticized its high difficulty and stiff controls. Unless you have a bit of nostalgia for these titles, it’s understandable that you might not want to immediately plunk down the $60 NIS wants for the physical edition. Fortunately, you have another option if you’re simply curious about these games or on a tight budget.
As of this week, the Eshop listings for both titles have gone live. If you’d just like to give the first (or second) a spin without breaking the bank, you’ll be able to purchase them for $20 on the same date. The physical edition releases (October 13). Last, but not least, if you don’t care about fancier visuals, the ability to play on a big-screen TV, or content packs you can still pick up the games on the PS Store. How about the price of $9.99 a pop granted you held onto your PSP or Vita.
At the time of writing, there hasn’t been any word of a PS4, Xbox One, or PC release. That being said, it’s fairly likely that Exploded and Reloaded will be a timed exclusive and we’ll be seeing these titles on other platforms in the months to follow.