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NCG Review – Penny Punching Princess (Switch, and PSVITA)

NIS is well-known for their corky, over the top RPG titles, that have weird stories and addictive gameplay. Penny Punching Princess is no different. Players will be hooked on grabbing some money and bribing their enemies to just get something new.

Story

The story takes place in an era after “Might meant everything…” and now Money runs everything! That’s right, Penny Punching Princess revolves around money ruling all, and does a fantastic job in portraying it in the story, as well as gameplay. The dialog is enjoyable, as it never takes itself seriously and will keep your attention from beginning to end.20180313104029

Visuals

Penny Punching Princess takes inspiration from the retro sprite based dungeon crawler look of the Cladun series for the characters and enemies, and mixes it with digitally painted scenery that look along the line of Disgaea titles. The character design of each monster looked amazing, as well as the themes for each stage. The blend of the two styles mix well and gave the title its own identity, not to mention, made Penny Punching Princess feel right at home on the Switch. Honestly, the retro look brought this game to life for me, and I can see other players loving it as well.20180313104336

Gameplay

This is where the game felt unique, as it felt like a dungeon crawler mixed with a brawler, and with some RPG elements to give players a challenge. And when I say challenge, I mean challenge! As players will notice, they can not just run through each level just bashing buttons, players will need to use a bribing mechanic to help build armor, take overpowered enemies off the map, activate traps and even gain temporary abilities to heal or gain an attack.20180313105303

Players will find this mechanic very enjoyable, as its one of the only ways you can progress through how difficult the game jumps up to in early levels, but you can not just bribe at any moment. Players will have to collect money as well as let the gauge fill up to do so. Once players have a good amount of gold they will be able to bribe monsters, depending on their cost.20180313111009

As mentioned, once you bribe a monster you can use them to build armor, which will also give the Princess abilities for the dungeons, but it isn’t as simple as just bribing any monster for armor. Once a monster is bribed and recorded in your management list, you will be introduced to armor that can be created with them, as long as you have bribed the right amount. Which give players a goal to reach for strengthening up for some of the upcoming boss battles as players make their way through each chapter.

Verdict

Penny Punching Princess is a fantastic title for the Nintendo Switch and PSVITA. With its witty story, fantastic visuals and addictive gameplay players will have a reason to comeback to this title. I really enjoyed the bribing mechanic, and overall feel of the game as a whole, and recommend this title for all players who own a Switch. I give Penny Punching Princess a 7 out of 10.

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Character Trailer for Penny-Punching Princess

NIS America has released a new trailer for Penny-Punching Princess introducing the isometric brawler’s characters.

Characters introduced in the trailer include the Princess, her silver-tongued beetle butler Sebastian, the smelly-but-sweet zombie Isabella, Zenigami, and Dragoloan. In the world of Penny-Punching Princess, anything can be solved with money, and the Princess has been stripped of her throne by the Dragoloan boss.

Penny-Punching Princess is due out physically and digitally for Switch, and digitally for PS Vita, on April 3 in North America and Europe and March 30 in Europe.

Watch the trailer below.

NIS had some big announcements at Anime Expo 2017

Not only did NIS announce an awesome line up at their press event earlier in the year, they followed up with some more titles coming up later this year and early next year at Anime Expo.

Demon Gaze II

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Magnastar has spellbound the people of Asteria into obeying him. As theRevolutionist Party attempts to overthrow him, it is up to you, the Demon Gazer, to wield the power of demons, liberate Asteria’s citizens, and shine the light of revolution!
Demon Synergy – As the Demon Gazer, turn foes to allies and power them up using the Trance Demon Mode, or fuse with them using the Demon’s Cross!
Dungeon Crawling Made for Everyone – Whether you are a newcomer or a hardened DRPG veteran, utilize modes like Autopilot to customize your adventure!
Love On The Battlefield – Power up your demons and develop relationships with your closest companions, even leading to dating events!

Release: Fall 2017
Genre: Dungeon RPG
Platform: PS4 and PS Vita

 

Penny-Punching Princess

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About the story:
In a world ruled by capitalism, cash is king!
Use the money you gather to bribe enemies to fight for you, activate deadly traps with your dough, and when all else fails, smash all that stand against you with your fists! Fight your way from nothing and amass treasures to take on the mighty Dragoloan family and reclaim your kingdom!
Key features:
Cash Rules Everything Around Me – Fight smarter, not harder! Bribe your enemies to fight for you, or activate deadly traps to turn the tide of battle in this fast-paced brawler.
Who Says You Can’t Buy Popularity – Recruit/Buy flunkies to your cause to unlock stronger equipment and master over 70 special moves based on weapons you craft!
A Madcap Romp of Dollars & Dragons – Embark on a wildly funny adventure as Princess, a girl robbed of her royal heritage in a world obsessed with money.


Release: March 20, 2018 (NA) March 23, 2018 (EU)
Genre: Isometric Brawler
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS Vita

 

The Longest Five Minutes

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About the Story:
Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Demon King himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure. His finishing moves, the name of his hometown, and even the reason he’s trying to defeat the Demon King in the first place, are all gone. Our hero feels as though he’s letting his allies down…
In the midst of battle, his allies’ words and the Demon King’s taunts trigger flashbacks, bringing his memories back piece by piece. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it’s too late, but the Demon King stands before him, his power unyielding!
What will happen in The Longest Five Minutes!?

Release: Early 2018
Genre: RPG
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS Vita, Steam

 

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

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About the game
The follow-up to 2016’s cult horror hit Yomawari: Night Alone, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows introduces two brand-new girls, Yui and Haru, to the night and the spirits who haunt it. Separated by a mysterious attacker, each girl will explore haunting and bizarre locations, face the terrors of the night, and test their courage and wits to survive and reconnect with one another.
Key Features
A Complete Town to Explore – Enter abandoned homes, climb through junk yards and up mountains, or venture into dark sewers in your search.
Two Views of the Dark – Search the night and explore a town as either of Yomawari: Midnight Shadow’s two characters. What you find with one may serve as a clue, or even save the other.
Horrors, Oddities, and Mysteries – Beware of Japanese spirits that come to life, as you encounter horrors birthed from nightmares, oddities that will make you question what is real, and mysteries that may just keep you up at night.
Gorgeous Style – Enter the dark with haunting art to view the city and from above, and get close to the heart-pounding moments in beautifully imagined side-scrolling set pieces.

Release: October 24, 2017 (NA) October 27, 2017 (EU)
Genre: Survival Horror
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Steam

 

Which title are you looking forward to? I can’t wait to play Yomawari: Midnight Shadows.  Let us know what you think in the comments!