Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol.2 Gives the Spotlight to ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman in New Trailer

NIS America has shared a new trailer for Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol.2. The second volume of the company’s revival of older titles will include Makai Kingdom and ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman. In the new video, we get to see ZHP in action. The collection will be available on Switch and sold separately on PC -via Steam- on May 10, 2022.

ZHP: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman is a roguelike game in the style of the Mystery Dungeon series. It later spawned spiritual successors such as The Guided Fate Paradox and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum on the PS3, which were not directly related to it, only using a similar gameplay style.

ZHP tells the story of a young man who inherits the power of the Unlosing Ranger after the big hero is defeated by a random car as he was running in the middle of the streets. With a big dose of humor, it then shows the tribulations of the protagonist growing from a total wimp into someone who can really protect Earth from certain doom.

As players explore a variety of randomly generated areas, they’ll get new parts that will change their appearance and skills. It’s also possible to implant chips which will affect his powers permanently, an important upgrade as the hero always goes back to level 1 after leaving the dungeon.

Besides ZHP, the collection includes an improved edition of Makai Kingdom. Called Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed & Rebound, it has all the extra content from the PSP edition, which wasn’t released in the west. The most important addition from those is an entire side-story featuring Zetta’s daughter Petta as the protagonist, as well as other characters that weren’t available in the original PS2 game.

A limited edition with an artbook, soundtrack CDs, and acrylic stands will also be available through the NISA store.

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.