The second collection of Nippon Ichi / NIS America RPGs, Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2, is out today in North America on Nintendo Switch. To celebrate, NIS has unveiled a launch trailer to show off all of the crazy tactical combat, over-the-top special moves, and variety of gameplay systems on offer.
The collection features two classic Sony-released games from NIS’ back catalogue — 2005’s Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome, now known as Makai Kingdom: Reclaimed and Rebound, and 2010 PSP game Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman. While the former is a more traditional (for NIS America) tactical RPG, the latter mixes in some roguelike elements for an extra dash of randomness. Because these games’ colourful characters aren’t enough on their own!
This pair of quirky RPGs are perfect for a bit of light relief as they’re known for not taking themselves seriously. One game has you playing as the “Bad-Ass Freakin’ Overlord” Zetta, and the other sees you take the reigns as the Super Sentai-esque superhero “Absolute Victory Unlosing Ranger”. What’s not to love?
While the game is out now in North America, we in Europe will have to wait until Friday 13th May before we can get our mid ’00s to 2010’s throwback.
In case you missed it, we gave this collection a solid 7/10 in our review, where we said that “both games have plenty to offer both new and existing fans and showcase the humour that has made these and other NIS titles so enduring over the years.”
Are you planning to pick up Prinny Presents NIS Classics Volume 2? Let us know.