Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman, The Battle Begins This Winter

By Spencer . July 16, 2010 . 12:01pm

ZHP_logo_finished_Marged_smThe legendary Unloser Ranger was on his way to fight Deathdark Tanaka, your typical superhero villain that breathes fire and shoots laser beams from its eyes.


… then he got hit by a car. Now an everyday kid took over the job of the Unloser Ranger and has to face Deathdark. He has some help. The original Unloser Ranger gives him advice as a ghost. Etlan trains him and the two civilians, feeling guilty for running over the original Unloser Ranger, offer support too. That’s the premise for Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman, the English version of Zettai Hero Kaizou Keikaku.


The Unlosing Ranger’s special power is transforming. You can equip him with all sorts of parts, drill arms, tank legs, and even parts to make him look like certain Disgaea characters. Speaking of Disgaea, Z.H.P. is dungeon crawler developed by the Disgaea team.


You guide and customize Unloser Ranger through randomly generated dungeons. Dungeons have traps like pause that stops you from moving and flying wood logs that change your position. A fog of war hides enemies on the game’s grid-like maps. You have to move to see monsters, but moving also makes your hunger meter, the green meter, go down. The system is similar to roguelikes such as Shiren the Wanderer and Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja.


Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman will be available as a digital download on PlayStation Network and UMD this winter.


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  • Electrium

    Ha, sounds like NIS is doing a stellar job with localization (as usual).

    Anxiously awaiting the chance to do a GIGA DRILL BREAKER!!

  • nyoron

    I’m really not a fan of roguelikes but I’ll probably end up getting this anyway since it’s NIS.

    Has anything been said about the Dengeki guest characters? I would hope Taiga is a lock at least…

    • http://photovoltaik.bandcamp.com/ Ujn Hunter

      Roguelike? I read that it was a SRPG?

      • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

        It’s a dungeon RPG, with SRPG grid style maps.

      • Kibbitz

        Most definitely a rogue-like, though a simple one. Your biggest concern is having enough spare food on you to supplement what you’ll find in dungeons to fight off hunger =P

  • Code

    haha slick, I like the title, and logo >w<~! It looks so intense and badass, henshinnn +o+!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/Juddgment Judgment8

    No Prinny 2 I heard… And that makes me a sad guy ;_;

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Prinny 2 wasn’t announced now, but I wouldn’t count it out yet.

      NIS America is releasing this year’s PSP games in the same order Japan got them, just a little more spread out.

  • urbanscholar

    This has been the only NIS game I’ve been looking forward to since playing Disgaea on PSP.

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman. That is fantastic.

    I will most likely buy this!

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    Omg so many great news, NISA just made my day perfect, i am happy man! EVEN IF i FAILED IN

    • Ereek

      Oh, you’re from huehue-land (Brazil)?

      • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

        nope, actually, above brazil :P, let’s see if you can find out o.o, haha i just wanted to do some creepy laught xD

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Hiryuu

    So what’s the story on Taiga and those ‘other characters’?

    • http://www.nisamerica.com NickyD

      I recall editing their scenes. Are they in there? Up to you to guess.

    • http://ofurotaimu.dreamwidth.org shirokiryuu

      I’m not sure about Horo and Shana, but doesn’t NISA have the rights to Toradora? So maybe?

    • TNA_Lewis

      Japanator confirmed that all of the Dengeki anime cameos will be in the U.S. version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    Darkdeath Evilman?!?




    • BraveWind

      You can say that again!!!

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