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