Prinny 2 Scores “T” For…We’ll Just Let You See For Yourself

By Ishaan . October 30, 2010 . 5:31pm


The ESRB have spoken, and Prinny 2 comes away with a nice, clean “T” rating for: Language, Mild Fantasy Violence, and Suggestive Themes.


Wait, did we say clean? That part’s debatable. Here’s the rating summary:


“This is a side-scrolling action game in which players assume the role of penguin-like demons on a whimsical quest to retrieve stolen underpants. Players use “cartoony” swords, bombs, and flamethrowers to battle a variety of small creatures (e.g., gargoyles, scarecrows, demons, animal-like characters); enemies disappear in flashes of light when defeated.


Dialogue frequently mentions “perverts” or “pervs,” and characters make numerous comments about the stolen “panties” (e.g., “[W]ouldn’t it be great if sniffing them did destroy the Netherworld?” and “If some perv wears it over his head and takes a whiff of it . . .”). Some dialogue references the body proportions of various female characters (e.g., “Girls with something to grab onto are so much better, like pork loins” and “That flat-chested demon can’t even come close to comparing with her!”). The words “sh*t,” “a*s,” and “bastard” also appear in dialogue.”


Prinny 2 comes with an entire second quest starring Asagi. You can read our playtest for Asagi Wars here and for Prinny 2 here.

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  • “Girls with something to grab onto are so much better, like pork loins”xDDDDD hahahhaa, poor etna/flonne

  • ThunderGod_Cid

    Well, I was sold before just on the title alone, this just sweetens the deal.

  • skyblaze

    The “S” word? Isn’t that a first for any Disgaea game?

    Lol, what a facade. They’ve got this adorable box art that’ll make little kids beg their parents for it… yet the language is bad, the plot invovles a scantily clad demon lord’s panties, and the game itself is nintendo hard to the point where even grownups would wanna throw their PSP in the furnace.

    For the record I’ve been playing the Japanese version over the past few months. In NORMAL mode, you actually have one less scarf than in the original… so the difficulty can get even more gut wrenching than before. Of course, this mode (and Hell’s Finest… which also makes it’s return) is only for the MANLIEST of players. We EARN our panties. Forget you baby mode sissies

    • Actually, in Laharl’s anime on Disgaea 2 you can hear him say that word.

      • skyblaze

        Seriously? I’ve been playing Disgaea 2 a lot lately and haven’t seen the anime scene yet… I’m passed where he made his first appearance in the actual story… so unless he comes back at some point I guess I have to pass that “Pick a Fight with an Overlord” bill to see it myself… still have a ways to go :P

        • That may be the bill, I’m not sure though. I think you fight Laharl three times total in the game before you can recruit him.

    • A first for outright Disgaea dialogue, but not a first for NIS at least.

      Ever play Soul Nomad? Yeaaaaaaaaaaah.

      • Draparde

        Lmao every cuss word in the book was like in…every one of gig’s sentences…

        • Trinity Universe also had some swearing in it. It’s a better fit for the bad tempered characters, since I always thought there was something missing from Etna’s demonic outbursts.

      • Ereek

        Thank you for mentioning Soul Nomad, I love it so much. Soul Nomad needs more love, I don’t think I’ve actually discussed the game for some 2 years now.Easily my favorite N1 game and the Demon side has some of the most twisted things I’ve seen in gaming.And, as you can tell from my avatar, it also has one of my favorite characters. Too bad her GG design is better.

    • malek86

      Normal is not manly enough for me. Hell’s Finest or nothing.

      • Code

        Better not get hit then well chasing those panties then, manly man >w<'

        • malek86

          I’d actually say that Prinny wasn’t all that difficult overall. Yes, you die often, but not nearly enough to waste a whole 1000 lives.

          Most of the problems stem from some bosses (especially, the boss in the seventh stage took me some 200 lives at least), and maybe if you also tried to get all the dolls.

          I don’t know if Prinny 2 is harder, though.

          • Ereek

            I’m not very good at Prinny and I didn’t even go through 200 lives my first playthrough – Normal mode. I probably wouldn’t have even gone through 100, but one boss ate up about 50 until I realized what an idiot I was and that I was doing it wrong the entire time.But I also did the “hard” level rather early and didn’t have to deal with that Dragon boss that stops people in their tracks. That saved me a lot of lives.I don’t really get the reviewers who claimed it was too hard. Then again, I have a patience and tolerance that a lot of people don’t have when it comes to difficulty and repetition.

          • malek86

            Ahah, I did my first playthrough directly on Hell’s FInest, and I even went for the stages in their proper order. I had some 250 lives left in the end.

            Still, 250 lives left is nowhere near dangerous.

          • Code

            I think the challenge level was just about perfect in the first game, Prinny 2 I’m hoping will be equal if not more challenging though. Although my one issue I’d really rather bosses didn’t have timers, I felt like the Final/Etna/Baal shifted to feeling like you were fighting the clock more so then the actual bosses, which is where I felt the game was getting a little thick. Every other boss battle though was absolutely excellent, really one of the game’s strongest features.Still I can definitely understand where lots of people would find it too difficult, so I guess I’m glad to see them add baby mode will at least help cater to people who maybe felt the game was too tough, or need that. Seriously though I was so impressed that NIS nailed such a beautiful, challenging and addictive platformer first try, definitely one of my favorite platformers in years >ww<; But yeah 1000 lives gives you a lot of leeway.

  • They dont mention alcohol? Usually some Prinny is usually quite obsessed with it. Otherwise the description sounds interesting. I will have to keep a look out for this one around its time of release.

    • SolidusSnake

      If you were a wretched slave of the underworld who asploded with a slight toss you would be obsessed with alcohol too D:

  • Slashlen

    I always assumed sniffing them would save the Netherworld.

    Guess you learn something every day.

  • this just makes me want to play it more

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

    With juicy summaries like these, who needs advertisements? How does they write this stuff with a straight face? NIS America should just stick this summary loud and proud on the back of the box. Or on the front where they usually put a quote:”Characters make numerous comments about… ‘sniffing them’ ‘panties'[!]” –ESRBEDIT: I’m going to stop reading “professional” reviews from now on and only read ESRB summaries when deciding to buy a game.

  • glemtvapen

    One thing that really pissed me off about NISA is that they didn’t include dual audio on the first Prinny. I just hope they do include it this time. I have no gripe on the English voice acting (it was actually an okay performance), but I played the whole Disgaea franchise in a JP dub and I plan to keep it that way. Hearing Etna in another voice will just be so damn weird.

  • cmurph666

    “This is a side-scrolling action game in which players assume the role of penguin-like demons on a whimsical quest to retrieve stolen underpants.”


  • Code

    rar, pork loins are delicious, but I love all cuts of pork equally >w<~! rar, NIS you'll always hold a very special place in my heart, where other company's would shy away, you embrace with a passion.

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