Square Enix’s Next Smartphone Game Stars A Delinquent
Are you fans of manly games done beating each other to death? GOOD. Because there’s a new enemy in town and you’re needed to stop them in Sprint, Yankee Soul.
While all we’ve got so far is a CGI trailer from Square Enix, the amount of MANLINESS oozing from our main hero isn’t to be denied. Even if the final game is intended this July on smartphones.
Yankee, for those not in the know, isn’t a Japanese term for Americans. Instead, the term means more like a school delinquent. Think Harima Kenji from School Rumble or pretty much everyone in Be a Man! Samurai School: Japan. Wear it as a badge of pride my friends.
It appears that your character, one such yankee himself with a heart of gold who’s forced to face off against tons of enemies from rival schools. You’ll also clearly be able to channel some mystically powerful inner force as well. The game doesn’t seem to be taking itself too seriously, as there are spots of humor if you’re watching closely.
There’s also a not-so-subtle suggestion that this boss is channeling the spirit of Oda Nobunaga himself. Though admittedly his rad ride is more in line with Sengoku Basara’s Date Masamune.
Now stop sniveling and MAN UP! There’s a war coming and only the MANLIEST MEN (and women. We don’t discriminate) will make it.
Sprint, Yankee Soul will be out on iOS and Android in July.