More weirdness is coming to Nintendo’s DSiWare platform from the people who make Guilty Gear and Blazblue games. Following up on cutesy fighting game spin-off BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale comes Pro Jumper Chimaki’s Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear Tangent!? And just what the hell is that?
According to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, that mouthful is:
…a side-scrolling platformer game in which players guide a small pillow-like creature through a variety of ‘cartoony’ hot springs. As players run and jump through levels (some depicting male characters wearing towels inside hot tubs), they defeat various turtles, frogs, and pink elephants by slapping them with a towel. Enemies disappear in brief puffs of smoke when hit, and the central character reacts to damage by blinking and falling off-screen. The names of some levels are based on innuendo and puns (e.g., Nude York, Rome Laid Bare, and Full-Frontal Fuji), and one leaflet contains text that reads, ‘For help with . . . un-natural male enhancement.’
Yeah, so you’re an animated rice-based dish whipping your enemies with a towel. Might be time to see if there are any spare DSi points on my account. There’s a Flash game featuring the titular chimaki over at Arc System Works’ site, if you want to get the vibe of this thing.