If you thought that Success Corp. would rely on a cheaply produced trailer for Joshikousei Nigeru! Shinrei Puzzle Gakuen, the newest bargain-priced game in its SuperLite 2500 budget series, well then ... you were absolutely right! We love how the video lulls you into a false sense of security with its unthreatening text and recycled concept art, when, all of a sudden -- a giant, bloody handprint attacks your screen!
Thankfully, the eight-second gameplay clip included in the trailer does the puzzle/survival-horror title justice, what with its yelps of pain from well-executed combos, its sickening sound effects of bloody limbs slapping against each other as the puzzle pieces drop, and its partially obscured wraith on the top screen, whose red eye is always watching you while you play, rolling back every now and then to remind you it's alive.
Rumor has it, if you get a high enough score, the undead schoolgirl pulls herself out of the DS screen. She crawls towards your shaking body as you yell out for help right before her heavy fingers smack against and close around your throat. And just when you think you're only a moment away from death, you feel her cold form sidle next to you, her grip still around your neck. She sings, her gray lips a half-inch away from your ear, the lullabies your mother used to hum to calm you down when you were a child. This goes on for what seems like hours before she finally lets you die.
We thought it was a pretty cool rumor, too!