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A little trailer for Petit Eva

Maybe you've managed to become cynical enough that this doesn't faze you, but we're still overcome with a sense of "whaaaaa?" every time we're reminded of Petit Eva's existence. And that's fun! Publisher Namco Bandai (well, let's be honest, this is Bandai) has released a trailer of the puzzle/communication/minigame title that features the bouncy music and cute, upbeat narration you'd expect from Evangelion. As well as, uh, foot races between Shinji and a personified EVA-01.

The trailer shows a bit of the "Heart Touch" gameplay, in which Shinji works to gain the approval of another character. Somehow this works out in this particular instance as "circling Asuka, watermelon, and cake."

Another weird direction for Evangelion

The last Evangelion game to be announced for the DS was a cute minigame collection based on an SD comedy spinoff of the series, taking the characters out of the world-saving storyline and putting all the characters together in an elementary school. The next game using the license, then, must be the real one, some kind of robot-filled RPG that retells the epic storyline of the anime and manga, right? Or, like, a big robot fighting game?

Nope! It's pachinko. A PS2 pachinko port, to be precise. Hisshou Pachinko/Pachislot Series 1: Shinseiki Evangelion - Magokoro wo, Kimi ni debuted as a pachislot machine, then was released by D3 as a PS2 game in September. It may seem like a miss to people who want substantial Eva games, but this is probably going to sell.

Evangelion with all the weird parts taken out, and completely new weird parts added

You may know Neon Genesis Evangelion as a dense work with an inscrutable and debatable storyline built from religious, psychological, and philosophical themes. It's the giant robot anime with the completely nonsensical, abstract ending sequence. You may also know it as the source of a bunch of skeezy figurines and doujin comics. But Petit Eva is ... not those things.

Petit Eva: Evangelion @ School, is, in fact, a reimagining of Evangelion as a super-deformed high school comedy. The three Eva pilots are now students at the NERV school under principal Gendo Ikari, and have to contend with bullying from EVA-01. Yes, the robot.

Petit Eva is now being adapted into a DS game by Namco Bandai, and said game seems to be modeled after, of all things, Duck Amuck. It's a minigame collection in which events are triggered by interacting with various onscreen items. In the series of screens presented by Famitsu, Shinji and Asuka are fighting over some cake. We don't even think the cake represents unattainable happiness or anything. It's just yummy.

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