Atlus releasing new RPG Gungnir in 2012 for... PSP?

The PSP may be facing its final hours, but at least one more studio still has faith in Sony's (soon-to-be) last-gen handheld. This week, Atlus revealed it's releasing a brand new tactical RPG called Gungnir next June, and it's delivered a trailer to prove it:

Developed by Sting, creators of the strategy-heavy game Knights in the Nightmare, Gungnir will arrive June 12, 2012 as an exclusive to PSP—which will by that point be the PlayStation Vita's last-gen predecessor.

In it, players will join ranks with a motley crew of resistance fighters and wield a magical spear against their tyrannical oppressors. The game's battles will play out in standard turn-based format, however Sting promises a few twists in the form of a risk/reward system that will allow players to mix up their attack speeds for various results.

By the time Gungnir arrives in North America, the PS Vita will have already been out for nearly four months. Atlus' dedication to the PSP is respectable, but unless it embraces the digital format as well as UMD, it may not get the attention it deserves. Will you give Gungnir a chance?

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  • AuthorityFigure - February 28, 2014 5:14 a.m.

    Good game. Difficult, but good.
  • pr0tostar - December 22, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    I love anime, but Jesus-Christ can JP artists/developers make one game that has chicks that aren't under age 12 these days? DRAGONS! APOCALYPTIC 'SPLOSIONS KNIGHTS IN YE OLDE VALIANT SKIRMISHES 10 YEAR OLD MAGES THAT WOULDN'T LAST 10 SECONDS IN A WORLD WITH ANY OF THAT! It's old now. It's high time Japan came up with more sophisticated female archtypes.
  • Cyberninja - December 22, 2011 2:06 p.m.

    its a dept heaven game so they have had this art style for a long time.
  • R-ape - December 22, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    Good luck.
  • shawksta - December 22, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    Interesting, ill be sure t watch this, especially since its from Atlus, The Trauma Center Games and Catherine shows they can do extraodinary things.
  • amaro57 - December 25, 2011 2:24 a.m.

    Atlus is the publisher, I'm personally excited if it would be released UMD and digital so I can get it on the PS vita, Sting did an amazing job with Knights in the Nightmare on the DS.
  • Cyberninja - December 22, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    fyi they also have another psp game on the way but it wont be confirmed til next year and yes i am buying this

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