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Atlus Announces PSP Strategy RPG Gungnir For 2012

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Posted on December 21, 2011 AT 05:23pm

THE BUZZ: Atlus USA had recently been teasing fans with a new game announcement, and today, that reveal finally came.

The game is Gungnir, a strategy RPG for the PSP crafted by Japanese developer Sting—aka, the group responsible for other Atlus releases like Yggdra Union and Knights in the Nightmare. When it hits on July 12th of next year, the game will be coming in two versions: standard UMD release, and digitally via PSN.

So, for all of you who will be picking up a Vita early next year, you’ll also be able to enjoy it on your shiny new handheld.

EGM’s TAKE: Given the love I have for the PSP, niche Japanese games, and niche Japanese games on the PSP, I’m glad to see Atlus still supporting the platform and its titles. There are yet many a worthwhile PSP title sitting in Japan un-translated, so the more that get announced for English release, the happier I am.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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