Sting, the Tokyo-based developers of hardcore strategy RPGs like Yggdra Union and Knights in the Nightmare (DS version pictured above), is back with a brand-new title. The new issue of Japan’s Famitsu magazine brings first word this week on Gungnir, a PSP-exclusive RPG and the first original (non-port) title from the developer since Knights in late 2008.
In Gungnir, the empire of Gargandia is currently engrossed in a civil war between the ruling race, the Dartania and the poorer race the Leonica. The character Julio Ragwell, a member of the latter race, saves a Dartanian girl by the name of Alissa and asks her to join his resistance force, as she was about to be sold to a different country. Julio has been in the resistance force called Esperanza since he was young, and he owns the titular spear the Gungnir, said to have the god of war within. Also revealed were the characters Elise, a mysterious girl who claims she is a messenger of the gods and Ragnus Ragwell, head of the resistance and Julio’s step brother.
Famitsu stated that Gungnir’s gameplay will be more conventional than its previous title Knights in the Nightmare, though there will be some new aspects as well. How exactly the gameplay will pan out has yet to be fully unveiled, but Famitsu did mention two systems: tactics gauge and act sequence. The former will be a key to battles, and is a gauge on the left side of the screen. The latter shows your battle order, in the form of a bar at the bottom of the screen.
Gungnir, which is mostly being developed by the former Yggdra Union staff, is due out May 19 in Japan for the PSP. There’s no word on a US release yet, but considering Atlus is the publisher, an English version seems pretty likely sometime in the future.
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