Gunparade March Video Game Marches On To PlayStation Network

By Spencer . September 23, 2010 . 1:24pm

imageBefore Gunparade March became an anime series it was a cult hit PsOne game developed by Alfa System. Sony published the experimental title, which was kind of like a school simulator.


Gunparade March gives players a decent amount of freedom for a PsOne game – you can study, go on dates, start fights with your classmates or focus on becoming a pilot. The school sim is part, probably the most interesting part, of Gunparde March. There are also Evangelion-like monsters to defeat with a tactics-lite system.


If you missed it and have money loaded in a Japanese PlayStation Network account, you can download Gunparade March from the PlayStation Store. Sony is selling a digital copy for 600 yen ($7).

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  • godmars

    So, when can we hope to enjoy this in the rest of the world via PSN. Considering all that has to be done, aside from translation if required, is to flip a switch?

    Damn you lawyers! Damn you I say!

    • MisterNiwa

      Well the US PSN Store gets a Import Section in the PSN Store for PSX games.

      There are higher chances that this game will come out in the west than before.

      • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

        But it will still be in Japanese and few people will understand it. It seems like a text-heavy game too. T_T

      • Aoshi00

        yea, from now on I’m definitely waiting a bit to see if the PSOne games would come out on US PSN. I got Cho Aniki for $3 w/ Plus, instead of 600 yen, which would’ve been like $9. I hope more imports come this way and I’ll only spend the yen card on the absolute essential.

  • cj_iwakura

    Man, you need to stop teasing with these news titles. Add a JP to the front, for sanity sake.

    • BobTheCat

      I think “Gunparade March Video Game Marches On To Japanese PSN” would have been a more apt title.

    • JustaGenericUser

      Hahaha, nice to see I wasn’t the only one who thought that.

    • Suggestion noted. :) I’m not try to tease anything, it comes with the territory when we cover so many regions, but I’ll try to make things like this clearer between the headline/and subheadline.

  • BobTheCat

    I haven’t played the game but this is actually one of the best anime I have seen. Where some anime in a school type setting have felt like romance anime with fighting tacked on, this breaks that formula where it isn’t all sunshine and daisies and has a massive impact on their lives and on top of that they have to cope with being teens as well.

    I very much doubt this will make be released on US or EU PSN but I suggest checking out the anime.

    • raymk

      Yeah the anime was pretty solid i will admit.

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