Gungnir Demo Coming To PlayStation Network On April 14

By Spencer . March 23, 2011 . 2:48am


Sting’s next game is a tactical RPG where Julio wields a war god turned into a spear. While Sting developed titles are known for their complexity, Gungnir is said to be an easy to learn strategy RPG. You’ll get to find out for yourself on April 14. That’s when Sting will release a Gungnir demo on the PlayStation Store in Japan.


The news in Famitsu popped up with a few more details about the game’s combat system. An action sequence on the bottom screen displays the turn order. When a "0" appears over one of your characters its their turn to attack. On the left and right are the tactics gauge for your army and the enemy’s. You can increase this meter by taking over enemy territory, which rewards players with an attack bonus.


Tactics gauge points can be used for maneuvers too. Select scramble to disrupt the enemy’s chain of attacks by jumping the turn order. Boost lets you strengthen up to four nearby characters. Beat lets you attack an enemy continuously. This move can be enhanced if you capture more enemy territory.


Gungnir slated for release on May 19. If you have 40MB free on a memory stick you can install part of the game to cut down loading times.

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  • malek86

    “If you have 40MB free on a memory stick you can install part of the game to cut down loading times.”

    I have a feeling the game might not be voiced. Guess that would keep development costs down.

    • ChibiD

      and hopefully increase the chances of a localization

    •!/SplashdownTiger STiger

      Maybe it’ll be like KitN and have combat voices.

      • malek86

        Hexyz Force too. But that’s simply par for the course.

        Still, more chances for localization, it can’t be a bad thing.

        •!/SplashdownTiger STiger

          I swear Hexyz had voiced cutscenes.

          • malek86

            No, only the sparse animated cutscenes and battle voices, I think. Then again, I could be wrong.

  • Gabriel May

    The easy to learn part almost let my guard down. But I remember how Vandal Hearts was “easy to learn” and yet that game was soul-destroying hard.

  •!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

    But I just bought Yggdra union yesterday! I do like it a lot though. Ill see about this later.

    • WildArms

      dont worry, you have a lot of time to finish it before we can (if it happens) see it in english

      •!/Leafy_Cam Leafhopper

        Yeah I do have a fair amount of time.

  • WildArms

    Ahhh, how i wish for another “riviera” style game too x_x

  • Chestnut Bowl

    Easy to learn? How disappointing.

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