Atlus Pokes Us With More Screenshots Of Gungnir

By Spencer . May 3, 2011 . 11:33am

Sting and Atlus are working on a traditional strategy RPG where the main character, Julio, wields a spear that contains the god of war.


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Like many games in the genre, Gungnir is played on an isometric grid. The key to (the) victory is the tactical gauge. By using the tactical gauge you can rearrange the turn order and set allies in position for a simultaneous attack.


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Gungnir: The War Hero and the War God’s Demon Lance goes on sale on May 19. Atlus put a demo of the PSP game on the PlayStation Store in Japan, which you should be able to get once Sony restarts the service this week.

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  • malek86

    The demo looked quite complicated for a game that’s supposed to be an introduction to SRPGs. But then, an english release should probably solve that.

    I’m still not sure I could play through this one without dying a lot.

    • Sure didn’t seem complicated what with the auto-controlled allied characters. I enjoyed that, makes the game pace faster than most SRPGs.

      • malek86

        Keep in mind that my previous experience with SRPGs was just FFTA and some hours of Disgaea.

        Also, auto-controlled allies? I’m pretty sure I was controlling my entire party, at least in the third mission.

        • Ahh. I didn’t play past the first mission ’cause I needed to sleep and also didn’t want a virtually useless PSP (being tied to my Japanese account instead of my NA account, which has all my downloaded content) when I went to class.

          • malek86

            There are four missions… or maybe more, but I gave up at the fourth one, where I was getting my behind kicked. Maybe I was supposed to get the nobleman instead of fighting a losing battle against those soldiers? Who knows. Lack of english hurt me a lot.

          • All we can do is hope for a localization.

          • elroid

            You are suppose to lose in that mission. I tried to kill the general and when his hp went down to 0 he will passively recover to full hp.

            btw, the auto controlled allies were guest characters. Once they joined your party you will have full control I think

          • malek86

            Oh, well, that makes sense. Though I never liked that kind of missions. Like Captain Kirk would say, “I don’t believe in the no-win scenario”.

            Are there more missions after that one?

  • I see an eye patch character and a scarf character. Awesome.

  • DanteJones

    Ever since the first Final Fantasy Tactics I’ve loved these types of games. I can’t wait for this one!

  • I suddenly like to be poked

  • SetzerGabbiani

    3DS version or GTFO! Just kidding.

    Where does this game fit in with the Dept. Heaven lore?

    • Shadow_Raskolnik

      For the time being it’s unknown where exactly this fits into the overall Dept. Heaven timeline. However it is slated as Episode IX (not that it means anything for where it fits into the chronology of the series).

  • Stop teasing me!

  • katamari

    Oh god, I love the artstyle. Please, please, please make it to the west.

  • Jirin

    The combat looks really interesting and I really hope to get this title. I’m not as big a fan of the art style. I prefer my female characters less cutesy/preteeny, more adult/badass.

  • Ladius

    Really hope to see Gungnir, Blaze Union and Gloria Union in the west someday :(

  • four_black_hearts

    The demo is totally AWESOME, but I’d really like to switch back to my US account now. Please?

  • four_black_hearts

    The demo is totally AWESOME, but I’d really like to switch back to my US account now. Please?

  • PrinceHeir

    Moe Moe Moe :P

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