Class of Heroes publisher Acquire uh… acquired the rights to the small series of Gladiator games and are working on a new PSP title.
In Colosseum: Road to Freedom (aka Gladiator: Road to Freedom in Japan) you took on the role of a gladiator fighting to pay for his freedom. Gladiator Begins uses the same premise and Ancient Roman setting.
You start the PSP game by creating a character and then you’re thrown into the ring with a loin cloth. Hacking and slashing is the only way to win and escape captivity.
Gladiator Begins storms into Japan on October 29. Currently, there are no plans for a North American release, but UFO Interactive could pick Gladiator Begins up. They made deals with Acquire and the developer of the title, Go Show who also made Lost Regnum for the PSP.