Aksys, confirming what Gamefly leaked, announced Gladiator Begins for North America with a choice quote by localization editor Ben Bateman.
“You may also rest assured that historical accuracy has been maintained,” Ben reassures. “Using a device obtained from the Before-Comers, and a race of alien beings as beautiful as they are powerful, we dispatched several of our testers to Rome in its heyday, and those that returned assured us that everything in the game was 100% accurate to every possible degree, and no more fact-checking was necessary. There is no more period-accurate gladiator fighting game on the PSP system. On that you have my solemn word.”
Ancient Rome… had catgirls in tube tops? I guess I can’t question Aksys since they had time travelers inspect the period.
Aksys also sent us a message from the future reminding us that we forgot to post about the Gladiator Begins demo when it came out on July 13. In this reality, we beat them to the punch.