ATLUS announces Gungnir, new PSP-exclusive tactical RPG
by Gregory Laporte Editor Vice President on December 21, 2011 at 05:42 PM EST

ATLUS today announced that it has acquired North American publishing rights for Gungnir™, a new tactical RPG from the makers of the acclaimed Riviera™Yggdra Union™, and Knights in the Nightmare™, releasing on June 12, 2012 exclusively for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.

In a land ravaged by disparity where the impoverished must battle for survival, the fate of all is thrust into uncertainty when rebels happen upon custody of a young female noble and a magical spear of immeasurable power falls from the heavens.  Now, hunted by incumbent powers desperate to reclaim the girl and armed with a weapon capable of reshaping the realm, the Resistance must wage war to deliver themselves from the tyranny of their oppressors.

As original as its narrative, Gungnir’s strategy RPG mechanics offer a number of fresh twists on an expertly honed formula.  Building upon the traditional action queue of turn-based strategy RPGs, actions in Gungnir all have a numerical wait interval associated with them.  Faster actions bear smaller numbers, allowing them to precede slower preexisting attacks.  Should the player wish, they may sacrifice tactical points, which afford them more combat options, in order to accelerate actions.  This classic balance of risk and reward, a staple of Sting titles, enriches theGungnir’s deep strategic battlesand gives the player far more critical decisions to weigh.

Source: Atlus PR

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