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While the PS Vita is struggling to build up its sales numbers, new game releases for the PSP have still dwindled to almost nothing. Gungnir is one of the few games set to dribble out for the system this year, and it looks like a good reason to spin up your UMD drive once again. A strategy role playing game that promises to touch on some heavy topics like racism and class struggles while throwing in some mechanics new to the SRPG genre, Gungnir is the latest and possibly final entry in the Dept. Heaven series.
The strategy RPG is a late entry for the popular publisher.
We reported recently about a new Corpse Party game coming to PSP next year in Japan. While a new game for the Sony portable system makes sense in its origin country where Monster Hunter is still a white-hot phenomenon, it would be reasonable to expect very few new game releases in North America. After all, the PS Vita is on the way, and gamers will be looking to the future with Sony’s hot new handheld. Of course, for some enterprising publishers, this leaves the field wide open to get a couple smaller titles out the door to a captive audience. Enter Gungnir—a tactical RPG from Sting, being published by Atlus in 2012.