Mastiff imports Gurumin for PSP

Boutique publisher will bring Ys creators' latest action-RPG for the PSP to North America early next year.

Niche publisher Mastiff has made a name for itself by catering to narrow audiences with under-the-radar games. When Nippon Ichi's Disgaea: Hour of Darkness became a cult hit on the PlayStation 2 in 2003, Mastiff brought over La Pucelle: Tactics, an earlier game from the same developer. When Sega passed on bringing a sequel to its PS2 shooter Gungrave to North America, Mastiff picked it up and released it with a suggested retail price of just $15.

Add another niche import to the publisher's catalog, as today it announced that it would be bringing Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure to the PlayStation Portable. Released earlier this year in Japan, the 3D action role-playing game was developed internally by Nihon Falcom, a company known in the West primarily for another action RPG series, Ys.

Gurumin follows the story of Parin, a young girl who befriends monsters that are invisible to adults. However, when menacing spirits abduct most of the monsters' village, she sets out to obtain the legendary drill, a powerful weapon that can destroy the spirits. Mastiff expects to release Gurumin in the first quarter of 2007.

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28 comments
mingfu
mingfu

This game is wierd ! It looks stupid

_Sam_
_Sam_

I like cheap games

piecake
piecake

yas more jap games me

Karribuhater115
Karribuhater115

Inferno394, real mature *eyeroll*. The game sounds interesting, hopefully if it does well enough in America they'll bring it out in the UK as well, if not i'll consider importing it. I'm getting tired of all the ports coming out on the PSP, it'll be nice to see something new.

inferno394
inferno394

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SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

This is great news. This game looks really interesting.

Analog-Nub
Analog-Nub

The game got a cool score of 85 at gamebrink, so it can't be bad. Heres hoping they keep the Japanese voice overs

ArGus88
ArGus88

Sounds interesting. I might check it out.

Crimson4
Crimson4

Nihon Falcom are known for making small and unpretentious yet extremely fun and polished games. Gotta buy this one.

Domstercool
Domstercool

Well I'm a whore for RPGs so I'll be checking it out when it arrives.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

From what I have seen this should be a good game. I just hope Gurumin will sell well so they can bring other games to North America. I hope they also bring Brave Story that game looks really great with its great looking graphics.

Doolum
Doolum

If it doesnt have the same killing load times as Ys, i'll be going for it..head long and eyes closed.

Raeldor
Raeldor

We definitely need more RPG's on the PSP. Thanks Mastiff!

grasu
grasu

RPG fans aren't on this like flies on crap? What gives?