gungraveDigital Release:PlayStation 3
February 15, 2012 (EU)
August 21, 2012 (US)
Delisting (approx):October 2014 (US)
Developer:RED Entertainment
Publisher:Sony (US)
System 3 (EU)
Available On:PlayStation 3 (EU)
Retail (PlayStation 2)
Links:PlayStation Store page (US)
PlayStation.com page
PlayStation Blog post on release

Delisting

The PlayStation 2 Classic version of Gungrave: Overdose was delisted on PlayStation 3 in North America no later than October 16th, 2014. On that day, Cheap Ass Gamer forum user Corgstradamus made a post listing games that were no longer available on PlayStation Network. No earlier mention of the game’s availability has been found so far.

 

Speculation

As the game remains available on the European PlayStation Store where it was published by System 3, it is assumed the delisting in North America was a deliberate decision by Sony. The only other precedent is the delisting of PS2 Classic Raiden III in 2014 which was also published by Sony in North America.

 

About the Game

Gungrave O.D. takes the carnage-based formula of the original, adds more characters and some new abilities to the mix. Expanding on its predecessor, it throws you in a cel-shaded world of exaggerated firefights and near delirious action sequences. In addition to franchise hero Grave, there are two additional fighters to choose from: Rocketbilly Redcadillac and Juji Kabane, who meet up with Grave at the beginning of the game. With the exception of the very first training battle, all three characters have the same set of missions to go through and deliver a different experience.

 

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