Matt Quinn Writes: Gungnir is a strategy role playing game (SRPG) developed by Sting Entertainment and published by Atlus (continual supporters of RPGs of many types) for the PlayStation Portable. Gungnir is episode nine in the Department of Heaven series of RPGs which might raise a few eyebrows. Let me answer some questions for you quickly. Yes, there have only been three previous entries in the series (Riviera, Yggdra Union and Knights in the Nightmare), so you haven’t missed a string of games in the middle. Incidentally, those games correspond to episodes 1, 2, and 4, respectively. Strange release schedule, no? Also, you do not have to have played the previous entries before playing Gungnir. The games exist in the same Norse mythology inspired universe, but take place on different worlds and are mostly unrelated to each other. Whether these games will ultimately coalesce into some epic gaming joining-of-forces, Marvel movie style, is anyone’s guess… but probably not.