Daily Video: Gakuen Hetalia Portable PSP's Opening

posted on by Gia Manry
High school adventure game to ship on March 24 in Japan

The Japanese game developer Otomate began streaming the opening video for the upcoming PSP videogame Gakuen Hetalia Portable ("High School Hetalia Portable") on the game's official website last Wednesday. (In the linked page, select the "スペシャル" option from the top menu. On the resulting page, select the rightmost image to view the opening.) The game is based on Hidekaz Himaruya's popular manga Hetalia - Axis Powers and its large group of characters created as anthropomorphized versions of nations.

The video includes the female character Seychelles, based on the Republic of Seychelles, who has appeared only briefly in the original manga. In the game's parallel-world story, Seychelles transfers into the World W Academy (Sekai W Gakuen) and is immediately volunteered for the committee that puts on the school's annual "Cross-National Party." The game revolves around Seychelles interacting with her classmates to get to know them better.

Gakuen Hetalia Portable will ship on March 24 in Japan. The regular edition of the game will have a suggested retail price of 6,090 yen (about US$75), and the limited edition's suggested retail price will be 8,190 yen (US$100).

Thanks to Rachel S. for the tip.

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