E3 2016: Gurumin has a Monstrous Adventure on 3DS

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

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While the PS Vita didn’t get a lot of love this E3, it looks like Falcom is channeling the PSP with the rerelease of Gurumin: A Montrous Adventure on the 3DS. This action-rpg originally came out for the PlayStation Portable in 2006 and then for Steam last year. Developer Falcom and publisher Mastiff obviously have a lot of faith in the game to give it a third whirl for a second handheld.

Gurumin Monstrous AdventureGurumin: A Monstrous Adventure centers around Purin, who has gone to visit her grandfather’s small town. Within the local mine she finds a village full of friendly monsters who are at war with the evil Phantoms. With a drill in hand, the young girl must save her new friends and fend off anyone that gets in her way. The game features colorful combat, tricky platforming, multiple endings, and graphics and voice acting that feel like they’re from the mid 2000s (but in a charming way).

A fixed release date isn’t available quite yet but Gurumin will be coming this summer. And like many of these niche releases, the game will only be available through the 3DS eshop. Will you be reliving the PSP’s glory days when these monsters come knocking?


About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.