Way of the Samurai developer Acquire announced today that it has acquired the rights to the game Gladiator Road to Freedom from Ertain. The acquisition was completed on October 1, 2008.
Gladiator Road to Freedom is an action RPG that was originally released domestically for the PlayStation 2 on February 17, 2005. The game was released in North America and Europe later that year through Koei under the name Colosseum Road to Freedom.
While not mentioned in Acquire's press release, the announcement was presumably made today to coincide with the first showing of Kentoushi Gladiator Begins, a PSP sequel that's due out from Acquire on October 29. The game is featured on the pages of this week's Famitsu, but has otherwise not been formally announced by Acquire.