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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE is Coming to PS3 and PS Vita in 2014

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47w ago - XSEED Games Localization Manager Ryan Graff announced today that Ragnarok Odyssey ACE is coming to both PS3 and PS Vita in 2014.

To quote: Since we first announced our action RPG Ragnarok Odyssey ACE back in May, we've gotten all kinds of questions, the most popular among them being, "What exactly is Ragnarok Odyssey ACE?" Fans want to know if it's a DLC expansion for the original Ragnarok Odyssey, if it's a whole new game, whether your character and/or story progress carries over, and so on.

Because I've got a minute, in between proofreading ACE's script and heading out to the voiceover studio, I wanted to answer some of those questions now.

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE is a full game - a revised and expanded version of the original Ragnarok Odyssey. We'll be releasing it early next year in North America for both Vita and PS3, and up to four players will be able to cross-play between the two platforms.

Both versions will retail for $39.99. As a "thank you" to returning players on the handheld, ACE's Vita version will ship with a bonus soundtrack CD, with 25 songs - including one very nice composition from Nobuo Uematsu, called "Roar of the Black Dragon."

Players with existing Ragnarok Odyssey saves can import their character's physical appearance, voice, job class,...
 

Video: Ragnarok Odyssey: Giant-Sized RPG Assaults PS Vita Today

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98w ago - XSeed Games Production Assistant Brittany Avery has posted up a video today on Ragnarok Odyssey, a giant-sized RPG that is assaulting PS Vita today!

To quote: Are you ready, guys? Because right now it's [Register or Login to view links] happy hour!

Or more like Happy Day, since today we celebrate the release of our precious PS Vita title. It's been a lengthy localization journey, but we're proud to bring out the Ragnarok Odyssey Standard Edition for $39.99, as well as the [Register or Login to view links], which includes a meaty monster guide with artwork, a full soundtrack, and 10 randomized collectable monster cards out of over 50 for $49.99.

The game itself is the real star of the show, though. Think of it kind of like Monster Hunter or [Register or Login to view links], but with more of a Norse mythology twist and a battle system that's all about knocking your enemies high into the air, then flying up after them and flinging them all over creation before slamming them back down into the hard dirt below.

It's a great game to pick up and play anytime, as you can just grab a quest...
 

Ragnarok Odyssey for PS Vita: Cards and Classes Revealed

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102w ago - XSeed Games Production Assistant Brittany Avery has revealed the cards and classes in Ragnarok Odyssey for the PS Vita handheld console today.

To quote: It's Ragnarok Odyssey time! I wanted to share more details about the game's beloved card equipment system, as well as the six job classes available in-game, so if you're all about the meat of the gameplay, this will be an informative blog entry for you.

If any of you have played Ragnarok Online, you may already be familiar with how cards work in Ragnarok Odyssey. For those who haven't played, don't worry! I'll explain. You will find cards in shops and from defeated monsters.

Depending on what monster you defeat, different things will appear on these cards, such as their likeness, rarity, and specific new abilities and stat boosts. Taking advantage of this is easy, as all armor in the game has a Card Capacity gauge - and the more you upgrade your armor, the more cards you can equip.

It's a nifty little system for when you need an extra boost in firepower to defeat an ugly FrostGiant (they really aren't all that cute) or a little extra HP.

How else do you change abilities in this game? Naturally, you change job classes. Ragnarok Odyssey provides six awesomely awesome job classes for you to choose from:...
 

Ragnarok Odyssey on PS Vita is a Giant-Smashing Good Time

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110w ago - XSeed Games Production Assistant Brittany Avery has shared an update on Ragnarok Odyssey for the PlayStation Vita handheld console today.

To quote: I've been playing Ragnarok Odyssey for PS Vita. In English.

Are you ready to stand taller than giants? You should be, because that's what this game is all about.

One day, a passage along the Millennium Peaks gives humans access to the long-sealed off Sundered Land, and because they're really lucky, it's filled to the brim with mighty beasts that seem to want nothing more than to destroy mankind's territory - Trogdor-style.

Only they're not dragons with handsomely chiseled arms, they're ugly Giants. Giants who like to smash things.

That's where you come in. You're a mercenary on the front lines, and once you choose your sex, job class, and how cute you are (by way of hair style/color, skin color and voice type), you're ready to drop in on Fort Farthest like a bat out of hell.

And don't worry, you're only restricted to your default job class for a short time - you'll soon be able to go from hacking and slashing as a Sword Warrior to creating miniature explosions as a Mage with a mere wardrobe change.

And even that won't be a limitation soon enough, because I'm sure some of you would prefer...
 

Video: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PS3 Questions Answered

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207w ago - Namco Bandai Games America Brand Manager Laili Bosma has shared a video today showcasing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PS3 alongside a Q&A session, as follows:

Recently we began a Q&A segment, and we're never ones to shy away from a great opportunity, so here are the answers to some of the questions we've received.

What gameplay elements in Enslaved will help players become as emotionally invested in Trip as we will be in Monkey?

Now that you've played the demo, you've probably seen how Trip and Monkey meet. Their relationship starts out as a harsh one; Trip hacks a slave headband and places it on Monkey's head. If he tries to leave her or leave her in danger, then he feels the consequences. Basically if she dies, he dies.

But despite the intensity of this initial meeting, you'll learn over the course of the story that Trip has her own motivations, fears, and complexities. She's not a weak woman by any stretch of the imagination.

And as she and Monkey take their journey to the West, they also begin to bond and learn more about one another. As much as this is about a physical journey, the characters are also taking an emotional one as well.





Do the playable characters have a leveling...
 
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