The PSP was always a haven for hardcore role-playing fans. So shouldn't the new portable maintain that trend?

If you're not so much into the likes of Assassin's Creed III or Need for Speed: Most Wanted this week, and you'd much rather get involved in a deep, involving handheld RPG, Ragnorak Odyssey is for you.

After a "lengthy localization," XSEED Games has delivered this anticipated Monster Hunter -like experience to the Vita. As revealed at the PlayStation Blog , both the regular and Mercenary Editions are now available in North America. The pricier version comes in at $49.99 and boasts a monster guide with artwork, official soundtrack, and 10 randomized collectible monster cards. As for the game itself, we'll leave you with this encouraging description by XSEED production assistant Brittany Avery:

"Think of it kind of like Monster Hunter or Gods Eater, 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 and head out to go attack all manner of creatures and loot lots of goodies off their hacked-up remains. And if you don’t want to go it alone, you can always bring three friends with you through ad-hoc or infrastructure multiplayer – which might be a huge help when you face off against some of this game’s mammoth bosses, who can be hundreds of times bigger than you are."

Related Game(s): Ragnorak Odyssey

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gumbi
gumbi
8 years ago

I'm torn. I can only really justify one Vita game purchase today, but I want Ragnarok Odyssey AND AC Liberation! decisions decisions…

gumbi
gumbi
8 years ago

Maybe it's just because I'm in Canada, but all the stores here have Ragnarok Odyssey listed with a Nov 6 release date…

AC Liberation it is!

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

oh come on, everyone has done AC a million times this gen. Give these Xseed guys a shot. Besides, AC3, the mothership of the franchise, is coming in a little soft on scores. I can imagine Liberation only coming in lower.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

Temjin, is AC3 suffering from the same malaise that struck Uncharted 3? AC2 and UC2 were such stellar games, and with the third iteration in their series, both have gone for a bit more cinematic scope. Perhaps that combined with a little over familiarity with the games themselves results in a more critical eye looking for minor things to worry over is affecting the reviews of AC3 just as it did with UC3?

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

@Gumbi

ACIII L is amazing, been playing it today and I can say it's a great game!

RO is also on my radar but for later on in November.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

I don't really know Highlander. It seems some critics feel AC3 is somewhat sloppy in execution with bugs and glitches cropping up now and again and the really broad scope of the products game play offerings isn't being met with enthusiasm by all. This seems remincesent to Revelations tower defense complaints. Its mostly an aside but since its in there it has to be evaluated as a whole. Oh, and the multiplayer stuff seems to be a predictable offering.
But aside from those negatives it seems to be the game it promoted itself to be.
I want to give it a shot. I'm sure Ben has a lot to say about it as well ūüėČ

I liked Uncharted 3 but I will say the inception of U2 was more unprecedented. Naughty Dog did well with the first game but its sequel raised the bar. It has that classic WOW! release feel I didn't get from uncharted 3 largely because I think everyone expected uncharted 3 to be great. I think similarly about the FF games. Subsequent games to FFvii may have looked and been better produced but FFVII was the one that set the standard going forward.

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
8 years ago

I'm getting both! Vita FTW!

I'm waiting till later to get the console counterpart of AC, myself…

drewcan2
drewcan2
8 years ago

target has the buy 2 get 1 free deal going on. pickup both and a third for free, that's what I'm doing!

homura
homura
8 years ago

@gumbi
Go for Ragnarok Odyssey and choose assassin as a character in the game. ūüėČ


Last edited by homura on 10/30/2012 11:16:41 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
8 years ago

Definitely gonna pick this up, and being a collector of sorts you know I will have to have the mercenary version…

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
8 years ago

I thought this was delayed until mid-November? Oh well, the earlier the better. Sounds like a fantastic title! I'll be downloading it from the store front when I get home.


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 10/30/2012 1:31:51 PM

cLoudou
cLoudou
8 years ago

I'm waiting on the Mercenary Edition to arrive. Gonna wait to get AC:Liberation on the cheap.

Solid Fantasy
Solid Fantasy
8 years ago

Is it turnbased!?

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

RO is now up on the store! Downloading now! Cannot wait to play this in between ACIIIL sessions!

SuMtOnE
SuMtOnE
8 years ago

will this be in the PSN? or its only on VITA?