TORRANCE, Calif. – June 12th, 2012 – Acclaimed localization studio and video game publisher Aksys Games today announced that a strategy RPG based on the Ragnarok universe would be coming to North America as Ragnarok Tactics for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Developed by APOLLOSOFT and Chime, Ragnarok Tactics features an epic original story with numerous warring factions and multiple endings! Featuring an all-new battle system with some familiar Ragnarok universe job classes, creatures, and culture, Ragnarok Tactics is sure to sate your hunger for tactical MMO-inspired combat!
Long ago, a ferocious war, which came to be known as the Holy War, was waged. It was during this bloody conflict that humanity erected a magical barrier to keep both gods and demons from overrunning their world. Once the war was over, it was believed that peace would return. However, humanity soon began to turn on itself, and war began anew.
Many centuries after the Holy War, the Branshaldo Empire and the Aura Republic engaged in an extended war for control of the Grantria Peninsula. The conflict eventually ground to a halt and an uneasy truce was reached, as neither nation had the resources to continue fighting. Even so, the animosity between the two parties never faded, but smoldered beneath the surface, always threatening to explode into flames. In the resulting tenuous peace, the people of the peninsula began to resume their normal lives, always aware that the war could resume at any time.
It was against this backdrop that the protagonist begins their fight against rival factions, hordes of ravening monsters controlled by enigmatic puppet masters, and even their own dark impulses...
Immersive Story –With multiple factions to support and a plethora of different endings to pursue, Ragnarok Tactics has a vast wealth of original story content for players to enjoy.
Engaging Strategic Battles – Go beyond standard strategy RPG combat with a variety of unique tactical mechanics, such as the Overdrive, Burst Strike, or even resting mid-battle!
Interact with Friends – Using the capabilities of the Ad Hoc mode, you can exchange weapons and engage in an “Extra Battle” with another player’s created units.
Customizable Characters – True to the spirit of former Ragnarok games, Ragnarok Tactics features customizable characters complete with modifiable skills, stats, and job classes.
Ragnarok Tactics has not been rated by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). More information about Ragnarok Tactics can be found at www.ragnarok-tactics.com.
About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a localization studio and visionary video game publisher specializing in the Japanese-to-English translation of games and committed to publishing unique, multicultural, high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms with its talented staff. Its lineup of games include the Record of Agarest War series, 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors (Winning “Best Story/Writing” Awards from IGN and Nintendo Power), BIT.TRIP RUNNER (2011 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Excellence in Visual Arts award), and the acclaimed BlazBlue and Guilty Gear fighting game series. More information about Aksys Games and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.