Buena Park, Calif., (February 6, 2013) – GungHo Online Entertainment America, a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community, today confirmed that it will be releasing the intuitive action RPG hack and slash title Ragnarok Odyssey on February 20th in Europe, Australia and New Zealand exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system as a digital download on the PlayStation®Network for a price of €29.99. A demo version of the game is available today on the PlayStation Network, giving eager fans an opportunity to preview the game’s action-heavy combat ahead of its launch. Additionally, fans can check out the game’s all-new website at www.ro-vita.com.
In the demo, players will be invited to test their might as a Sword Warrior, Assassin or Cleric as they take on three quests through the Idavoll Plains, Magma Cave and Thor’s Volcano. Ultimately their journey will culminate in a final showdown with the fearsome and brutal Orc King, which serves as a satisfying introduction to the Sundered Land in which mercenaries serve as adventurers for hire.
At its core an expansive, quest-based RPG, Ragnarok Odyssey expands upon the source material of the beloved Ragnarok Online universe and adds an action-packed twist. Using the game’s adaptable combat system, players can chain their character’s attacks both on the ground and in the air with ravaging combos and deadly blows. Scale and brute force collide in Ragnarok Odyssey – giants can literally be smashed clear across the screen and players are given the option to trade in their health points for a boost in speed and agility to tackle particularly Herculean battles.
Ragnarok Odyssey was developed by Game Arts together with GungHo Online Entertainment in Japan and will be released on February 20 by GungHo Online Entertainment America in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand exclusively as a digital download on the PlayStation Network. The game is rated PEGI 12 in Europe and PG in Australia and New Zealand.
For more information, visit www.ro-vita.com or www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow on Facebook and Twitter.
About GAME ARTS Co., Ltd.
GAME ARTS Co., Ltd. was established in 1985 and has been in the industry for more than 20 years, becoming one of the most prestigious development companies in Japan with role-playing games such as the “GRANDIA” and “Lunar” series, the shooter series “Silpheed,” and the mechanized shooter series “Gungriffon.” Currently developing titles for next gen home consoles, portable devices as well as PC, the technology gained through their vast development experience working on first-party and original titles across a wide range of platforms has prepared them to tackle every new project dynamically and professionally. GAME ARTS Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary company of GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.gamearts.com/.
About GungHo Online Entertainment America
GungHo Online Entertainment America is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment America’s content partners include leading developers Game Arts, Acquire and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GungHo Online Entertainment America publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet and MMO-style games for PC. GungHo Online Entertainment America is located in Buena Park, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.