Ragnarok Odyssey Ace’s new features detailed
posted on 04.03.13 at 07:30 AM EST by (@salromano)
Enter the new randomly-generated dungeon "Tower of Yggdrasil."

The latest issue of Famitsu revealed Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, an update to last year’s Ragnarok Odyssey, for PS Vita and PlayStation 3. Among a new episode set after the game’s ending, and all the download quests from the original game, the game will also feature a host of new elements. Find these additions detailed below.

Music

  • Composed by Kuma Tanioka

Monster

  • Niizuegg (ニーズヘッグ): A black dragon. In addition to biting and scratch attacks, it can also breath strongly.

Skills

  • ACE Skill.
  • There are ACE skills per class now. Skills include attacks, movement, and recovery.
  • In addition to button combinations for invoking a skill, there are also touch commands.
  • Skills per class are different, and it appears there are a range of ways to customize them.

Classes

  • Six classes are being carried over from the original game, but the illustrations have been redone.

Dungeon

  • “Tower of Yggdrasil”: A randomly generated dungeon with a layered structure. You’ll need a specific item to get in. The further you go, the more powerful weapons and cards you can acquire. You can take breaks every five levels. Multiplayer is also possible.

Equipment

  • “Harmonasu Weapon”: Using the right order, you can level up your weapon ability. Depending on how you level up, the shape of the weapon will also change.
  • There are new items, like clothes and accessories, based on the new monsters. It appears you’ll be able to change their color.
  • New cards have been added.

Other

  • A “Mercenary Helper” system has been added.
  • A “Mercenary Encyclopedia” with weapon and monster data, and a combat record showing play data, has been added.
  • “Daily Quests”: GungHo planning to offer a different quest every day.

Thanks, Sokuho@Hokanko.

  • https://www.facebook.com/miyabigaming 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)

    The first is really fun, I hope I can port my save data

  • Fango

    Is that all? Doesn’t seem like there is enough added content here to justify a re-release. It’s just a cheap ass way to re-sell the game….

    • Akimitsu

      Yeah, I can see the thing with rereleasing it on Vita, but I’m more than happy to see it being ported to the PS3.

  • Gabriel Lage Pessoa

    I just wanted them to fix the damn stiff animations.

  • almostautumn

    Err, none of this sounds like anything more than DLC that could just be put in a bundle and at premium price ($15).

    PS3 version is dope, but even then— seems kind of ridiculous to call an update such as this a “different” game. Really hope this update is available as a DLC for those who already bought Ragnarok, or otherwise I’m not touching a damn thing from these guys until I’m sure their released product is their final product.

    • Fango

      This terrible “business model” works for Capcom… so Gungho probably thinks it can get away with it too. For over a year since its release this update is incredibly mediocre.

      • Sevyne

        Gungho would be crazy to think they could get away with it too. RO doesn’t even come close to a fraction of MH sales and in turn doesn’t have the masses of rabid fans of a series to eat up every version of the same game over and over so that they may line their pockets.

        • tubers

          As long as they make enough profit that’s all that probably matters. Sure they want to sell at Capcom levels but let’s be realistic here.

  • LordKaiser

    This news concern more to the PS3 users like myself. If you got a Vita and the old version, you can skip this if you want. Assuming it will be released in the west.

  • ronsocute124

    yeah G version for the current version ragnarok odyssey will be update soon yahooo!!

  • PrinceHeir

    good :D

  • Vash bane

    so whats different between the two(graphics, better animation, etc)?