Ragnarok Odyssey Ace hits west in early 2014
posted on 10.24.13 at 12:18 PM EDT by (@salromano)
PS Vita version includes 25 song bonus soundtrack CD.

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace will launch for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in North America and Europe in early 2014, XSEED Games has announced.

When the game was first confirmed for localization back in May, XSEED had only clarified a winter release.

Both versions will cost $39.99. The PS Vita version will ship with 25 song a bonus soundtrack CD, including “Roar of the Black Dragon” from Nobuo Uematsu.

Existing Ragnarok Odyssey players can import their characters’ physical appearance, voice, job, class, and cards (except for those equipped to clothing at the time of transfer) to Ragnarok Odyssey Ace.

Both new and returning players will start the game from the beginning. You’ll find new skills, items, and quests, including a new 100-floor dungeon called the Tower of Yggdrasil, throughout the main story.

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace is already out in Japan and is receiving its 1.10 patch this week, which adds new daily quests, online rankings, log-in bonuses, random card draws, and special rare random card draws. These patches won’t be included on disc in the western release, but will come out post-launch.

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  • Cliffon

    misspelled Ragnarok there

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Hate myself.

      • TheBlackRabbit


  • JuhRo

    I’ll most likely pick this up. :)

  • EX+

    What’s up with all the localizations recently? Lol. Not complaining btw.

    • Budgiecat

      need more J-Stars Victory VS, Yakuza 5, Yakuza Ishin, Yakuza HD Collection, Sengoku Basara 4, Steins;Gate, XBlaze, Tales of Hearts R, Tales of Innocence R, Dragon Quest VII Remake, Dragon Quest Monsters Terry’s Wonderland, Dragon Quest Monsters Jokers 2, Final Fantasy Type Zero, Legend of Heroes Trails in the Flash, .Hack, Macross 30, Gundam Extreme VS, Gundam Breaker, localizations imo…

      And Shenmue HD Collection with Shenmue III sponsored by SCEJ/SCEA for PS4

      • JuhRo

        Type 0, too plz. and VC3. — just to throw in some PSP games.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          He has Type-0

          • JuhRo

            Egad! Silly me. I scanned for the number itself. “0”

      • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

        Steins; Gate was confirmed a while ago, actually.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Probably means a non PC version. Like maybe the Vita version…

  • Budgiecat

    Well here’s our “Monster Hunter” I guess

  • HarryHodd

    Sweet! This looks pretty good. Will
    Pick it up.

  • artemisthemp

    I hope EU is also getting the Soundtrack and that the broken controls have been fixed in Ace

  • Coloso90909

    In Europe, only digital of course, I hate you, XSEED Games.

    • Alos88

      Beats not getting it at all.

      • TheExile285


  • Learii

    can RO save data go to RO Ace?

  • bloodiOS

    Gimping on the PS3 version? Such unfair treatment… *sigh* I’m buying this for the PS3 once it’s on sale…

    • tubers

      It’s a half decent “gesture” on the VITA on what some considered should’ve been an expansion DLC.

      It’s a matter of principle I guess.

      • bloodiOS

        Perhaps, although for someone who has yet to own a Vita and is planning on getting the PS3 version, the idea of paying a full $40 just to get less is quite discouraging.

        • TheExile285

          Get less? Its a soundtrack……

          • bloodiOS

            Get less? Its a soundtrack......

            …which people who are going to buy the PS3 version don’t get, despite paying for the same amount of money as those who are buying the Vita version.

    • Kefkiroth

      PS3 version gets better graphics and potentially better framerate.

      The Vita version of games are almost always cheaper due to being portable, lower level of graphics, potentially having more technical issues than PS3 version, etc. The soundtrack makes up for the differences probably, otherwise the Vita version might’ve been able to be $30 or cheaper.

      Would you be happier if this was a full $50/60 release and the Vita got no soundtrack and remained at $40?

      • bloodiOS

        Certainly not. Not when the original game also cost $39.99 when it was first released, with additional contents or not, why should I be happy that a port of an old portable game is being released at a higher price than it originally was? That is something I would pay for a game for home consoles, created from day one to utilize their more capable hardware. If publisher bothered to have their devs make their game for multiple active systems, then I would like the contents and pricing to be consistent across all versions. But perhaps I would be more accepting if the Vita version is simply $10 cheaper than the PS3 counterpart, it would not feel right to me, but at least I won’t mind it as much as it costing the same but has free physical goods attached to it.

  • Elvick

    With the AI partners, I might give it a buy on Vita. I hope they help make it a bit easier. Ultimately will depend on when it comes out and what else is releasing around it.

    • TheExile285


  • pixelshader

    I hope the game is harder than RO.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

    What’s the pre-order bonus gamestop is going on and on about?