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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Out Today for PS3, PS Vita

Ryan Graff's Avatar Posted by Ryan Graff on Apr 01, 2014 // Localization, XSEED Games

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE on PS3 and PS Vita is a game about slaying giants, and now that we’re finally at launch, some of us feel like we’ve fought one ourselves!

Not just because it’s a large game, although it certainly is. ACE is a massively expanded version of the original Ragnarok Odyssey, with enough new content to make it about twice the size this time around. The most prominent new feature is a 400-story tower, with enough monsters and new story content to fill it; you’ll see that once you reach the original game’s ending, which is now the new game’s midpoint. Throughout the game, you’ll also discover new character skills, new weapon types, new NPC sidekicks, and a slew of other new features and conveniences.

ACE is the first Ragnarok Odyssey game to appear on PS3 as well as PSVita, with readily available cross play (for up to four players) and cross saving between the two. The game also allows players to import their save data from the original Ragnarok Odyssey, bringing over their character’s name, appearance, and cards (except for any cards equipped on their outfit or acquired through NEAR) for a new trip through the expanded game.

The game’s developers, GameArts and GungHo, had to rewrite much of their infrastructure just to make those features possible (which is one of several reasons why ACE couldn’t have been a regular DLC pack). On our end, making all those features available in North America has involved extensive QA, bulk data entry, and working side by side with PlayStation every step of the way. (On that note, thanks to everybody on the PlayStation team who helped us through the process!)

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace on PS3 and PS VitaRagnarok Odyssey Ace on PS3 and PS Vita

At launch, you’ll see a dozen different available downloadable packs in the ACE section of PlayStation Store. Seven of those packs are costume pieces from the original Ragnarok Odyssey; if you’ve played the original, and you already own one or more of those packs, you’ll be able to re-download those same packs you already own for free in the new game*, as a “thank you” for coming back. (Newcomers can pick up those seven packs for $0.99 per pack.)

There are also five other packs available at launch: two extensive collections of musical tracks (both free forever), a collection of costume pieces from Grandia (also free forever), and two other costume downloads, the Royal Ball Outfit Set and the Gorgeous Headwear Set, both of which will be free for the first two months as a bonus to early adopters.

We’re on schedule to release three or four packs of absolutely free DLC every week from the start of April until the start of June. Each of those weekly releases will include one set of licensed costumes from various other games, plus two or three other goodies, such as other costume pieces or special quests.

All those things together have built up to a fair-sized mountain of a project — at least by the standards of a small company like ours — but we’ve only got a little time for a breather before the next step comes our way. Very soon, we’ll be working with the developers and PlayStation to bring you a major content patch for ACE, which will include new server-based quests, daily login bonuses, leaderboards, a new boss rush mode called Prison of the Gods, and a variety of other features, most of which will be accessible from the Norn Exchange in-game.

Ragnarok Odyssey Ace on PS3 and PS Vita

We’d like to thank new fans and those returning for checking the game out, and we hope you enjoy all the shiny new features and hefty new content. Ragnarok Odyssey ACE debuts today, in both physical and digital form, for PS3 ($39.99) and PS Vita ($34.99 for digital, $39.99 for the first print-run Launch Edition physical version — which includes a nice soundtrack CD). Happy hunting!

*We’d like to clarify previously released information regarding the seven costume packs from the original game: Each of those seven packs is only free if a player already owns the original game’s version of that specific pack. Our apologies the information was not clear when we initially announced it.

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+ Yusuk3_Takashi on April 1st, 2014 at 10:09 am said:

Any date for launch in South America?

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 10:20 am said:

    Depends on where you live in South America, but you might be in luck: We’ve launched in Chile, Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Argentina as of today. We haven’t yet worked out arrangements to launch in other South American countries, but we’re always looking for chances to expand.

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 12:02 pm said:

    Sorry; “Colombia,” not “Columbia.”


+ AVahne on April 1st, 2014 at 10:10 am said:

I want to get the digital version, however I don’t yet have a memory card :(
I almost expected a prank about releasing the 64 GB memory card over here today, but it’d be cool if you could actually release it.


+ DarkHowl on April 1st, 2014 at 10:25 am said:

@Ryan Graff: Thank you for your time and answer to my question. Guess I’m a little bitter about games in this genre being constantly re-released with more content. :( Between MonHun, Soul Sacrifice, Ragnarok, and news today of Toukiden doing the same, it gets a tad irritating to fall for it time and time again. If what you say is right, I’ll wait for reviews/player opinions and decide if this will be a full price or a sale price purchase.

On that note, does XSeed have any plans or looking into localizing the new Toukiden? I loved the demo you guys put out but was afraid of a re-release like that so I put it off. I’d love to pick up the new one on Day 1 if so. :)

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 10:41 am said:

    Hmm, looks like a different publisher has the rights to Toukiden in North America. (Not sure if I’m allowed to mention them by name here, so I’ll just say they rhyme with “Kecmo-Toei.”) Couldn’t say offhand what their plans are for the new version, but you can always ask them. :)


+ xClayMeow on April 1st, 2014 at 10:41 am said:

Is there any chance of a demo? I’ve never played Ragnarok Odyssey and interested to see how it plays and runs on the Vita.


+ oversevethousand on April 1st, 2014 at 11:07 am said:

Will both versions have demos like how the original did?

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 11:21 am said:

    Yep, we’ll have demos for both versions out sometime in May.


+ ViideagleiiV on April 1st, 2014 at 11:14 am said:

kind of new to the game and ima buy it when the store updates, quick question can i change my class multiple times in game?do i have to stick with one class? other than that can’t wait to play!

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 11:19 am said:

    Thanks, hope you enjoy it! And yes, once you get a few chapters into the game, you’ll gain the ability to change your class in between missions.


+ azeelio on April 1st, 2014 at 12:10 pm said:

When you say equipped cards, does that mean cards currently equipped to armor? Or just armor-specific cards (eg. Holy Avenger card)

Just double checking because for the imported/asian release, the cards currently equipped to armor (eg. Scorpion Hammer card atk5/5) could transfer with no problems. Their exclusion was just the armor-specific cards + neared cards. I don’t want to spend time de-equipping cards when I don’t have to :D

And another question, do the upcoming patches have dates ;)?


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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 12:13 pm said:

    As far as I understand it, it’s that any cards currently equipped to armor won’t transfer over; since the armor itself won’t transfer over, any cards on that armor stay behind with it.

    No solid date yet for the upcoming content patches (both of which will be released in North America as one big patch instead of two small ones), but you shouldn’t have to wait more than a couple of months, if all goes well.


+ FireCage on April 1st, 2014 at 12:30 pm said:

omg finaly!

was hopping for a long time that this game would come on PS3 =)


+ FluffyStyle on April 1st, 2014 at 12:36 pm said:

@Ryan Graff to bad Gungho aint replying to any questions regarding Ragnarok odyssey ace on their facebook page


+ xClayMeow on April 1st, 2014 at 11:46 am said:

Thanks, Ryan! I’ll definitely check out the Vita demo when it’s released. Looks like a sweet game!


+ FluffyStyle on April 1st, 2014 at 11:51 am said:

is there any clue on when the europe version gets released

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 12:19 pm said:

    Ah, GungHo (the game’s developer) is handling the European release themselves. They haven’t announced a release date yet, but you can always ask them for any new updates.


+ Tinye310 on April 1st, 2014 at 12:45 pm said:

I bought this because I love XSEED and the game semi-reminded me of PSO and this seems like the perfect game on the Vita. I have never played any Ragnarok game but so far pretty fun. I bought the launch edition because I love soundtracks! I hope to continue playing this game for a long time if it’s as jam packed as you guys say it is!

Great work and keep it up!


+ Frodomec on April 1st, 2014 at 1:22 pm said:

That’s the kind of game that PS VITA needs! Thanks XSeeD! Keep it up! Gonna buy it at full price! You diserve it! LONG LIFE PS VITA!!!


+ Dusean17 on April 1st, 2014 at 2:41 pm said:

And playing it right now, preordered this baby and as you can tell from my avatar I love it.


+ capcom-zero1 on April 1st, 2014 at 3:13 pm said:

Does the game have online co-op for ps3 ?


+ LiddoJunior on April 1st, 2014 at 3:17 pm said:

Just got this in the mail. Got the vita version, for the ost.
Now will wait to get the ps3 version. :)


+ Francis-F0X on April 1st, 2014 at 2:21 pm said:

I’m not sure if I want to buy this game, I get the first release, it was actually one of my very first games of Vita, the whole start over from dust isn’t charming me too much though and so the re-buying the game. How much contain get added compared to the first game? How much new levels? How many new bosses and how the gameplay had changed?

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 2:28 pm said:

    The main new attraction is the Tower of Yggdrasil, which is 400 floors tall, full of new monsters and bosses. In terms of the gameplay, the different classes each have a number of new skills designed to enhance their roles in multiplayer, you can hire NPC mercenaries in single player, there’s a new type of weapon that grows as your character does, and there are other enhancements too. More details here, if you’d like to see:


+ Anibalstar on April 1st, 2014 at 3:30 pm said:

I am really inclined to purchase, I had a deal breaker question though…Are the characters bound to on specific weapon? For example, can cleric/wizard wield 2 hand sword or two handed daggers? Or are they just locked to staves, rods?

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 5:05 pm said:

    Yes and no; different classes use different weapon types, but once you advance a few chapters into the game, you gain the ability to change your class any time you’re back at base.


+ MrZ_2010 on April 1st, 2014 at 3:54 pm said:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!


+ clonetrooper567 on April 1st, 2014 at 4:27 pm said:

is the dead or alive costume pack one of the coming DLC?


+ Mobius2525 on April 1st, 2014 at 4:44 pm said:

thanks xseed will buy when i get paid.


+ ehafh on April 1st, 2014 at 6:52 pm said:

CROSS PLAY and CROSS SAVE are currently broken.
please patch them or fix it ASAP!

you get a missing dlc error when trying to join PS3 hosted lobbies with a vita, or joining vita hosted lobbies with a ps3.
there is some kind of incompatibility.

it would seem that the dlc on the vita downloads unlock paid content, like the gun fighter outfit.

it would be cool to get some free dlc codes for pointing out this error.
paid for 2 copies of the game and deleted my first character for science :/
i expect nothing.. but please fix this error ASAP

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 8:27 pm said:

    Update: We believe the issue comes from the Vita version of the “Ragnarok Odyssey Collection,” the collection of 115 musical tracks and various costume pieces. We’re working on a fix right away; in the meantime, please don’t download the Vita version of this pack (and if you have both versions and plan on cross saving, please don’t download either version of the pack). We’ll make a larger announcement when we have more info to share.

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    + Ryan Graff on April 1st, 2014 at 7:45 pm said:

    We’re looking into the cause of the bug right now. We believe it comes from having one specific DLC package on both versions. We’ll have more to say soon. Good news is it should be fixable, if the cause is what we think it is.

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