Odin Sphere rolls into stores May 22

Atlus set to bring Princess Crown developer's PS2 action RPG to the US within a week of its Japanese release.

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Atlus today hammered down a release date for its latest import offering for the PlayStation 2, Odin Sphere.

The action role-playing game from Japanese studio Vanilla Ware will be released in the US on May 22, less than a week after its May 17 debut in Japan. Vanilla Ware is known for its Sega Saturn game Princess Crown, and its current projects also include the PS2 real-time strategy game Grim Grimoire.

In Odin Sphere, players take on the role of warrior princess Gwendolyn and must help stop a bloody feud between fairies and warriors. Atlus is promising more than 40 hours of gameplay, and players will be able to play the game with Japanese or English voice actors. Odin Sphere has been rated T for Teen.

Discussion

64 comments
lahoor
lahoor

i love japan this vary cool i went to go from japan ................japan is loveING RPG ....THX

lahoor
lahoor

this new RPG i love this game RPG new Odin Sphere this vary good this RPG wars WOW.................

heemodeux
heemodeux

My hope is this game reminds me, in some fashion, of Castlevania: SOTN. I would buy it and play it a ton if that were the case.

lahoor
lahoor

wow i love this game RPG

gentlebrute
gentlebrute

Stoudman I don't see what's wrong with a beautifully hand-painted sidescroller. While I agree to some extent that it seems like the character can get too big vs level size if the zoom features work well you won't notice it for long. As for animation, unless if you only get 3 or 4 moves or they constantly recycle the animation for new moves then there's no issue there. Neither you or I have any substantial proof this game will bomb and by that same token just reading the number of positive posts vs negatives posts doesn't look like Atlas is making a HUGE mistake. Nt tho.

Stoudman
Stoudman

Holy crap...side scrolling RPG? It didn't work for the second Zelda game, and it probably won't work this time. There are two major annoyances for me already -- The character size relative to the level size -- far too big, and the view of the levels is far too small. To add on, there aren't really any real animations besides "slash", "get hit", and the all important "some sort of magic" animation...this looks like something they just threw out there at the last second, and personally, as an RPG fan, I'm worried that Atlus is making a HUGE mistake here.

Poison_Me_Rum
Poison_Me_Rum

I hope this gets released in Europe, as it's looking pretty sweet!

micro19
micro19

i m looking forward for it.. I love RPG games

ModeLkiT
ModeLkiT

I wish it is true that this game will be 40 hours of gameplay, well it will be better if it is over 60 hours.

Izperkal
Izperkal

Looking pretty damn good ,i just wonder will it be released in Europe .

lahoor
lahoor

oh this new game RPG cool

LivingDeadNinja
LivingDeadNinja

Yes, bring it on. This one looks really good! May is PS2 RPG craze...

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

people stay play last get? how quaint lol

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

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icstars2
icstars2

the ps2 is still alive 8)

_sean_05
_sean_05

hope it does 16:9! ...hope all newer ps2 games do.

Pfc_Meanstreet
Pfc_Meanstreet

What is it with the Japanese and our Nordic culture... Valcuries this, Valahalla that - and now if they have Odin the big boss himself??? When will we see a Jesus game or Budda game? :( If they then would have stayed original istead of turning their **** into some wierd dating sim with crappy big eyed creatures and spilky hair... Gaahhhh! :(

jwallace
jwallace

Sounds good - hopefully it's not like a B-level RPG like some of the Atlus pushes to market. I'll have to research this right now.

fierro316
fierro316

It's nice to see Atlus still supporting PS2. They are also bringing Atelier Iris 3 and Persona 3 later this year.

omegabyte
omegabyte

"The PS2...it's still alive." The PS2 is more alive than the PS3 is. Recent and upcoming PS2 releases: Rogue Galaxy, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2, Odin Sphere, Dawn of Mana, God of War II, Wild ARMs 5... Recent and upcoming PS3 releases: Lair, ... wait, wait, I'll think of another one... ummm... hmm... right...

PacoL250
PacoL250

Ah, the hidden gems of the RPG world...brought to you by Atlus. :D

zsc4
zsc4

The PS2...it's still alive. :?

runstalker
runstalker

Grab the new Play magazine. The US Play, not UK one. Has the Odin Sphere cover story. This game looks crazy, like moving art. Beautiful. I'll have to get it.

galerian86
galerian86

after watchin the trailer, i felt like watchin the mana game on the psone... wonder why...

shortmerv1
shortmerv1

yeah i hope it plays as good as it looks to

nywled
nywled

This is good news, seeing it as it looks wonderful, hope it plays as good as it looks. :D

Magna_Graecia
Magna_Graecia

This one has lots o' eye-candy. Anybody know anything about the gameplay? Story sounds kind of cool, though. It might be a game to look into in between marathon sessions of Disgaea. It's nice to see RPGs that aren't remakes or sequels... Shout out to Square; Make a new F#@!ing game already! Also, how exactly does one go about porting a PS2 game to a PS2? Just thought I'd ask.

BWRoss79
BWRoss79

I saw a few pics of this game in a magazine and it looks beautiful. I'm happy to hear it's coming out so soon!

-Jad-
-Jad-

"Still porting stuff to the PS2?!" What exactly you mean by porting, anyway ?

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Wow, the PS2 is still alive and kicking.

GizmoVirus
GizmoVirus

Still porting stuff to the PS2?!

carddude
carddude

Does no person post here?

carddude
carddude

Pete5506! come up with some thing "cool" to put on every forum!

carddude
carddude

carddude "I hope it isnt turn based. How many hours I spent on FF1 and 2 to figure out it sucked? Repent and ask forgiveness heathen." Wtf. no comprende.

phillangees
phillangees

carddude I hope it isnt turn based. How many hours I spent on FF1 and 2 to figure out it sucked? Repent and ask forgiveness heathen.

carddude
carddude

I hope it isnt turn based. How many hours I spent on FF1 and 2 to figure out it sucked?

godamus187
godamus187

I hope this is good.Im waiting for a good RPG!!

Somini
Somini

MATERAZZI_23: I really hope you're right, every Japanese game should have the original audio included, I would love it so much.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I'm looking forward to this. Please let it be good!

Lord_Daemon
Lord_Daemon

With every update I get more & more excited about this game. I definitely putting everything aside to devote serious playing time to this game.

Demon-Draco
Demon-Draco

Why would you want to play a game in Japanese?

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Japanese audio included.... That's Awesome!!! Hopefully this will start a trend with upcoming PS3 J-RPGs, since Blu-ray can easily provide the space for a secondary audio....