Ragnarok comes to DS

Korean MMORPG gets a portable offshoot for North American release this winter, courtesy of Xseed.

Mark those calenders. The end of the world is coming this winter, and import house Xseed Games is to blame.

Destroying the world, one loathsome beetle at a time.

The publisher today announced that it is prepping Ragnarok Online DS for release later this year in North America. Based on the Korean massively multiplayer online role-playing game Ragnarok Online, the Nintendo DS spin-off will allow up to three players to journey together through randomly generated levels in search of loot.

As in the PC edition of the game, player customization will be a point of emphasis in Ragnarok Online DS, with players able to upgrade armor and weapons either by paying a blacksmith to work on them or by attaching "effect cards" that can be picked up from defeated enemies. Players also earn points for defeating enemies, which can be used to pump up their stats in a variety of job classes, including swordsman, thief, and merchant.

Ragnarok Online DS is being developed by GungHo, maker of PSP games Zero Choaniki and Lunar: Harmony of Silver Star.

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zaineeza
zaineeza

how play ragnarok online?

 

NeleNel
NeleNel

Looking forward to this, but come on... You're based off of a MMO, really couldn't add that in?

Megamanx266
Megamanx266

Also... why are they working on a DS came when they've been taking so damn long for RO2

greedom
greedom

Why is it that every time a great title comes to the DS, they dumb it down and take just enough out for me to hate it?

Megus1
Megus1

well if its anything like the online pc version than im sure it will be a hit

waZelda
waZelda

I wonder why games related to norse mythology never come from Scandinavia.

Iriscal
Iriscal

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Evilnator
Evilnator

hopefully has some good storyline behind it... otherwise waste of money

RTS____EX
RTS____EX

this portable version IS NOT A MMORPG... so im not very interested

Chin3se_Pride
Chin3se_Pride

hm maybe ill get this not sure i hate Indian games cause of survival project and gunbound

Chin3se_Pride
Chin3se_Pride

hm maybe ill get this not sure i hate chinese games cause of survival project and gunbound

beny_pimpster
beny_pimpster

hm maybe ill get this not sure i hate korean games cause of survival project and gunbound

Crabs4sale
Crabs4sale

randomly generated levels? Ugh... I've always wanted a portable MMORPG, but... maybe not like this...

jasonharris48
jasonharris48

I'm getting this title. Ragnarok DS is the closest gmae to a Diablo DS for me.

placksheep
placksheep

I think what people mean is that it's not 'online' in the same sense as the original game. That was an MMO, and this is basically 3-player Diablo online.

Rocketomy
Rocketomy

Guys, this game DOES have Online. So stop whining about how it doesn't have it.

angelGP32
angelGP32

unbelievable. As much as I don't like the DS, this type of game is perfect for the system and still, they can't get it right. 3 people parties only?? Well this was almost something that would have made me buy a ds again, or at least make me regret selling my old one.

MrDouglas
MrDouglas

So it's still gonna be called "Ragnarok Online", even though you can't actually go online? That's a bit weird, and they could be sued for false marketing ;)

Harvestbuddy
Harvestbuddy

To Kleeyook, I heard they're using a different system for looting, but I'm not sure.

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

That brings back my precious memory about Ragnarok, my first MMORPG. It also brings some bad memories about those damn looters and cheaters and a**holes. :(

Juansolous
Juansolous

now that sounds cool, can't wait to try it!!

Grim_Reaper007
Grim_Reaper007

I downloaded the translated version, its cool, except you can't make your own character, you have to choose between 3, its also a lot more linear compared to the online PC game, it feels like a regular action-RPG for the DS, i was hoping for more of an online experience

chappy_man
chappy_man

hahaha, as if. well done i suppose could be a good time

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

lol this game was first announced years ago... BTW whats the point of an online game that has been turned offline... and what's with the old "4-players" multiplayer? why 3? and no, there wont be online mode, from what i remember from the japanese version... *wonders what happens to support cIasses and merchant cIass*

cyw1988
cyw1988

This is interesting news... I remembered back in the day how I would pay to play this mmo on the PC. It really made up a couple of years of my youth. I am quite interested to see how the game would turn out with all the job classes as well as character inventories and monster drop/loot percentages...

Megamanx266
Megamanx266

So when is RO2 coming over to North America? Who cares about an outdated MMO ported to the DS that wont even be the full-featured game itself.

sar1995
sar1995

the game is awesome but....i wonder how many skills could be learned and the amount of weapons/armor/accessories and etc.

nate1222
nate1222

Looks like a winner. I'll check it out.

kbkb221
kbkb221

aw.. no router no online.

Will47
Will47

Sweet this should be good.

chrono_wind
chrono_wind

Wow so it is coming. Basically the online portion is based on a tower where you climb up and every 10 floors I believe, you fight a boss and you can get rare items at the end. You get to roll like in WoW for the items in the end and whoever wins it gets to keep it. Though..This article didn't interest me until the end..PSP remake of Lunar?!?!?!

geomyr
geomyr

i m sick of this mmo game already ive playing this game for about 6 years now and to think ill buy the ds edition o f ro that's a big no.

riariases
riariases

Its basically an MMORPG style game... except without all the thousands of players. Anyways, i'm stoked to try this out.

Droopy14
Droopy14

its not a mmo, this has been out in japan since december 08 i believe. Its single player with multiplayer

Spider-Jim
Spider-Jim

cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

-mostwanted
-mostwanted

sayyy whaat? this is going to be amazing an MMO on the DS :o

red_sovereign
red_sovereign

this is what i like to here. but damn the wii needs this more than the ds!!

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

YES!!!! That's great news! I liked the game back in the day. I'm gonna say it again! I love the DS!

leoleez
leoleez

tiiight, is it monthly subscription cause thats fallacy on a DS, but looks to be just a DS adapted version of the game, so thats cool.

mkDSpro63
mkDSpro63

@kejigoto: Yup. There's still plenty of us. RO was without a doubt one of my all-time favorite MMORPG's. And yes. I've given up on RO 2 as well, seeing as it doesn't seem "monthly subscription"-worthy and they've been pretty much beta testing for well over two years -_-

Nova_Luenros
Nova_Luenros

I've been a fan of RO for many years (on and off) and I'm kinda sorta interested in how this will turn out. I wonder why only 3 players though? I'll see how this further develops. Also, it's not an MMO for the DS, everyone who's saying so.