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.
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.
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?
randomly generated levels? Ugh... I've always wanted a portable MMORPG, but... maybe not like this...
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.
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.
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 ;)
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. :(
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
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*
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...
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.
the game is awesome but....i wonder how many skills could be learned and the amount of weapons/armor/accessories and etc.
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?!?!?!
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.
Its basically an MMORPG style game... except without all the thousands of players. Anyways, i'm stoked to try this out.
its not a mmo, this has been out in japan since december 08 i believe. Its single player with multiplayer
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.
@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 -_-
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.
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