Ragnarok Odyssey Ace PlayStation Vita Launch Edition to Include Bonus Soundtrack

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Earlier in the week, XSEED Games announced its plan to launch Ragnarok Odyssey Ace early next year. This enhanced edition of last year’s Vita-exclusive action-RPG will this time be available on PlayStation 3 in addition to Vita, with cross-platform 2-4 player online multiplayer to boot. Nifty!

The portable version still gets top billing, though, as all PlayStation Vita launch copies of Ragnarok Odyssey Ace, in a gesture of thanks to returning players, will ship with a bonus soundtrack CD containing 25 songs at no additional cost. Both versions of the game will sell for $39.99.

In other Ragnarok Odyssey Ace news from around the world, the Japanese version just received a free update to software version 1.10, which introduces new online features including daily quests, online rankings, log-in bonuses, and random card draws. XSEED assures North American fans that all of that good stuff will make it into the game via patch shortly after the game reaches the western market.

Right out of the box, Ragnarok Odyssey Ace will show off a number of other improvements over the original release. Solo adventurers will be able to take advantage of the new mercenary system to hire AI party members so that taking down some of the tougher bosses no longer verges on impossible without joining a multiplayer game. (The inability to solo some of the late-game bosses ultimately thwarted my progress with the original.) The new 100-floor Tower of Yggdrasil dungeon will further extend replay value with randomly generated levels. Plus, there will be other updates to the storyline, bosses, weapon customization, and combat mechanics.

All that on top of the ability to import character save data (appearance, voice, job class, and cards, but not actual campaign progress) and any purchased DLC from the first game should put Ragnarok Odyssey Ace high up on your must-have game list for 2014.

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