Ragnarok Odyssey is an action role-playing game that takes place in the same universe as Ragnarok Online, a popular PC MMORPG from 2002. The game play and world will feel similar to fans of RO.
Famitsu lists the game's genre as "Hunting Action," and it will play similar to titles in the Monster Hunter series. Much like Monster Hunter, Ragnarok Odyssey will offer simultaneous team play for up to four players, although it's not known yet whether the multiplayer options are available through Wi-Fi or 3G.
One thing that's for known for sure about Ragnarok Odyssey is that there will be plenty of combat for players to enjoy. Some of the enemies are from the Ragnarok Online world, and players will find orcs, fire beasts, demons and more. Some of the beasts will have epic proportions, like the Hrungnir, and will tower over the heads of characters.
Players will have a vast, powerful arsenal to combat these foes with. Combat will feature high speed attacks that can be executed aerially, and there will be possibilities for team attacks when playing with others.
Ragnarok Odyssey will have six character jobs available:
Sword Warrior - Uses dual swords and specializes in physical attacks.
Assassin - Wielder of dual daggers and master of speed.
Hunter - Ranged attacker that uses bow and arrows.
Mage - Ranged magic-wielder. Carries a staff and has weak physical attacks and defenses.
Hammer Smith - Melee attacker with a massive drill hammer. Has slow but extremely powerful attacks.
Cleric - Classic healer job. Wields a mace and shield, and is also adept at countering attacks.
Ragnarok Odyssey will feature a quest-based progression system that will be familiar to RPG players. After clearing quests, you will be able to obtain rewards and gain access to new quests and areas with more powerful monsters.
The game will be playable next week at the Tokyo Game Show at Sony's booth. No release date is currently known.