Ragnarok Odyssey and Orgarhythm coming to North American Vitas

This evening at an event held by XSEED, it was announced that the publisher will be bringing both Ragnarok Odyssey and the oddball music strategy game, Orgarhythm, to North America.

Ragnarok Odyssey was previously released in Japan and garnered fairly high praise from famous Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, earning scores of 9, 8, 8, 7 from their four reviewers.

It is said to be something of a Monster Hunter-style game, and features a focus on "action-heavy" melee combat. It's being developed by GameArts which has worked on the Lunar and Grandia series.

The other title, Orgarhythm, was just announced a few days ago, and it's described as a rhythm-based combat game that doesn't sound too far off from something like a 3D Patapon. Players take control of a God-like figure who controls a set of elemental minions, and use the touch screen to choose formations while using different rhythms for different attacks.

XSEED said the game consists of twelve different maps which never play the same way twice, as the AI remembers your previous tactics and adjusts. It will also have both competitive and cooperative multiplayer.

Andrew Groen

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.