Atlus’ next RPG project: Odin Sphere

By Spencer . February 9, 2007 . 5:02pm

Yesterday, I was watching this trailer of Odin Sphere, an RPG developed by Vanillaware who made Princess Crown for the Saturn. Today, I get an e-mail confirming from Atlus USA that it is coming out late this spring for the Playstation 2! Odin Sphere begins with a war between the fairies of Ringford and warriors of Ragnanival that is prophesized to lead to the end of the world. You start out as playing Gwendolyn, the daughter of Odin, who is trying to figure out the truth behind the prophecy. Besides Gwendolyn there are four other characters you can play as and their fate is tied with the other characters. The thing that I really dig about Odin Sphere is the artwork. It’s 2D and it’s stylish. See how Odin looks and what battles are like in the screenshots past the break.

 

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  • http://www.iceketch.deviantart.com Joel

    Whoa, This is a neat style, are they willing to publish this for wich console (I hope PSP even if maybe the artworks will better suit bigger screens) last time I’ve seen such kind of character animation was on some hentai games…called like 2.5exD (instead of 3D) I’m pretty much interested in this new art movement…*thumbs up*

  • Jeff

    I’m sort of doubting it’s PSP, simply because these screenshots aren’t the right ratio (4:3 rather than 16:9). Looks really neat though.

  • http://www.iceketch.deviantart.com Joel

    I got tricked from the youtube trailer, it’s for PS2…such a hypewaste xD

  • jeffx

    OMG this looks amazing…

    did you guys even read the news post? it specifically says it’s for PS2 AND coming out late spring in the USA. Atlus is getting ALL MY MONEY!!

  • rootbeerking

    Shit i’m going to have to buy this game… It’s just a plain old RPG right? well I wouldn’t say plain old from the screen shots, it looks to me like VP sort of… but none the matter this game looks awesome… What the crap is with all these awesome 2D RPGs for the PS2 coming out this year?! I thought I was going to be done with the PS2 after Persona 3 comes out but looks like the buying won’t stop… now what am I going to do?! I need to get a job…

  • cesca

    Yes!!! this game looks great….now if they’d release Princess Crown for PSP….

  • Magnolia

    Wasn’t Princess Crown released for the PSP? I think it was, but my knowledge of the Japanese language is faulty at best, so it looks like another one I will have to pass up (*sniff* Tales of Destiny 2 *sniff*)
    Anyway, Odin Sphere looks great, I get really happy every time I hear ‘new’ and ‘atlus’ in the same sentence.

  • http://www.atlus.com Anonymous

    It’s an action game with some RPG elements.

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