Ragnarok Online DS Grinding Westward

By Spencer . May 15, 2009 . 9:41am

RAG02This winter, Ragnarok Online DS is coming to North America thanks to Xseed. The portable game is based on the Ragnarok Online universe and expands it with a stand alone adventure starring Ares, an orphan who turned into an adventurer as an adult. Ares and Sierra, a girl who lost her memories, set out to save the world.

 

New content for Ragnarok Online fans include extra classes like the Dark Knight and Shaman.

 

The “online” portion of the title refers to the Tower of Mirages, a series of randomly generated maps with 50 floors of rare items. Three players can meet up wirelessly and slay puffy slimes with touch screen commands.

 

Hearing that Xseed picked up Ragnarok Online DS tells us another subtle bit of information. GungHo developed Ragnarok Online DS for Japan. So, Xseed is making publishing deals with GungHo. GungHo is working on a PSP remake of Lunar. Xseed said flat out they picked up a PsOne remake

 

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Art for the Swordsman, Thief, Wizard, and Archer classes

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  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Bah. This is another “What’s the point?” game in my eyes. If it’s not “online,” don’t call it that. I was all excited at the prospect of classic RO (the only MMO I’ve ever really enjoyed) on DS until I learnt it was a single player affair.

    Nice job piecing together the PS1 remake. I bet Ken will be impressed. ;)

    • Vino (Tim N)

      RO was the only MMO I ever loved too. Wasted half of my teen years playing that game, playing on the main server, then jumping from private server to private server.

      I wasn’t expecting much from RO DS’s online part though, figured it would be something like this. I’m still getting it :3

    • Happy Gamer

      they should have made something like the ragnarok offline battle (altho its a doujin game) with wi fi link up to 4 players i think it woulda been a hit vs this game. as u said it seems pretty pointless to have a online game to grind alone

  • trash

    hopefully xseed will localize Lunar from scratch so it has the original story and content and not any of the crap that Working Designs inserted into it.

  • ShadowYuri

    Since the announcement of the Lunar remake, I thought so too. This localization more or less confirms it, then. Good news !

  • Advent

    That artwork is from Ragnarok Online for PC, no Ragnarok Online DS. The DS art is different, I believe its a different artist as well. I remember seeing the art is some scans…

    The DS game seems to have NO connection whatsoever to its predecessor. So why post art from a different game?

  • Serge73

    So it’s a single player game, but you can play it online with 3 others in that tower, which gets you stuff you can use in the single player game, right?

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