Originally announced for a release for Japan in January 2016, Atlus has confirmed that they will be bringing Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir to North America in 2016. The release, which is slated to launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, is a remake of the 2007 VanillaWare title.
For those unfamiliar with the VanillaWare original, Atlus offered up a brief description of not only Odin Sphere, but also some of the upgrades the HD remake has in store for fans.
Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is a total overhaul of the original PS2 game. From completely hand-redrawn graphics and refined gameplay mechanics to optimizations for the release consoles, the game fully encapsulates an artfully elegant tale steeped in Norse mythology with all the makings of a tragic opera. The five main characters each traverse their own storylines, be it as friends, lovers, or mortal enemies, punctuated with sharp, precise combat against fantastical enemies and dragons – Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir gives players the sensation of playing in a fairytale of Wagnerian proportions as the main characters all vie to regain stability in their world of warring kingdoms.
To go along with news of the North American localization, Atlus also detailed the collector’s edition that will be released for Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir. Available only on the PlayStation 4, the Story Book edition of the title comes with several unique extras not found in the basic release. The $80 package will come with a 64-page hardcover art book, high-quality art print, potion recipe T-shirt and collector’s metal slipcase.
For those that don’t wish to drop $80 on the game, or don’t have a PS4, the standard edition will come with a softcover version of the artbook. This version will retail for the traditional $60 on PS4, $50 on PlayStation 3 and $40 on PlayStation Vita.
We will continue to have more coverage of Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir in the lead-up to its spring 2016 release, so stay tuned.