Odin Sphere Stabs PS4 With Leifdrasir (Also PS3 and Vita)

Atlus and Vanillaware have just announced via stream from… Boston, for some reason… that they will be bringing  the PS2's Odin Sphere into HD for PS3, PS4, and Vita. Called Odin Sphere Leifdrasir, it's neither a sequel nor a simple HD remaster, but a kind of re-imagining of the original.

These are not direct feed screenshots, but captures from the stream:

The mah-fuggin' deal:

  • New combat abilities
  • Maybe even new combat system?
  • We're exploring areas vertically now
  • My girl Gwendolyn
  • New way to mix potions, it looks like

Here's the video. He spells the name with a 't' but the logo has a 'd' as in "dawg," dawg. It's Leifdrasir, not Leiftrasir. I am right. Oh, yeah, that video:

Skip to about 2:35 to see when the trailer begins.

Being upgraded from PS2, I hope some of those boss battles will be free of the crippling slowdown that showed up.

The game comes out Jan. 14 of 2016 and the price is set for 7980 yen (about $64 USD…though that amount was like $85 USD a year ago. Oh, exchange rate, you fickle beast). The original game is available on the PS2 Classic line of the PSN Store.

[Source: 4Gamer]