Odin Sphere Gets Remastered
Vanillaware announced today via their website that Odin Sphere is getting a high-definition remaster in the form of Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir. Leifdrasir will have added features and improved graphics that should breathe new life into a game originally released on PlayStation 2. The remake will be available in Japan for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita on January 14, 2016. A release date for countries outside of Japan has not yet been announced.
The original Odin Sphere is a 2D action-RPG released in 2007 for the PlayStation 2. The game tells its story through five different perspectives and the player learns a little more each time they finish a character’s story. Odin Sphere received critical praise in large part because of its beautiful hand-drawn graphics, smooth fighting mechanics, and unique gameplay elements including planting trees to gain health via their fruit. The combat is easy to learn but reveals its depth over time – and Odin Sphere requires a lot of time, roughly 35 hours to beat. If you can’t wait until a North American release of the remake, you can always pick up the original game on PlayStation 3 via the PS Store. You can also check out the announcement trailer for Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir below, via EurogamerPortugal.