XSEED Games have announced that they’ll be localising and publishing two new PlayStation Vita titles in North America. The two games are Ragnarok Odyssey, which was released earlier this year in Japan, and the newly announced Orgarhythm. Ragnarok Odyssey is an action JRPG than was developed by GameArts, a studio that some may know of as the creators of the popular Grandia and Lunar JRPG series’. The gameplay has been compared to that of the Monster Hunter series, but with a more robust combo system. The game supports four player co-op via ad hoc.
Orgarhythm is a “music strategy” game, where you control a god-like character who commands minions, each of which has a different element. Players will use the PS Vita’s touch screen to command minions into various formations, with rhythm and timing used to determine which attacks will be performed. It’s being developed by a studio called Neilo, which is headed by former Shenmue programmer Takeshi Hirai. XSEED have promised to support the game after release with DLC packs featuring new songs by indie musicians. You can view Japanese trailers for both Ragnarok Odyssey and Orgarhythm below.
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There’s no word on a release outside of North America at this point, but even if a local release doesn’t eventuate, you’ll still be able to import both games since the PS Vita is a region free console.