Get your coop adventuring on with Ragnarok Odyssey

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I’m sure most Vita owners today will be dazzled by Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, but there’s another new release that deserves some love too. It’s Game Arts, Gung-Ho and XSEED’s Ragnarok Odyssey, an action RPG that encourages Vita-owning friends to band together to complete quests and fight giant monsters.

Yes, Ragnarok Odyssey is a Monster Hunter clone. On the plus side, it’s a very good clone. There are lots of character customization options and equipment, a nice assortment of quests, the ability to change your character’s look or class after reaching certain points in the game and plenty of multiplayer options. Ragnarok Odyssey can be played alone, with friends nearby or with friends/strangers over the internet. Finally, you have another way to bond with your friends over a Vita game without having to be in the same room as them.

If you want all the details on Ragnarok Odyssey, wait a few days. I’ll be talking about my experiences with it in the next installment of the GamerTell podcast and you’ll see a review here on the site next week! Spoilers: I’m having a lot of fun, even though playing a mage is really difficult unless you’re in a group.

If you want Ragnarok Odyssey, you have three ways to get it. One is to spend $39.99 on the digital version from the PlayStation Store. (Have at least 1.5GB free!) Another is to spend $39.99 on the cartridge at any local store. True fans, however, will want to splurge and spend $49.99 on the Mercenary Edition with the cartridge, 10 Monster Cards, a 32 song soundtrack and the Mercenary Guide artbook/strategy guide. After playing this for about a week, I’m thinking the Mercenary Edition is the way to go.

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