Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: VanillaWare

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir debuts Shadow Knight Oswald in new trailer

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s fourth character has been revealed: Oswald. The red-eyed Shadow Knight is described as “the most powerful soldier in the Ringford army” and an unhinged sort that’s prone to violence. Initially on the side of the usurper Melvin, Oswald switches his allegiance to the ruler of Netherworld, Queen Odette, in hopes of attaining a cure for a strange illness. He has access to a cursed Psypher sword, Belderiver, and can call on Rising Void to create a flame that pulls in enemies. Check him out below in a new trailer and set of screenshots.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir trailer, screens introduce Queen Mercedes

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Mercedes is showcased in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. The Fairy Queen of Ringford, Mercedes is on a quest to avenge the death of her mother at the hands of Demon Lord Odin. Her position is fragile, however, as an ambitious cousin is also eying her throne. Fortunately, despite being a bit clumsy, she is an agile fighter who has allies to call upon during combat and is armed with Tasla, her mother’s Psypher crossbow.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s Cornelius gets new trailer, screenshots

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s character roster is being given its time in the spotlight with a new look at the heir of Titania, Cornelius. Unfortunately for Cornelius, a curse has turned him into a Pooka in the form of a hare. His diminutive size doesn’t stop him from jumping into combat, though, as his increased agility allows him to quickly slice through enemies, attack off of walls, and unleash bolts of electricity with the Lightning Saber. Check him out in action below.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir media covers expanded cooking, brewing

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s updated crafting and cooking mechanics are highlighted in a new trailer and batch of screenshots. Potion-creation has now been expanded so that, in addition to mixing materials and items according to recipes, stocked potions can also be added to the mix. Recipes aren’t required, either, as players will be able to randomly mix items to find a match. Additional combinations are being added, too, and food will be able to be upgraded by mixing them with potions. New rest areas will also allow players to heal and buff their characters with meals cooked by Maury’s Touring Restaurant.

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Gwendolyn introduced in new Odin Sphere Leifthrasir cast trailer

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The first in a new series of cast trailers has gone live for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The debut features the Valkyrie princess of Ragnanival, and daughter of Demon Lord Odin, Gwendolyn. Gwendolyn uses her Valkyrie training and deceased sister’s Psypher Spear to attack enemies head-on as well as from above. Her powers, augmented by the addition of a skill tree, include the ability to tossing a wave of icicles and summon a swarm of spears. Check out the trailer, along with a handful of new screenshots, below.

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Combat, skills on display in new Odin Sphere Leifthrasir trailer

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Atlus has released a new trailer and screenshots showcasing Odin Sphere Leifthrasir’s combat and skill systems. Fans of the original will want to take note because the upcoming version will feature nearly 200 new abilities and skills. Drawing on their experience from Dragon’s Crown, the studio has expanded each character’s skillset while also streamlining the leveling system, by having characters and Psyphers level together, and increasing the fluidity of the combo system. For those who prefer the original setup, Classic Mode is being included that retains the visual upgrades but reverts back to the old mechanics.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir art book sample, English trailer released

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Atlus has released a new English trailer for Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The video gives a quick overview of the game as well as shows off Vanillaware’s newly hand-redrawn artwork. A sample of the art book that’s being packed with first-print copies and the Storybook Edition has also been made available via Issuu, and posted below.

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Get a look at Odin Sphere Leifthrasir – Storybook Edition’s steel book

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Atlus has revealed some more artwork from the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The art print of Alice and Socrates was released last week, and today the studio has sent the art of Valkyrie Gwendolyn that will appear on the metal slipcase. More VanillaWare art is never a bad thing.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Storybook Edition’s art print released

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Atlus has revealed the art print that will be included with the Storybook Edition of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir. The print will feature Alice along with her cat Socrates and measure 7.25”x10”. The remaining goodies will include a 64-page hardcover art book, a ‘potion recipe’ T-shirt, and an outer box to store everything. The Storybook version is limited to PS4.

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Odin Sphere Leifthrasir dated for June 7, official site now live

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Atlus has announced that the upcoming Odin Sphere re-release, Leifthrasir, will be released on June 7. Coinciding with the news is the launch of the official website. Give it a look to learn more about the game’s five intertwining plot lines, mechanics, and more importantly, to oogle Vanillaware’s art.

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