Teasing an announcement later last week, Atlus and Vanillaware have been working together on a handful of collaboration projects once more.
The first major title teased was Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Playstation Vita. It is described to be quite different from the original release of Odin Sphere on the Playstation 2 and is more akin to a HD remake rather than a HD remaster. Different gameplay systems have been hinted at, but no specifics have been shared for the time being outside of an enhanced UI for several elements, such as the map and alchemy interface.
Fans of the original systems have the choice to switch to a "Classic Mode" while Leifdrasir's improvements are available in "Refine Mode."
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir is coming out in Japan on January 14, 2016 for 7,980yen and first-print copies come with the Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir Artworks book.
Additionally, Atlus and Vanillaware are teasing an all-new project as well. Its initial teaser trailer reveals that the first details of it will be arriving this September.
Lastly, Atlus Japan's Twitter account has announced that the original soundtrack for Dragon's Crown will be releasing this fall. Boasting an impressive 56 tracks throughout 3 discs, the OST will also contain various bonus tracks and piano arrangements for select pieces.
Atlus Japan's tweet also shared a sample of the OST's cover drawn by Vanillaware.
The retail copy of the Dragon's Crown original soundtrack will be priced at 3,456yen while a digital copy will cost 3,000yen.
View the gallery down below for more pictures of Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir.
Update: After viewing an archive of the debut stream for Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir, several changes were detailed off to the side.
The following features mentioned were:
- Several new maps & enemies.
- Movement controls now have a faster response time.
- Alchemy will be redone and presented in a more streamlined fashion.
- Players do not have to replay the stages between the game's characters anymore.
- There is an option to teleport between areas now.
- A new animation will play out when a character uses an item.
- Brand-new arrangements and new songs from Hitoshi Sakimoto.
- The battle system has been tweaked to be more like the style found in Muramasa: The Demon Blade.
Update 2: Atlus USA has announced that they will be localizing the title as Odin Sphere Leifthrasir in North America, releasing in 2016 on PS4, PS3, and Vita - both digital and physical. Here's the English Announcement trailer, and four new screens were added to the gallery below.