Highly Anticipated Norse-themed Action RPG Now Available as Digital Download on PlayStation Store exclusively for PlayStation Vita

Buena Park, Calif., (February 20, 2013) – GungHo Online Entertainment America, a multiplatform publisher for the online gaming community, is pleased to announce today the company has released the visceral action RPG hack and slash title, Ragnarok Odyssey, in Europe, Australia and New Zealand exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system as a digital download on the PlayStation®Network for a price of €29.99.

Based on Norse-mythology,Ragnarok Odyssey tells its own story set within the popular Ragnarok Onlineuniverse, and provides hand-held players with an all-new high-octane action RPG experience that is equally rewarding as a single player or multiplayer adventure.

To celebrate today’s release of Ragnarok Odyssey, GungHo Online Entertainment America has also premiered an all new trailer. Players begin their journey in Ragnarok Odyssey by first creating a unique character from a diverse selection of customizable visual elements consisting of over 20,000 possible combination variants. After applying physical features, players will then select their character’s play style from a stable of six diverse job classes, including the Sword Warrior, Mage, Assassin, Hunter, Cleric and menacing Hammersmith. Upon entering the game’s open-world environment, players will be tasked with exploring a realm filled with heavy action, in which giants and humans remain in constant conflict with each other.

Ragnarok Odyssey features a robust multiplayer mode — players aren’t forced to go their journey alone, and are encouraged to recruit up to four friends to get together for chaotic and action-packed ad-hoc and online cooperative play. When a particularly difficult boss shows up, players can always count on their friends to help them through a tough fight.

Ragnarok Odyssey was developed by Game Arts together with GungHo Online Entertainment in Japan and is now available for download at a price of €29.99 on the PlayStation Network in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand courtesy of GungHo Online Entertainment America. The game is rated PEGI 12 in Europe and PG in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information, visit www.ro-vita.com or www.gunghoonline.com. Fans can also follow on Facebook  and Twitter.

About GAME ARTS Co., Ltd.

GAME ARTS Co., Ltd. was established in 1985 and has been in the industry for more than 20 years, becoming one of the most prestigious development companies in Japan with role-playing games such as the “GRANDIA” and “Lunar” series, the shooter series “Silpheed,” and the mechanized shooter series “Gungriffon.” Currently developing titles for next gen home consoles, portable devices as well as PC, the technology gained through their vast development experience working on first-party and original titles across a wide range of platforms has prepared them to tackle every new project dynamically and professionally. GAME ARTS Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary company of GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. For more information, please visit http://www.gamearts.com/.

About GungHo Online Entertainment America

GungHo Online Entertainment America is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GungHo Online Entertainment America is the US division of GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE), an established Japanese publisher. GungHo Online Entertainment America’s content partners include leading developers Game Arts, Acquire and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GungHo Online Entertainment America publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet and MMO-style games for PC.  GungHo Online Entertainment America is located in Buena Park, CA. For more information, visit www.gunghoonline.com.

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