Announced earlier this week for a Japanese release in January 2016, Atlus confirmed that Odin Sphere Leifthrasir (pronounced “LAYV-thra-sheer”) is coming to North America in 2016 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita through both retail stores and the PlayStation Store.
An HD remake of the original Odin Sphere on PlayStation 2, here’s what Atlus says about Odin Sphere Leifthrasir:
Vanillaware, the team behind the hit side-scrolling title Dragon’s Crown is working on a new authentic HD project with Atlus to recreate and perfect Odin Sphere – the 2D action RPG with Norse Mythology roots.
Told in five tales from the perspectives of five unique protagonists, Odin Sphere Leifthrasir expresses the original game with glorious HD graphics in Vanillaware’s renowned style, expanded worlds with new monsters, fully voiced story scenes, and a fine-tuned refreshing combat and RPG system to perfect the gameplay.
If you’re wondering about the seemingly different spelling of the game in the new art, Atlus says, “Please note the spelling – the “d” in the logo is actually a thorn þ, and to spare people from entering difficult Nordic characters into their CMS, we’ve Romanized it to “Leifthrasir.””
For those of you in Europe, Atlus doesn’t “have any details on an EU release yet, unfortunately.”