Last month, XSEED Games announced a special Mercenary Edition along with a vague October release timeframe. The publisher has now officially announced the release date for the title: October 30.
Developed by Grandia and Lunar series veteran studio Game Arts, Ragnarok Odyssey is a new title set in the popular Ragnarok Online universe. Players will enter a spiritual world where battle is being waged between humans and giants after the fall of the gods had previously separated the two races. After creating a character from over 20,000 possible combinations based on customizable physical features, players are given the choice of one of six specialized job classes before entering the open world and beginning their adventure.
The special edition, better known as the Mercenary Edition, will include a soundtrack CD, a 'Mercenary Guide' showcasing artwork and strategies to use while playing the game, a pack of 'Monster Cards' containing 10 random trading cards from the 50+ available in game --- and of course the game itself. This limited edition will retail for $49.99 with the regular edition retailing for $39.99. Of course, if you like things digital it will be available on PlayStation Network alongside the boxed released when it is released on October 30 in North America.