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Ragnarok Violet

07-30-2011, 06:35 PM
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Ragnarok Violet

This article says a spinoff of Gravity's Ragnarok Online is coming to the US App Store on 08/05.


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http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2011/1935.html

http://romb.jp/rov/pc/

Last edited by Dazarath; 07-30-2011 at 07:01 PM.
07-30-2011, 06:44 PM
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Will probably be picking this one up. I played this one online back in middle school, and thought it was pretty fun. Surprised this hasn't been announced or anything yet with an imminent release date fast approaching. Looks like it'll be a good single-player KRPG on the iOS.

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07-30-2011, 09:03 PM
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Why is this free? What's the catch?
07-30-2011, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Why is this free? What's the catch?
also wondering this...
07-30-2011, 09:07 PM
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Ah..didn't even see that it was going to be free. There's probably going to a bunch of iAP consumables, bleh.

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07-30-2011, 09:18 PM
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Tried the Korean version, it's a good RPG game.

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07-30-2011, 09:19 PM
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Here's a fluff write-up from Gamersdailynews.com

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‘Ragnarok Violet’ is the iPhone version of the famous ‘Ragnarok Online’ which boasts over 50,000,000 players worldwide. Combining the award winning Action RPG ‘Ragnarok Online’ with the portability and quick game play of the mobile phone we proudly present ‘Ragnarok Violet’!

Utilizing some of the most unique and fun systems of Ragnarok Online, such as an advanced Pet system, item enchanting card collecting, cute costumes and of course exploring the expansive world of ‘Ragnarok Violet’, Violet promises to feel familiar yet all new, and all fun! Ragnarok Violet also offers brand new ways of playing Ragnarok Online, such as improved weapon swapping, and the Item creation systems, ‘Ragnarok Violet’ has evolved this into a even more enjoyable game!



Starting in the capital city Prontera, you will fight against familiar monsters from the game, such as Porings, Spores and Marins! Battle through the lush landscape and collect drops that you see in the original game such as Empty Bottles, Honey and even the different colored Herbs!

Using potions fight your way through and explore dark caverns in search of quest items and tougher monsters to level up! Your pet will prove to be your friend by picking up your loot; don’t forget to feed him or he’ll run away.

Find or purchase various weapons and armor to better prepare for your battles. Upgrade them and compound Monster cards into them for an even bigger advantage in combat! Eventually you will be strong enough to battle it out with the iconic MVP bosses!

Completely hand-held and played on the touch screen of the popular Apple products, “Ragnarok Violet” is very easy to pick up and play.
07-30-2011, 09:23 PM
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Apparently this has been out in Japan and there is a version avaliable on Cydia through xSellize with an english patch. Speculation suggests that if it can be hacked indepently then that would operate independent of severe IAP.

Edit: I don't support piracy; just making academic point about fan following suggesting fair IAP.

Appannie.com here lists several IAPs but they are in japanese so non-sensical to me.



Japanese iTunes link...

Last edited by undeadcow; 07-30-2011 at 09:55 PM.
07-30-2011, 09:25 PM
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Article from destructoid.com

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...You will take the role of Clide as he seeks to join the Violet Knights and travel around the land of Midgard to fight monsters that threaten the daily life of the citizens.

Violet will incorporate many of the same systems as its bigger sibling, such as the pet system, item enchanting card collecting, cute costumes and exploration. There will also be new enhancements such as improved weapon swapping and item creation. These should make the game feel familiar to longtime fans of the series, while still offering fresh new content to shake things up some.

It's been a long time since I've engaged in anything related to Ragnarok Online, but the series seems to be doing well for itself. This will be the second single-player outing in that universe after the DS-centric Ragnarok DS. This will also mark the first mobile Ragnarok Online game to make it overseas.

Ragnarok Violet will be available for download on August 5th, and will be free to play.

Last edited by undeadcow; 07-30-2011 at 09:32 PM.
07-30-2011, 09:35 PM
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Here's a crumby internet translator text of the IAPs listed on japanese App Store, maybe someone else can make more sense of it than I can...

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Green 170 Water Magical 85 bags sturdy 170 eggs pet Blue 170 the hands of a blacksmith 20 170 Tears of 170 Orichalcum 10 170 Venus egg pet black BOX 250 lottery 85 bags of travelers Pet Eggs