Friday, January 22, 2016

Thank You to our audience! + Nintendo game achievements! + From the Source: Atlus - Odin Sphere Leifthrasir_Storybook Edition


Our audience has been climbing, and we have to give props to all of you for that, whether its... gamers from the United States, to Brazil, to Russia & Canada, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, the UK, Mexico, Australia and more (phew, say that in one breath). 

Many thanks & Expect more to come... we're just catching our speed in order to crank out even more (exclusive) content!

We may deliver something you'd never expect, but that's the beauty of +SDGT Studio... we're gamers and want great experiences for ourselves just as much as we want them for you. 

(Segway time... weeee! [Cough] Anyway...) 

It would be fantastic if +Nintendo incorporated achievements into the next home console and handheld... because... it just makes sense, and it extends the life of a game (especially if the achievements are challenging to get).
 
Achievements add to a gamer's rep. Even BFG showcases rare achievements on Steam profile.

It doesn't do anything amazing, but it acknowledges and digitally cements something that a gamer has done in a game. All games don't need to have achievements if they don't care for them, but picture this... if the same game were beaten but one had a bunch of achievements you could get to add to your account's collective achievement score, would you put in more time to focus on achieving them?

Nintendo has games that remind me of the old theme song from Shari Lewis's "Lamb Chops Play Along" but the games still run their course. I think something that could please both sides... is the option to unlock a games achievements AFTER beating the game once (would give gamers a reason to play it again and add to our rep). I'd leave that option up to the developers though.

For those unfamiliar with the "Lamb Chops Play Along" song, just sing this:

1- This is a song... that doeSN'T ennnnddd
2- Yes it goes on and on my friennndddssss
3- Some people... started singing it not knowing what it wassss
4- And they'll just keep on singing it forever just because
(repeat 1 - 4 again... and again... and... you get the idea)

(What's that down there? Looks like PS-Demand action! Let's go!)



Alice and Socrates Revealed as the Odin Sphere Leifthrasir "Storybook Edition" Mystery Art Print
If Socrates fits, he sits.
You remember when we first announced the Storybook edition and there was a big ol' MYSTERY ART PRINT tag there? WELL GOOD NEWS! In case you totally missed the headline and image above for some reason, the art print will feature Alice and her faithful feline Socrates! 

While Gwendolyn, Cornelius, Mercedes, Oswald, and Velvet may be the heroes in Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, we wouldn't have been able to experience the magical fairy tale without Alice and Socrates. If she didn't have such a penchant for reading we may not have even known the story of Odin Sphere existed! It's only fitting, then, that we pay tribute Alice and Socrates by immortalizing them in a beautiful 7.25"x10" art print fit for any collector of fine Vanillaware memorabilia. 

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is the all-encompassing HD remake of the original PlayStation 2 'Greatest Hits' title, Odin Sphere. Developed by the legendary Vanillaware and published by ATLUS, the game is steeped in norse mythology with intricate plots that wouldn't be out of place in a Wagner opera. Five character plots intertwine as the world of Erion hurtles towards the end of days as warring kingdoms clash for control. 

Check out the full website at atlus.com/odinsphere
 
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. For a limited time and only at participating retailers, a 64-page softcover art book will come with standard purchases. There's also the Odin Sphere Leifthrasir "Storybook Edition" premium version (limited to the PS4 version of the game) that includes a hardcover version of the art book, a special Potion Recipe t-shirt, a metal slipcase for the game, an art print, and premium outer packaging.

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