Odin Sphere pS4 pre-order bonus
The PS4 pre-order bonuses for "Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir." Atlus

“Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir” is a week away from its Japan release date, and though there’s no worldwide release date as of this writing, the developers in Vanillaware have unveiled some of the new content available post-game. Furthermore, a demo for the HD re-release will soon be released in Japan, so anyone with a Japanese PSN account should be able to access it and try it out.

The term post-game means that the content will be available after the main story mode has been beaten, and it looks like fans of the game are going to be quite busy. According to Gematsu, “Odin Sohere: Leifthrasir” will have an “Xtra New Game” mode that lets players start from the beginning with all of their abilities.

It’s the equivalent of New Game Plus which means that there will be tougher enemies to take on the second time. Players are going to have to level up their favorite characters well if they want to beat the game a second time.

Also confirmed is the game’s "Hell" difficulty setting which makes the game much tougher for the player, hence the title. This difficulty setting of the game makes sure that the player’s health never increases from it’s 200-point value, adding an extra layer of challenge in addition to harder enemies.

Siliconera has also confirmed a "Boss Rush" mode that lets players choose their favorite characters and take on the main story’s bosses once again. This time, however, all of the bosses are at level 50 and there won’t be any checkpoints. Item boxes are also prohibited, so gamers are in for a very difficult experience.

The demo mentioned in the beginning should be available now in Japan for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. All five characters will be playable with a stage and boss reconfigured so that no one gets spoiled.

Prior to the post-game content news, “Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir” already had a lot going for it. The game’s new mode will feature completely redrawn character sprites and a new combat system, essentially making it a remake. The re-release also features the original PS2 version of the game, without any of the HD flair.

Japanese gamers will be able to pick up “Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir” on Jan. 14, while the rest of the world will have to wait for an announcement from the game’s publisher, Atlus. The game will be available on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.

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