Try out Odin Sphere's long-lost 8-bit ancestor


Or is it?!

I've always said that the games of Vanillaware feel like they came from an alternate history where 2D graphics continued to reign supreme instead of being supplanted by ever more realistic 3D tech. Now, with Odin Sphere Leifthrasir being quite good and releasing quite soon, you too can have a taste of a timeline that never was.

Back in January Atlus Japan launched an 8-bit "demake" version of Odin Sphere Leifthrasir, done up in chunky NES-style pixels. You can check it out in your web browser by going to this link. While it would be silly to suggest that this little trifle is fully representative of the final, glorious PS4-era product, you can see a bit of that classic design lineage in the demake, which is cool in its own way.

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