Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Dungeon Crawler

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight coming this summer

Atlus has announced the release date of the North American version of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight. The follow-up to last year’s Millennium Girl follows in its predecessor’s footsteps as a reimagined version of one of the earlier titles, Etrian Odyssey 2. As before, the game will feature a classic mode and a story mode. Classic mode will have greater party customization and little plot, but it will also include interface improvements, new dungeon designs, and an improve Grimoire system. Story mode will follow a group of pre-made characters in an adventure surrounding Princess Arianna of Caledonia and her protector, the Fafnir Knight, which features animated cutscenes and voiced dialog. Story mode does have one exclusive, and it’s the new Fafnir class, which allows the character to transform into a demonic form.

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Huh?Ah!! Ninjas! in new Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer

After spending an appropriate amount of time lurking in the shadows, the Ninja is ready to make its Etrian Mystery Dungeon debut. Ninja focus on weakening and confusing enemies with the ability to create a copy of themselves as well as bind and trick their foes. Their increased agility allows them to take advantage of an encumbered enemy and deliver heavy damage. Plus they are awesome. Fact. Well, in general, hopefully in the game, too. Check out the new screenshots and trailer to see them in action.

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Hexer conjures up new trailer, screens from Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Atlus comes through with another trailer and batch of screenshots for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, this time for the Hexer. The curse-casting class can debuff enemies, bind limbs, and poison. As long as they’re tucked away safely in the back row, they can curse until their little dark heart is content (or they run out of mana). For more on the other classes, as well as trailers and screens, check out the dancer, gunner, medic, runemaster, and protector.

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The dancer twirls up a buff in Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer

The dancer is getting its time in the spotlight in Atlus’ latest round of media for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The trailer and screenshots offer a better look at the series’ version of a bard, as dancers buff up their teammates with their mesmerizing moves. To see more about the other classes, in addition to more trailers and shots, have a look at the gunner, medic, runemaster, and protector.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 story trailer debuts new content

Atlus has released a new story trailer for the upcoming Devil Survivor 2 re-release, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2. The 3DS role-playing game will feature voice tracks for the original and new content, extra StreetPass and SpotPass features, and an estimated 40 hours of new content that includes extra characters, bosses, and settings. Returning players can skip the original content entirely and start on the added material. The trailer reveals some of the new portion, the Triangulum arc.

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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy pushed back to June

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) Updated Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America has announced that their upcoming dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy has a new release date. Originally scheduled for release on April 14, the Experience Inc.-developed role-playing game will now be launching for PS Vita on June 9. A few new screenshots showcasing character creation and item creation were also released and posted below.

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PlayStation Vita News

Etrian Mystery Dungeon Gunner blasts away in new screens, trailer

The Etrian Mystery Dungeon roster rollout continues today with the Gunner. Not only do they have powerful firearms for long-range attacks, but they can also bind enemies, paralyzing them from attack or casting spells. They made their return in Millenium Girl and proved to be a valuable (re)addition. And as before, the latest reveal gets its own batch of screenshots and gameplay trailer.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon site goes live, plus Medic screens and trailer

Etrian Mystery Dungeon now has an official website. The site hosts a few goodies, including new media, a breakdown of the story and mechanics, and character-creation pages. And to go along with other recent class reveals, some new screenshots and a new trailer have been released to showcase the Medic. Keep those potions handy!

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New Etrian Mystery Dungeon screens, trailer reveal the Runemaster

Atlus has released some new screenshots and a new video showing off another class in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, the Runemaster. The master of elements uses staffs to cast area-of-effect spells to attack multiple enemies at once or concentrated blasts to deal heavy damage to single units. As with most casters, they are susceptible to melee damage, but Etrian veterans will already know that the best place for a Runemaster to be is behind a wall of (well-armored) muscle.

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NIS releases nine new Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy screens

Operation Abyss New Tokyo Legacy (PS Vita) January Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

NIS America has released the first set of translated screenshots from Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The PS Vita RPG dungeon crawler is from the team behind Demon’s Gaze, and challenges players with saving a near-future Tokyo that finds itself besieged by genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. The shots show some of the enemies that will be faced, combat, and bits of dialog.

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PlayStation Vita News