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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Etrian Odyssey
Crawling through dungeons is dangerous business, and sometimes brute force isn’t enough. Enter Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth’s Fencer, a character who answers the call to arms with a little more finesse than the average adventurer. Check them out in action below.
Atlus is introducing players to the Celestrian’s Warlock class from their upcoming dungeon-crawler Etrian Odyssey V. The magician is able to tap into ancient powers that allow them to create fireballs, summon hailstorms, and bestow buffs. They hone their abilities as they level up, gradually focusing their powers on one of the elements: earth, fire, ice, lightning, or wind. Atlus will also be continuing their celebratory streaming series in honor of Etrian’s 10-year anniversary and upcoming release this Friday, at 4:00 p.m. (CST), on the studio’s Twitch channel.
As the slow march continues to more map-making and dungeon-crawling, Atlus has released info about the first-run extras that are to be included with Etrian Odyssey V. The launch edition will bundle together the game, a 24-page art book with character pieces and concept sketches, a six-track CD, and a protective outer box. But it’s not just all bonuses, as a new trailer also highlights the Dragoon, an armor-clad juggernaut that protects the three other classes. The Atlus crew is also set to celebrate Etrian’s 10-year anniversary with a new streaming event, set to begin at 5:00 p.m. (CST) on July 28, with Will and EJ playing several of the entries.
A busy day at Atlus HQ! In one email, the company has revealed several highly anticipated titles. In addition to word that they will be localizing Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, the studio also revealed that they are bringing over Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology and Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. Etrian Odyssey V is set to release later this year, and will continue the series tradition of map making, party maximizing, and first-person dungeon crawling. Scenarios will also require making important decisions at key points. Radiant Historia is launching later, in 2018, and is an enhanced port of the 2011 DS original. The time-traveling adventure is being expanded with a third timeline with episodic what-if scenarios, options to play added content during or after the original story, and revamped presentation (new character art, voice overs, music, and intro). Also set for a 2018 release is Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux. This updated port will add extra endings, more story content with a new character, a new dungeon, interface tweaks, and updated graphics. Trailers and screenshots for all can be found below.
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold is now in stores, online for 3DS. The latest retelling of the original trilogy, following 2013’s The Millennium Girl, also comes with free downloadable content. Several batches are slated for release, and today’s is a mix of permanently free, free for a limited time, and for-pay. Free from here on out, Yggdrasil Veteran includes a set of character portraits from the original Etrian Odyssey 2. Free until August 10 is Highlander’s Return, which brings over the Highlander class introduced in Millennium Girl into both Story and Classic. Also free until August 10 is Hidden Hot Springs!, a new quest in the third Stratum that includes unlockable portraits for Arianna and Chloe. The lone for-pay download, the $1.99 Wanted: Golden Sprout, is an easy quest to track down rare sprouts in order to create dishes that lead to premium Grimoire stones. Check out the launch trailer below.
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold hits stores and online outlets next week, and today marks the final character reveal for Chloe, the party’s War Magus. As the resident mage, Chloe will be the first to summon when in need of health, resurrection, or debuffs. Her abilities work well with other storyline characters, as well as those the player can recruit when going through the game in classic mode. She is a touch brusque, though. Her trailer can be found below, along with another video that describes how the old town-improvement mechanic works with the new ability to set up advertising campaigns for the local eatery.
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold’s Flavio, the party’s Survivalist in story mode, is featured in a new character trailer. As the resident archer, he can inflict status debuffs from afar, utilize a Flank Shot to hit multiple enemies at once, and access such debilitating skills as Trick Step, to lower an enemy’s hit rate, and buffs like Chain Dance, which raises his target and evade rate.
Atlus has decided to announce the August 4 release date of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight with a trailer about … cooking. Even the stoutest of adventurers enjoys settling down for a nice roast or piece of pie after a day in the wilds. Once players suss out the various half-deciphered recipes scattered throughout the world, and gather the necessary ingredients, they will be able to order the buff-providing dishes at the local eatery in both story and classic mode.
Atlus has released a new trailer focusing on the story mode from Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold. The video showcases one of mode’s five characters, Arianna, the Princess of Caledonia. As a practitioner of a Sovereign-type class, she has access to buffs and other support skills, including passive healing. Three themes were also announced, with each, Story, Classic, and Café, running .99 and set to release weekly starting July 14. GameStop is also offering a free Story theme as a pre-order bonus.