Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Spike Chunsoft

Etrian Mystery Dungeon grabs its kit and heads out to retail, eShop

After weeks of class reveals, Atlus has released the adventurers of Etrian Mystery Dungeon to set out on their labyrinth-filled journey. The action-heavy dungeon crawler is a combination of two different styles, with the class and progression systems of Etrian Odyssey and the perspective and combat of Mystery Dungeon. Players must take a four-party band into randomly generating dungeons in order to find out what’s behind the recent increase in monster attacks. Also available today are five downloadable items that are free until May 7 as well as a .99 3DS theme. As a reminder, all launch copies come packed with a soundtrack sampler with six rough cuts, a 28-page art-and-info booklet, and a slip cover.

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(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Mystery Dungeon

(Nintendo 3DS Review) Etrian Mystery Dungeon

“… an interesting mixture of styles that sees the game lose the series’ traditional sense of discovery and exploration but gain a new, fast-paced combat system. ”

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Atlus releases final, full trailer for Etrian Mystery Dungeon

A week out from release and Atlus has released the final trailer for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. It’s a quick video that gives a brief overview of the town and dungeons. But for those wanting to see more, or to catch up on recent announcements, check out the trailer and screenshot combos for the various classes: Dancer, Gunner, Hexer, Landsknecht, Medic, Ninja, Protector, Runemaster, Sovereign, and Wanderer. A premium 3DS theme was also released on eShop today for $0.99, and can be seen in action here.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon free and for-pay DLC detailed, media released

Atlus has more in store for Etrian Mystery Dungeon than another character reveal with news about upcoming free and for-pay DLC. From release date until May 5, buyers will be able to download five new quests for free, with each requiring that players track down missing adventurers. After May 5, the quests will cost either $1.49 or $1.99. Details for each are available below. A paid theme will also be available on March 31; the $0.99 download, demonstrated here, will feature scrolling 3D and hand-drawn character art, custom folders, and the theme song. And of course, a new trailer was released along with new screenshots for the latest class reveal, the Wanderer. These sword-wielders are experts at attacking animals, clearing paths, and escaping dungeons, capable of getting the party to safety without sacrificing their items.

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon gets fancy with the highfalutin Sovereign

Etrian Mystery Dungeon’s Sovereign class makes its debut today. Following the Ninja with a new batch of screenshots and a new trailer, the Sovereign wears heavy armor, allowing for them to take large amounts of damage, and bestows buffs on their fellow party members. Sounds like a Bard-style tank—a winning combination.

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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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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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