Oh Etrian Odyssey games, you’ll eventually take over everyone’s lives. The series has gotten more accessible over the years, in the hopes more DS and 3DS owners will get involved in this turn-based, dungeon crawling and mapping adventure. It looks like Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl could prove the most open of all the adventures yet. Though, we’ll have to wait until October 1, 2013 to see how North American audiences respond to the retelling of the original DS game on the 3DS.
It’s more than a retelling of Etrian Odyssey though. Etrian Odyssey Untold follows Etrian Odyssey IV‘s footsteps in offering a prettier, 3D world and the option to make things a bit easier for beginners to the series. In addition, people can go through the adventure in either Story or Classic mode, with Story mode offering pre-made and determined characters, whom players follow. Classic is just like previous Etrian Odyssey adventures, in that there are no special characters and players make up their own little backstories and such for their party members in their heads.
What? I can’t be the only person who does that!
Etrian Odyssey Untold will be available on the 3DS eShop and in regular stores on October 1, and in both cases it will be $39.99. However, I’d wait before deciding which version you’ll buy. Atlus usually does some kind of first-run promotion for their games, turning them into an impromptu collector’s edition. Like the SMT IV first run copies include a soundtrack CD and 176 page strategy guide and artbook. I wouldn’t be surprised if Atlus does the same with Etrian Odyssey Untold. I mean, Etrian Odyssey IV came with a soundtrack CD.
If you’re really uncertain, you can always wait for the GamerTell review. I can guarantee, I’ll be picking this game up. I love me some Etrian Odyssey!
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