The best way to hook people on an Etrian Odyssey title is to give them a small taste of it. The mapping RPGs are addictive and once someone’s gotten started, they’ll feel this compulsory pull to keep moving forward. Atlus knows this, which is why it’s releasing an Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl demo on the 3DS eShop next week. Just take a tiny taste. It won’t hurt you. Just a smidgeon.
Oh wait. Yup, you did try it. Now you have to buy the full game.
The Etrian Odyssey Untold demo will function in the same way as the Etrian Odyssey IV one released earlier this year. Players will be given a chance to start a game of Etrian Odyssey Untold, but will be cut off after a certain point. Their save file can then be imported into the full version of the game, allowing them to pick up where they left off, with the same party and characters. It’s a good way to give people a chance to really get going, while also giving people who would already commit to the game an early start on their adventure.
As for the full version of Etrian Odyssey Untold, it can be enjoyed starting October 1, 2013. GamerTell will be reviewing it for you, so keep your eyes peeled later this month for Noah Bradley’s thoughts on the first installment with an actual story. If it sounds like something you’d enjoy, make sure you have $39.99 ready to buy it.
If you can’t wait until next Thursday to start playing some Etrian Odyssey Untold, then check the eShop. The Etrian Odyssey IV demo should be in there, ready to keep you busy for a week and convince you to buy another installment in the series.
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