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ATLUS announces 'Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan' for Nintendo 3DS, coming to North America in early 2013



IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- OCTOBER 4, 2012 -- ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today unveiled plans to localize and publish Etrian Odyssey®IV: Legends of the Titan™, the latest entry in the long-running RPG franchise designed as a contemporary homage to the pen and paper roleplaying games of old.



Marking the series' arrival on the Nintendo 3DS, Legends of the Titan introduces a wide range of enhancements and additions, including a greatly improved graphics engine with polygonal enemies and special effects designed to take full advantage of the platform's unique 3D capabilities. As with previous games in the series, players explore beautiful yet menacing realms - each varied in flora and fauna - mapping their journey along the way using the touch screen and their stylus. No two games are ever the same, thanks to a character creation and party customization system that encourages experimentation and rewards creativity and imagination. Moreover, while Legends of the Titan - built with older hardcore gamers in mind -- is still a brutal challenge and not for the faint of heart, a new Casual mode option ensures newcomers to the series and genre need not be intimidated.



"The Etrian Odyssey series is an enduring love letter to a bygone era, a time when the thrill of adventure; the rewards of imagination; and the satisfaction of true challenge could truly transport gamers to another world," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Index Digital Media, Inc. "While Legends of the Titan continues to be a bridge to that past, the series now enjoys its most technologically sophisticated foray yet. Enemies are rendered in 3D and practically pounce out of the Nintendo 3DS at the player. The areas to be explored and mapped have never been as intricately detailed and memorably vibrant. The wondrous music of Yuzo Koshiro is back, fully orchestrated and as epic as ever. At the risk of sounding oxymoronic, we're proud to bring our fans the newest, most exciting old school CRPG throwback yet!"



Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is scheduled to launch in early 2013, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. For more information, visit the game's teaser website at www.atlus.com/etrian4.



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04 Oct 2012 04:07

Oh hey, a crappy game :/
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04 Oct 2012 04:11

TheLastBlade wrote:Oh hey, a crappy game :/


Wow, are you crazy? This is the best 3DS news we've gotten since MH3U, and before that, since much longer.
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04 Oct 2012 04:16

Oh hey. I was just looking at this because I saw the soundtrack online. lol

@captfalcon99

He dislikes almost every conceivable RPG, but apparently likes the genre. Dunno.
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04 Oct 2012 04:39

Another 3DS game I'll have to buy ? Damn, 3DS... you're ruining me :lol:
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04 Oct 2012 05:12

TheLastBlade wrote:Image
Oh look, a bad troll.
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04 Oct 2012 05:57

YYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAYYY!!!!

Awesome news!!! One of my most anticipated game for the 3DS is seeing release out of Japan !

Now it NEEDS to get there in Europe, right Atlus? Since you're oh so bad at bringing your games there, please make an effort with that one. Go see Rising Star, Marvellous, Nintendo, Ubisoft... whoever you want that has a history of localising games in Europe when the main company don't want to.

And also @TheLastBlade really?
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04 Oct 2012 06:01

So... I've never actually played these games. Do I need to go back or anything? Or is it just.... y'know.. fantasy JRPG?
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04 Oct 2012 07:53

@Shaanyboi
I actually would like to know this too. I haven't played any of these games and would like to try it out.
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04 Oct 2012 08:32

Shaanyboi wrote:So... I've never actually played these games. Do I need to go back or anything? Or is it just.... y'know.. fantasy JRPG?

There is minimal story in all of these games, so you shouldn't have a problem. The story and the choices you make are driven by you. There is no right or wrong way to play the game, and how you level up your characters depends on how they will be used. In EO3, for example, the Monk class can be a healer or a fighter depending on how you use your skill points. There are not enough skill points to have him be both, so the choices you make are important. It is really insane how many different options there are in the game. (This was the skill tree from EO3. http://www.intothelabyrinth.net/etriano ... /skillsim/ As you can see, very invovled!)

Also, you get to make your own maps of the dungeons, one of my favorite parts!

Anyway, the main barrier for some in these games was the intense difficulty. However, they introduced an easy mode (which will probably still be hard) in EO4, so there's really no excuse to not try this. And EO3 lasted me over 100 hours before I got into the post game content.

Can't recommend this game enough.

This is a great article on how the Etrian Odyssey series treats storylines, in case you're still curious: http://www.brainygamer.com/the_brainy_g ... ative.html
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04 Oct 2012 09:52

EOIII was the first one I played and I'm probably going to pick up every new one that comes along. Be warned, though: you'll be spending hundreds of hours playing. The game doesn't keep track of your play time but it's very involved.

Not to mention mapping is ridiculously satisfying.
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04 Oct 2012 10:24

Yes yes YES! I hope they will bring the new Shin Megami Tensei as well (at some point)!
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04 Oct 2012 11:08

Now here's a third-party game that I want to see as a digital release as well as retail...but mostly digital. As often as you need to load up the game and level up your guys, it'd be good to have always on-system rather than fish around for a cartridge of it. But it probably won't... unless they did say that and I just didn't catch it, but I doubt it..
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04 Oct 2012 16:01

Just what we need: More 3DS games coming to NA. A 'good' thing. ^_^
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04 Oct 2012 18:25

Oh yeah! Time to get ready to buy this!
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04 Oct 2012 18:40

When I saw Japan was getting this game, I just knew that we wouldn't get it here in the west. Luckily, that's not the case!
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04 Oct 2012 20:26

CrispyGoomba wrote:When I saw Japan was getting this game, I just knew that we wouldn't get it here in the west. Luckily, that's not the case!

But every other EO game made it here!
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05 Oct 2012 04:15

I've been hoping they'd bring this over... I am a little leery of making my own map, but it still looks good
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05 Oct 2012 07:35

sdsichero wrote:I've been hoping they'd bring this over... I am a little leery of making my own map, but it still looks good

Making your own map is one of the best parts of the game!

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