During this week’s Nintendo Direct, Atlus surprise-announced Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, a revamped compilation of the first Etrian Odyssey games for Switch. The package is set to release on June 1st, 2023, and fans can buy the Collection for all three titles, or purchase games individually.

While it’s nice to see the Etrian Odyssey franchise return through a collection like this, fans were hoping to see a new installment. Thankfully, it appears the team at Atlus is hard at work on making that happen. As a matter of fact, they say impressions and comments from Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection will be used to help build the next installment in the Etrian Odyssey franchise.

All this comes straight from the Etrian Odyssey team, and you can read their full statement below, as translated by Persona Central.

Hello everyone, this is the “Etrian Odyssey” development team. It’s been a while. First of all, thanks to all of your support, the “Etrian Odyssey” series is able to celebrate its 16th anniversary this year. This is all thanks to all those who enjoy playing the games, thank you very much.

To all of you who have been looking forward to the new game, we thank you very much for your patience… The hardware has changed from the two-screen DS, and we have to admit that it will take more time to create a new “Etrian Odyssey.”

In the course of our research, these remasters were produced based on the concept of “We want people to be able to play the original trilogy, which is no longer accessible, on current consoles.”

The play style has changed significantly from the two-screen DS, but we have also prepared methods for those who want to enjoy hand-drawn maps.

We would like to make use of opinions on this remaster for the new “Etrian Odyssey” game. We would like to hear your feedback, whether you’ve played previous titles in the series or are playing “Etrian Odyssey” for the first time.

We look forward to hearing from you.

[Etrian Odyssey development team]

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