Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is journeying to North America early next year, Atlus today announced. It's no surprise to see the 3DS dungeon crawler localized following the Western release of the first three entries in the portable series, but now we have a release window along with a RRP of $39.99.
As per the Japanese version, the fourth entry comes with a 'Casual' mode, set to an easier difficulty to help newcomers acclimatize to the usually unforgiving series. Casual mode gives you a permanent item that lets you warp out of dungeons back to town. There's also no Game Over screen, with dying in Casual mode instead sending you back to town too.
FIGHT AND HEAL ARE BACK FOR MORE: ATLUS ANNOUNCES 'ETRIAN ODYSSEY IV: LEGENDS OF THE TITAN' FOR NINTENDO 3DS, COMING TO NORTH AMERICA IN EARLY 2013
ENEMIES THAT LEAP OUT OF THE SCREEN AT YOU; BOSSES THAT WILL MAKE YOU TREMBLE IN YOUR ADVENTURERS' BOOTS; AND AN ALLURING WORLD YOU WILL LOSE YOURSELF IN...
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.
About Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis' oldest mystery.
Video game publisher ATLUS has established itself as one of its industry's most consistent, celebrated companies. With proven success across a variety of genres and platforms, including enthusiast-oriented games like the Shin Megami Tensei® franchise of award-winning, fan beloved roleplaying games (including the hit Persona® sub-series of games and the prestigious Nocturne), the groundbreaking, genre-defying Catherine™, and the highly acclaimed Demon's Souls™, ATLUS provides quality critically acclaimed interactive entertainment to a wide spectrum of customers.
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