Meanwhile, NIS America confirmed to us Etrian Odyssey 4 completes its journey to Europe on August 30. According to reviewer Kat Bailey, EO4 is one of the two best RPGs on the 3DS - the other being the excellent Fire Emblem: Awakening - so it should be worth the wait.
IRVINE, Calif. - July 15, 2013 - Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl, a fresh take on the original entry in the first-person, map-making dungeon crawler series Etrian Odyssey will be available for sale beginning on October 1. The game will sell in stores and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS for $39.99. After the success of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, the best-selling Etrian Odyssey title to date, developer ATLUS created a unique gameplay experience in Etrian Odyssey Untold for players to use as an entry point to the series. Etrian Odyssey Untold returns to the beginnings of the franchise with an engaging Story mode - a first for the series - as well as new dungeons, the navigation and control conveniences of Etrian Odyssey IV, and graphics that take advantage of the power of the Nintendo 3DS system. More details on Etrian Odyssey Untold are available on the official website: http://www.atlus.com/untold.
Etrian Odyssey Untold is a game in two parts: the first part is a story-driven first person adventure into the world of Etria. Appropriate for players new to the series and veterans alike, the Story mode gives players five pre-made characters, each with their own personalities and dialogue to explore a side of Etria not seen in the first game. Adventurers must brave new dungeon layouts, floors, and enemies to find out the truth of the Yggdrasil Tree and the mysterious girl, Frederica.
For series veterans, Classic mode offers the traditional Etrian Odyssey gameplay, updated to the latest conveniences found in Etrian Odyssey IV, including full 3-D graphics. The game also includes animated opening and story cutscenes by MADHOUSE Inc. and voiceovers for the story and battle scenes, plus the option for orchestrated background music.
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will be available on October 1. The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. Details and pre-order information are on the official game website, http://www.atlus.com/untold.