Atlus is bringing Etrian Odysesy IV, which launched in Japan this July, to 3DS in North America in early 2013. It will be called Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan.
The game wil introduce a “wide range” of enhancements, including an improved graphics engine with polygonal enemies and special effects designed to take advantage of the handheld’s 3D capability. It takes players through “beautiful, yet menacing realms” with their custom created characters and party. It promises to be a “brutal challenge” and “not for the faint of heart.” But a Casual mode will be added for newcomers, as well.
“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 Atlus.
“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!”
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