Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl release date set
posted on 07.15.13 at 09:48 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Atlus' latest dungeon crawler lands in October.

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will launch for 3DS in stores and on the Nintendo eShop in North America for $39.99 on October 1, Atlus has announced.

A first for the series, Etrian Odyssey Untold is built around a fixed story mode with five pre-made characters. There’s also a Classic mode for Etrian Odyssey veterans, which offers traditional series gameplay. Additional features include new dungeons, the navigation and control conveniences of Etrian Odyssey IV, an animated opening and story cutscenes from animation studio Madhouse, and more.

View the final box art at the gallery.

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  • kuroneko0509

    Atlus delivers again

    • Jontaku

      Just not to Europe

  • Locksus

    Oh, come on now, seriously? You’re already releasing EO:MG in NA but there’s absolutely NO word on when EO4 will release here in Europe. Step it up, Fatlus.

    • Sevyne

      Dunno why y’all keep getting all pissy with Atlus over it. They have no EU branch.

      • Locksus

        Which is exactly why they should have one. Getting P4A a whole YEAR later than NA isn’t exactly fun.
        NISA is handling the European release, but they’ve only announced that EO4 will release “this summer”.

        • Sevyne

          You think it’s as simple as just saying, “Hey we should have a EU branch” and then doing it? It really isn’t that simple and definitely not cheap.

          • Locksus

            I never said or even implied it’s “easy and cheap”. I just simply stated my opinion and said that they definitely should have one, because we Europeans always get Atlus’ games months later than Americans do.
            I’d rather not play their games a year after they’ve released elsewhere.

            • Folk Hellfang

              I’ll never truly know your pain as an EU gamer, but it’s officially time to let it go as far as Atlus in Europe.
              Keep being a trooper and buy all the games NISA brings over and you’ll be taken care of.
              They know there is a following over there.

              • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                This is the truth right here. NISA is pretty much your Atlus Europe right now. Which is silly on Atlus’ part cause you guys are the better/more profitable supporters of Japanese content currently. If I had to set up a home base and handle two territories, it’d be based out of Europe honestly (I hear Germany in particular is a good place to setup shop).

                • Sevyne

                  But when Atlus USA was established that wasn’t the case so I don’t see how it’s silly. If they had to make the choice now and not 22 years ago I’d totally agree with you though.

                  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                    It’s not so much about the then versus now, it’s the fact that it’s been 22 years and the signs that Europe was becoming more and more profitable for EU distribution have been in the air…well, 4 years now? Maybe more? I don’t want to say the whole gen cause lol no, NA used to be great for Japan stuff no question. PS2 gen alone proved that but in this business, one needs to be flexible, adaptable, and moving forward. Forward movement is them setting up some operation in EU as well, even if it’s just a distribution agreement and then take on the additional language costs. Money on the table imo, plus brand boosting.

                    • Sevyne

                      And that brings me back to my original point that it is not feasible for a company that is already in a bad financial situation. I think people expect far too much and ignore the fact that things cost a lot of money. In a perfect world where money isn’t an issue then it would make perfect sense, but it’s not. Yes, you gotta spend money to make money, but Atlus doesn’t exactly have that money to spend.

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      Right, Index isn’t in a good situation currently but again time is a big factor here, 22 years. There was time to setup an effort and it might have brought in a bit of extra money due to favourable exchange rates, well at least more favourable versus USD/CAD.

                    • Sevyne

                      So first it’s not about the time factor and then it is? I’ve made a point for both cases not being favorable and all you’ve done is talk in circles. Anyway, I think we’re good and done on this topic because we’ll just go in circles forever here.

                      I have this odd feeling we’re simply just misunderstanding each other here.

                    • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

                      I believe we’re simply misunderstanding each other. My point has and always was, that there’s been a long gap, 22 years; where they could and should have setup shop for Europe. It didn’t have to be Day 1 when Atlus USA was formed and certainly doing it now is…trying but there’s a good stretch of time where it would have been okay to setup. Lost opportunity, instead NISA will profit from yet again catering to European Atlus fans and with the tides shifting, NISA benefits from Atlus’ brand, not Atlus themselves. There’s a reason Namco Bandai and the other big third parties don’t allow the localization firms to handle their IPs.

              • Locksus

                I will, believe me. I just want to play most of the games Atlus’ releases, but it would help me, as a 3DS owner, that the games they make release here in Europe as well.
                This is one example where I can see how 3DS’ region locking is really hurting some gamers.

                • Sevyne

                  Region locking is definitely total crap. I love Nintendo ‘n all, but region locking is one thing I will never side with them on.

                  • Locksus

                    Yeah. Region locking wouldn’t bother me if we saw all or most of 3DS’ titles released all over the world.
                    There are many Japan-only games I would love to play.

                    • Sevyne

                      Oh I totally agree, but that is the ONLY way I wouldn’t care about region locking because it wouldn’t even matter at that point.

                    • Locksus

                      Agreed. I believe Iwata has stated in the past that Nintendo will strive to release their games everywhere simultaneously, starting with Pokemon X & Y.
                      I really hope they start doing this with all their games.

                    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

                      Agreed. It sucks about no Atlus in EU by the way. (Virtual pat on the back from me.)

                      The thing that sucks even more is the region lock. I’m not a fan of it for this very reason. Even if you want to support something via import, it’s not a viable option… which sucks.

            • Sevyne

              Hey, I totally understand why you’d be frustrated over the situation. I myself would hate to be in a position where I have to wait anywhere from a few months to a year after everyone else has already gotten a game to even hear about it coming to my region. I just think getting angry with Atlus over it is a bit much when they really have no control over it at this point.

              Should Atlus have a EU branch? Of course they should, but with their parent company on the verge of collapse it really isn’t feasible. Really the best you can hope for is that NISA continues to pick up their games and bring them to you. They’re much more reliable than who you were dealing with before for Atlus titles.

              • Locksus

                I know. Atlus having a EU branch at the moment doesn’t sound likely, as you said.
                I just hope NISA would announce the final release date for the title because I would definitely support the game and the series.

                • Sevyne

                  Hey, I hope they announce a date for you soon too. Though, NISA should take decent care of you. They’re very reliable folks. They won’t pull a Zen United on you and endlessly delay a game (Unless it’s BRS: The Game, which really did take way longer than it should have lol).

                  • Locksus

                    Yes, I know NISA is working to bring the games from Atlus to Europe. I know they are great people!

                    • Sevyne

                      Cool. Just wanted to make sure, because I know y’all are used to companies like Zen and Ghostlight taking forever to localize games. I’d be a bit sour if I had to deal with those folks too.

                    • Locksus

                      Oh man, tell me about it. It baffles me how it took Zen a whole year to get P4A here in Europe.
                      Oh well, at least we got it :d

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    Good stuff! Looking forward to seeing the additions for myself. That’s a good break after finishing IV, too, so I won’t feel Etrian-ed out.

    I didn’t see any suggestion of any extras in the email, but hopefully they’re still a possibility. :)

  • MrKappa

    I fell like I asked this before but what exactly is this game? I’ve been hearing it is a remake of the first but is that so?

    • Pekola

      It’s a remake of the first one, but with an added story mode. Other Etrian Story games lacked completely fixed stories.

      This one has both the original mode, where you create your own characters and go dungeon crawling, and the new story mode with fixed characters/story.

  • Elvick

    That is some lovely box art.