Etrian Odyssey V details races, classes, character customization, and more
posted on 03.22.16 at 11:06 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Atlus upcoming 3DS sequel gets first media blast.

Atlus has released new Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth information and screenshots, introducing the game’s four races, 10 classes, character customization, and more.

Get the information below.

■ Story

“Arcadia,” a land dominated by swords and magic. A huge tree from ancient times called “Yggdrasil” exists here and is to be the reason that peace visits the world.

There is a legend about that World Tree. If you can manage to reach its untrodden summit, it is said that your dreams will come true.

“The power to dominate the world.” “The most powerful.” “The world’s mysteries.” “Expensive treasures.”

Although there are four races that live in this land, each has a different legend, but no person has been able to confirm them.

From the city “Aeolis” at the bottom of Yggdrasil, the official orders are issued. In pursuit of the legend, the courageous adventurers who will challenge Yggdrasil gather in Aeolis. You’re one of the adventurers in response to the official orders.

Whether it’s for wealth and honor, or to satisfy your sense of adventure, you’ll challenge the labyrinths and aim for the top of the World Tree.

■ Form a Party from Four Classes and 10 Jobs

Form your own party from four, newly prepared races and 10 classes. Because classes are different per tribe, it’s good to choose while considering how they’ll balance your party. You can also pick your favorite character illustrations.

Earthrun

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Arcadia’s most prosperous race. It has four possible classes.

Lunaria

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A tall and lean race that strives in the study of magic. It has two possible classes that excel in magic.

Therian

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A short and friendly race that loves nature. It has two possible classes that focused on the power of nature and pharmaceutics.

Bronie

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A warrior race said to draw the blood of beasts. It has two possible classes that focus on power and agility.

■ New Skill: Race Skill

In addition to “Character Skills” tied to each class, there are also “Race Skills” tied to each race. By training both skill types, you can enjoy even deeper character development.

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There are cooperative skills involving multiple characters, too!

Fencer

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A class that wields a sharp sword.

Dragoon

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A class that boasts a dragon-like hard defense.

Cestus

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A class that cuts through the fight with its well-trained fist.

Reaper

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A class that harvests opponents with its death-inducing sickle.

Necromancer

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A summoner class that controls spirits.

Warlock

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A sage class skilled in attribute-based attacks.

Masurao

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A warrior class that wields four swords.

Hound

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A hunter class that commands a falcon and hunting dog.

Herbalist

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A healing master class that uses medicinal plants.

Shaman

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A class that supports its comrades with a mysterious power.

■ Aim for the the top of the World Tree!

The player’s goal is to get to the unexplored summit of the World Tree. The inside of the World Tree is a complicated labyrinth. And what’s more, the labyrinth’s shape changes based on whether it’s day or night. The monsters that appear also change, so you should pay attention to the passage of time during your exploration.

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The fortress city, Aeolis.

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The first level of Yggdrasil, Chinju no Jukai.

■ The Flow of Exploration

Form your party from 10 unique classes, and take on the tricky labyrinth. While you’re exploring, you’ll draw a map with the stylus, and move forward using that map as a guide.

■ Infinite Character Creation Possibilities

Players can customize the class, name, and outward appearance for a maximum of five party members. In addition to each of the 10 classes’ four different appearance options, you can also customize hair color, eye color, skin color, and voice (or set it to no voice).

Customization options include:

  • Hair color – 12 basic colors, or freely customize via RGB.
  • Skin color – 12 basic colors.
  • Eye color – 12 basic colors, or freely customize each eye via RGB.
  • Voices – 40 voices, or no voice.

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Since you can check skills during character creation, you can consider your party’s balance in addition to your character’s appearance.

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Character creation has the highest degree of freedom in series history.

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The 40 voices are each tied to a number. Select one to hear a sample voice before affirming.

Players can choose from the following voice actors for their character: Shouta Aoi, Satomi Arai, Akira Ishida, Toru Okawa, Ayaka Ohashi, Yoshihisa Kawahara, Misaki Kuno, Mitsuki Saiga, Takuya Satou, Asami Seto, Atsuko Tanaka, Kosuke Toriumi, Joji Nakata, Kaori Nazuka, Natsuki Hanae, Saori Hayami, Megumi Han, Yoko Hikasa, Rina Hidaka, Yui Horie, Ayumu Murase, and Tsubasa Yonaga.

■ Draw Your Own Map

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Players will advance the spacious, complicated labyrinths, where a number of gimmicks are set, and draw up a labyrinth map with the stylus to create their own labyrinth capture map.

■ Auto-Mapping

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Of course, if you’d rather not draw your own map, you can configure “On” or “Off” auto-mapping.

■ A Number of Difficulties Await

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You’ll obtain various materials in the labyrinth. In addition to mining and gathering spots, there are new fishing spots, too.

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“Mini-Events” are events triggered in dungeons that each come with their own title and summary.

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In dungeons, there is a place where you can raise a fire, and bake and eat the food you’ve obtained.

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Monsters not seen in previous games will stand before you in Etrian Odyssey V.

■ Field On Enemey (F.O.E.)

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There are many monsters that wander around the labyrinth and plague adventurers. You can battle them, but you can also avoid battles by using the Field on Enemy’s movements and habits.

Etrian Odyssey V is due out for 3DS in Japan on August 4.

View the screenshots at the gallery.

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