Famitsu has commenced its weekly round of article previews showcasing what’s to come when the magazine arrives tomorrow, bringing with it the official Japanese box art for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, as seen above.
Their preview also unveils a new class type, the Wanderer. Details for now are scarce until the official article is available for consumption, but fans of the Mystery Dungeon franchise should be able to quickly recognize its resemblance to that of the protagonist from the Shiren the Wanderer series.
Also revealed are two new NPCs that players will encounter over the course of the game, both of which remain unnamed as of this writing. The first of these is the leader of the Adventurer’s Guild, where players go to do things such as create new characters and edit their parties. The second of these characters belongs to Magan’s House, which is the go-to place for picking up missions and reporting back on their results. As Famitsu is keen to point out, there’s also a menu option for this NPC about “Town Development,” although once again there are no specifics to work off of as of yet. The print version of the article is said to reveal two additional NPCs, both of whom are female.
Finally, the existence of DOEs are revealed as a type of special enemy, the name being an obvious riff off of Etrian Odyssey‘s FOEs. Yet again, what the acronym stands for, let alone purpose they serve in the retooled context of Mystery Dungeon-style gameplay, is anybody’s guess for now.
Etrian Mystery Dungeon is slated for a Japanese release on 3DS in Japan on March 5, with a North American release slated for spring 2015.