As a fan of dungeon crawlers, it brings me great pleasure to announce that Atlus USA is bringing over Etrian Odyssey IV for the 3DS. The game was originally released July of this year in Japan. It will be released in North America in early 2013 under the title ‘Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan’.
I have included a trailer below for the Japanese version so you will know what to expect. I will say one thing though… If this game is like any of the other dungeon crawlers I’ve played over the years, you can expect this to be quite challenging! These types of games are never easy, so if you’ve got a 3DS and you’re looking for a game to give you a challenge, I’m sure this one wouldn’t have a problem kicking your ass, heh.
Here is what, Aram Jabbari, Manager of Public Relations and Sales at Atlus had to say about it.
“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. 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!”