Etrian Odyssey is a competent dungeon crawler series that I’ve been rather fond of in the past. The fact that it is has been exclusive to Nintendo DS and 3DS throughout its lifespan has given the developers the unique opportunity to create and refine a system of manually mapping your progress using the systems’ touch screens. It’s perhaps because of that that the series stands out to me, but that’s certainly not all that it has going for it.
Atlus announced last Thursday that the series’ latest entry, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, is set to launch in North America on October 17th. The new game is set to be all about exploring “the uncharted labyrinth of the Yggdrasil Tree” and carving your own path as you set out to achieve that goal. The game utilizes the series’ signature mapping system and turn-based battles. It offers “expanded character creation and customization,” as well, boasting four races and ten “distinct” classes.
As with many of Atlus’ releases, there will be a limited launch edition of the game. It will contain a 24-page art book, a music CD containing six tracks, and a collector’s box.
You can find more information about Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth on the official website. A new trailer for the Fencer class is embedded below.