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Etrian Odyssey 10th Anniversary illustration

Etrian Odyssey Series Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Atlus’s dungeon crawling RPG series Etrian Odyssey. Series character designer Yuji Himukai tweeted a gorgeous illustration to commemorate the milestone featuring the many party classes found throughout the series. Originally released on January 18, 2007 on Nintendo DS, Etrian Odyssey provided a new twist on the dungeon crawler format with dual screen information display and map drawing with a touch screen. Powerful enemies roaming the labyrinths called F.O.E. add tension to the exploration, as these monsters can still walk around on the map and enter your on-going battle against a different enemy should you attempt to escape their pursuit. The series’ lead composer is Yuzo Koshiro, a name that might sound familiar to long-time SEGA fans, as he worked on the soundtrack for the Streets of Rage games and The Revenge of Shinobi.

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Etrian Odyssey V Long Japanese Gameplay Demo

4Gamer recently uploaded a 15-minute gameplay demo of Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth to their YouTube account. The beginning three minutes or so deal with the heavily customizable character creation system, the next few minutes show off the town and some voiced NPC conversations, and the latter half of the video demos a forest dungeon and the battle system. The dungeon music is pleasant!

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Etrian Odyssey V: Launch DLC Plans For Japan

Famitsu published an article disclosing the initial wave of DLC to be made available alongside Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth when it launches in Japan on August 4th. To begin with, five different character skin options will be available, at 300 yen each. These are: the “School Uniformed Boy”, “Sailor Uniformed Girl”, “Sweater Wearing Girl”, “Etrian Odyssey 1 Paladin New Illustration”, and “Etrian Odyssey 1 Medic New Illustration.”

Besides character options, there are also extra quests to check out. Both priced at 300 yen, Adventurer Training Plan yields an accessory that triples experience points per battle, while the Adventurer Good Luck Plan yields an accessory that boosts the yield rate to 100% for materials that don’t have drop conditions (kill by Petrification, by Ice, in one turn, etc.) from enemies.

You’ve probably seen our article about the FM soundtrack option. Priced at 800 yen, this item and a sixth Etrian Odyssey character skin (or pack?) option will be dated and detailed at a later time.

Source: Gematsu by way of Famitsu

By the way, the Famitsu article linked for this writeup mentions that the July 28th issue of Weekly Famitsu will contain a special Yuzo Koshiro (composer for many games, and the Etrian Odyssey titles) interview and a “Aeolian Coloring Book” themed by Etrian Odyssey V.

Etrian Odyssey FM Soundtrack

Etrian Oddysey V Is Getting an FM Version of its Soundtrack as Paid DLC

SEGA fans will most likely know about Yuzo Koshiro for his work on the soundtrack for the Streets of Rage games, but he’s also the composer for the Etrian Odyssey series. In regards to Etrian Odyssey V, Atlus has revealed that they will be releasing an FM (frequency modulation) version of the game’s soundtrack as paid DLC. The DLC will replace the standard background music with its corresponding FM version.  If you’re wondering what that means, it’s basically what you’d expect to hear if the soundtrack were designed for a classic 8 or 16-bit console. Atlus have uploaded a sample of the FM version of the game’s main battle theme on Youtube, which you can listen to below. Let us know what you think!

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Etrian Odyssey V First Print Bonuses for Japanese Release

Last week, Atlus of Japan took to the official blog for the Etrian Odyssey series to talk about the Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth Rough Sketch Ver. OST CD, featuring six tracks composed by Yuzo Koshiro. Notably, the recent blog post debuted the jacket art for the CD, which will be accompanying first print copies of Etrian Odyssey V. The featured image above displays the jacket art.

Additionally, check out this image below:

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Etrian Odyssey V: Reaper and Summoner Trailers

Atlus of Japan has recently two additional character class trailers for Etrian Odyssey V. Check them out below!

The Reaper specializes in using skills to inflict ailments, and can also attack using a scythe. The character concept of using “miasma” to attack is unique to them. They belong to the Earthrun race. Reapers are meant to be placed on the front row, as an offensive class.

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New Etrian Odyssey V Trailers: Cestus, Masurao

Atlus recently published character class trailers for the Cestus and Masurao classes of Etrian Odyssey V. Let’s take a look!

The Masurao is an option for the Therian race. They are an offense-oriented class that draw from their sword techniques to attack the enemy. They’re also often the first to attack. Besides their fighting capabilities, the Masurao also possess unique skills – such as one that allows your party to encounter rare enemies.

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Etrian Odyssey V Videos – 2nd PV and Herbalist Class Trailer

Atlus of Japan uploaded two new videos to their YouTube account for Etrian Odyssey V not too long ago. Let’s check them out!

First, we have the second Promotional Video for Etrian Odyssey V. At a concise length of two-minutes, it briefly highlights some of the battling and dungeon-crawling that the franchise is known for (and some of the nice environment visuals, too…), while also drawing attention to the extensive character customization options. Character class choices, color choices, and voice choices! With your party, the adventure begins. Also, attention is given to the skill system and mapping features for the game in this trailer.

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Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth

Etrian Odyssey V’s promotion is certainly accelerating as of the last couple of months. To start, we have an official subtitle to accompany Etrian Odyssey V- “長き神話の果て”, which is generally being translated as The End of the Long Myth. We can see it in the new logo being used as this article’s featured image.

The new world of Etrian Odyssey V is called Arcadia. And in this new world, Etrian Odyssey V will be deviating slightly from franchise conventions. Characters will be one of four races: Aslan are humans; Lunar are elves; Brani are dwarves; Cerian are beastkin. While character classes are an Etrian Odyssey mainstay, in this particular game certain classes will be exclusive to certain races. So far, the known classes for each race are as follows:

  • Aslan: Fencer, Dragoon, Cestus, Reaper
  • Lunar: Necromancer, Warlock
  • Brani: Herbalist, Shaman
  • Cerian: Warrior, Hound

There is probably some sort of consistency to the types of classes that each race will have access to (whether or not they are support-oriented, or magic offense-oriented, etc.) but we’ll know more later. However, it does appear that there will be skills specific to each race – adding further to the complexity of character options. Director Shigeo Komori, in an excerpt from Famitsuu, mentioned that it will be more difficult to synthesize teams that work together, as units are going to be created with heavily specialized skill sets in mind. When this week’s issue of Weekly Famitsu is fully published, more access to artwork and information will be available.

Character customization will be give more depth in Etrian Odyssey V. The game is designed to give players a greater sense of freedom in character design, even down to more coloring options (specific note was made of giving characters differing eye colors.) Hair and skin colors are also adjustable.

Players will be assigning voices to the characters they create, from a large trove of voice talent. For those who were following our 7th Dragon III Code: VFD coverage, this is the same idea. A list of the seiyuu who have recorded lines for the game can be found below:

Shouta Aoi (hey, it’s the PSO2 anime protagonist!)
Satomi Arai
Akira Ishida
Touru Oukawa
Ayaka Ohashi
Yoshihisa Kawahara
Misaki Kuno
Mitsuki Saiga
Takuya Satou
Asami Seto
Atsuko Tanaka
Kousuke Toriumi
Jouji Nakata
Kaori Nazuka
Natsuki Hanae
Saori Hayami
Megumi Han
Youko Hikasa
Rina Hidaka
Yui Horie
Ayumu Murase
Tsubasa Yonaga

Some of these names are probably familiar to those who are regular anime watchers or fans of other JRPGs!

Etrian Odyssey V: The End of the Long Myth is due for release in japan on August 4th of this year, priced at ¥6,480. There will be a limited edition (priced at ¥10,778) that includes an art book, official soundtrack CD, and downloadable content. And it’s still for the Nintendo 3DS!

Development for the game is currently marked at 60%. On March 5th, 9 PM (JST), there will be a Niconico broadcast dedicated to Etrian Odyssey V featuring some of the voice talent for the game alongside premiere of its first promotional trailer.

Credit to this Gematsu article and to this NeoGAF thread for the information.

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Etrian Odyssey V Silence is Broken, Near the End of Development

It has been quite some time since Etrian Odyssey V was officially announced. Since its initial announcement during the tail end of 2014, we’ve seen the release of games like Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, and Etrian Mystery Dungeon. It’s been busy for Atlus since the fifth mainline title’s reveal, but Atlus of Japan recently broke their silence on Etrian Odyssey V to confirm that the game is actually at the end of the development process, in an article posted to gamestalk which references comments in the next to-be-released issue of Famitsu. It’s a strange situation and I can’t help but wonder (as I’m sure many others have done) what prompted the delay and silence; we will likely learn more later.

You can browse the official Etrian Odyssey 5 website here if you like. There’s not much else besides the first promotional trailer, though. Check out the first promotional trailer below if you missed it the first time around.