Well, toss another life-draining JRPG into the already crowded selection for this year. Atlus has finally confirmed the existence of Etrian Odyssey V in the latest issue of Famitsu, and it will be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on Aug. 4.
No mention of an English release just yet, but I hope Atlus shows us a little mercy and pushes the game back into 2017 or at least the winter. I don’t want this competing with Dragon Quest VII.
This marks the first original entry in the main series since Etrian Odyssey IV launched to universal acclaim back in 2012. Since then, Atlus has churned out a few quality remakes and spin-offs, but fans are a little tired of dabbling in the past. The time has come to get this ball rolling again!
Atlus revealed very little on the gameplay in this latest game, but Etrian Odyssey V will be returning with a story mode with set characters. Our story takes place on the continent of Arcadia, which is broken up into “tribes.” The four characters teased come from these different tribes, and they are named Arslan, Lunaria, Celian, and Branii.
My guess is that Etrian Odyssey V will follow in the path of the remakes with both a Story Mode and Classic Mode with just the bare character development and dungeon crawling.
Etrian Odyssey V will launch in Japan on the Nintendo 3DS on Aug. 4. Again, no word on an English release, but I can only hope that Atlus has this lined up for a release alongside Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final. Just, please… take your time Atlus. No rush.