Atlus is cleaning house now that the massive undertaking of Persona 5 is out of the way. The company announced that it will bring three of its highly anticipated JRPGs to North American Nintendo 3DS handhelds before the end of 2018.
First up is Etrian Odyssey V, the latest game in the groundbreaking first-person dungeon crawler series. Japan has been enjoying this title since 2016, but the most we know about it is that it will allow players to finally choose their own color palettes for character art.
The last original game to come to North America was Etrian Odyssey IV back in 2013. Since then, it’s been all remakes and spin-offs. I can’t wait to get back to business!
After that, Atlus confirmed that it will be bringing both Shin Megami Tensei: Deep Strange Journey and Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology to the West in early 2018. Both games are remakes of cult-classic Nintendo DS JRPGs, and if you missed them the first time around, I can’t recommend both titles enough. They are stunning examples of why Atlus is one of the most beloved JRPG developers in the world…
… just as long as I can swap back to the original Radiant Historia character art.
Good for Atlus
Persona 5 is out and in the wild, and while some will nitpick its script, Atlus is sure to be happy now that the pressure is off. I can’t wait to see if the company picks up any other smaller projects to do in the meantime now that it has all those open resources.
2017 and 2018 are already looking exciting for its faithful fans.