The lights are on
The Etrian Odyssey series has gained a reputation through three Nintendo DS releases of being an unapologetically old-school, extremely difficult first-person dungeon crawler. Many gamers can't stand it, but for fans of the series -- like myself -- that's the draw. We haven't seen a new entry since 2010's Etrian Odyssey III (pictured), but that changes this summer.
SiliconEra reports that Japanese magazine Famitsu has revealed Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Giant God, the first title in the series to appear on 3DS. Presumably the game will put the handheld's 3D capabilities to use, but it will also attempt to make the endless labyrinths more approachable with the inclusion of a casual difficulty setting.
Etrian Odyssey IV will release in Japan on July 5. Atlus has yet to announce whether it will make it to the U.S., but they're usually pretty dependable about bringing over first-party releases, so don't be surprised if it shows up eventually.
Never heard of it looks interesting.
Day one purchase.
Nice, I own the first 3, but have only beaten the first one so far.
They're difficult, huh? I've heard of them, wanted to check them out. Wasn't aware they were 'hardcore' though. Interesting.
Super stoked! This is a fantastic series and a fourth entry is going to be awesome! No casual setting for me...
say huh. looks meh.
Looks interesting, I'll keep my eye out for it
I'll buy this, haven't played the first 3 though. Dark Spire 2 is what I really want though!
Just one more reason to get a 3DS.
Well, looks like I'm going to be getting a 3DS now.
What's so difficult about it?
This is great news. I had a blast with the others. I really hope it's released in the US soon after the Japanese release.
I actually haven't tried out this series. I'll keep an eye out for it.
Keep bringing awesome games for the 3DS, it is fine by me