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Etrian Odyssey Untold II boxart ⊟
When the 3DS remake releases in Japan on November 27, first-run copies will include a soundtrack CD and a booklet with illustrations from character designer Yuji Hinata. We haven’t heard any release plans for Etrian Odyssey Untold II: Knight of Fafnir in the U.S. yet, likely due to Atlus wanting to keep our attention on Persona Q's upcoming launch.
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Etrian Odyssey Untold II boxart ⊟

When the 3DS remake releases in Japan on November 27, first-run copies will include a soundtrack CD and a booklet with illustrations from character designer Yuji Hinata. We haven’t heard any release plans for Etrian Odyssey Untold II: Knight of Fafnir in the U.S. yet, likely due to Atlus wanting to keep our attention on Persona Q's upcoming launch.

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Let’s listen to the Etrian Odyssey 2 remake’s music ⊟

With the launch of New Etrian Odyssey 2: Knight of Fafnir's official Japanese website, Atlus has put out two soundtrack samples from the 3DS game. The series’ music has always been a highlight, what with legendary composer Yuzo Koshiro (Streets of Rage, Ys) on deck.

I believe one of the samples, what you hear above, is an orchestral remix from the original DS game — if this is anything like Etrian Odyssey Untold, Knights of Fafnir will feature a Classic Mode with the FM synth music many love from the series. You can also hear the soundtrack sample for the battle music here.

There’s no word yet on a Western release, but I don’t think anyone is expecting this to stay in Japan.

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Etrian Odyssey 2 remake announced ⊟

As with Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millennium Girl, Atlus is remaking the second DS game from its first-person RPG series, subtitling this sequel Knight of Fafnir, according to Gematsu. It will release in Japan this Winter.

The 3DS remake will feature animation from Madhouse (Summer Wars, Etrian Odyssey Untold), a story campaign with premade characters, and a new feature that allows the protagonist to transform into a darker version of himself during battles, presumably with special abilities.

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Etrian Odyssey IV Imperial figure ⊟

By Kotobukiya, shipping in November for 5184 yen ($50ish). This is really nice and detailed, and makes me realize that the chibi-esque character art in the games has a lot more going on than I notice… Via Siliconera.

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This is not broccoli; it’s probably an Etrian Odyssey teaser ⊟

Atlus posted this tweet and teaser site (titled “This is not broccoli”) for a new game, with a big tree that you scale by clicking an up arrow button. As you scale the tree, the letters 2, D, and X pop out.

Seems reasonable to believe that this is a teaser for a new Etrian Odyssey, as those deal with the world tree Yggdrasil. My guess is that it’s an “Untold” remake of Etrian Odyssey 2 – a “DX” version, so to speak. 

We’ll find out, uh, “soon,” by which I mean when the Famitsu article shows up online two days before the game is officially revealed.

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Conception 2 limited edition bundle ⊟
The first run of Conception 2 will include a 10-track soundtrack CD, because Atlus. You don’t see many big collector boxes on Vita! I’m ashamed to admit that a big game box instantly makes games more desirable, even though I haven’t bought a game LE since MGS3 and prefer to buy digital. 
Speaking of buying digital (segue!), Atlus is holding a big eShop sale in North America, assuming the eShop is up when you read this. Etrian Odyssey Untold and SMT4 are $30, and Etrian Odyssey 4, Code of Princess, Devil Survivor and Soul Hackers are $20 each.
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Conception 2 limited edition bundle ⊟

The first run of Conception 2 will include a 10-track soundtrack CD, because Atlus. You don’t see many big collector boxes on Vita! I’m ashamed to admit that a big game box instantly makes games more desirable, even though I haven’t bought a game LE since MGS3 and prefer to buy digital. 

Speaking of buying digital (segue!), Atlus is holding a big eShop sale in North America, assuming the eShop is up when you read this. Etrian Odyssey Untold and SMT4 are $30, and Etrian Odyssey 4, Code of Princess, Devil Survivor and Soul Hackers are $20 each.

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Etrian Odyssey Untold is $22 at Amazon ⊟
Thanks for letting us know about the deal, funny-looking wolf dude. The number of high-profile releases coming out has slowed down, and our holiday vacations are nearing — seems like a good time to pick up Millennium Girl. Credit to TuteMyPokéFlute for the derp wolf pic.
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Etrian Odyssey Untold is $22 at Amazon ⊟

Thanks for letting us know about the deal, funny-looking wolf dude. The number of high-profile releases coming out has slowed down, and our holiday vacations are nearing — seems like a good time to pick up Millennium Girl. Credit to TuteMyPokéFlute for the derp wolf pic.

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Etrian Odyssey-style Persona Q comes to 3DS ⊟

Amongst a slew of Persona announcements coming out of Japan this morning, Atlus revealed it’s finally bringing the cult RPG series to 3DS (remember that E3 2010 tease?), but no in a way anyone expected.

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth, will be an Etrian Odyssey-style dungeon crawler starring characters from the series’ third and fourth game. Those characters will be presented in chibi form, which I’m alright with. It’s cute stuff.

This spin-off releases in Japan next June — watch a trailer for it here. Don’t worry, Atlus revealed Persona 5 for PlayStation 3, too (winter 2014 in Japan).

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What’s in the Etrian Odyssey Untold box ⊟

Man, Atlus knows how to put together a game package. And a video about that game package. Whether you’re buying on the eShop or in this box, it comes out October 1.

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Etrian Odyssey IV for $20, Soul Hackers for $25 ⊟

I know Etrian Odyssey Untold comes out in just a few days, but that doesn’t mean you should pass on an opportunity to fill your 3DS library with more Atlus RPGs. Besides, who knows when we’ll get more from the company…

Shout outs to TheYoungDoyley for the EOIV art. Oh, and here are the Amazon links for the discounted copies of Etrian Odyssey IV and Soul Hackers.
[Update: EOIV is on backorder, but you can still get it for $20 under alternate sellers.]

Etrian Odyssey IV for $20, Soul Hackers for $25 ⊟

I know Etrian Odyssey Untold comes out in just a few days, but that doesn’t mean you should pass on an opportunity to fill your 3DS library with more Atlus RPGs. Besides, who knows when we’ll get more from the company…

Shout outs to TheYoungDoyley for the EOIV art. Oh, and here are the Amazon links for the discounted copies of Etrian Odyssey IV and Soul Hackers.

[Update: EOIV is on backorder, but you can still get it for $20 under alternate sellers.]

Introducing Etrian Odyssey Untold's Raquna and Arthur ⊟

These two trailers show off two of Etrian Odyssey Untold's characters, because it has characters now! These two videos aren't all the media Atlus dropped: there's also a soundtrack preview.

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Exploring Etrian Odyssey Untold's Classic Mode ⊟

I expect the new Story Mode in Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will make this remake a lot more approachable to people who’ve avoided the series up to this point, but if you prefer to roll without, um, pre-rolled characters (like if you want to do all that rolling yourself), you can kick it old school like and old fool who’s so cool.

Of course you’ll be missing out on the game’s shota Arthur Charles, whom Atlus also released a trailer for. Anyway, you’ll be able to try out the game on September 16 when a demo hits the eShop (saves from the demo will transfer to the full game).

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