Released in Japan back in July, the latest in the Etrian Odyssey series of dungeon-crawling RPGs is officially making its way to North America. Atlus has announced plans to release Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan on Nintendo 3DS in early 2013.
Like previous Etrian Odyssey games, Legends of the Titan puts an emphasis on mapping progress via the touch screen and stylus, gradually working your way through a perilous dungeon. While the series is known for its brutal difficulty, the latest entry offers a Casual mode for newcomers who want to hop in and face a significantly less hair-pulling journey.
Atlus' story synopsis:
For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis' oldest mystery.
Anyone excited for Etrian Odyssey IV?