Atlus has revealed new details about its upcoming dungeon-crawling RPG Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, which is scheduled for release globally on June 1 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection is a set of HD remastered versions of the first three titles in the Etrian Odyssey series. The game will launch at a price of JPY$8,980 in Japan. The digital versions will also be sold separately for JPY$4,467 for each.
In the HD remastered version, new illustrations by character designer Yuji Hinata were added to each class, for a total of 24 illustrations in the three titles. Players will be able to choose from five different illustrations for each class.
In addition, game system improvements like difficulty selection, map creation mode, and enhanced auto-mapping functionality have made the game easier to play.
As previously announced, preordering Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection rewards players with cosmetic DLCs that can be accessed for each game of the trilogy, allowing you to change the appearance of any adventurer of your liking to other characters from ATLUS’s numerous catalogs.
The Character Portrait DLC set 1 will have Joker from Persona 5 Royal and Ringo from Soul Hackers 2. Set 2 has Demi-fiend from Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne and Teddie from Persona 4 Golden. Set 3 has Nahobino from Shin Megami Tensei V and Aigis from Persona 3 Portable.
▍Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Gameplay
Atlus’ popular 3D dungeon-crawling RPG Etrian Odyssey series. The first three titles, the origin of the series, have been revived in a beautiful and easy-to-play format. Three adventures and new labyrinths await you, the adventurers of the past and those who will challenge the labyrinths in the future.
A 3D RPG in which players explore an unknown labyrinth said to hold vast treasures while drawing a map.
Create your own adventurers and form a party!
Create the adventurer of your dreams. You can choose from a variety of professions, and use their skills to challenge the labyrinth.
Make your own map and navigate the labyrinth!
Draw your own map of the labyrinth with shortcuts, useful forage locations, and treasure chests.
Beware of powerful enemies that stand in your way.
Your adventures are always fraught with danger. Sometimes you will have to fight, and sometimes you will have to flee. Be careful of the strong enemies known as F.O.E.
▍Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Game Features
■ HD remastering brings back vivid graphics
The graphics have been enhanced in HD from the original versions released on Nintendo DS.
The dungeons have been rendered with even greater precision, and all the illustrations of the characters, facilities and monsters that populate the adventure have been reworked to bring the world of that time to life even more vividly.
In addition, the battle effects have been brushed up to provide a more realistic battle experience.
■ Easy-to-play system interface
– Additional difficulty levels
There are three difficulty levels to choose from: Picnic for beginners, Basic for casual adventures, and Expert for experienced adventurers (the original difficulty level). You can change the difficulty level from the options menu even while playing, so you can enjoy your adventure on your favorite difficulty level.
– Choice of Map Creation Modes
Both “touch map creation” and “controller map creation” are supported. Detailed settings are available from the options menu, so you can draw a map in the way that suits your hand best.
– Auto-mapping is more comfortable
The auto-mapping function has been enhanced with a new mode that automatically records the floors and walls you walk on. This will help adventurers who are mapping for the first time.
– Additional save slots
The number of save slots has been increased to nine. Explore the labyrinth with various parties and record more stories.
– More freedom in character makeup
Adventurers can now choose their appearance from other professions. Create your own adventurers without being restricted by occupation, and explore the labyrinth with your own party.
– Party status check function
During the battle, you can now check the status of all members of your party as a list. Quickly check the status and prepare for your next move.
– Dictionary function added
A Dictionary function has been added to view enemy information during battle. Plan your strategy well and fight against the enemy.
– Support for online play of Grand Voyage Quest
Now you can do the Grand Voyage Quest and trade with other adventurers from all over the country. Enjoy interacting with various adventurers on the wide open sea. (Etrian Odyssey III HD only)
■ New Variations of Occupation Illustrations
In the games, players themselves assign occupations to adventurers, and as they develop their skills, they will be able to utilize their specialties to advance in the adventure.
In this HD remastering, one new illustration by Yuji Hinata, character designer for the Etrian Odyssey series, has been added for each profession, for a total of 24 illustrations for the three titles. Now, even seasoned adventurers can challenge the labyrinth with new friends.
▍Etrian Odyssey HD
In a vast and fertile land lies a small town known as Etria, a peaceful village that became famous for its startling discovery. A crack in the vast forest opened at Etria’s edge, leading downward like a gaping maw. It all began there…
Those who hear rumors of the labyrinth of Etria begin to harbor dreams of exploring it. Riches, fame, prestige… and a promise: the true spirit of adventure on the perilous edge of death.
Build a party of explorers from nine different character classes – Create a woodland survivalist, shield-bearing protector, whip-wielding dark hunter, and more. Scour through the dungeon’s many layers and fend off the unknown to discover the truth behind the Yggdrasil Labyrinth.
▍Etrian Odyssey II HD
When civilization sunk beneath the seven seas, deep forests spread across the five remaining islands.
Only the chosen ones escaped the waters in their castle stronghold. Eventually, the waves overtook even the last five islands…And the castle was all that remained. After the passing of ages, the people of the floating castle have chosen to descend upon their mother soil.
Build your own party from twelve different classes of heroes and climb through the Yggdrasil tree to reach the clouds and uncover the truth of High Lagaard.
▍Etrian Odyssey III HD
Traverse through the mysterious ruins that connect to the bottom of the sea.
South of the great continents, beyond the sea, lies the ocean city of Armoroad. Legend has it that part of the city sunk without warning a century ago to the bottom of the ocean, taking with it untold technology that is now lost to mankind.
Intrigued by the legend, many explorers gathered in Armoroad, all hoping to challenge the undersea labyrinth. But so far, none have found the fabled sunken city. Set sail to Armoroad to navigate the Yggdrasil Labyrinth, find the drowned city, and win fortune and glory!
Build your own party of explorers from the all-new twelve different character classes. Descend the labyrinth that swallowed the mystery of Armoroad and the drowned city.