Atlus has unveiled a detailed “Adventurer’s Guide” trailer for the upcoming Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, offering a more in-depth look at the overall gameplay, dungeon exploration, and battle mechanics.
The seven-minute trailer, narrated by the seasoned adventurer and voiced by Yoshihisa Kawahara, offers a thorough overview of the compilation, which includes remastered versions of the dungeon RPGs Etrian Odyssey HD, Etrian Odyssey II HD, and Etrian Odyssey III HD.
▍Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Adventurer’s Guide Trailer
▍Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection “Adventurer’s Guide”
In the world of the Etrian Odyssey, players can expect a thrilling adventure as they set off on a journey to conquer an unknown labyrinth. Create your own party, draw your own maps, and explore the maze step by step. To help first-time adventurers, here are some essential tips:
To enter the labyrinth, you need to create a build, register adventurers, and form a party. Choose your favorite class and register your unique adventurer. You can change your appearance without being restricted by the class. Once you’ve entered a name, you’re ready to go!
Your party can have up to five members. Arrange your registered adventurers in the front and back rows. Melee weapon specialists and those with high health and defense should be placed in the front row. Ranged weapon users, elemental attackers, and healers are better suited for the back row.
Adventurers can learn skills by using skill points. Skills range from combat-oriented abilities to ones that help you explore the labyrinth. You’ll gain skill points as you level up, but keep in mind that you can’t master all skills even at the highest level. Prioritize the skills that suit your strategy.
Keep your party’s abilities, formations, and roles in mind as you embark on your adventure. Before you set off, make sure to prepare properly. Adventurers can equip different gear based on their class. Some skills require specific equipment, so check their requirements carefully.
When you sell materials collected from the labyrinth to the shop, new weapons, armor, and items become available for purchase. Actively sell your materials to improve the shop’s inventory, which in turn strengthens your party.
Always carry Ariadne’s Thread, an essential item for returning to town from the labyrinth. Equip your party with the necessary gear and items based on your tactics and strategies. Once you’re ready, it’s time to depart!
The labyrinths in the Etrian Odyssey world are full of unknown dungeons. Your hand-drawn maps are the key to mastering them. You’ll need to revisit the labyrinth multiple times, noting landmarks on your map, such as stairs and doors. Use memos to record more detailed information.
Combat is inevitable as you progress through the labyrinth. As you walk, the encounter gauge’s color changes. When it turns red, be prepared for a monster attack. Monsters have weaknesses and resistances; targeting their weaknesses will deal more damage, while attacks they resist will be less effective.
Status ailments and bind effects can significantly hinder both your party and monsters. Powerful monsters called FOEs also lurk within the labyrinth. These formidable foes can attack even during battles, so avoiding combat with them until you’re strong enough can be a survival tactic.
You can change the difficulty level at any time when you return to town. Choose the level that suits your playstyle, whether it’s a relaxed adventure or a tense, life-or-death challenge.
The fate of your adventure lies in your hands – whether to fight or retreat, it’s up to you. Create your own party, draw your own maps, and confront challenges with your own strategy.
No matter which title you start with, enjoy the freedom of exploring the Etrian Odyssey world at your own pace. The Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, featuring remastered versions of Etrian Odyssey 1-2-3, is set to release on June 1, 2023 for Switch and Steam.