Following a Play-Asia leak this morning, Atlus has confirmed Etrian Mystery Dungeon is coming to 3DS in the Americas in spring 2015.
The game is a fusion of Atlus’ Etrian Odyssey series and Spike Chunsoft’s Mystery Dungeon series. It will offer tons of customization, the character leveling system of Etrian Odyssey, the infinitely random nature of Mystery Dungeon, and tons of loot and equipment to find.
The game will also have tons of exploration. Dungeons are randomly generated and populated with monsters, traps, and loot. When you’re not in a dungeon, you can visit the village of Aslarga to sell, heal, gear up, and form rescue parties.
Rather than the traditional first-person view of Etrian Odyssey games, Etrian Mystery Dungeon adapts the fixed perspective of Mystery Dungeon, allowing players to contorol a group of up to four characters.
Find a full outline of the game below.
Far off in the mountains, the small village Aslarga becomes a hub for adventurers looking for fame and fortune from the Mystery Dungeons. But dire challenges await even the most stalwart adventurers in Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a turn-based action RPG roguelike developed by ATLUS and Spike Chunsoft. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive mixes Etrian Odyssey’s vast RPG party and skill customization aspects, and Mystery Dungeon’s infinitely random dungeon adventures. There’s no hand-holding in Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The action/turn based combat means that battling monsters is not just about using the right skills, but becomes an elegant Pas de Quatre of strategic positioning. Players form their parties with familiar Etrian Odyssey classes, such as Landsknecht and Runemaster, customize individuals using Etrian-style skill trees, and then take up to four members into the dungeons. Always randomized with various levels and paths, the dungeons require plenty of exploration, not to mention the incredible loot rewards — just be wary of what waits among the deepest depths.
- Infinite Dungeons to Explore – Etrian Mystery Dungeon incorporates the random map feature, which changes the floor terrain each time a player enters the dungeon. This core mechanic, inherited from the Mystery Dungeon series, challenges the players with a new maze and stronger monsters every time, offering them unlimited replayability!
- Attention to Detail – The Etrian Odyssey tradition of party customization is in full effect for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. After the first journey as a Landsknecht, players can freely choose their party of 4 from up to 10 different class types. While each class has a unique skill set of its own, characters can also unlock new skills through skill trees.
- Not Your Grandfather’s Combat – The unique perspective in Etrian Mystery Dungeon means that special care will have to be given when selecting party members and upgrading their abilities. With dungeons chock full of enemies and all the loot and money collected at stake, being 100 percent certain in your party’s abilities is crucial for making it out alive.