Atlus has released new information and screenshots of Etrian Odyssey X introducing the new Hero class, as well as six more adventurers, the second labyrinth, and the third design for the first-print bonus downloadable content, “New Adventurer Illustration Pack.”
If you missed it last month, catch our first detailed report on the game here.
Get the new details below.
■ The New “Hero” Class
◆ Vanguard: Attack and Defense Type
A soldier who fights with a sword and shield, and never gives up even when in critical condition. In addition to many skills that assist party members, the Hero class also has strong wave attacks unseeming of a single person.
Alternative illustration versions of the new Hero class.
Previous Revealed Illustrations
◆ A Look at the Hero’s Force Burst, Force Break, and Representative Skills
Force Burst: Brave Heart
Drastically increases your afterimage rate of occurrence and the total attack power of your afterimages for three turns.
Force Break: Miracle Edge
Performs a close-range cut attack on all enemies, then recovers the HP of all allies beyond the maximum value.
Skill: Mirage Sword
Performs a distant cut attack on one enemy, and has a high probability of creating an afterimage.
Skill: Regiment Rave
At the end of your turn, performs a close-range cut and fire (combined attribute) attack on one enemy. (The more damage your party dealt to the target this turn, the higher the power of the Regiment Rave attack.)
—Skill Tree (Novice)
◆ The Hero Battles Using Afterimages
What is an afterimage?
By learning the passive skill “Traces,” when the Hero attacks an enemy using an attack skill, there is a fixed probability an afterimage will appear in party slot.
When using the attack skill “Brave Wide”…
—The Hero attacks with Brave Wide.
—After the damage has been dealt…
—The afterimage of a Hero will appear in the party slot.
—The turn following the afterimage’s appearance, the afterimage will use Brave Wide again.
The turn following an afterimage’s appearance, it will attack using the attack skill that was used when it appeared, and when that turn ends, the afterimage will disappear. A characteristic of the Hero class is cooperating with both party members and afterimages. But that is not the only effect of an afterimage. There are various methods in combination with skills in terms of what you can do with the afterimages that appear.
■ More Adventurers Appear
More than 20 NPCs will appear in Etrian Odyssey X. What will your various encounters bring about? Today we will meet six new adventurers.
Marco (voiced by Kengo Kawanishi)
An intelligent adventurer with a sharp, observant eye. He formed a guild with Oliver. Unlike Oliver, who tends to run wild, he is the thoughtful type who moves through labyrinths with caution.
Oliver (voiced by Yoshihisa Kawahara)
An adventurer with a well-trained body. He formed a guild with Marco. He came to Lemuria seeking its treasure. He has a lively and sportive personality.
Rob (voiced by Soma Saito)
A young man of little words who came to Lemuria as an adventurer and gives off an intense aura. He seems to worry about Charis.
Charis (voiced by Shizuka Ishigami)
A cheerful and bright woman who came to Lemuria as an adventurer. She is a tank, but her abilities still have a lot more to grow. She also seems to worry about her relationship with Rob.
Leo (voiced by Ayumu Murase)
A boy who came to Lemuria as an adventurer. He has a gloomy, somewhat blunt manner of speech and conduct. He explores the dangerous woodlands on his own, but there seems to be a reason related to his past for that…
Birgitta (voiced by Maaya Uchida)
A novice adventurer who you meet at the beginning of your adventure. She gets in trouble when shes goes into the forest to gather medicinal herbs, and asks for your help.
Labryinth No. 2: Cerulean Woodlands
The Cerulean Woodlands is where you meet Oliver and Marco.
Why is Lemuria dotted with previously-explored woodlands such as this? Will you be able to solve the mystery of an ancient civilization?
■ First-Print Purchase Bonus
◆ “New Adventurer Illustration Pack” Downloadable Content
First-print purchases for Etrian Odyssey X will include the “New Adventurers Illustration Pack” downloadable content, which contains five class illustrations from guest illustrators. The full list is as follows:
- Shigatake – Illustration Theme: Farmer
- Yuki Takahata (FLIPFLOPs) – Illustration Theme: Gunner
- Shirow Miwa – Illustration Theme: Nightseeker
- Mota – Illustration Theme: Medic
- Shigenori Soejima – Illustration Theme: PROJECT Re FANTASY (Special Collaboration)
While the Shigatake (Farmer) and Mota (Medic) designs were previously showcased, today Atlus has unveiled the Yuki Takahata (FLIPFLOPs) (Gunner) design.
Etrian Odyssey X is due out for 3DS on August 2 in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.