Revealed in Japan only a few short weeks ago, Atlus USA has confirmed a localization of Etrian Mystery Dungeon, set to release on Nintendo 3DS in North America next Spring. This crossover is a roguelike dungeon crawler that blends the world of Etrian Odyssey and the style Mystery Dungeon.
The character leveling and party mechanics common to the Etrian Odyssey series will work their way into the roguelike nature of Mystery Dungeon, and Atlus promises a large amount of exploration. Dungeons are full of monsters, traps, and loot. Check out the rest of the press release below, as well as screenshots and artwork.
We also have several videos from the original Japanese announcement, including a full trailer and several smaller gameplay clips.
Etrian Mystery Dungeon will be available for $39.99, with both a retail and eShop release.
Main features in Etrian Mystery Dungeon include:
- 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 theMystery 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.