A half-decade of remakes and spin-offs comes to an end this October with the release ofÂ Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth. The latest in Atlusâ€™ excellent handheld RPG series will hit the shelves on Oct. 17, making it the first original, mainline game sinceÂ Etrian Odyssey IV launched in 2013.
As usual, Atlus will include a handful of goodies for those who pre-order, including:
- 24-Page Art BookÂ â€“ Beautiful character art and concept sketches by the illustrious Yuji Himukai cover the pages of this magnificent art book. The unique explorers that will fill up your party are a wonder to behold.
- 6-Track Music CDÂ â€“ A grand journey is utterly droll without music, so get into the adventuring mindset with an enchanting soundtrack crafted by long-time series composer Yuzo Koshiro!
- Outer BoxÂ â€“ The Yggdrasil tree and eager adventurers adorn this colorful outer box which protects the precious treasures it holds within.
For those who have never played it,Â Etrian Odyssey is Atlusâ€™ best series outside of theÂ Persona games. Each one nails a perfect balance between the challenge of classic first-person dungeon crawlers and the fun of most modern RPGs. The last few years have seen the releases of theÂ Untold remakes andÂ Mystery Dungeon spin-offs, so the first original game in quite some time is a welcome joy for fans in the closing years of the Nintendo 3DS.
Atlus also released a trailer for the Fencer job class.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on Oct. 17.