Long Standing RPG Series Debuts on 3DS, Delivering Deep Customization, Enhanced Graphics, Map Charting With Bottom Touch Screen, and New Casual Play Option
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA -- FEBRUARY 26, 2013 -- ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced the release of Etrian Odyssey™ IV: Legends of the Titan, available on the Nintendo 3DS, available in retail stores as well as for digital download on Nintendo eShop. Etrian Odyssey IV delivers a wealth of content with more than 30 hours of RPG action, enhanced graphics and 3D effects, more immersive 3D dungeons, and upgradeable skyships that let players travel and battle among the clouds. Those that pre-order or pick up Etrian Odyssey IV at retail launch will be treated to a limited edition art book, with exclusive images created by famed illustrator Alexandra Douglass, as well as a music CD full of early arrangements by game composer Yuzo Koshiro (while supplies last).
Players will utilize the 3DS' bottom touch screen to chart out a path and create maps to aid in the team's survival of the dangers that await. The game delivers deep character creation and party customization options, and an all-new casual play option will provide greater accessibility for novices. Players may access the guild card and character trading functionality through the 3DS StreetPass feature, and alternately trade content using QR codes as well.
Much like the QR codes distributed for the game's demo, ATLUS is providing additional QR Codes for the retail version of the game that will allow users to unlock more in-game gift items and quests. These QR codes will appear in various ATLUS channels, including FaceBook and Twitter pages, through the launch window and beyond.
" Etrian Odyssey IV is gaming's best tribute to retro RPGs," said Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales&Marketing, ATLUS. "While this game is the epitome of old-school RPG, we're excited to add new elements to truly leverage the 3DS including 3D dungeons, StreetPass functionality, and ability to read QR codes for special quests and items."
For more information, visit www.atlus.com/etrian4
About Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis' oldest mystery.
Index Digital Media Inc.'s ATLUS brand has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, ATLUS is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences.
ATLUS is a brand of Index Corporation and its privately held subsidiary Index Digital Media, Inc.
For breaking news, special promotions, insider info, and more, visit http://www.atlus.com/faithful to join the ranks of the ATLUS Faithful!