Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth has been given an official launch date for Nintendo 3DS in the US: October 17.
Like previous games in the Etrian Odyssey series, Beyond the Myth features turn-based battles, tile-based dungeon crawling, and the ability to create and customize your own party.
When crafting your own party members you can choose between four races and 10 classes. Etrian Odyssey 5 includes more customization options than any of the previous games. Series artist Yuji Himukai and composer Yuzo Koshiro return to continue the series’ signature style.
A limited launch edition is available for pre-order. This special launch edition contains a unique outer box, a 6-track Music CD, and a 24-page art book.
Atlus streamers Lauren and EJ will play more of Etrian Odyssey 5 today, starting at 2 pm Pacific/5 pm Eastern. The stream will include giveaways and prizes, and they stream every Friday. To watch tune in to the Atlus twitch channel.
Etrian Odyssey 5 is the second title to release on Nintendo 3DS, after 2013’s Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. Each game in the series is a hardcore tactical dungeon-crawler that uses the bottom screen to map out and mark the labyrinthine dungeons. The series began on Nintendo DS in 2007. A spin-off called Etrian Mystery Dungeon released in 2015. Etrian Odyssey 5 launched in Japan last fall.
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth releases on October 17.