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.

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Developer and publisher Atlus has been rolling out short videos showing off the classes of Etrian Odyssey 5. Right now you can watch videos of the Dragoon, the Warlock, and the Fencer.

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.


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