Unlike other installments in the Etrian Odyssey franchise, Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will offer players the chance to play the game through its usual classic mode or a brand new story mode featuring named characters and actual dialogue. ATLUS USA have so far released three character profiles and trailers, with the fourth released a few minutes ago focusing on the mysterious unnamed protagonist – The Highlander. Referred to as “Player” in the trailer, it seems like his name will be customizable to reflect yourself or another fragment of your imagination unlike the other four characters who have set names.
The uninformed might consider them mercenaries, since they are warriors available for hire, but a Highlander is more than that. Highlanders hew to a particular code, and won’t blindly follow the orders of their paymasters if the situation calls for another approach. The particular Highlander in question was sent to Etria to look into a series of mysterious earthquakes, and it was in that investigation where he met Frederica.
The Highlander code emphasizes selflessness, and many of the Highlander’s spear skills reflect that virtue. They generally sacrifice his own health to achieve their effects, though he can also recover some with every kill he scores in an efficient cycle of give-and-take.