While once again this is a title whose prospects in PAL regions is currently unknown, ATLUS USA have today announced that the journey through Etria begins once again today with their release of Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. Exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, this is a re-imagining of the first Etrian Odyssey title, with the added benefit of a brand new Story Mode alongside other new features.
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl offers two full-length experiences: The expanded story mode takes players on a journey to unravel the mystery of the Yggdrasil Tree’s origins, and the classic mode updates the original Etrian Odyssey with new dungeon layouts and challenges. Both versions feature the same gameplay conveniences, updated 3D graphics, and StreetPass functionality as in Etrian Odyssey IV. The story mode, a first for the series, gives players five pre-made characters, each with their own personalities and dialogue to explore a side of Etria not seen in the first game. Gameplay is interspersed with animated cutscenes by MADHOUSE animation, and with more than 3,000 lines of dialogue, voice acting, and more. While I must admit I wasn’t as fond of Etrian Odyssey I and I was with the recently released IV, I would be game to give it another shot given recent improvements made to the series.