A relic of the Nintendo DS and 3DS era, ATLUS has used the recent Nintendo Direct livestream to confirm their plans to release the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection on both Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) platforms from 1 June 2023. This collection will contain remastered versions of the first three games – Etrian Odyssey, Etrian Odyssey II, and Etrian Odyssey III – featuring improvements over the original releases and control schemes better suiting the new platforms.
One of Etrian Odyssey’s key features was that players were left to chart their own dungeon maps, which suited the dual-screen set up fine. The Nintendo Switch release will feature touch screen mapping functionality, allowing you to still plot your progress through the labyrinth, drawing walls and placing icons to note special events and items. On the PC side of things, full mouse support will be implemented to allow map drawing – alongside similar support for menu navigation and dungeon exploration.
Other features introduced in Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection includes audiovisual enhancements – including remastered graphics and a remastered soundtrack, quality of life improvements including difficulty selection and save slots, an easy to access monster compendium, and 24-brand-new character portraits – including those for Landsknecht, War Magus, Sovereign, and more.
DLC will also be offered for both Nintendo Switch and PC versions of Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, which will be available as either a pre-order bonus or for individual purchase. These are character portrait DLC sets featuring characters from other ATLUS IP, including:
- Character Portrait DLC Set 1 includes Joker (Persona 5 Royal) and Ringo (Soul Hackers 2).
- Character Portrait DLC Set 2 includes Demi-Fiend (Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne) and Teddie (Persona 4 Golden).
- Character Portrait DLC Set 3 includes Aigis (Persona 3 Portable) and Nahobino (Shin Megami Tensei V).