Yggdrasil Labyrinth gets new name, US release

Looks like the U.S. is about to see yet another RPG for the DS -- Yggdrasil Labyrinth, in development by Atlus, will hit the U.S. as Etrian Odyssey. Maybe they decided labyrinthine games weren't such a good idea after all.

Etrian Odyssey is a first person RPG that puts you in the role of an explorer searching for riches and glory in the just-discovered labyrinth of -- you guessed it -- Etria. The touch screen features a customizable map, allowing you to track your own progress and mark spots that you find useful in your exploration.

We half-wish they'd keep the original name. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the tree that connects the nine worlds, including Midgard, the world of man. The name Midgard gets so much game love in various forms that it's about time Yggdrasil had a moment in the sun. Oh well. Etrian Odyssey is scheduled for release early next year in the U.S.

More screens after the jump.







This article was originally published on Joystiq.