Etrian Odyssey 4 delays European trek to the summer
It'll take Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan a bit longer than expected to reach Europe, after NIS America pushed back its release window to this summer. It was expected this spring, but with the season dwindling fast, the Atlus-developed RPG won't hit European retailers or the 3DS eShop until summertime. NIS America says a demo which includes two dungeons is coming to the eShop beforehand, which to us sounds like the same demo North America received.

Etrian Odyssey's return to Europe - the first game released on the continent but the second and third ones did not - marks, according to JRPG guru Kat Bailey, the series finally becoming recommendable to mainstream players; Etrian Odyssey 4 hauled a sweet four stars in our review.
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ETRIAN ODYSSEY™IV: LEGENDS OF THE TITAN COMES TO EUROPEAN NINTENDO 3DS™ PLAYERS THIS SUMMER!

Santa Ana, Calif. (April 3, 2013) – NIS America today announced its plan to partner with ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., to publish Etrian Odyssey™IV: Legends of the Titan throughout Europe this summer. The game will be available in physical format at retail stores, as well as a digital download version on the Nintendo eShop. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan contains plenty of challenges and gameplay for fans of old school dungeon-crawling RPGs, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS. A demo which includes 2 dungeons will be available on eShop early this summer leading up to the game's release, for those fans who want to get a nice sneak peek of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan!

Players will utilize the 3DS system's bottom touch screen to chart their path and create their own maps to keep the party alive in the face of the dangers that await. The game offers robust character customization and job class options, as well as an all-new "Casual" difficulty option to provide greater accessibility for players new to the series.

For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com/etrian4/

About Etrian Odyssey IV:
For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured-until, that is, the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis's oldest mystery.

Key features:
Wealth of content: Engage in more than 30 hours of first-person RPG action and 3D dungeons. Lovable characters: Etrian Odyssey IV invites adventurers into another dimension of gameplay with enhanced graphics, featuring new character portraits and 3D enemies for the first time. Fly into the clouds for more: Players can upgrade their skyship to battle amongst the clouds. Dungeon delvers can also access one another's guild cards and trade using the 3DS system's StreetPass feature

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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