Etrian Odyssey Untold confirmed for Europe next year

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is coming to Europe in 2014, thanks to another partnership between Atlus and NIS America. The latter will bring the game to Euro retail shelves and eShops, while a two-dungeon demo is also confirmed to be on its way.

Atlus' 3DS RPG, which hit North America this year, is a re-imagination of the first Etrian Odyssey, balancing the series' defining penchant for cartography with a new auto-mapping feature. It features other major additions like a Story mode, with voice acting and animated cutscenes, and a new Grimoire Stone system to customize and modify characters' classes.

While it was perhaps slightly overshadowed by the arrival of Etrian Odyssey 4, our four-star review deemed Untold the best entry point in the series, thanks to its variety of "tedium-reducing improvements."
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Santa Ana, Calif. (October 29, 2013) –NIS America today announced its plan to partner with ATLUS to publish EtrianOdyssey™ Untold: The Millennium Girl throughout Europe next year. The game will be available in physical format at retail stores, as well as a digital download version in the Nintendo eShop. Exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™, EtrianOdyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl isa fresh and reimagined version of the first EtrianOdysseygame for Nintendo DS, with a series-first story mode, complete with new cinematicsfrom animation studio Madhouse, more than 3,000 lines of recorded dialogue, and plenty of challenges for fans of first-person, dungeon-crawling RPGs. A demo, which includes two dungeons, will be available in Nintendo eShopprior to the game's release for those fans who want to get a nice sneak peek of EtrianOdyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl!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 also contains a classic mode that offers the series' staple robust character customization and job class options, as well as a "Picnic" difficulty option to provide greater accessibility for players new to the series. For more information, visit http://www.atlus.com/untoldAbout the game:The newest installment of the EtrianOdyssey series has arrived! The first EtrianOdyssey game was released in 2007-and was favorably received for its unique play style in which players use the stylus to record their progress through the sprawling mazes, as well for the game's refreshing challenge. Now, in 2013, the series has been reborn with EtrianOdyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl. The original game has been improved with a new, captivating story, unique and charming characters, and newly recreated labyrinths in full 3D.Key features:Wealth of content: Engage in more than 30 hours of first-person RPG exploration and battle and 3D dungeons in either Classic or Story modeCustomize your characters the way you want: Each character will learn different skills based on their class, using brand new skill trees.Utilize GrimoireStones to learn new skills: Collect special gems called GrimoireStones to grant your characters skills that your allies and/or enemies possess. There are over 200 different monster skills plus ally skills to learn-the combinations are nearly

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