Atlus Spoils Etrian Odyssey III Pre-Orderers With Forests Of Eternity Art Book

By Spencer . July 8, 2010 . 10:42am

imageEtrian Odyssey fans who haven’t reserved Etrian Odyssey III may want to take a look at this. It’s a peek inside Etrian Odyssey: Forests of Eternity, a bonus Atlus is giving away if you pre-order Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City.


The book covers more than Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City. Characters, monsters, NPCs, and backgrounds from the three Etrian Odyssey games on the Nintendo DS are featured in Forests of Eternity. Retailers participating in this promotion include: Walmart, Gamestop,, Gohastings, HMV, and Amazon.


Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is slated for release on September 21.

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  • Electrium

    Yes! I was hoping for some kind of pre-order bonus!! It’s a cool one at that, too. The Etrian series has beautiful art and is definitely deserving of a book like that.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Eh, could be better. Etrian has decent scenery art, but I’m not really fond of the character art. I’ll play it regardless, but if I had never heard of the game before, this would to little to push me towards preordering it.

    • Ereek

      Hmm, seconded. I really don’t like the character art, but the background art is very nice. While I appreciate that Atlus does this, this isn’t really a push for me to buy the game, since I’ve never been a EO fan. I prefer the more traditional dungeon crawler, IE Wizardry.

    • I think it’s a great bonus for those who are already going to get the game. As you say, it’s not going to help net people who don’t know about it (or aren’t interested). I do appreciate the companies trying with this stuff. They _could_ just box it as an LE and slap an extra $10 on but they don’t. Even the Deathsmiles bonus surprised me.

  • This.. this is how you get some cheapskates like me to go crazy and buy games they weren’t meaning to buy at release.

    • Joanna

      hahaha. so true! I wasn’t planning on buying this day 1, but now I am. xD

  • I’ve been interested in this series for a while but never played any, but this might tip me over the edge to try it out. Is there any direct connection between the games or am I safe to jump in with the third one to start?

    • Joanna

      There was no direct connection between 1 and 2 (as far as I can tell since I have yet to start 2) and it look to be the same with 3. The only thing these titles share is the core gameplay and minimalistic story.

  • Sex… Atlus make me want to have it with them.

  • Atlus is a master, AND ALL THIS FOR 30 BUCKS!! so GREAT!, im paying 35$ for dragon quest 9, and it doesnt even brings some crappy fan art

    • Joanna

      hey, I would even pay the SE/Nintendo tax for DQIX, but I’m glad I don’t have to. xD

  • cepp

    Yeah, I preordered this the moment I got the email, God bless you Atlus.

  • And this news comes after I buy the slightly-underwhelming EO 1 & 2 artbook off Amazon Japan. Oh well!

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