Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends Of The Titan Coming To 3DS In Early 2013

By Spencer . October 4, 2012 . 12:24am

eo4_screens_launch_03Get your mapping tools out because Atlus announced they are localizing Etrian Odyssey IV. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan has a number of changes starting with the hot air balloon you travel in.


All of the monsters, like this bear ready to leap out of the screen, are drawn with polygons, a first for the series. You can also see F.O.E.s clearly on the field interacting with other objects in the game’s many dungeons.




While Etrian Odyssey series is known for being hardcore, the game has a casual mode for newcomers. Casual mode takes you back to town if you die instead of ending the game and gives you an item that lets you warp to town at anytime. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is slated for release in early 2013.


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  • Lightthrower

    Yeah! Excellent news! I think Fire Emblem will also release early 2013, perfect time to buy a 3DS if you don’t have one :-D

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    I am so unbelievably psyched, this alone all but justifies my 3DS purchase…

  • Blesmi
  • Wafflenaut

    Going to pre-order this when I pick up White 2 this Friday. I hope there is some sweet pre-order bonus again.

  • Silver Citizen

    I forgot about the casual mode. Maybe I’ll get this after all.

  • Go2hell66

    now the long wait for a pal release…

  • Lazulis

    Obligatory F O E post.

    F O E
    F O E
    F O E

    On a more serious topic, f yeah! TIME TO DIEEEEEEEEE

    • Morricane

      As long as FOEs give EXP they are ok!

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    2013 is going to be one hardcore year for 3DS lol.^_^ Fire Emblem with permadeath and RNG Goddess and this with F.O.E

    Maso gamers rarely get this good treat.^_^

  • Ayo_Ayo_Son

    Auto Preordered.


  • Draparde

    I’ll be preordering this when i pick up pokemon ><! so excited!

  • MINT_FanFan


  • benhanks040888

    Please let early be January….

  • Finally a reason to buy a 3DS

  • Sperium3000

    Awesome news is awesome! Now we just need Project X Zone to be localized and my trinity of awesome 3DS games I wanna buy (between it, this one, and Fire Emblem Awakening) will be complete!

  • Hell yes man. Lol so happy to final have this being localized. :D

  • riceisnice

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!! It’s finally been announced!!

  • Day one

  • Tales_of_Master

    Well, this getting me hyped for a Soul Hackers announcement. Of course I’ll make sure to pick this up when it’s released, if only to support Atlus. Hopefully, this announcement means we will hear more about Soul Hackers localization in the near future.

  • Finally another turn based RPG to rescue my 3DS
    (I hope I survive till reach the 5th Stratum :D)

  • Are the enemies still as hard in casual mode?  That sounds mildly appealing actually, but only if I’m still faced with the same difficult battles.

    •  From what i heard….Casual Mode does nothing with battles expect that if you die you go back to town instead of game over which doesn’t sound much expect the worry of dying isn’t a big deal

      • I love the  challenge of Etrian Odyssey, but in that case, I might go with Casual mode in the interest of time and easing frustration.  Plus, early on going back to town is a huge pain since you’re generally strapped for cash and warp wires are comparatively expensive.

        •  Suits yourself…playing the other games, i’m fine with Normal Mode to experience all of the rage and blood shed it can give me…OMG i’m a Masochist 80

          • Well, all I can say is kudos to Atlus for designing the game around the both of us!

          • Barrylocke89

            I know what you mean. It’s good to make things playable for all, but for me, Etrian Odyssey just isn’t Etrian Odyssey if I don’t ragequit my game in frustration and rage every so often.

  • kylehyde

    is more than official, in the 2013 I’m going to be poor, because my wallet is not going to retain money during long time with so many great games coming the next year.

  • A US confirmation increases the chances of a EU localization. Oh, yeah! 

    I look forward to that casual mode and making the transition to the harder difficulty.

    •  Ehhh i hope…because you guys never got the other two sooo 3;

      • I hope so too. I’ve never played the series before.

    • wharcraff

       Too bad they can’t just stick the other past etrian odysseys EU missed on the eShop as some sort of deal with the purchase/preorder of this game. That way New Super Mario Bros 2 won’t be alone on there, as the only full retail game purchase during the holidays.

      • I know what you mean, but they could do what Level-5 plan to do with the Inazuma Eleven series on the NDS by releasing it as a compilation.

        • SirRichard

          I wish I had your optimism, mate, but this is Atlus we’re talking about, remember. Hopefully Ghostlight, who’ve been looking to establish themselves on the 3DS in particular, will pick this one up but there’s nary a chance in hell of 2 or 3 coming over, especially with the DS finally on its way out.

          • Games are probably the only things I stay optimistic about these days. Like you said, no better way to established themselves on the 3DS than trying to get EO4. Plus, DS 1 and 2 are coming over so it shows Ghostlight are committed to bring over more titles EU. Concerning 2 and 3, that’s just wishful thinking on my part; I can accept that some things won’t come over. 

  • WOOT FINALLY…James…time for the dance of joy *shakes around until foaming from mouth*

  • pgover

    I never got the previous Etrian Odyssey games but I think I might actually pick this one up. I’ve heard some decent things about the series and I’ve been looking into expanding my 3DS library so i can get more use out of the thing. A good old fashioned RPG might just be what the doctor ordered.

  • FFmax

    I have a question for any veterans of this series. How hard is this game exactly? I always heard that it’s meant for the hardcore crowd. Is it harder than Persona 3/4 or Dragon Quest VIII?

    • Selaphiel


      And the “for the hardcore crowd” isn’t purely about the difficulty, and more about the number crunchy dungeon crawly “draw you own maps” attitude the game has.

      I’d say difficulty wise, it’s on par with non-Persona SMT games.

    • This game will kick your ass, and you’ll die a lot.  It’s truly a challenge.  However, it’s extremely rewarding when you can finally beat enemies that you’ve been running in fear of.  The gameplay, exploration, and map making is great.  If you’re on the fence about it and worried about the difficulty, I’d say give it a shot and just be ready for a challenge.

      • Barrylocke89

        Oh, the pure joy that will be on your face when you realize that FINALLY! I can fight butterflys and deers without being worried about my characters wellbeing!

    • Phlo

      I just want to add that they announced two difficulty levels for EO4. The normal mode is supposed to be a bit harder than the previous games, and the easy mode is merciful (no game overs).

    • It’s not exactly hard as it is time-consuming. It’s a perfectly manageable challenge that draws its charm from slow progress and ever-present uncertainty. You constantly find yourself pushing a little bit further and further down, only to retreat in sheer terror, then heading back with renewed faith, repeating that cycle ad infinitum and sure enough, loving each and every minute.

      If anything, hopefully IV improves the end game. The journey itself is long and just plain awesome but its end is usually a huge letdown. Even the proper ending isn’t much better but it’s also ridiculously obscure to reach in the first place.

      • Quadsdat

        Perfectly put. I’d also like to add that my favourite part of each game is the party building. In this series your party composition is everything. It takes careful planning and deliberation to construct a well balanced party that is able to brave the monsters of EO. There are no strict rules but some forms of the holy trinity of the RPG must be kept in mind. You cannot haphazardly put 5 members together and everything will magically work out fine. Thankfully, there are many methods to fill each role, like replacing a healer with gratuitous use of items. Personally, I can spend weeks and go through dozens of party setups before finding the one that fits me just right. I love it.

        And now for a bit of input regarding EO4 for Daishi. Possible spoilers I guess (regarding endgame, not story) .

        The endgame for EO4 draws a lot from the previous title. 3 elder dragons that increase level cap by 10 each, of which are almost identical to their counterparts in the 3rd game with minor adjustments to fit the meta-mechanics of this game, culminating with the last, elder dragon.

        There are hidden bosses from quests only available in endgame, but they are not nearly as gimmicky or nearly as satisfying to defeat than those in 3.

        The extra dungeon is massive and, similar to previous installments, has a gimmick whereby the final boss can be fought at half power. Of all the extra dungeons of the series, 4’s is by far the best, in my opinion.

        As a whole I would call the endgame more streamlined, but not necessarily better.

  • Rogerrmark

    I’m new on this series,just played the second for a bit.

    I’ll probably play on casual first,and then,on normal…this easier mode looks similar to Dragon Quest and it’s churches/kings,plus it was DQ that got me into RPGs with first person battle perspective(Wizardry,Mother,Shin Megami Tensei-main series,etc),so I don’t feel less hardcore/more casual by doing that.

  • I must say I’m finding it slightly hilarious that, at the time of writing, the most-liked comment isn’t about Etrian Odyssey IV, but rather about Soul Hackers.
    Either way, I loved the first three games, so day one for me.

  • Barrylocke89

    Am I hyped. Yes. Yes I freaking am.

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