Etrian Odyssey IV Demo Will Be Available On February 7th

By Ishaan . January 22, 2013 . 9:30am

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will get a downloadable demo in North America. Atlus USA announced this morning that the demo will be available from the Nintendo eShop on February 7th.

 

The demo will allow the player to go through the game’s opening areas, including the introduction, the Old Forest Mine mini-dungeon, the Windy Plains skyship area, and the parts of the first main dungeon, Lush Woodlands. You’ll also have access to sidequests in the main dungeon, along with the complete set of equipment, skills and classes available in this portion of the full game.

 

Additionally, the demo will also include a bunch of town facilities such as Guild Card exchanges via QR Code and select QR gifts. As with the Japanese version, all demo progress can be transferred over to the full game.

 

Etrian Odyssey IV will be released on February 26th both at retail and as a Nintendo eShop download. Launch copies at retail will come with a soundtrack CD and an art book.

 


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  • r0gamer940

    hell yes after a demo where everything carries over

  • Ethan_Twain

    This is great! I’ve never played Etrian Odyssey because though I like dungeon crawling, I’m not the MOST hardcore person in the world. I have limits on how hard a game can be before I lose interest (SMT 3 – too hard, SMT DDS – just right). I’ve always been afraid to make a purchase because this series may well be on the other side of that line. But now I can check for free!

    • Barrylocke89

      Just be sure to realize before you try out the demo that in the EO games, the early stages of the game are often some of the hardest. IDK if the balance is that different in IV (or III for that matter) but in 1 and 2, I found myself struggling more on the first stratum just because the amount of resources and options that my characters had was limited.

      As my characters began expanding their skill sets and as it became easier to gather the cash needed to buy essential items like the Warp Wire and nectars, the games began to go from “DAMN YOU!!!!! *shakes fist*” to “Pretty challenging, but I got this!”

      …Until the bonus dungeon of course :P But my point is that if you try out this demo and it’s pushes you at your limit, don’t forget that things might get easier.

      • nirvana123

        Three is the hardest in my opinion so irritating. But what makes it worse is that its just not as fun or rewarding as the first 2.

        • Zeik56

          Three was overall the easiest game so far. It wasn’t an easy game, but it definitely wasn’t as unforgiving as 1 or 2.

          • nirvana123

            I honestly mean its hardest at the beginning. And i’ve never gone back to it like i have with one so maybe thats why i think 1 is so easy just because i know it so well.

          • Zeik56

            Eh, I don’t know about that either. There’s some hard enemies early on like the lynx and “Big Bird”, but I wouldn’t consider it any harder than the early parts of the other games.

            The first boss is also the easiest. He not only hits less hard than the Chimera, but you also get a break halfway through the fight to run to a camping spot and heal back to full before finishing him off.

  • Blazkn

    I’m still not sure about buying this, so the demo will be really helpful. Never got really far on 1 and 2 (never played the third one).

    And of course, being able to transfer the progress over to the full game is awesome. *grind*

    • nirvana123

      The third one was the weakest but this is is much better. A lot of my friends have been able to get into due to the casual mode. They’ve told me a lot of great things.

      • Zeik56

        Three was easily the best one IMO. They made so many great updates and changes. (Sub-classes, sea-faring, more balanced/useful limits, in-game hints on how to acquire conditional items, exp from quests, etc.) I actually have a hard time going back to the others after 3.

  • SolidusSnake

    Ohh yeah! Awesome, that’ll give me a great reason to download the demo and get a head start. And of course, it’s also great for those who are still on the fence.

  • AlteisenX

    Oh baby, I love demos where things carry over.

  • ronin4life

    I loved the Japanese eshop demo… it is actually why I want this in the first place.
    And now I can “have” the game nearly 3 weeks early. Cool. ^,^(I doubt I will finish the demo with the rate of progress I tend to make in games + Fire Emblem…)

  • Banshee832

    This is amazing.

  • Wafflenaut

    Uh oh, gonna have to finish my first run through Fire Emblem: Awakening before I can get to that delicious dungeon crawling. So psyched!

  • Xalsunwolf

    “…all demo progress can be transferred over to the full game.”
    ………………………………………………………….

    ………………………….. (chair spin)

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Those not familiar with the genre can get ready for this by playing Unchained Blades. Talk about a challenge right from the start….

  • Zeik56

    This is fantastic. It will give me a chance to experiment with team set-ups without feeling like I’m wasting too much time.

    Although with Ni no Kuni out soon I may not spend as much time with this demo as I might have.

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    HELL YEAH, I am so psyched.

  • benhofb

    I’m glad there is going to be a demo. I played the DS Etrian Odyssey games back in the day briefly, and wasn’t too fond of them. But perhaps a demo could change my mind…

  • kool_cid414

    I played the first game trying to get into it but first person dungeon crawlers don’t seem to be my thing. I’ll give this a shot though because I love atlus and want to support them whenever I can.*Edit*That being said I’ve found myself loving the first SMT game on snes and I really enjoyed strange journey so I hope to change my opinion about the genre.

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    Ooh save data carries over, I preordered so an early head start is nice.

  • Tiramii

    I’ll have to give this a try since I wasn’t sure if I wanted to get this game or not.

  • Farid Belkacemi

    Hope Ghostlight will deliver in Europe. I think we only got the first one here… Too bad the 3DS is “locked”. The same goes for Soul Hackers :(

  • lozffvii

    Come on…
    Someone has got to of noticed that us Europeans want this game too.

    Okay, everyone who is European and reading this;
    I want you to spam Ghostlight, NISA, and whoever else might bring the game to the EU with requests for this game.

  • SDDMN

    Welp, I’m thinking of getting the game already, but if I like the demo, then EO4 is a guarantee for me.

  • anarchy_panty

    “…all demo progress can be transferred over to the full game.”

    February 7th can’t come soon enough. I already have my pre-order paid off, so it’s like I’m getting a small chunk of the game early. Thank you, Atlus.

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