New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl Changes How F.O.E.s Are Presented

By Spencer . June 5, 2013 . 5:00pm

Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens, the menacing monsters that chase players in Etrian Odyssey, aren’t glowing orange orbs in New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl. The camera in the Nintendo 3DS game shows the F.O.E. as it pursues the player on the field.


Here’s how the Ragelope looks in Etrian Odyssey on the DS…



… and here are screenshots of the Ragelope from New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl.

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Yamamoto who is in charge of event planning in New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl wanted to enhance event scenes too by changing camera angles for scenes.



The main addition in New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl is the story, so it makes sense to tweak the first person dungeon crawler to make it more cinematic.


New Etrian Odyssey: Millennium Girl is scheduled to come out on June 27 in Japan.

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  • Bunzi

    I’m glad I jumped in with the 4th one. Misc orange balls of death are ominous, I guess, but there’s something about knowing what might end you looks like beforehand that’s a little more tense.

    • leeorv

      You should definitely play 2 and 3 though, they’re both awesome games and their character classes are a lot more varied and interesting than 1 and 4 (which basically share the same classes with different skill trees)

    • British_Otaku

      You missed out on the experience of going “OMG ORANGE SUN”, “OMG RED SUN”, “OMG BLACK SUN” and having to note down whether you can take them down rather than having a detailed appearance which screams death but yeah. >_>

      You would find out what would end you when the fight starts, you see what type of monster it is and perhaps hear a theme you haven’t heard.

  • Jungo

    Wait, didn’t FOE stand for Field Over Enemy? Or am I thinking of something else entirely?

    • Ferofax

      They defined the acronym in the first game.

    • MikeTxn

      In Japan, it means Field-On Enemy.
      Elsewhere, it was Formido Oppugnatura Exsequens.

      • AuraGuyChris

        Doesn’t change the fact the fans word it as F*cking Overpowered Enemies.

        • sd28

          i always though it meant Fucked On Encounter

  • $29082171

    So just like EO4?

    • AkuLord3

      Pretty much…

  • Kelohmello

    Was a really great addition, which made alot of sense considering the switch from 2D to 3D monsters in general starting in 4. I’ve actually gotten pretty surprised by FOEs coming out of nowhere and the camera turning around and seeing them right in my face. One of the powers of the 3DS I guess.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Is that same FOE in EOIV? Because when I killed all the little ones a big one like that came out and I died :( lol

  • sd28

    this is the first thing that comes to mind

  • Pichi

    I’ll miss that orange ball. You never known what it was and always being on your toes to face uncertainly.

    • True! You’d just have to take the risk and hope it was a F.O.E. you could deal with. “Ah, I’m sure it’s just a… ACK!” ;)

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