Atlus Teaser Site Isn’t For Broccoli, Might Be For Etrian Odyssey

By Spencer . June 23, 2014 . 2:05am

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Atlus opened a teaser site with a picture of a giant tree and a humorous title that reads, "This is not broccoli #ATLUS." The page has gigantic tree, Atlus (written in katakana), broccoli (written in katakana), broccoli, and Atlus as keywords.

 

We also found these images linked on the teaser site.

tama_2 tama_d tama_x comming-soon

Here’s how the whole tree looks:

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The tree and font are awfully reminiscent of the Etrian Odyssey series so we’re betting on an announcement for Atlus’ dungeon crawler series in the near future.


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  • hng qtr

    So…EOU2? That would be kinda disappointing.

    • Fronkhead

      I guess it was inevitable for this to be a smaller project after Persona Q. I missed out on Etrian Odyssey 2 (never imported it and Nintendo only brought the first to Europe) so I’ll probably be keeping a close eye on this. Shame it lacks the meta exploration elements/overworld of 3 and 4, though.

    • shytende

      Well, after EOU, this would makes sense.
      I’m pretty OK with this, personnally.

      • murinto

        Same here, I prefer a story to guide things along, even if it isn’t very good.

  • Fronkhead

    You’re right on the money with Etrian Odyssey. Artwork aside, the UI stylings and typeface used to show the height of the tree in the first image scream Etrian Odyssey.

  • DyLaN

    > Comming soon

    My lewd mind, stop! I think this is the second time I see this typo popping up.

    Definitely EO. But I wonder what 2DX means.

    • shytende

      The 2 appears at the 02,222m mark.
      The D appears at the 07,777m mark.
      The X appears at the end at the 10,000m mark.

      Not sure what to make of this.

      • Senka

        Other intervals it stops at don’t make sense either. 8848m when the other stops were following a pattern of 5555, 6666, 7777? And then after 8848m, it suddenly stops at 9000? What could be special about the numbers?

      • Thatguy

        Half Life 3 confirmed

    • Keiji Johnson

      I’m wondering what DS: CC means.

      • DyLaN

        Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth. But turn out tht I remembered the wrong typo so nvrmind.

  • gk2012

    sq-atlus.jp

    It’s obviously Etrian Odyssey.
    “2 DX” could possibly mean “2 Deluxe”, but I sure hope not. They should make a sequel before another remake.

    http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/sq3-outtake/cover_l.jpg

  • link

    please be EO 5

  • James Enk

    yep looks a lot like EO and i am happy for that

  • Dragard Kaos

    I wouldn’t mind EOU2. I never played the original so yeah. I hear many many good things about EO3, so I hope it gets the same treatment eventually, too.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      3 is so great, but maybe that’s just because I love seaside settings. It certainly stands apart from 1,2 and 4 in terms of that.

    • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

      3 is absolutely my favorite in the series, definitely play that one if you ever get the chance. If this is for a remake of 2 like people are thinking, then it might be worth it to hold out for a 3 remake, but even if not, the DS game has aged quite well. It’ll probably take a bit of adjusting to not having some of the conveniences and frills of the 3DS installments, namely not having full-screen character portraits in battle or being able to move the map on the bottom screen around with the circle pad, but the combat, setting and music more than make up for it.

  • http://keiserone.tumblr.com/ KeiserOne

    More Etrian Odyssey is never a bad thing; but hopefully it’s not an Untold one since I liked that one the least.

  • Mark M

    Hyped if its an untold 2.

    • shytende

      Even more if one of the Story Mode character is a Beast.

      • Mark M

        I haven’t played the second one on DS, but I looked at the website, and there are stark similarities to the first EO2 that has semblances that this could be an EOU2.

        Also, I looked at the wikia for EO2, and the story dungeon progesses ‘up’. So, since there’s this meter limit here that the tree goes up to 10,000m, this is definitely an EOU2 (or remake).

  • Comming soon Kappa.

  • Natat

    Expecting some sort of EOU2, but hoping for a new entry instead. Either way, more EO is always good.

  • AlphaSixNine

    Hoping it has Story Mode too. It’s boring for me if it doesn’t.

  • CDM

    Etrian Odyssey 2 Deluxe! Oh god, I’m already waiting for Persona Q, and now this! I can barely contain myself waiting for these.

  • Ecchitori-san

    They should change Comming Soon to Get Hyped! Get Hyped! Get Hyped!

    • Thatguy

      Please, be excited.

  • http://keiserone.tumblr.com/ KeiserOne

    Even though Atlus is delivering a lot of Etrian Odyssey and Persona goodness this generation, I am waiting patiently for a Trauma Center 3D. Put the brocolli aside Atlus and pick up your syringe!

  • waku waku

    A new Etrian Odyssey so quickly? Didn’t the EO team just finish with Persona Q?

  • awat

    dayum dats a huge ass tree! Guys/Gals i never played any of the etrianOdyssey titles before ,except for trying out the demos of it on the 3DS i cant get to like the Dungeon Crawler Rpg’s, im not used to them i am skeptical on gettin either DemonGaze and Mind-0 for vita since their also DungeonCrawler , would someone who never played DungeonCrawler games get used to the DungeonCrawler system??

    • http://keiserone.tumblr.com/ KeiserOne

      Yes; along the years EO has refined the formula and made it very accessible to people who aren’t experienced with this type of games. If you want download a demo off of eShop since you’ll get a clear picture of the system. Finally EO games rely on the typical RPG equipment/leveling system and not on older D&D systems (with alignments or dexterity stats for equips and such).
      PS: don’t bother with Mind Zero. Demon Gaze is a good introductory game on lower difficulty levels.

    • Swaggermuffin

      Yes. You can hop right in with EO4, but if you’re looking for a challenge, EO3 isn’t a bad place to start either.

    • shytende

      Demon Gaze can be hard at time.
      I’d say EOU is the easiest to try out, if you fear about the difficulty.
      Picnic makes everything really easy, but Standard is perfectly manageable.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      I was hyped for Mind Zero, but to be frank it’s pretty dull. I’m at Chapter 3 of 12 and it hasn’t grabbed me at all yet. Nice visuals and music, though.

      Can’t vouch for Demon Gaze, but my friend said he’d be embarrassed to play it in public. Take that as you will.

      You could try Persona 4 Golden? Not my favorite of that series by a longshot, but it’s an accessible dungeon crawler.

      • darke

        Huh? I don’t get it. If you don’t pick the bikini girl character portraits it should be fine.

        I played it on the way to work and back, and during lunchtimes at work every day for a few weeks without any strange looks.

        Conception II was… slightly harder to hide the ‘Japaneseness’. :P

        Mind Zero is downright western in it’s taste in colour palettes and such though.

        • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

          He said there was a lot of embarrassing lolicon scenes littered throughout the events of the game. Wouldn’t be my cup of tea, personally.

          Interesting you thought Mind Zero felt western in terms of design–it brought to mind late 80s-early 90s cyberpunk anime to me. Some dungeons, like Spirit’s Path, reminded me of horror manga like Uzumaki. I got a heavy feeling of Japanese pop-culture nostalgia, which I like a lot, even if the game isn’t so hot.

          • hng qtr

            “there was a lot of embarrassing lolicon scenes”
            No, not really. Also, most are optional.

          • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

            If you like the game, that’s great. I haven’t played it, probably won’t. Optional or not, it’s not for me, and the gameplay doesn’t look good enough to supersede that factor. I’m sure I’m not alone.

          • darke

            Huh? Odd. The only ‘lolis’ I can think of is the chick who resurrects you when you die and you can collect skulls for, and the fox eared maid who you collect mushrooms for; and those scenes didn’t really stand out to me as particularly loli… and honestly the fox-eared girl was more embarrassing for her panty-sniffing scenes then anything ‘loli’. :?

            I’ve only played it about half way through so far, but the two main girls at the start (that you have most of your interactions with) are very well developed in the chest area too.

            Honestly the scenes I was most embarrassed about were the impossibly camp bishounen elf shopkeeper’s more ‘gay’ scenes. They’re the only thing that had me face-palming, I’m-glad-people-aren’t-reading-over-my-shoulder feeling really. :P

            The only ‘embarrassing loli scenes’ game I’ve played recently would be Conception II; but that’s much more “embarrassing scenes, some of which contained a flat chested girl” more then anything.

            Then again, I guess it really depends upon how you define ‘lolicon’ to just flat chested girls or not; or ambiguously-aged-but-youngish-looking girls or not….

            Anyway… back to mind zero… Yes, cyberpunkish, but I’m more familiar of that era from the likes of Cyberpunk 2020, or Shadowrun RPGs released in the 80s/90s then of anime, so that’s why it has that ‘feel’ to me. Plus the texturing is more ‘realistic’ for the most part (with the exception of the Necronomicon, or I guess the brightly coloured train carriages), whereas Demon Gaze and such have a much more anime stylised texturing.

      • awat

        oh well p4g was my first Vita game :) i have got only 2 vita games so far, P4G and Tales of Innocence R

    • Lazulis

      Mind-0 ends on a cliffhanger, and it doesn’t seem like there’s…future installments coming anytime soon, so…

      Demon Gaze is imilar to EO, you make your own party, though not all at once. In the beginning, the game is not the easiest. After you get your third – fifth members, it get’s easier, but you gotta grind to get the money to get them. Gaze will get hard and annoying at times.

      Conception 2 is more waifu than dungeon crawling but I enjoy it. Knew what I was getting into with that one so I wasn’t disappointed. Visual novel parts with some meh-okay dungeon crawling. Randomized dungeons, LOTS of stats and equipment to look after because of the 9 kids, fairly easy, tho.

      Dungeon crawler games aren’t for everyone, and they can get HARD. Etrian Untold is pretty dang friendly.

  • Dudemeister

    Pump out more remakes of EO, please. I want to hear the orchestral versions of each game’s soundtrack!

  • Engi3Piece

    I hope its more akin to IV I tried playing untold (non-story version) and it didn’t quite click with me, I really don’t know why, but unlike IV where I grew really attach to my team even giving each their own personality by the end (which I still haven’t finish yet) they all felt like their own developed character with their own goals to finish. I really hope the next installment is more like that less like untold.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    2dx = Heroes of Lagaard DeluXe? I’m guessing a sequel to Millenium Girl in that setting.

  • $18114340

    ARE WE RETURNING TO HIGH LAGAARD??

  • Brandonmkii

    Etrian Odyssey songs coming to Beatmania IIDX.

  • Dylan Anantha

    I despise Untold with a passion, I hope it’s a new game and not Untold 2.

    • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

      Untold on Classic Expert is a wonderful update to a game that honestly really needed it. 2 doesn’t need that treatment quite so badly but I’d certainly welcome it

    • Aemette

      I’m with you on that. I loved EO1 and I played it through to the end, but Untold was not to my liking. I think it was a combination between the “story” and that grimoire nonsense. I didn’t like having to listen and watch as these “important” characters made their way through the game. I know that the story mode was optional but since they removed the good healing skills from the Medic, I had to unlock the Highlander and the Gunner class in order to make a team that would last in my own playthrough.

  • Heropon

    i want another game like radiant Historia . Not fond of games like Etrian Odyssey

  • http://www.thejaystack.com/ Jon Stachewicz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-f3unDc848

    I would honestly pay $40 for an Etrian Odyssey 2 remake just to hear the updates to one of gaming’s greatest soundtracks

    • AkuLord3

      Yuzo Koshiro does no WRONG!

  • King Dedede

    Etrian Odyssey V or Etrian Odyssey Untold II?
    Edit : If it is EOV, do you think there should be an giant penguin with a hammer as an F.O.E?

    • Asclepius

      and there should be a pink blob class that can copy enemy skill by devouring them

      • King Dedede

        Im gonna get you Kirby.

  • natchu96

    That height meter definitely looks EO alright. Plus not that many Atlus games known for trees.

    WHAT though.

  • Asclepius

    In EO2 we advance the yggdrasil labyrinth by ascending, so the way the height meter ascends kinda confirmed it is for EO2 ‘Untold’. I think..

    • KuroNathan

      You could see the seasons from the outside of Yggdrasil in EO2 though. Might still be EO5

      • Asclepius

        Possibilities..

        Let’s just hope it wont be a Puzzle Bobble game just because of the 2DX marble/orb thing.

        • KuroNathan

          Bust a move SMT style.

          • Asclepius

            Final boss: Yellow bald head bubble lamenting about humanity.

  • Wrengear

    The only person here that secretly hopes for a Riviera: The Promised Land remake or the next game in the Dept Heaven Series. :/

  • http://resettears.wordpress.com/ Reset Tears

    C̢̘̘̟̼̯̪̣̒ͮ́̈ͥ̾̅̒ Ǫ͚̲͖̝̪͕̻̞̪̽ͯ͘ M̧̮̼ͪ̾ M̴̬̤̙̥̦̒̐̾͘ I͛̾͐ͪͭ̚҉̭̘̝̟ Ṋ̼͆̓̀ͣͧ͠ G̝ͥ͗̌̏͛ͯ́͡ ͖̗̯̲̗͂́̓͋͋̓ͯ͐͘ S̴͓̱̲͓̫͌̑ͩ̓̽̅ͤ̉ O̬̤̦͆͛͊́ Ō̠̺͔͐̀̅ͫ̅͋ Ǹ̨̤͉̺͈̙̱̺̂͟ͅ

  • lunier

    So this is probably just a collaboration between Etrian and Broccoli right? Etrian battle books I guess?

    • shytende

      EO with the Galaxy Angel cast ?
      I’m in !

  • Land of Green Pasture

    Tree beyond the tree beyond the tree… it’s definitely Etreean Odyssey..

  • AlteisenX

    As long as those bubbles aren’t hinting towards a mobile puzzle free to play thing, bring on another EO <3

    • Jonattas F.

      Don’t know why but I’m so afraid of the mobile thing…

      • AlteisenX

        I’m more afraid because Sega might’ve said “k, give us a puzzle EO game where its infinite floors of puzzle vs(&?) dragons, with timed free to play bullhonky.” I really hope it isn’t, but those circles seem suspicious.

  • raygunner659

    IT MUST BE EO AND I MUST HAVE IT!
    – Honestly, I’d rather it be EO5, but an EOU2 shouldn’t be too bad. The Fourth Stratum of EO2 is one of my favourites in the entire series and I wouldn’t mind an overall update. It’d be nice if they updated job classes like war magus and beast to make them…effective, and maybe had more characters to choose from – JUST TELL ME WHAT IT IS ALREADY! ARGGGGH!

    Edit: Pulled up my copy of EO2: the leaf designs are the exact same as the First Stratum designs that underline the Stratum name, as well as the leaf design that come up with the floor title.

    Second Edit: The tower and two chimney stacks in the town at the bottom match up exactly to the city in High Laagard. This is only my speculation, but seems confirmed to me. EOU2(DX)!!!!…XD

    • AkuLord3

      If it is..ah man EO2 remixs…ahhh boy

  • ShinNeoGranzon

    Whatever game this is, the ultimate equipment set must all be broccoli weapons. Equipping a full set turns you into broccoli. Also 2DX=2DS XL? With a possible future post showing the letters S and L? Just a random speculation that will probably not come true or is already true and I just don’t know it

    • shytende

      The new Hero is the Broccoli Fighter who uses the inner power of broccoli to heal the party and binds his ennemies.
      Broccoli is a new weapon type, and is even stronger than Katana.

      • ShinNeoGranzon

        Objective of the game is either to make broccoli the stable food of the world or turn everything into broccoli. The final boss is the Powerpuff Girls who defeated the Broccoli Empire’s Invasion of 1999.
        I hate the Powerpuff Girls, but I can’t help but remember that episode after all this talk about broccoli

  • Jonattas F.

    Please don’t be for iOS!

  • Roger

    OMG, EOV (or a remake of the second). Best News!

    Edit: Now that I think about it, betting on EOII remake, since you spent the whole game climbing the Yggdrasil, to the sky. And there’s that height indicator there on the site.

    I really hope they connect the so said seven Yggdrasil trees somehow, through a plot this time.

  • Aemette

    From the distance between the city below and the tree, it can’t be Lagaard. Lagaard was built embedded right into the Yggdrasil tree next to it. On the other hand, 2 could mean sequel and D could mean “Dungeon” and X could mean “eXploring”… I love the EO series but I don’t want to see a remake of the second game. It was wonderful in its own way and I didn’t really enjoy Untold anyway… I enjoyed the original much more and I couldn’t immerse myself into the new game no matter how hard I tried.

    • AkuLord3

      I wouldn’t mind, i actually really enjoyed Untold’s retelling especially with the first game’s story wasn’t played too well (the other games yes) and if they remade EO2 that would be fine but doing it right after Untold would be lame, i wanna see new worlds and classes.

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Tall tree = HIGH Lagaard. EO 2 Remix…probably

    • Shane Guidaboni

      I would love a remake of EO2. One of my favorite entries in the series.

  • CrossZX

    Damn, a game about broccoli would be awesome!!!! XD

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    After just finishing EOU.

    Yes.

    All of my yes.

  • KoRLumen

    It’s a damn beautiful tree.

  • Aspenharls

    I would love another Etrian Odyssey game, if it would not take me months to complete the one I’m already on! I really need to clear my backlog…..

  • Shane Guidaboni

    If this isn’t Etrian Odyssey then I would be utterly shocked, but another game announcement so soon? I feel like they’re pumping these games out lately. We got Untold 6 months after IV.

    • AkuLord3

      Well yeah cuz Atlus is fast on the ball…not like its going be out any time soon and remember it was a long period in Japan, not here

      • Shane Guidaboni

        I think it’s mostly because they found an engine and they haven’t been doing any major changes to it, so they can make new games rather quickly.

  • DigitalFowl

    Well well well, looks like we’ve got an Etrian Odyssey V announcement inbound! Can’t wait to see what they have in store for the next entry.

  • kandori

    Another remake? No interest. I know making new games is a novel concept in the industry today, but please Atlus, don’t slink down even farther.

    • AkuLord3

      Nowhere it said “remake” its just teasing geez

      • kandori

        I don’t know, I think the “2DX” makes it pretty clear.

  • Malek Deneith

    It’s Etrian Odyssey, no doubt about it. If the giant tree wasn’t enough of a giveaway there is also the url: http://sq-atlus.jp/ . Atlus has been using SQ as shorthand for the japanese name of the series, even the filenames for guild card images for EO4/EOU start with SQ/SSQ respectively (additional S there for Shin at the start of japanese name).

    So the question is not “is it EO” but “is it new EO or EO2 remake”. Either way pardon me while I squeeeeeeee….

  • Ying

    I think it’s another remake of the older Etrian Odysey games like Millenium Girl. It could be another entry in the series although it seems a bit soon for that

    • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

      Soon? EOU and Persona Q have come out in the meantime, having an EOU2 would mean they worked on two of the… ‘remakes’ in a row without working on the mainline series.

  • Arcade Bumstead

    And here I was hoping for a new Galaxy Angel

  • ocaritna

    If you guys added a story mode, you guys should make a multiple save files, ATLUS >:( *points at PersonaQ that have 3 save files*

  • Kornelious

    Wait it’s NOT broccoli…..well there goes my guess :P

    But a remake of the second Etrian Odyssey would be nice :)

  • Tinye

    Obviously this is the Secret of Mana sequel we’ve all been waiting for and we know it will be good because.. Atlus.

  • Tarren

    “D” is the Roman numeral for 500. “X” is the numeral for 10. So we’ll see more info game in 2,510?
    I’d prefer an Etrian Odyssey 5 over a remake of Heroes of Lagaard, but I’m thankful that there’s a new game coming at all.
    Now watch as it turns out to be the next Persona game and I look silly…

  • darke

    It’s a EO2 remake for Vita, XB1, PC and iOS. (Hey, this is as pointless a guess as any of the others! :P )

  • Shadow Bloodedge

    G-Guys…check out the URL… “sq-atlus.jp”!? Looks like an Etrian Odyssey portal, considering that “p-atlus.jp” was for the Persona Portal…

    Though I would love to see a new Etrian Odyssey as much as everyone–which is to say, do your worst, ATLUS! Kill our wallets HARD!!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    most likely something to do with Etrian Odyssey

  • Exkaiser

    Certainly looks like Lagaard down there.

  • Insigma

    The town at the bottom has an identical silhouette to High Lagaard. It’s a remake of EO II.

  • Insigma

    Can’t wait for the updated soundtrack though, EO II had some great tunes.

  • MoreKetchup

    Comming soon.

  • Amine Hsu Nekuchan

    I wonder if there is any significant meaning to the DX. EOU was Shin Sekaiju no Meikyuu in Japan, not Sekaiju no Meikyuu DX…

  • Diego Siqueira

    People is divided by: sequel or remake.
    What if they made a sequel happening at Laggard once again?! o.O

    Even so, i still think will be a remake… 2DX. A common thing on japan for remakes is to put DX on a name u.u

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