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Etrian Odyssey Returns to America

March 27, 2008, 2:42 pm PDT
Total comments: 2

Atlus' DS RPG crawls out on June 17th.


One of Gaming's Truest RPG Series Returns in June

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 27th, 2008 - Atlus U.S.A., Inc., preferred publisher of adventuring duo Fight and Heal, today announced Etrian Odyssey™II: Heroes of Lagaard for Nintendo DS™. Continuing one of the genre's purest experiences, this sequel builds upon the original cult classic with more diverse areas to explore, new character classes, more fiendish FOEs, and an improved mapping system.

Etrian Odyssey II boasts an all-star development team, led by director Shigeo Komori (scenario designer; Etrian Odyssey, Odin Sphere). Composer Yuzo Koshiro (The Revenge of Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Etrian Odyssey) returns for Heroes of Lagaard, in addition to character designer Yuji Himukai and monster designer Shin Nagasawa, who both worked on the original Etrian Odyssey.

The odyssey resumes June 17th.

Visit the official Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard website: www.atlus.com/etrian2

About Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard

In the Grand Duchy of High Lagaard, it is said that the Duke is descended from inhabitants of a castle in the sky. When an unforeseen crisis befalls the nation, it is decreed that the first explorer to retrieve the Grail of Kings from that mythical floating palace will be rewarded with wealth and fame beyond imagining. Enter the central city of Lagaard and begin your journey to the clouds!

Key Features

-Make the adventure yours - Rediscover true role-playing as you build your party of stalwart adventurers from 12 different classes. From basics like name and sex to advanced settings like combat formation, skills, and spells, every detail is yours to customize!

-The Odyssey continues - Experience an all-new story, more classes, improved mapping capabilities, new Force Skills, and over 100 side-quests.

-Chart your progress through the dungeons - Etrian Odyssey's innovative mapmaking tool returns with more options and features! Use the touch screen to map out the halls, chambers, treasures, and dangers of the realms you explore.

Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard has not yet been rated by the ESRB.


I loved the first one, and even though I'm nowhere near finished with it I may buy the sequel just to support Atlus.

RizeDavid Trammell, Staff AlumnusMarch 27, 2008

I played the first game on the dev cart they sent me for me to review it (which I had to return), then bought a copy from the store and played it again (different party line up of course).  The game has such a great atmosphere about it due to its combination of exploration, graphics, music and challenging enemies (the most dangerous of which stalk around visibly instead of being random encounters).  It pushed all the right buttons for me.

Needless to say, I've been keeping my fingers crossed for a port of the sequel.  I was pretty sure it was going to happen, but it's nice to get the confirmation and release date.