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Etrian Odyssey DS Trilogy Set For Reprint

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Canadian retailer is first out of the gate

The Etrian Odyssey trilogy of games on DS can probably be regarded as cult classics for the handheld, an RPG series famed for relentless difficulty and harsh punishment of failure. Of course, when you combine that genre with a sufficient level of challenge, there'll be a group of gamers more than willing to dive in.

With Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan coming to 3DS in North America on 26th February, publisher Atlus has decided to re-release the DS titles, which is sure to be a source of relief to those struggling to get copies at a reasonable price. At the moment Canadian retailer Videogamesplus is offering pre-orders on the reprints ahead of the rest, with each individual entry listed at $29.99 Canadian dollars or a trilogy pack for $74.99 Canadian dollars, representing a discount if you don't own any of the titles. The retailer ships worldwide — with fees, of course — and refers to limited supplies, but we'd be surprised if other major retailers such as Amazon aren't in on the act soon.

There's no fixed release date provided as yet, and notably these DS releases should be region free, so could be an option for Europeans should local retailers or web stores decide to offer them — imports are also an option. It's worth bearing in mind, however, that Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan is currently only confirmed for North America, and will be region locked.

We may see these reprints dropping into other retailers soon, so are you interested?

[via tinycartridge.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (20)

Zach777

#1

Zach777 said:

Anyone know the dollar to loonies exchange rate? :)

What would 74.99 be in US currency?

SMEXIZELDAMAN

#2

SMEXIZELDAMAN said:

Just get EOIII it is better than the first 2. No point of having the first two. You won't beat them anyways ;)
Nice to reprint them though. Atlus stuff always becomes expense later on D:

Spoony_Tech

#3

Spoony_Tech said:

You would think the reprints would come out now as oppose to just before 4 is released. Ain't nobody getting through all 3 of them even if they released now! :P

RevolverLink

#5

RevolverLink said:

Hmm, I've never played the series before, despite my interest, so now I'm unsure whether I should wait for IV or just pick-up one of the re-printed DS games.

ArcanaXVI

#7

ArcanaXVI said:

I loved EO III, and I've been DYING to get my hands on EO I and II. A worldwide reprint would be great!

Spoony_Tech

#8

Spoony_Tech said:

@RevolverLink The third one was the best. It had the best option for map making and had the fun sailing part to it which was very deep! You don't need to play any of the series though to get into this series.

DarkLloyd

#9

DarkLloyd said:

nice, hope i can order this from other places like amazon.ca or ebgames if i have too

Windy

#12

Windy said:

I hope they offer up a reprint series. Ebay and Amazon both have lost their ever lovin minds! LOL

MetalKingShield

#14

MetalKingShield said:

Brilliant, brilliant news! I have the European version of Etrian Odyssey and regret not buying the US versions of II & III. Just need to beat Primevil - probably the hardest RPG boss I've ever encountered.

SheldonRandoms

#15

SheldonRandoms said:

I hope they release the Trilogy Set in the U.S, I plan on getting 4, but I would like to play the first 3, even though they ship world wide, the fee's could make it much more expensive (Maybe, I don't know)

WiiLovePeace

#17

WiiLovePeace said:

I've always wanted to get into the series, sounds like now is the best time to do that. I'm a bit put off by the alleged difficulty though I'll probably start with III & maybe give the first 2 a go after.

LittleKing

#19

LittleKing said:

@Zach777 It would be $75.76. Our dollar is slightly more than a penny more valuable (1.03 pennies more valuable) than yours, apparently. I have to say, I've never seen anyone ask for a price conversion from Canadian dollars to US dollars before. They're generally almost identical. You can also just punch in <___ Canadian dollars to US dollars> into Google and it'll convert it for you.

EDIT: Oh, my. XE says our penny is worth 1.01254 USD today. That means it would be $75.93. The BoC says it would be $75.82 going by the rates on the 7th. Who knew it fluctuated so much? D:

ToxieDogg

#20

ToxieDogg said:

Imported these from Canada last month (as I really like the look of Etrian Odyssey IV which isn't yet released here in the UK) for the bargain price of £50 for all 3 (which also includes shipping). So far, I absolutely love the first game and just can't put it down...just this evening beat the second boss and got to floor B11, my 3DS Activity Log says I've been playing it for 53 hours so far....great stuff :D. Considering I've still got over half of the first game to complete and haven't even started EO2 or EO3 yet, that's a heck of a lot of dungeon exploring for my money :) Highly recommended to anybody who likes RPGs, especially Wizardry type games.

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