Etrian Odyssey IV's Quest to PAL Regions This Spring is Courtesy of NIS America
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Picking up the publishing buff
While Atlus is doing a sterling job of localising titles such as Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan to North America, Europe and PAL regions as a whole are often left to other companies to pick up; an example being Ghostlight's upcoming release of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, which Atlus brought to North America in 2011.
In the case of Etrian Odyssey IV, we knew it was coming to Europe following the recent European 3DS Direct, giving the title a release window of this Spring. It's emerged, courtesy of the Australian Classification Board, that this RPG is being published by NIS America, the North American subsidiary of Nippon Ichi Software — this is a company that's localised a lot of titles over the years. The same classification also lists the game as multi-platform, though at the current time it's only on 3DS.
Reassuringly for Australian gamers, this suggest that all PAL regions will be catered to, not just Europe. While there's no confirmed date yet, this is certainly one to watch: we enjoyed it enough to award 9/10 in our Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan review. If you want to see what it's all about, below is a relatively recent trailer from the North American release.