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News on Etrian Odyssey, Devil Survivor 2 Expected In Next Famitsu

Posted by Tim Latshaw

More RPG goodness on the way for 3DS owners?

While fans in the West are just forging into Etrian Odyssey IV or eagerly awaiting its arrival, time marches on in Japan: news on what’s next for the series is expected to arrive soon.

Tweets from Atlus Japan have teased an announcement regarding the Etrian Odyssey series which will appear in the March 28th issue of Famitsu. Details on the 3DS version of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 are also said to be featured.

Etrian Odyssey IV was released in Japan in July 2012, making announcement of a new instalment possible, but not confirmed. With the increasingly warm welcome that both Atlus franchises (and don’t forget Fire Emblem!) are receiving on western shores, it only stands to reason that more eyes will be turning toward Japan for info on what’s to come.

Would you be keen to get your hands on a new Etrian Odyssey? Or is Shin Megami Tensei more your cup of tea? Post a comment to let us know.

[via nintendoeverything.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (28)

XXIV

#1

XXIV said:

Could be for the Wii U; the GamePad adds new possibilities for games like EO that work best with a second screen. Not to say I don't want another for my 3DS; IV is amazing, and I really need to finish my second playthrough. So much fun, especially with the open storyline. You can create your own little add ins, making every playthrough unique depending on the characters you create.

Ernest_The_Crab

#2

Ernest_The_Crab said:

Didn't Devil Survivor 2 come out not long ago for the DS? They already want to do a remake?

Seems a little early to make an announcement for EO5, maybe it's a compilation game this time? I don't think it'll be a console port of 4 though...it'd be odd without changing the environments around and improving the animations considerably (the viewpoint may need to be changed, I guarantee someone will complain about the first person view for a console version).

MetalKingShield

#4

MetalKingShield said:

If they keep on making Etrian Odyssey games, I'll keep on buying them. I still need to complete II and play III & IV though!

DashDG

#5

DashDG said:

Perhaps a Spin-off game??? Or new DLC for EOIV??? I really hope the enhanced version of Devil Survivor 2 arrives to America too... Atlus is growing as my favourite 3rd party publisher on 3DS. I already have 4 of their releases, cant wait to have Soul Hackers, SMT4 and Persona. =)

nechestriah

#7

nechestriah said:

I'll take both... I finished EOIV a week or so ago, and would love another one already.

HeatBombastic

#8

HeatBombastic said:

I got Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked a while back and I love it. Haven't finished it yet, but I'll definitely get the second installment.

DarkCoolEdge

#9

DarkCoolEdge said:

I'm not very interested in Etrian Odyssey. I pkayed the first one and didn't enjoy it much.

On the other hand DS2 is something that draws my attention even though I have yet to play the first one (waiting to its release in Europe).

Talking about Atlus, I finished Radiant Historia today (all 236 nodes). It is one hell of a game, one of ds' best. I'm glad I imported it.

Windy

#11

Windy said:

I'm hoping That Fantasy Life will be announced soon for North America an Europe and will have online Co-op. I'm getting Etrian Odyssey next week and Monster Hunter on 3DS. It has been a great month for 3DS owners. Even Picdun 2 which is a cheapy simplistic Eshop game has tons of fun to be had :)

Budsanchez

#13

Budsanchez said:

I'm a huge fan of both franchises and I'm so glad it's (finally) taking in EU. The fact that so little Shin Megami Tensei games came to EU is so difficult to understand (especially considering the success the Persona series is enjoying).

So my wish list for christmas, Atlus, is :

  • Etrian Odyssey trilogy for 3DS (in Europe please)
  • Etrian Odyssey V (3DS or Wii U, your choice)
  • Shin Megami Tensei 1 and 2 remaked and released everywhere
  • Finally confirmation that SMT4 is coming to the west (not sure if it's been confirmed or not)
    ... And while you're at it, please localise the last FE installment on DS :)
Spoony_Tech

#14

Spoony_Tech said:

@Ernest_The_Crab It might seem like its to early for a new game announcement but it will take at least a year to make assuming they have already started on it. That would make it two years apart in Japan and more then likely 2 years here as well! I'm up for a new one but I can also see it making a jump to Wii u or elsewhere perhaps. That would force me to finally pick one up. Still hoping both stay right where they're at!!

Weedy

#15

Weedy said:

I just want a EU release date for EOIV, I can't allow myself to get excited about another instalment before that.

Morpheel

#16

Morpheel said:

Etrian Odyssey trilogy for 3DS with access to all the character classes on all the games and the additions made in EO IV.

One can dream.

DarkCoolEdge

#17

DarkCoolEdge said:

@theblackdragon Yeah, I've enjoyed a lot. Is Knights in the Nightmare nearly as good? It's quite expensive on ebay thus I am hesitant about it.

@uel when we get it in EU I'll download it for sure.I even downloaded Farming Simulator demo (not worth it). I'm just much more interested in Soul Hackers, Devil Survivor, Fire Emblem, DQVII and Bravely Default. I won't ever have enough time for EOIV.

CanisWolfred

#19

CanisWolfred said:

@DarkCoolEdge Etrian Odyssey IV is on a whole other level than EO1. If you can, play the demo at least. If nothing else, I can guarantee you'll like it more than EO1.

SMEXIZELDAMAN

#20

SMEXIZELDAMAN said:

New Etrian Odyssey please :* :* :* :*
Also Knights in the Nightmare is great. totally different from RH, but fun. Not sure how expensive we're talking though as I wouldn't pay TOO much for it.

Pikachupwnage

#21

Pikachupwnage said:

Better be a game and I hope its for 3DS. Still have to finish 4 though....got stuck at a couple of FOES I can't get last in the thrid dungeon so I took a break(and then Luigis mansion and PMD came out) but I will finish it because its a fun game.

ajcismo

#22

ajcismo said:

Picked up Etrian Odyssey IV a few weeks ago and have totally enjoyed it thus far. I'd love to see what they have in store in the future.

ueI

#23

ueI said:

@DarkCoolEdge Fair enough. I care more for Etrian Odyssey than those other games, but there ARE a lot of good titles out at this time. I haven't played Knights of the Nightmare, but it has worse reviews than Radiant Historia.

ouroborous

#24

ouroborous said:

so far i am totally enjoying etrian odyssey. a whole brand new one would be sooner than necessary though, maybe it will be some kind of dlc? that would be cool. from what i can tell, previous entries are EXACTLY the same as this one but not as cool, so any re-release of those as-is i am not that interested in.

slidecage

#25

slidecage said:

@Budsanchez
Etrian Odyssey trilogy for 3DS (in Europe please)
Etrian Odyssey V (3DS or Wii U, your choice)

really dont see a reason to remake 1-3 on the 3ds when you can play Ds games on the 3ds so i doubt you ever seen them remade (i think they just reprinted them on the ds so that is another strike against seeing them on the 3ds)

im sure we will see part 5 on the 3ds Sad thing is wont be till 2015 in the west

love them to remake devil 2 for the 3ds and add in extra days like they did for the first one

DarkLloyd

#26

DarkLloyd said:

well i look forward to getting devil survivor 2 for the 3ds, still on the first one though i would of finish it long ago if i didnt play any other games.

Zodiak13

#28

Zodiak13 said:

I love the EO series and own most SMT games. I actually find that the SMT games just don't grasp my attention for long. Got a PSV to play Persona 4 and never got into it. But any news of more game options is always welcome, especially RPG's.

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