We hope it plays as good as it looks

The gorgeous looking Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan will be unleashed in North America on 26th February in both physical and downloadable formats.

Atlus, the game's developer, has now revealed a demo will be heading into the 3DS eShop on 7th February - a good few weeks before the game launches.

The demo is actually quite expansive and allows players to play through the opening gameplay areas. This includes the introduction; the first mini dungeon, Old Forest Mine; the first skyship area, Windy Plains; and some areas within the first main dungeon, the Lush Woodlands. There's even some access to a few of the side quests available in the first main dungeon as well as a full set of equipment, skills and classes. The town facilities are also available to you including Guild Card exchanges via QR code and select QR gifts.

Now, here's the interesting part: all the progress you make in the demo can be transferred to the full game upon purchasing it, meaning you won't have to traipse through the early stages all over again.

Those who've pre-ordered a physical copy of the game will also receive a limited edition art book and music CD - while stocks last of course.

There's still no news on a European release for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, hopefully the game will eventually make it over.

What are your thoughts on this one, North America? Are you looking forward to downloading the demo? Let us know in the comments below.