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Etrian Odyssey IV Has Best Demo Ever

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by

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If you’re anything like me, you avoid demos because they’re usually a disconnected slice that doesn’t give you a true taste of what’s to come. Even when they let you experience the opening and play the first areas without removing key features, everything you do will have to be repeated once you get the full game. Weak.

ATLUS figured it out, though, with the upcoming demo for Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan. Here’s their full press release:

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA — JANUARY 22, 2013 — ATLUS, a brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced a demo of the upcoming RPG Etrian OdysseyIV: Legends of the Titan will be available for download on the Nintendo eShop beginning 2/7/13.

The demo will allow players to experience the opening gameplay areas available in the full title, including the introduction, initial mini-dungeon (Old Forest Mine), first skyship area (Windy Plains), and areas of the first main dungeon (Lush Woodlands).  Players will have open access to engage in a variety of sidequests in the main dungeon, along with the complete set of equipment, skills, and classes available in this portion of the full title.  Various facilities in town are also available in the demo, including Guild Card exchanges via QR code and select QR gifts. All progress gained within the demo is transferrable to the full retail version of the game.

As a reminder, those that pre-order or pick up Etrian Odyssey IV at retail launch will be treated to a limited edition art book as well as music CD (while supplies last). Etrian Odyssey IV will be available at retail and on Nintendo eShop for digital download on February 26, 2013 across North America.

Etrian Odyssey IV brings enhanced graphics and 3D effects, more immersive 3D dungeons, and upgradeable skyships that let players travel and battle among the clouds. Players can utilize 3DS’ bottom touch screen to chart out a path and create maps to aid in the team’s survival of the dangers that await. The game delivers deep character creation and party customization options, and an all-new casual play option will provide greater accessibility for novice players. Additionally, guild card and character trading functionality will be available through the 3DS StreetPass feature.

For more information, visit www.atlus.com/etrian4

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  • http://xca2.com/ Brian Kerr

    That’s fantastic.

    I recently had the typically lousy experience with Ni No Kuni. Played the demo a while ago — a little 15-minute transect of the game that didn’t start with anything in particular and ended after a (30 minute) timer wound down. And of course, last night I started enjoying the game and within an hour or two encountered and rocketed through that segment from the demo.

    • http://deltaattack.com/ Mark A. Brooks

      The thing I really wanted to see in the Ni No Kuni demo was the world map, and by the time I got there I had about ten seconds to enjoy it before the timer cut me off.

      So when I finally hit the world map in the game, I stood from my chair and soaked it all in, rotating the camera the whole time in some dramatic gesture of satisfaction.

      • http://www.deltaattack.com/ Markham Asylum

        I’d love to see a video of you doing that. Or perhaps you could do some cheesy shit and superimpose yourself in the game as the glorious Ghibli overworld turns about you.