Etrian Odyssey Nexus, The Final Installment In The Nintendo DS Series, Out Early Next Year In The West

Released in Japan as Etrian Odyssey X, Atlus has revealed the recently announced western release, Etrian Odyssey Nexus, will land early next year.

Mapping undiscovered worlds and strategically fending off a variety of monsters lands for the final instalment in the series on the 3DS.

The announcement from Atlus comes with a sneak peek trailer showing us the highlights. Check it out below:

In Etrian Odyssey players explore various dungeons with no established map, instead, they do the mapping themselves. Using the 3DS stylus and touch screen, you’ll navigate your way through enemy encounters and reveal the layout of every dungeon you discover.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Details

What’s new in the sixth release in the series, Etrian Odyssey Nexus? Here’s everything we know, so far:

  • Nexus offers players the most classes to choose from in the series with 19 introducing the all-new Hero class. There are also tons of new distinct dungeons, charming characters and gameplay elements to add to adventure like never before.
  • Each character in every class can be fully customized to your liking, allowing players to create a party that suits their liking and needs to help them through Lemuria’s labyrinths.
  • Etrian Odyssey Nexus offers a unique standalone adventure so newcomers to the series can hop right into the action without any prior knowledge of the universe.
  • Up to four difficulty settings are available which include options for auto-map detailing and enemy toughness to help any level of player approach the dungeon crawling adventure.
  • Series veterans are returning to the development team, such as character designer Yuji Himukai, monster designer Shin Nagasawa and acclaimed video game composer Yuzo Koshiro. All of this returning talent will help deliver a memorable Etrian experience so incredibly familiar with long-time fans of the series.

Those who pre-order or pick the game up from its first initial shipment, from participating stores, will receive the Launch Edition, which includes the exclusive art book from the game.

Fans can get their hands on Etrian Odyssey Nexus for 3DS systems on February 5th, 2019.

Persona 5 sells 2 million copies worldwide

By the end of November, Japanese publishers, Atlus, announced that their highly praised RPG title, Persona 5, has now sold 2 million copies worldwide. This is a major milestone for the seasoned publishers, especially since the release came just 8 months ago. This puts the RPG in with the likes of Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey and Horizon Zero Dawn as some of the best-selling games of 2017.

President and CEO of ATLUS U.S.A. – Naoto Hiraoka – has spoken out about the hit RPG’s success around the globe, both on the PS3 and PS4 systems, stating:

“We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre. Once seen as niche, Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year, proving interest in this category is expanding. We look forward to delivering more incredible games to our fans next year.”

Along with the sales figure reaching new heights, Persona 5 has also been nominated in four categories in the upcoming 2017 Game Awards to be held on December 7th. The four categories being:

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Music/Score
  • Best Role Playing Game

Persona 5 has received high praise and acclaim from top sources and media outlets worldwide for its highly dramatic and mature storyline following social stigmas, colourful cast of characters tainted with their own personal flaws, its revamped dungeon crawling system, and impressively catchy soundtrack.

If you’re a PS3/PS4 owner, be sure to check out one of the best games of 2017 in Persona 5.