As we previously reported, Etrian Mystery Dungeon will be a mash-up of the Etrian Odyssey and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series. But how exactly will that work?
The game will mix EO\’s \”vast RPG party and skill customization aspects\” with Mystery Dungeon\’s \”infinitely random dungeon adventures.\” Battle parties are still comprised of four members, and combat is said to be \”action/turn-based\” – exactly like the Mystery Dungeon games.
It promises to be as difficult as previous Etrian titles, and include classes like Landsknect and Runemaster rather than, well, Pokemon. No word yet on whether F.O.E.s will make an appearance, or whether there will be anything akin to the EO shopkeeper system (finding materials then selling them to unlock new equipment). Though one of the screenshots below certainly suggests it.
Main features in Etrian Mystery Dungeon include:
- Infinite Dungeons to Explore – Etrian Mystery Dungeon incorporates the random map feature, which changes the floor terrain each time a player enters the dungeon. This core mechanic, inherited from the Mystery Dungeon series, challenges the players with a new maze and stronger monsters every time, offering them unlimited replayability!
- Attention to Detail – The Etrian Odyssey tradition of party customization is in full effect for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. After the first journey as a Landsknecht, players can freely choose their party of 4 from up to 10 different class types. While each class has a unique skill set of its own, characters can also unlock new skills through skill trees.
- Not Your Grandfather\’s Combat – The unique perspective in Etrian Mystery Dungeon means that special care will have to be given when selecting party members and upgrading their abilities. With dungeons chock full of enemies and all the loot and money collected at stake, being 100 percent certain in your party\’s abilities is crucial for making it out alive.
Also, check out these screenshots:
Official website: atlus.com/etrianmd
Source: Press Release