Etrian Odyssey IV

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Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
Etrian Odyssey IV.jpg
North American boxart
Developer(s) Atlus
Publisher(s)
Director(s) Daisuke Kaneda
Designer(s) Yuji Himukai Edit this on Wikidata
Artist(s) Yuji Himukai
Composer(s) Yuzo Koshiro
Series Etrian Odyssey
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release
  • JP: July 5, 2012
  • NA: February 26, 2013
  • EU: August 30, 2013[1]
  • AU: September 12, 2013
Genre(s) Role-playing, Dungeon crawler
Mode(s) Single-player

Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan[2] is a dungeon crawler role playing video game developed and published by Atlus for the Nintendo 3DS. It is the sequel to Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City and the first in the Etrian Odyssey series to be released on the Nintendo 3DS.

Story[edit]

For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. As a player, you are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis on an adventure to seek your fame and fortune.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay remains similar to the first three games, with some minor differences. There is now a new overworld in the form of the sky, which the player can roam around with using an airship, which gains the ability to fly at higher altitudes as the game progresses. The FOEs in the overworld are generally much stronger than those in the dungeons. Also, dragons periodically roam the overworld, and will instantly knock out the entire party if the player's airship comes within their attack range, usually, but not always, causing a game over. Also, enemies are now represented by moving 3D models rather than the static 2D sprites of the previous entries.

Development[edit]

Release[edit]

The game is officially announced during the Japanese Nintendo Direct on February 23, 2012.[3] The price and the release date of July 5, 2012 is confirmed during the Direct, while the official blog and Twitter account is also unveiled on the same day.[4][5] On June 22, 2012, a downloadable demo of the game is release through the Japanese eShop.[6]

In Japan, the preorder bonus for the game includes a soundtrack that comprises seven songs that are not used in the game. The soundtrack is known as Etrian Odyssey IV: Soundtrack Rough Sketch ver + Outtakes.[7]

In November of the same year, Atlus USA confirmed that the game will be released in the United States on February 26, 2013.[8] The launch edition of the game comes with an art book and music CD.[9] A downloadable demo of the game was released on the US Nintendo eShop on February 7, 2013.

In April 2013, NIS America announced that they will be handling publishing duties of the game for Europe and Australia.[10] Similar to the other regions, a downloadable demo is provided before the launch of the game and the game is released in both retail and digital format.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic84/100[11]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid9/10[12]
EGM9/10[13]
Famitsu35/40[14]
Game Informer8/10[15]
GameSpot8/10[16]
IGN9/10[17]
Joystiq4/5 stars[18]
Nintendo Life9/10 stars[19]
Nintendo World Report9/10[20]
Polygon7.5/10[21]
Anime News NetworkA+[22]
The Digital Fix8/10[23]

Critical reception of the game in Japan has been very positive, with Famitsu giving it a score of 35 out of 40 (9,9,9,8).[14] Elsewhere, the game also received "favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[11]

Etrian Odyssey IV sold 100,000 copies in its first week of release in Japan according to Media Create, giving it the highest opening sales in the Etrian Odyssey franchise series to date.[24] By October 2012, it had sold 150,000 units[25] and as of July 2013, is the best selling game in the series.[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gera, Emily (July 16, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan coming to Europe Aug. 30". Polygon. Vox Media.
  2. ^ Originally released as Sekaiju no Meikyū IV: Denshō no Kyojin (世界樹の迷宮IV 伝承の巨神, lit. Labyrinth of the World Tree IV: God of Tradition)
  3. ^ Inc., Aetas. "3DS「世界樹の迷宮IV 伝承の巨神」,2012年7月5日に発売決定" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  4. ^ Inc., Aetas. "「世界樹の迷宮IV 伝承の巨神」の公式サイト/開発ブログ/公式Twitterが一斉公開。ストーリーや世界観,ゲームシステムなどの情報をチェックしよう" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  5. ^ "Atlus Announces Etrian Odyssey 4 on the 3DS". Exophase. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  6. ^ "『世界樹の迷宮IV 伝承の巨神』体験版が配信開始! ファミ通.com限定の"QRギフト"でアイテムをゲットせよ! - ファミ通.com". ファミ通.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  7. ^ Inc., Aetas. "「世界樹の迷宮IV 伝承の巨神」,先着購入特典はサントラCD「世界樹の迷宮IV サウンドトラック ラフスケッチver+アウトテイク」に決定" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  8. ^ "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends Of The Titan US Release Date Announced | My Nintendo News". My Nintendo News. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  9. ^ "Etrian Odyssey IV Coming In February Art Book And Music CD". Siliconera. 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  10. ^ "Etrian Odyssey IV Delayed To Summer In Europe - Siliconera". Siliconera. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2018-09-29.
  11. ^ a b "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  12. ^ North, Dale (March 1, 2013). "Review: Etrian Odyssey IV". Destructoid. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  13. ^ Fitch, Andrew (March 4, 2013). "EGM Review: Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan". EGMNow. Archived from the original on February 8, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  14. ^ a b Romano, Sal (June 26, 2012). "Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1230". Gematsu.com. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  15. ^ Wallace, Kimberley (March 7, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan". Game Informer. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  16. ^ Kemps, Heidi (March 18, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  17. ^ Parish, Jeremy (March 4, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends Of The Titan Review". IGN. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  18. ^ Bailey, Kat (March 12, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan review: The warm embrace of exploration". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  19. ^ Sleeper, Morgan (February 28, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS) Review". Nintendo Life. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  20. ^ Barnett, Patrick (March 30, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  21. ^ Farokhmanesh, Megan (March 15, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey 4: Legends of the Titan review: our retired explorer". Polygon. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  22. ^ Riley, Dave (February 26, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  23. ^ Marshall, James (October 15, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan". The Digital Fix. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  24. ^ Ishaan (July 16, 2012). "Etrian Odyssey IV Sells 75% Of Shipment, Little Battlers Does Well, Too". Siliconera. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  25. ^ Spencer (October 22, 2012). "Etrian Odyssey IV Towers Over Persona 2, Plus Atlus USA Sales Data". Siliconera. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  26. ^ Kubba, Sinan (July 16, 2013). "Etrian Odyssey Untold presents a fresh face this fall". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved November 12, 2015.

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