Atlus Will Listen to Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection Fan Feedback For Future Entries

On pages 32 and 33 of Famitsu Edition 1,799, Atlus discussed the development of their dungeon-crawling RPG package, Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection. Two particular points worth highlighting are the following, translated by our team’s Ryuji:

Interviewer: How does the development team feel about the release of this remake?

Atlus Dev Team: Among the numerous Nintendo DS titles, Etrian Odyssey was by far the most difficult to port to modern platforms. Still, we were able to come up with a solution to the mapping problem, which was the main hurdle we had to overcome. So now you can enjoy the [beauty of Etrian Odyssey] and its highly customizable systems, even on modern hardware.

We will also be listening to all feedback from fans who play this remake for future titles in the Etrian Odyssey series, so whether you’re a series veteran or a beginner, we hope you take the chance to play [the Etrian Odyssey HD Collection] and let us know what you think.

With this release, Atlus now believes they have figured out the solution to implementing the DS map that players had to actively fill in themselves as they explore dungeons. So, perhaps we can see ports of the Persona Q entries in the future.

Moreover, while expected, it’s neat to know that fan feedback on this package will influence the next mainline Etrian Odyssey outing.

Thanks to Persona Central for bringing attention to this Famitsu issue.

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Etrian Odyssey is a series of traditional-styled dungeon-crawling RPGs. With a tough but fair difficulty and an incredible array of customization options, it’s an excellent example of how the genre can offer solid experiences that demand careful planning and an understanding of the risks of exploring too long.

The new HD edition of the DS games includes a Picnic difficulty for newcomers and an auto-mapping option. The release also had to revamp graphics from a dual-screen perspective to high definition and a widescreen proportion. A new portrait option for each class was also added in the three games, being one of the highlights of the class trailers.

Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection is now available on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Check out our review.

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