Atlus Details First-Run Bonuses For Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight

By Shawn Collier on March 29, 2015, 8:36PM EDT
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After revealing the game's localization earlier this month, Atlus has announced the first-run print bonuses for Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight.

Much like the first Untold game, this entry is essentially two games in one as it includes both a Nintendo 3DS update to the original Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Lagaard with new dungeon layouts, graphics and system improvements that were first featured in the first Etrian Odyssey Untold in the Classic mode. The second part is the Untold portion which includes a brand-new story mode with a fixed party, voiced dialogue and animated cutscenes that follows the bittersweet tale of the Fafnir Knight, Princess Arianna, Flavio ­- another hero of the Midgard Library - and the two adventurers, Bertrand and Chloe. The five meet while exploring the Ginnungagap ruins, and then after misfortune unfolds, they venture back and forth between the Yggdrasil Labyrinth and Ginnungagap, slowly working their way to discovering the origins of the Fafnir Knight.

The twist with the new Fafnir class is that the hero has the ability to switch between his human and a beastly demonic form which enhances his abilities and attributes and is exclusive to the Untold portion of the game. Untold 2 also includes changes to the Grimoire system from the first game which some players had issues with due to its implementation to make it easier to use and understand. The easier Picnic difficulty featured in the original Untold game also carries over into this version.

All first-run print copies of the game will include two special bonuses. The first bonus is the official staff book, which includes 22 pages of art, including early drafts of character concepts, introductions to the characters, with both explanations of their individual back stories as well as developer insight to the character creation process, and QR Codes that will unlock some beginner-friendly Grimoire Stones.

The second bonus is a rough sketch soundtrack, which includes a CD soundtrack of early versions of the EO2U music by series composer, Yuzo Koshiro. It also has a brief foreword by both Koshiro and EO2U director Shigeo Komori. The CD packaging also has an EO2U mini-comic included as a bonus.

Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight will be released later this summer in North America in both retail and digital format via the Nintendo eShop for $49.99.

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