Etrian Odyssey fans already have one game on the way in the form of Etrian Mystery Dungeon, but those who were wanting something closer to the more classic format will be happy to know that Atlus has announced a North American localization of the second entry in the Etrian Odyssey Untold series, subtitled "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.
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. Atlus also specified that information about physical pre-order bonuses and DLC, among other things, will be announced closer to the game's release.