Atlus's Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight releases in a little under two months in North America and will include some DLC available for download. Atlus has released some information about said DLC, including news about some free DLC among the paid DLC.
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.
The DLC schedule is as follows:
Starting Aug. 4
Yggdrasil Veteran: While there will be new portraits for each class in EO2U, the classic portraits from the original Etrian Odyssey will return as FreeLC for veterans that want to give their party a retro look.
- Permanently free.
The Protagonist's class from EOU makes a triumphant return in EO2U! This class focuses on sacrificing portions of their health to obliterate enemies and buff party members. Highlander Grimoire stones and the class is available in Story mode as well!
- Free until Aug. 10, $0.99 thereafter
Wanted: Golden Sprout
An easy quest to find the Golden Sprout, which gives players a lot of En when they turn the quest in. Plus, Regina at the cafe can turn this into a dish that raises the party's chances of getting premium Grimoire stones.
Hidden Hot Springs!
There's rumors of a secret hot spring inside the snow-covered 3rd Stratum! Can you find the hot springs and dig them up? As an added bonus, completing the quest in Story Mode will unlock special portraits for Arianna and Chloe!
- Free until Aug. 10, $2.49 thereafter
Starting Aug. 11
Ultimate Feathered Warrior
Take on the ultimate feathered warrior -- a giant chicken -- in this boss challenge! You can fight the beast with the entire party, or alone by yourself. How you approach it changes the rewards it gives out!
- Free until Aug. 17, $2.49 thereafter
There's a mysterious creature that's causing the temperatures to drop in the 4th Stratum... Track it down and take it out!
- Free until Aug. 17, $2.49 thereafter
Wanted: Lucky Bud
Set out on a quest to find the Lucky Bud, which Regina can use to make a tea that vastly improves your material gathering rate.
Releasing Aug. 18
Thunder Queen's Legacy
Take on the mighty Thunder Queen that resides in the 2nd Stratum! That is, if you can even get close enough to fight her.
- Free until Aug. 24, $1.99 thereafter
The Eldritch Hound
Travel deep into the Labyrinths to retrieve a piece of a magical artifact! Once you do however, can you return it to its rightful place while escaping the pursuit of a fearsome beast?
Wanted: Blessed Clover
Set out on a quest to find the Blessed Clover, which Regina can use to make a tea that drastically the EXP earned by your Guild.
Releasing Aug. 25
Use your newly formed party in EO2U to take on a wave of bosses from the original Etrian Odyssey Untold!
The Original Sin
Not for the faint of heart, this legendary boss demands that you bring you best to take it down! Protip: If your party isn't all level 99, you aren't the least bit prepared...
- Free until Aug. 31, $1.99 thereafter
All initial copies of the game at retail will include an official staff book filled with 22 pages of artwork, 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 CD soundtrack filled with early versions of the EO2U music by series composer, Yuzo Koshiro. There will also be three Nintendo 3DS themes, with the first being released on July 14.
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight will be released on August 4 in North America in both retail and digital format via the Nintendo eShop for $49.99. NIS America will be handling the European release, which will release in that territory on February 12, 2016.