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Etrian Odyssey V
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Developer(s) Atlus
Publisher(s) Atlus
Designer(s) Yuji Himukai
Composer(s) Yuzo Koshiro
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS[1]
Release Date JP: August 4, 2016[1]

NA: October 17, 2017

Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Rating(s) CERO: B[2]
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Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, known in Japan as Sekaiju no Meikyū V: Nagaki Shinwa no Hate (世界樹の迷宮V 長き神話の果て, directly translated as "Labyrinth of the World Tree V: End of the Long Myth") is the fifth main entry in the Etrian Odyssey series. The game was released in Japan on August 4, 2016, with an international release slated for October 17, 2017.

StoryEdit

This is the story of Yggdrasil, the world tree in the land of Arcania.
Children of men pass down an ancient fable: “The power of the gods will be granted there...”
Disciples of magic study an archaic myth: “The great mysteries shall be answered there...”
Descendants of warriors recite their folklore: “The ultimate techniques can be mastered there...”
Nomads of the plains exchange a fairy tale: “The lost treasures must be slumbering there...”
From all across the land of Arcania, each culture pursues its own legends.
They journey to Yggdrasil, yearning to reach the top and meet their destinies.

In the land of Arcania there exists an Yggdrasil Tree, which is said to be the reason there is peace in the world. According to legend, those who reach the top of the tree will have any dream come true. Each of the land's four races have their own legend regarding what the top of the tree holds, but nobody has ever seen it. Those who wish to challenge the Yggdrasil labyrinth and reach the top visit the city of Iorys, a city near the base of the tree, where they become official adventurers and are able to explore the labyrinth.[3]

GameplayEdit

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The Four Races

The game is set on the new continent of Arcania, which has its own Yggdrasil Tree. There are four races inhabiting the continent: Earthlain (human), Celestrians (elves), Therians (beast-like humans), and Brounies (dwarves/hobbits), each one being able to take on different classes when creating party members.[4] In addition, the player will be able to change their chraracters' hair, skin, and eye colour (for each eye separately), and all party members now feature partial (and customizable) voice acting, which was previously exclusive to Story Mode parties in the Untold remakes.

ClassesEdit

Etrian Odyssey V features ten classes, each one being exclusive to a certain race from the start; however, players will eventually gain the ability to reclass a character regardless of race, keeping their portrait and basic stat spread. The Earthlain have access to four classes, while the others have two to choose from.[3] Rather than the subclassing system of past games, the Legendary Title system is used. By mastering a specific class, the player can give their character one of two Legendary Titles available for that class, allowing that character to learn new skills and giving them unique characteristics depending on the title (including an altered stat growth).[5]

Races Edit

Downloadable contentEdit

Like Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold before it, Etrian Odyssey V features additional downloadable content.[6]

Title Release date Cost Description
Customization options
New Adventurer 1 JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Adds the "School Uniform Boy" option to the character customization options.
New Adventurer 2 JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Adds the "Sailor Uniform Girl" option to the character customization options.
New Adventurer 3 JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Adds the "Sweater Girl" option to the character customization options.
New Adventurer 4 JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Adds the Etrian Odyssey Protector illustrations to the character customization options.
New Adventurer 5 JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Adds the Etrian Odyssey Medic illustrations to the character customization options.
New Adventurer 6 JP: August 4, 2016 -- Adds the Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard Gunner illustrations to the character customization options. Available as a code in the Famitsu launch edition.
Quests
Adventurer Training Program JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Allows the player to accept the "Adventurer Training Program" quest, which gives the player a lot of EXP and an item that triples the amount of EXP earned.
Adventurer Better Luck Program JP: August 4, 2016 ¥300 Allows the player to accept the "Adventurer Better Luck Program" quest, which gives the player a lot of Ental and an item that increases the drop rate of conditionless items to 100%.
Other
FM Synthesis BGM JP: September 1, 2016 ¥800 Adds the option to play the game using an FM version of the soundtrack, similar to previous games.

Reception and salesEdit

Etrian Odyssey V was rated favorably by Famitsu magazine, which gave the title a combined 35/40 score (8/9/9/9).[7][8] The reviewers praised the expanded character creation system, and noted that, despite the fundamental gameplay going unchanged, the game still felt fresh with the "mini-events" that occur in the labyrinth and the expanded class abilities.[8]

Within the first three weeks of its release in Japan, Etrian Odyssey V has sold over 109,000 units[9][10][11]. It was the top-selling game on the week of its release, with 95,000 units sold.[9]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 sickr (March 1, 2016). Japan: Etrian Odyssey V Coming + 4th On Nintendo 3DS. My Nintendo News. Retrieved March 1, 2016
  2. Official Etrian Odyssey V Japanese website. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sato (March 22, 2016). Etrian Odyssey V Details Its 10 Classes, 4 Races, And Other New Features. Siliconera. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  4. Sato (March 1, 2016). Etrian Odyssey V Shares Details On Its New Races, Classes, And More. Siliconera. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  5. Sato (May 9, 2016). Etrian Odyssey V Trailer Highlights Its Races, Classes, Titles, And Other Features. Siliconera. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  6. Sato (July 12, 2016). Etrian Odyssey V’s First Batch Of DLC Brings Schoolgirl Outfits, Helpful Quest, And More. Siliconera. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  7. Romano, Sal (July 26, 2016). Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1443. Gematsu. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Brian (August 7, 2016). Etrian Odyssey V gets first review in Famitsu. Nintendo Life. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Japanese Sales Chart Revealed; New 3DS LL Dethrones PS4, Wasteland 2 Enters to Top 20. Gameranx. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  10. McFerran, Damien (August 18, 2016). 3DS Continues To Dominate Japan As Yo-Kai Watch 3 And Dragon Ball: Fusions Hold Top Places. Nintendo Life. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  11. rawmeatcowboy (August 24, 2016). Japanese Software/Hardware Sales - Aug. 15 to 21st, 2016. GoNintendo. Retrieved August 25, 2016.


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