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Not so long from today, we got a first teaser from Atlus depicting the future of the Etrian Odyssey franchise (or  Sekaiju no Meikyuu in Japan, which is why SQ is in the title of the video)

It wouldn't be too far fetched from the teaser to think they're currently working on the next game and the way it's being presented with the 5 graves, each probably representing the 5 mainline entries done on DS/3DS, means they're now going to switch with another generation of console.

For now, I'll make a safe bet saying this game will come to the Switch, but they might consider the multi-platform release with the PS4 too.

So, what does this mean for the mechanics of the old-game that utilized the 2 screens, one to draw the map with the stylus and the other to navigate through the labyrinths ? 

Will the game still use the same 2D presentation with 3D exploration or go in full 3D mode ?

Will they keep the same turn-based battle system ?



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While I'm happy they are continuing the series beyond the doublescreen handhelds, I'm a bit worried that Atlus might be burning the franchise too fast. They haven't even finished EOX and PQ2, and they are already teasing another one, this one on an HD console. Take your time and finish the other games first, Atlus.



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Funny how this gets announced shortly after Octopath Traveler sells out all over the place. Honestly if Atlus winds up giving Switch the same support they gave 3DS, then we are in for a hell of a good list of Switch exclusive JRPGs.



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Hopefully we get a new Etrian Odyssey for Switch (and I don't care if PS4 and XB1 get one too, the more gamers can play it the better I guess). Not sure if this is a teaser for next-gen EO, but I would certainly be happy.

The question how to solve the map-dilemma is certainly interesting. The Lost Child allows you to switch the view of the map, including overlaying it to the general view:

That could work. I still hope you can put symbols and notes onto that map, that is something which certainly is part of EO.

For presentation, I must say Octopath has shown a way, to transform 2D images into something new. I think Atlus could look at that for inspiration for a new EO. But I would be fine with the classic view in higher resolution as well. Yeah, I would be fine with that:

And I certainly hope it still keeps the turn-based battle system. But as it is from Atlus, I don't think we need to worry about that.



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Doesnt have to mean anything but Dengeki Nintendo retweeted the video, Dengeki Playstation did not.

Personally I am a bit worried it's mobile bound. Hope not!



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Mbolibombo said:
Doesnt have to mean anything but Dengeki Nintendo retweeted the video, Dengeki Playstation did not.

Personally I am a bit worried it's mobile bound. Hope not!

i think we could see it only on switch, and next persona for playstation...



Mbolibombo said:
Doesnt have to mean anything but Dengeki Nintendo retweeted the video, Dengeki Playstation did not.

Personally I am a bit worried it's mobile bound. Hope not!

Expected. Since Atlus rarely makes multiplats. 



animegaming said:
Mbolibombo said:
Doesnt have to mean anything but Dengeki Nintendo retweeted the video, Dengeki Playstation did not.

Personally I am a bit worried it's mobile bound. Hope not!

Expected. Since Atlus rarely makes multiplats. 

Yeah, Atlus is one of those companies that just likes the streamlined pipeline of making a game for a single console. They keep dev costs low enough that they can make money only selling small numbers of EO games. 



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Cerebralbore101 said:
animegaming said:

Expected. Since Atlus rarely makes multiplats. 

Yeah, Atlus is one of those companies that just likes the streamlined pipeline of making a game for a single console. They keep dev costs low enough that they can make money only selling small numbers of EO games. 

Helps when your engine has been mastered since the early 3DS days.

It was absolute bonkers when EOIV sold more than 400K copies now imagine if they could reach half-million on Switch with the next entry ^^



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