Atlus on why it decided to use the original DS games for Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection
Posted on March 31, 2023 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News, Switch
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection brings back the series’ first three games from DS. In an interview with IGN, Atlus has spoken about why it decided to remaster these titles specifically.
Atlus technically could have considered offering the Untold games. These were remakes of the first two entries that were released on 3DS.
The good news is that what we’re getting in Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection aren’t straightforward ports. According to Atlus, “we updated a lot of the systems to be more in line with the series’ most recent releases like Etrian Odyssey Nexus.”
Atlus’ full words:
“For EO’s first foray onto modern platforms, we wanted to start at the true beginning of the series. Fans have been asking for ports of these classic games, and we also wanted to be able to introduce the series to new players who may never have had a chance to play the originals before. We wanted to focus on the core EO gameplay that the original three games provide. But we also know that modern gamers have certain expectations when it comes to the gameplay experience, so we updated a lot of the systems to be more in line with the series’ most recent releases like Etrian Odyssey Nexus. We think modern gamers will find the experience very user-friendly.”
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection is due out for Switch on June 1, 2023. You can find comments from SEGA here discussing the $80 price point.