Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold DLC Release Schedule, EU Date, and How to Cook Well crap, I want some karaage now. 06.08.15 - 2:39 PM
Recently, we've had quite a bit of new info and media have come down the pipe for Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, starting with a European release date of February 12th, 2016, thanks to publisher NIS America. The game releases much earlier in North America - August 4th, to be exact - hence all the new details.
Atlus USA also recently introduced Flavio, the Survivalist. As an archer he is able to put up debuffs on enemies, target multiple enemies at once, and use evasive skills that lowers the foe's hit rate or increases his own evade rate. One ability has a party member act as a shield for the whole party, but of course lowers the overall incoming damage on that person. Additionally, Flavio (and survivalists generally) can reveal treasure and lower encounter rates, so the class definitely has lots of utility.
Now for something completely different: In Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold, you'll get to help out Regina with some cooking in a rather high-end cafe. The catch is, she'll need quite a bit of help in both gathering the recipes created by the legendary Apicius (which are for some reason left in the Labyrinth), and deciphering what the ingredients even are. I can't say that owl cartilage karaage sounds very appetizing, but on the other hand.. it IS karaage. Once you've helped out Regina, however, you can order these dishes and they'll give your party certain buffs in battle.
Finally, Atlus USA most recently detailed the DLC release schedule, for approximately a month after the game's release. In some cases, the early birds will save themselves quite a few dollars on the content. Listed below is the schedule, and prices:
Releasing 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.)
Highlander's Return: 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 through Aug. 10, then 99 cents/CA$1.49 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. ($1.99/CA$2.49.)
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 through Aug. 10, then $2.49/CA$3.49 thereafter.)
Releasing 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 through Aug. 17, then $2.49/CA$3.49 thereafter.)
Winter's Harbinger: There's a mysterious creature that's causing the temperatures to drop in the 4th Stratum... Track it down and take it out! (Free through Aug. 17, then $2.49/CA$3.49 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. ($1.99/CA$2.49.)
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/CA$2.49 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? ($1.99/CA$2.49.)
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. ($1.99/CA$2.49.)
Releasing Aug. 25
Treasures Untold: Use your newly formed party in EO2U to take on a wave of bosses from the original Etrian Odyssey Untold! ($1.99/CA$2.49.)
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/CA$2.49 thereafter.)
Be sure to check out the rest of the latest media, including videos, in our gallery linked below, and stay tuned for more details at E3!