Atlus surprised us a couple months ago when they revealed the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, which collects the first three games in the series and gives them a shiny HD makeover. While there hasn’t been a ton of talk about the collection yet, with its release only about six weeks away, today we have a brand-new gameplay trailer. Take a look:
Today’s trailer isn’t overly long, but it offers an even better look at how these new versions play than the announcement trailer, showcasing battles, exploration, details on mapmaking, and more. Also, the graphics just feel extra crispy in HD. While it stands to reason games originally released on the DS between 2007 and 2010 would look better, it does seem that Atlus is handling the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection with care, with sharp new character artwork, clean textures and fonts, and a silky smooth framerate.
As a reminder, the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection contains the first three titles of the series, Etrian Odyssey HD, Etrian Odyssey II HD, and Etrian Odyssey™ III HD. Beyond updated visuals, each title includes other new features with Suspend Saves, adjustable difficulty levels, an increased number of translated languages, and yes, touch screen support on Switch. Hopefully the end result lives up to this promising start, and maybe we’ll see another remaster trio down the line combining HD versions of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, and Etrian Odyssey Nexus. But I’m getting ahead of myself!
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection releases on Nintendo Switch and PC on June 1st, 2023. The game’s official website has details on pre-ordering, and showcases the character portrait DLC available if you pre-order. Keep checking RPGFan for more details leading up to the collection’s release!