Today, Famitsu revealed that Etrian Odyssey V would come out on August 4th in Japan, and would be featured in the latest issue of the magazine on Thursday. But as usual, we got quite a few details before the magazine came out, thanks to the the usual leaks: click here to check them out! And now, we finally have the very first scans for the game, providing us with even more details about the game.
First, here’s some extra details about the various classes:
- Fencer: they use swords in battle. Here’s some of their skills: Chain Fire, Chain Freeze, Chain Shock, Protect, Chain Boost, Chain Burst, Wind Curtain, Vision Last, Sylphide
- Dragoon: their defense is said to be as tough as that of a dragon (hence the name);
- Cestus: their fighting style relies on fists;
- Reaper: they bring death to their enemies using a deadly scythe;
- Necromancer: they’re summoners who summon the spirits of the dead. They’re carrying some sort of coffin on their back;
- Warlock: they’re sages who use elemental attacks to wreck havock in enemy ranks. They also seem to be carrying some sort of coffin on their back;
- Herbalist: they use various medicinal plants to heal their teammates;
- Shaman: they use mysterious powers to save their teammates;
- Masurao: they’re skilled warriors who wield four swords;
- Hound: they’re hunters who use falcons and hunting dogs in battle.
What would an Etrian Odyssey game be without F.O.E? Famitsu magazine reveals a couple of the deadly beasts to be found in Etrian Odyssey V:
- Womu/Oumu (a blue parrot)
- an unnamed millipede
The scans below show some elements, such as Union skills (with the various characters teaming up), or the customisation options for the characters. Apparently, there’s at least four different portraits per class. As for Race Skills, they’re accessed via a separate tab in the Custom menu. There isn’t just one for each race, but instead several of them. Some of the Race Skills are tiered, but most of them appear to be single-level.
Some of the skills for the Arslan race are:
- Double Attack
- Magic Heal
One thing to note about summoning: whatever you end up summoning does not take the 6th party slot, as one of the screenshots below show the two summoned “partners” in their own section. They have their own HP bar, but no TP.
On the scans below, we also get to see mapping, and it looks like you’re able to customise which icons appear when you open the map menu.
Next: the status screen, with some significant changes. Here’s the list of stats:
- Magic Attack
- Magic Defense
Finally, here’s the scans from Famitsu magazine:
Etrian Odyssey V (3DS) comes out on August 4th in Japan.