Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl will introduce several new features, including a Story and Classic mode, fast travel and animated cutscenes players can access at any time, Polygon learned during an E3 demo.
The Millenium Girl is a remake of the first entry in the series. In addition to remodeled dungeons and updated graphics, players will be able to tailor their experience through the game's separate modes. For those seeking the hardcore, signature style the series is famous for, Classic mode will feature gameplay similar to previous entries. The mode does not include a story-driven narrative and players will create and name their own parties.
In Story mode, players will venture forth with a fixed party of characters that interact in animated cutscenes and various chats throughout dungeons. The mode is intended to make the series more approachable for people unfamiliar with it, an Atlus representative told us. As players progress through the story, they'll unlock new cutscenes they can watch again later. After mapping a vast majority of a dungeon, players will also be able to unlock fast-travel to escape dungeons more quickly.
Unlike Etrian Odyssey 4, The Millenium Girl will not include an overworld map. Instead, players will have access to a mansion with a guild keeper. The guild keeper helps prepare you for battle by selling you items and using various skills to heal or buff the party. Keepers have different abilities and can be fired and swapped out for others.
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl will launch this fall for Nintendo 3DS.