Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight Articles RSS Feed | Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 Mon, 04 May 2015 02:17:38 -0400 Featured Contributor

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight is coming out in the next few months, and there are still some questions about the game. So here's what you'll need to know about the game before you jump head first into that labyrinth of overpowered monsters.

Story Mode

In this mode, players follow a cast of five characters as they travel through both the Yggdrasil Labyrinth and the Story Mode-exclusive Ginnugagap Ruins. As they travel between the two places, they uncover more and more dark secrets of their world and of the Fafnir Knight.

The party features the five main characters: Princess Arianna, the protagonist, Flavio the Survivalist, Bertrand the Protector, and Chloe the War Magus. Players aren't able to make other guild members unless they're playing in Classic Mode, so none of these Story-exclusive characters are replaceable. However, like in the first Untold game, players are able to change these characters' classes once they're Level 30. (This excludes the protagnist, the Fafnir Knight.)

As players get further into the game, they'll experience cut scenes that not only move the story along, but also show off the game's voice acting and animation. This mode gives players a more in-depth, detailed story than that of the original game.

Classic Mode

For players that don't care for the newer story, there's Classic Mode. This mode is simply an updated version of the original. The graphics and system mechanics of the original game is updated with all the improvements of EO IV: Legend of the Titan and of EO Untold: The Millenium Girl. In this mode, players can choose from 15 classes to create their own unique parties. There's also a DLC for original art of these classes for players to use when making their Classic Mode party.

EO II classes like the Beast, War Magus, and Gunner are included in the lineup, but the Princess from EO III: The Drowned City and the Highlander from EOU are also included. The Highlander, however, is only available through a DLC event. For the first two weeks after the game is released, it's free to download; after that, players need to pay for it.


The exploring style, mechanics, and system of EO IV and EOU were used to update the game's labyrinth. Compared to the original systems of the first Etrian Odyssey and EO II, this is a signifcant improvement. It makes exploration much more convenient.

Players can now tell how strong or difficult an FOE is by the colored ring around its map icon:

  • red means it's too strong to even attempt
  • yellow means the battle will be difficult, but it's possible to take on
  • blue means the player is strong enough to take it on

Floor Jump was also brought back. A new feature from the first Untold, Floor Jump allows the player to instantly teleport to whichever floor they wish. Once the player has seen most of a floor or has drawn the majority of it, they unlock the feature. The staircase icon on their map turns yellow to show that Floor Jump has been activated.


Mapping system of the orignal game has been completely updated:

  • Floor Jump is now included
  • Players can use the B-button to run in the labyrinth.
  • There are now 8 different floor colors, compared to the usual 3. It'll be easier to note floor conditions and patterns now.
  • Icons for treasure chests and shortcuts change once they've been used or opened.

There's also been a change to the auto-pilot system. The original icons have changed to lines. On the map screen, there's now:

  • A button to activate/deactivate the auto-pilot movement.
  • An arrow for solid lines, which draw the route of the auto-pilot. Routes can be drawn in different colors.
  • An arrow for dotted lines, which erases the route. If the player holds the arrow down, it'll erase all the drawn routes. 
  • And a two-directional arrow, which changes the direction of or type of a drawn route.

City Development

One of the new features of the game is the Duchy Run Restaurant, a restaurant with a specialty in "labyrinth cuisine". The restaurant is like the guild house of EOU, but with more features and improvements.

Players will have to explore the dungeons and collect ingredients for the restaurant and its recipes. There are two types of these ingredients:

  • "labyrinth ingredients", which come from Chop, Take, and Mine points
  • and "monster ingredients", which come from monsters.

(These ingredients are held in a different part of the players' inventory, so it doesn't get in the way of exploring.) 

Once all the ingredients for a recipe are collected, players can cook the meal, and if done correctly, it appears on the menu. They can also eat it and gain effects that make dungeon exploring easier. The effects of this food last forever, or until the player chooses to eat a different food.

But since the place is also a restaurant, players have to advertise and promote it. In the five regions of the Duchy of Lagaard, players have to accomodate the people and their tastes. If done well, they gain extra money or items. From the profit the restaurant earns, players can reinvest the money into the town. Developing the town increases the number of people and customers; it also helps in grimoire trading later on.

Save Data

This game introduces something new to the EO series: multiple save slots. In total, there will be 8 save slots for players to use. The game itself will only have 1, but an SD card will hold the other 7. Players also have the option of copying one of their files onto a different slot.

Players can now play both the Story Mode and the Classic Mode at the same time in this game. However, to completely fill out the Guild Card and get all the medals, they have to play both modes on the same save slot.

That's some of what to expect when Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 comes out. The game will be released in North America this summer and Europe next year, but the game is already out for preorder.

A Preview of Etrian Odyssey Untold 2's Protagonist is Revealed Thu, 09 Apr 2015 08:43:23 -0400 Featured Contributor

Atlus USA has released some new information on the upcoming addition to the Etrian Odyssey series on it's official page.

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight is the newest game in both the dungeon-crawling Etrian Odyssey series and in the Untold remake series. As with the first Untold game, Atlus has added an extra mode for players to use if they so choose. The newly added Story Mode will take the original game's story, and expand on it much more than the original did.

In this mode, there is a preset party of five characters. The main member of this party, the titular Fafnir Knight, was given a his own introduction video on Atlus USA's site:

The princess' so called "right-hand man" is the inheritor of a rare power that transforms his body into a stone-like substance and gives him a big power boost in battle. In exploring the Yggdrasil Labyrinth and the Story Mode-exclusive Ginnugagap Ruins, the player - and characters - slowly learn more about this power as well as the true secrets of the labyrinth.

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2 is a remake of the second game in the Etrian Odyssey series, EO II: Heroes of Lagaard, which was originally released in 2008. The original was updated with new dungeon layouts, graphics, and system updates as done in EO IV: Legends of the Titan and the first Untold game. The inclusion of the Story Mode is another improvement to the series.

The game's North America release is set for this summer, priced at $49.99. Players that preorder the game will receive extra, exclusive bonuses.

Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight is Coming - with Bonuses Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:38:04 -0400 Featured Contributor

The next addition to the Etrian Odyssey series is up for pre-order - and with some pretty cool pre-order bonuses.

It took nearly a year for Atlus USA to announce that it was localizing the new game in the Etrian Odyssey Untold series, and now that it's on pre-order, they've announced what bonuses players can expect.

When players preorder the new game, Etrian Odyssey Untold 2: The Fafnir Knight, they'll get the game itself, a collectible box, the official staff art book with sketches/designs/notes, and a CD with rough recordings of the soundtrack. 

The bonuses are similiar to what players got when they pre-ordered the predecessor to The Fafnir Knight and the first game in the series, Etrain Odyssey Untold: The Millennium GirlThe Millennium Girl pre-orders also came with a design book with sketches/designs/notes and a soundtrack with 7 rough recordings of the game's soundtrack.

The Untold series, which started in 2013, was intended to remake the original Etrian Odyssey (2007) games using the updated and superior system of Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, with the addition of a story mode that featured pre-made characters as the players' party. The new remakes were created in hopes of gaining new players and fans for the series.

The Fafnir Knight is the remake of Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard, first released in 2008. It's complete with its own Story Mode that expands on the game's original plot. 

The Fafnir Knight will have two different play modes: Story and Classic. The Story mode will have a more detailed plot, fixed party, voice-acted dialogue, and animated cutscenes. Classic will be for those who want to create their own party and follow the original game plot, just with the updated system. The game is to be released this summer for $49.99.