Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold‘s Classic Mode is a return to the origins of the hardcore dungeon crawling RPG, but with completely revamped dungeon layouts and graphical improvements unique to the Nintendo 3DS system. Deadly FOEs and random encounters await your party chosen from 13 classes from the Etrian series — mainstays such as Alchemists, Landsknechts, Protectors, Hexers, and including some fan favorites, such as War Magi, Beasts, and Troubadours.
Unlike Story Mode, which has a fixed party and intricate storyline, Classic Mode gives players full access to character creation, as well as being able to customize characters using Grimoire Stones, which grant any character class to use another class’ skills.
One fun thing to note in the video, the background music is the “Classic” version as well, which uses the original Nintendo DS music. Like in the first Untold title, a newly added orchestral score can be selected from the options menu at any time.
Here’s the Classic Mode trailer which you can post immediately!
Reminder: pre-order and limited launch editions of Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold will come in a collectible box and include the game, the “Rough Sketch” soundtrack CD arranged by legendary series composer Yuzo Koshiro, and the “Official Staff Book” with pages of artwork, detailed descriptions and background information on the characters, and QR codes which will unlock some beginner-friendly Grimoire Stones.